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My friend sent me another of these word connection puzzle. He asked: "What country am I talking about?" He also said that more than one country is a possibility.

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This is linked to "I Can't Get This Puzzle"

I can't get this puzzle

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  • $\begingroup$ Based off the answer's solve path, would it be possible to provide a text version of this puzzle? That will make it accessible to screen readers, search engines, and people behind firewalls. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Jun 1, 2023 at 2:13
  • $\begingroup$ I will do so soon $\endgroup$
    – RogerA
    Jun 1, 2023 at 12:24

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Partial solution? since I have identified only one possible country.

Each

set of four words can have a single letter added to each to make new words, thus:
A: AID LEAD ALONE AMEN
E: FARE PARE ONE PANE | I: FAIR PAIR ION PAIN | T: FART PART TON PANT
B: BAN BAY BASS BAIL | M: MAN MAY MASS MAIL | P: PAN PAY PASS PAIL (arguably also S)
L: PLAY LATE LAND LEAST

One way

of picking letters gives us AIML, or if reordered MALI. (Reordering the rows seems to be in keeping with RogerA's previous puzzle, referenced here.)

Allegedly

"more than one country is a possibility". If we don't mind using one letter twice we can also get MALTA, but that seems a bit of a stretch. I don't see any others that use single letters (BALI isn't a country...). Some rows can have longer strings of letters -- e.g., BRAN BRAY BRASS BRAIL (though that last word is pretty obscure); maybe by these means we can make another country, but I haven't so far seen how.

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