# Countries and Capital Cities divided into two halves

• 'Bypass' is a word which belongs to the first half with a special feature while the words 'boast', 'bracket', 'nebulous' and 'plague' doesn't belong.
• 'Shadow' is another such word which belongs to the second half while the words 'scarf', 'sealing', 'mudslide' and 'ethyl' doesn't belong.

• The names of Capital Cities which belong to the first half with that feature are:

Funafuti, Lobamba, Lome and London

• The names of Countries which belong to the second half with that feature are:

Venezuela and Zambia

1. What are the names of four Countries which belong to the first half?
2. What are the names of three Capital Cities which belong to the second half?
• You might want to add an example which doesn't tally with the very simple rule that I'm sure you're not intending, that rot13('svefg unys' jbeqf ortva jvgu n yrggre sebz gur svefg unys bs gur nycunorg, naq 'frpbaq unys' jbeqf ortva jvgu n yrggre sebz gur frpbaq unys bs gur nycunorg...). Unless of course that's impossible by construction, in which case you may want to rule this rule out explicitly.
– Stiv
Sep 4 at 13:16
• @Stiv I like that suggestion. Makes the puzzle look more complete. Thanks. Sep 4 at 14:07

Four countries that belong to the first half:

Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Ireland

Three capital cities that belong to the second half:

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