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Earlier parts in the series: Africa, US & Canada, Oceania, Latin America & Caribbean.


Each answer is a place, landmark or attraction in Eurasia, one per country. The answers traverse all countries by crossing land or maritime borders. (In some cases, it's necessary to pass through a previous country in order to get to the next one.) Each clue is missing a country name or demonym from another clue (not the answer to that clue, just the name of the country).

Notes:

  • Some long names have been shortened. For example, if the full place name is "Xyz Royal National Park", the answer will be just "Xyz" (often with "royal national park" or similar as the definition).
  • While many of the answers are obscure, all of them are notable enough to have a separate article on the English Wikipedia.
  • The list of countries includes all Eurasian members of the United Nations plus Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan and Vatican City.
  • The country names mostly follow Wikipedia's naming conventions: Myanmar instead of Burma, East Timor instead of Timor-Leste, etc. However, Ireland is just Ireland here.

1. Sixth of the prophets leaves {$55$}n holy city that is former capital (5)
2. Active volcano in {$80$} (4)
3. A preface to {$68$}'s a small river (4)
4. {$24$}'s second city drops retired grub to public square (2. 5'1)
5. University town shows early signs of Greater {$64$} (4)
6. Scan around area beyond {$77$}'s easternmost and largest city (6)
7. Large waterfall flowing near hills around {$23$}'s capital (5 5)
8. Low-lying region for learning map unusually, following direction of {$43$} (5 6 5)
9. {$44$}k letter functions as series of constructions (5 5)
10. A drink knocked back east of {$9$}' first subnational capital (5)
11. By way of human's right, eastern {$22$} identifies canton's capital (7)
12. Setting for Van Gogh paintings of two decapitations on {$30$}'s most prominent bridge (5)
13. Mountain top tour in {$59$} ruined by twisted leg (4 4)
14. Directions lost in {$73$} ski resort village (3)
15. After finally travelling inside {$60$}, boy returns up river (9)
16. Hidden in fluff, a {$35$}n summer destination (4)
17. Girl in front of {$20$}'s eastern seaport (6)
18. {$75$} finishing challenging skyscraper (5)
19. {$32$}'s westernmost lake stirred to reveal volcano (5)
20. {$79$} losing constituents as Winter Olympic host (4)
21. Leg exchanged for head in {$29$} theme park (8)
22. Some abysmal {$34$}n border city (5)
23. Contemporary art museum found in {$31$}'s maps (6)
24. Initially, Ottomans mismanaged {$91$}n remote major city (4)
25. {$51$}'s leader joining a festival showing waterfall (6)
26. Eastern {$52$} has grand capital (4)
27. Flying ark at {$19$}'s premier island castle (6)
28. {$70$}'s leader leaves chest to 19th-century fortress (5)
29. Village of eastern {$39$} getting \$100 for fifth place (8)
30. Second city from {$84$}'s island dismissing premiers in open election (4)
31. Small {$50$}ian capital is making a massive castle (4)
32. "Muscular" city's short specifications missing ending in {$88$} (4)
33. Float in the air above central {$37$} behind large mountain (7)
34. Second city overlooking easternmost part of {$27$}'s sea (5)
35. {$41$}'s core trio taking top of ruined, scary castle (4)
36. Former capital's central unit is against {$47$}'s conclusion (3)
37. Trekking couple embraces close to {$56$} tourist island (3)
38. {$11$}'s leader going to bed, showing "injured" town (4)
39. No introduction for {$87$}'s renovated bridge (5 4)
40. Port of {$28$} fails to include central figures of Dell and Bush (3)
41. Head to vacation near one {$2$}ian seaside village (4)
42. {$8$}, among others, does not have any park in the mountains (6)
43. Piece of gum at {$65$} canyon (5)
44. Vacation island of western {$42$} (3)
45. Buried in {$74$}n Orthodox monastery (4)
46. {$93$}man overturned concealing city of 1001 churches (3)
47. Coin lost next to terminals in {$86$}'s capital (7)
