Grandpa decides to take a multi-country tour visiting big cities

First he goes to LIBYA

Then to PERU


Then to _______

Then to _______

Then to _______

Fill in the three blanks and tell me why


He can go to


Note the large cities are

TripoLI, LIMA, MAnaMA, MApuTO, TOronTO, and TOkyo.


It doesn’t say capital cities so Toronto counts, it’s the capital of Ontario at any rate.

As M Oehm correctly notes, he could also go to

The Philippines, Nigeria, and Norway, because of MAniLA, LAgOS, and OSlo.

For only

capital cities, he can go to EQUATORIAL GUINEA, COLOMBIA, and UZBEKISTAN, because of MAlaBO, BOgoTA, and TAshkent.

  • $\begingroup$ With the same reasoning, he could go to the Philippines, Nigeria and Norway. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Oct 16 '18 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ I know, that’s probably a better answer but I don’t think it’s unique. $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Oct 16 '18 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ I don't claim it's better. It has the same qualification as yours. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Oct 16 '18 at 19:30
  • $\begingroup$ Fair enough. I’ve got another try with all CCs, but one is not big. $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Oct 16 '18 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ @El-Guest You are missing a subtle clue in the countries $\endgroup$ – DEEM Oct 16 '18 at 19:36

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