Geography Generator Puzzle #4

Rearrange the letters in the grid on the left to make one significant 9-letter world location.
In addition to this - drawing only from these 9 letters - solve each geographical answer from the clues given.
Each grid letter may be used only once within an individual answer
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #3)
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
First submittedJanuary 22, 2015
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9-Letter Location
ARGENTINA
Hint
Answer
Chad's western neighbour
Niger
Secret UFO base? ____ 51
Area
Barrier Reef, or Lakes, eg.
Great
Moroccan port city
Tangier
Latvian capital
Riga
Paris station, ____ du Nord
Gare
Gladiatorial stage
Arena
Country tavern
Inn
Like California's sequoias
Giant
Memphis state (2 letter abbv.)
TN
Hint
Answer
Chain of mountains
Range
Albania's capital
Tirana
Taj Mahal city
Agra
Middle Eastern nation
Iran
Saskatchewan capital
Regina
Small mountain lake
Tarn
Geographically close to
Near
Berlin's Brandenburg ____
Gate
NH, aka The _____ State
Granite
'Presidential' D.C. airport
Reagan
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Level 90
Jan 26, 2015
Very fun, and easier than expected with so many long answers. The abbreviation seems unnecessary, as there're plenty of longer options left in the grid: rain, train, grin, grit, rent, rant...
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Level 62
Jan 26, 2015
Glad you had fun! Well, the answers need to be geography-related: grin, grit, rent and rant don't really apply. Rain and Train could be used with clues that give them geographical context, but even then they are a bit of a stretch. The abbreviation provides some nice variety, and not everyone's getting it, so it's not like it's an easy freebie for everybody.
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Level 76
Jun 30, 2015
I agree that a two letter abbreviation is a very weak question. I'd suggest the queen of Jordan, perhaps, pat anything else would be better than "TN".
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Level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Tiran perhaps?. It is the name of several geographical places (Tiran). Not a freebie either, because not super well known. And In my opinion more interesting and educational than an abbreviation.
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Level 87
Oct 26, 2019
It would certainly be a freebie before anyone could finish typing the capital of Albania.
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Level 52
Oct 8, 2015
Accept Tirane please
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Level 70
Dec 19, 2016
Tanger should be accepted as an equivalent of Tangier. I am saying that as someone currently in Morocco, so I know what I am talking about.
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2019
You're absolutely right - that's what it's called.
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Level 83
Aug 21, 2017
Only reason I got "tarn" is because I missed it on a quiz the other day. I guess it was recent enough for me to dredge it up. Thanks Jetpunk!
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Level 81
Sep 26, 2017
I got that one because of hundreds of geography lessons about glacial landforms.
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Level 54
Feb 7, 2018
Memphis state abbreviation tn?
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Level 69
Jul 28, 2019
TN for Tennessee
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Level 71
Aug 7, 2021
That "near" clue is priceless...
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Level 74
Nov 17, 2021
Damn, I got everything except the 9 letter word. I had all the others with over 2 minutes to go and and was racking my brains but still didn't get it. I couldn't get tangerine out of my head.