48. Coastal city initially taking {$58$}i refugees before end of warfare (4)
49. Secretly assist a {$6$}er returning to port (5)
50. Biblical city of Jerusalem's leaders are against wealthy {$3$}'s far right (7)
51. Wild ape getting around central {$5$}n archaeological site (5)
52. Long-beaked bird circles {$21$}'s central mountain (6)
53. Ruin headgear near the middle of {$49$} (5)
54. Closure of {$92$} event locales for shopping mall (7)
55. Detective inspector leaves {$72$} following man to neighbourhood (4)
56. A free look in front of {$4$}'s third military fort (2 4)
57. Near {$67$}'s capital, amazing relief of extremely elegant 400-year-old plant (4 2 4)
58. Governorate's capital is inside {$76$}'s borders, originally (3)
59. South {$15$}ish city famous for its shipyards (3)
60. Large area around the heart of {$89$} oasis (4)
61. Radioactive material found in ruined {$1$} castle (6)
62. {$61$} corruption behind grand temple (5)
63. Dictator's birthplace from the smallest state after central {$94$} (4)
64. Secretly rob a {$54$}i home town of chess legend (4)
65. Ancient city of {$69$} missing many new innovations, at first (9)
66. River brings a {$26$}n back in secret (5)
67. Couple goes around third sign in {$62$}n mountain range (5)
68. In front of ash tree's top, {$18$} county's capital (8)
69. Westernmost region of {$40$}'s peninsula (6)
70. Goddess is followed by {$46$}'s top city (5)
71. In {$12$}, the cab comes first to archaeological site (6)
72. State nothing in the case of {$63$} (3)
73. Lowland region held by returning {$82$} retailer (5)
74. National park in {$83$}n retreat (4)
75. Heads of {$57$}'s administration aboard to show tropical atoll (3)
76. Fortress revealed by a {$66$}i opening inside of glass container (5)
77. Beach resort for {$13$} finalists in front of very small marketplace (3'1 5)
78. Protected lake cabin: {$48$}ese keeping secret (4)
79. {$90$}ese leaders follow field of leading rocket scientists, displaying archaeological area (5 2 4)
80. Nomadic Central Asian loses foot before the opening of {$25$}'s former capital (3)
81. Tropical archipelago is analogous with north, not close to {$78$} (7)
82. Provincial capital of {$33$}, no United Nations leaders having tea (6)
83. Coastal city of note drawing in {$17$}'s top duo (4)
84. {$36$}'s half-hearted coastal town (5)
85. Before, {$38$}'s outsiders shipped nothing to tourist island (7)
86. Regularly, {$10$} man wanting to go around a vacation spot (4)
87. {$7$} finally starts to initiate luxuriating its capital (4)
88. Tall volcano within {$85$} (3)
89. University inside {$16$}'s borders close to one central city (4)
90. {$45$}'s officials in possession of large active volcano (3)
91. River ends in rich area near {$71$}'s eastern border (3)
92. Held in {$14$}'s only seaport (5)
93. Herder's heading out of {$81$}'s western mountain (3)
94. Wetland retreating next to {$53$}'s primary desert (4)

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there a letter missing from clue 12? $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jun 27 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan Fixed #12. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – jafe Jun 27 at 19:23
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1. Sixth of the prophets leaves {55}n holy city that is former capital (5)

MDINA in MALTA

2. Active volcano in {80:VIETNAM} (4)

ETNA in ITALY

3. A preface to {68:UZBEKISTAN}'s a small river (5)

AUSA in SAN MARINO
4. {24}'s second city drops retired grub to public square (2. 5'1)

ST PETER'S in VATICAN CITY

5. University town shows early signs of Greater {64:AZERBAIJAN} (4)

GRAZ in AUSTRIA

6. Scan around area beyond {77:BANGLADESH}'s easternmost and largest city (6)

SCHAAN in LIECHTENSTEIN

7. Large waterfall flowing near hills around {23:FINLAND}'s capital (5 5)

RHINE FALLS in SWITZERLAND

8. Low-lying region for learning map unusually, following direction of {43:NORTH MACEDONIA} (5 6 5)

NORTH GERMAN PLAIN in GERMANY

9. {44:GREECE}k letter functions as series of constructions (5 5)

