1. an English peninsula (1, 2)
  2. a Scottish peninsula (2, 3)
  3. a mostly-mainland state (10, 11)
  4. a country no longer home to lions (10)
  5. a country never home to lions (5)
  6. a tidal strait (4, 6)
  7. a tidal bay (13)
  8. a city in Missouri (3)

The answers give a final clue.


#1 is located in London. Apparently there are others elsewhere in England that would fit as well.

Hint #2:

The final answer is a sovereign country.

Hint #3:

#7 is in South America.

  • $\begingroup$ What are the numbers supposed to mean? Or are we supposed to figure that out ourselves? $\endgroup$ – PotatoLatte Sep 6 '18 at 20:37
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte I'm guessing the second option. $\endgroup$ – ffao Sep 6 '18 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte Once you have the answers, the numbers help to form the final clue. $\endgroup$ – Jafe Sep 6 '18 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ Aren't there multiple answers for most of these? $\endgroup$ – PotatoLatte Sep 6 '18 at 20:45
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte Hmm maybe there are, although I'm aware of only one for each clue. I can try tweaking the clues if there's a specific one that's too ambiguous? $\endgroup$ – Jafe Sep 6 '18 at 20:58

What I have so far...

The clues refer to places that have names suggesting they are something else:

an English peninsula (1, 2) : ISLE OF ...* : IS
a Scottish peninsula (2, 3) : BLACK ISLE : LA
a mostly-mainland state (10, 11): RHODE ISLAND : ND
a country no longer home to lions (10) : SIERRA LEONE : N
a country never home to lions (5) : SINGAPORE : A
a tidal strait (4, 6) : EAST RIVER : TI
a tidal bay (13) : LAKE MARACAIBO : O
a city in Missouri (3) : KANSAS CITY : N

* OP indicated in comments and a hint that the intention was the Isle of Dogs in London, though fortunately it doesn't matter which one we pick.

Which makes the final clue


Here I am not very sure which one to pick for the final answer... Potentially

Cape Verde, for being named after a promontory? If we're keeping with the theme, we would want an island that has a name that suggests it is not an island.

  • $\begingroup$ How did you get rhode island? $\endgroup$ – PotatoLatte Sep 6 '18 at 21:06
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    $\begingroup$ What about r13(Nhfgenyvn)? Because it’s a nation that’s an island but not really $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 6 '18 at 21:22
  • $\begingroup$ You're on the right track, but there's a better fit for the final answer. Fwiw I originally had "a London peninsula" as the first clue, but changed it to be more similar to the second one. Turns out that created some unwanted ambiguity :/ $\endgroup$ – Jafe Sep 6 '18 at 22:03
  • $\begingroup$ ffao, I think then the first one is your answer Dogs based on the London clue $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 7 '18 at 1:16
  • $\begingroup$ Btw, your statement starting with "if we're keeping with the theme" is spot on. $\endgroup$ – Jafe Sep 9 '18 at 15:48

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