DELTA WORKS in the NETHERLANDS

10. A drink knocked back east of {9:NETHERLANDS}' first subnational capital (5)

NAMUR in BELGIUM

11. By way of human's right, eastern {22:SWEDEN} identifies canton's capital (7)

VIANDEN in LUXEMBOURG

12. Setting for Van Gogh paintings of two decapitations on {30}'s most prominent bridge (5)

ARLES in FRANCE

13. Mountain top tour in {59:OMAN} ruined by twisted leg (4 4)

MONTAGEL in MONACO

14. Directions lost in {73:NEPAL} ski resort village (3)

PAL in ANDORRA

15. After finally travelling inside {60:UAE}, boy returns up river (9)

GUADALUPE in SPAIN

16. Hidden in fluff, a {35:ROMANIA}n summer destination (4)

FARO in PORTUGAL

17. Girl in front of {20:NORWAY}'s eastern seaport (6)

GALWAY in IRELAND

18. {75:MALDIVES} finishing challenging skyscraper (5)

The SHARD in the UNITED KINGDOM

19. {32:HuNGARY}'s westernmost lake stirred to reveal volcano (5)

HEKLA in ICELAND

20. {79} losing constituents as Winter Olympic host (4)

OSLO in NORWAY

21. Leg exchanged for head in {29:POLAND} theme park (8)

LEGOLAND in DENMARK

22. Some abysmal {34:MOLDOVAN}n border city (5)

MALMO in SWEDEN

23. Contemporary art museum found in {31:SLOVAKIA}'s maps (6)

KIASMA in FINLAND

24. Initially, Ottomans mismanaged {91:SOUTH KOREA}n remote major city (4)

OMSK in RUSSIA

25. {51:JORDAN}'s leader joining a festival showing waterfall (6)

JAGALA in ESTONIA

26. Eastern {52:SYRIA} has grand capital (4)

RIGA in LATVIA

27. Flying ark at {19:ICELAND}'s premier island castle (6)

TRAKAI in LITHUANIA

28. {70:AFGHANISTAN}'s leader leaves chest to 19th-century fortress (5)

BREST in BELARUS

29. Vilage of eastern {39:BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA} getting $100 for fifth place (8)

ZEGOCINA in POLAND

30. Second city from {84}'s island dismissing premiers in open election (4)

BRNO in CZECHIA / CZECH REPUBLIC

31. Small {50:PALESTINE}ian capital is making a massive castle (4)

SPIS in SLOVAKIA

32. "Muscular" city's short specifications missing ending in {88} (4)

PECS in HUNGARY

33. Float in the air above central {37:CROATIA} behind large mountain (7)

HOVERLA in UKRAINE

34. Second city overlooking easternmost part of {27:LITHUANIA}'s sea (5)

BALTI in MOLDOVA

35. {41:ALBANIA}'s core trio taking top of ruined, scary castle (4)

BRAN in ROMANIA

36. Former capital's central unit is against {47:CYPRUS}'s conclusion (3)

NIS in SERBIA

37. Trekking couple embraces close to {56:QATAR} tourist island (3)

KRK in CROATIA

38. {11:LUXEMBOURG}'s leader going to bed, showing "injured" town (4)

BLED in SLOVENIA. (Thanks to El-Guest for suggesting this. I hadn't considered Bled because the clue said "city" and I was looking at a list of places with a population of at least 10k; with about 8700 people, I wouldn't consider Bled a city. Clue has now changed to say "town".)
39. No introduction for {87:EAST TIMOR}'s renovated bridge (5 4)

STARI MOST in BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

40. Port of {28:BELARUS} fails to include central figures of Dell and Bush (3)

BAR in MONTENEGRO

41. Head to vacation near one {2:ITALY}ian seaside village (4)

VUNO in ALBANIA

42. {8:GERMANY}, among others, does not have any park in the mountains (6)

GERMIA in KOSOVO

43. Piece of gum at {65:KAZAKHSTAN} canyon (5)

MATKA in NORTH MACEDONIA

44. Vacation island of western {42:KOSOVO} (3)

KOS in GREECE

45. Buried in {74:SRI LANKA}n Orthodox monastery (4)

RILA in BULGARIA

46. {93:CHINA}man overturned concealing city of 1001 churches (3)

ANI in TURKEY

47. Coin lost next to terminals in {86:INDONESIA}'s capital (7)

NICOSIA in CYPRUS

48. Coastal city initially taking {58:YEMEN}i refugees before end of warfare (4)

TYRE in LEBANON

49. Secretly assist a {6:LIECHTENSTEIN}er returning to port (5)

EILAT in ISRAEL

50. Biblical city of Jerusalem's leaders are against wealthy {3:SAN MARINO}'s far right (7)

JERICHO in PALESTINE

51. Wild ape getting around central {5:AUSTRIA}n archaeological site (5)

PETRA in JORDAN

52. Long-beaked bird circles {21:DENMARK}'s central mountain (6)

HERMON in SYRIA

53. Ruin headgear near the middle of {49:ISRAEL} (5)

HATRA in IRAQ

54. Closure of {92:NORTH KOREA} event locales for shopping mall (7)

AVENUES in KUWAIT

55. Detective inspector leaves {72:INDIA} following man to neighbourhood (4)

MINA in SAUDI ARABIA

56. A free look in front of {4:VATICAN CITY}'s third military fort (2 4)

AL KOOT in QATAR

57. Near {67:TAJIKISTAN}'s capital, amazing relief of extremely elegant 400-year-old plant (4 2 4)

TREE OF LIFE in BAHRAIN

58. Governorate's capital is inside {76:BHUTAN}'s borders, originally (3)

IBB in YEMEN

59. South {15:SPAIN}ish city famous for its shipyards (3)

SUR in OMAN

60. Large area around the heart of {89:TAIWAN} oasis (4)

LIWA in the UAE

61. Radioactive material found in ruined {1:MALTA} castle (6)

ALAMUT in IRAN

62. {61:IRAN} corruption behind grand temple (5)

GARNI in ARMENIA

63. Dictator's birthplace from the smallest state after central {94:MONGOLIA} (4)

GORI in GEORGIA

64. Secretly rob a {54:KUWAIT}i home town of chess legend (4)

BAKU in AZERBAIJAN

65. Ancient city of {69:TURKMENISTAN} missing many new innovations, at first (9)

TURKESTAN in KAZAKHSTAN (usually called TURKISTAN now)

66. River brings a {26:LATVIA}n back in secret (5)

TALAS in KYRGYZSTAN

67. Couple goes around third sign in {62:ARMENIA}n mountain range (5)

PAMIR in TAJIKISTAN

68. In front of ash tree's top, {18:UNITED KINGDOM} county's capital (8)

TASHKENT in UZBEKISTAN

69. Westernmost region of {40:MONTENEGRO}'s peninsula (6)

BALKAN in TURKMENISTAN (thanks to El-Guest for figuring this out even when the clue said "Easternmost" at the start instead of "Westernmost"!)
70. Goddess is followed by {46:TURKEY}'s top city (5)

HERAT in AFGHANISTAN

71. In {12:FRANCE}, the cab comes first to archaeological site (6)

TAXILA in PAKISTAN

72. State nothing in the case of {63:GEORGIA} (3)

GOA in INDIA

73. Lowland region held by returning {82:CAMBODIA} retailer (5)

TERAI in NEPAL

74. National park in {83:MALAYSIA}n retreat (4)

YALA in SRI LANKA

75. Heads of {57:BAHRAIN}'s administration aboard to show tropical atoll (3)

BAA in the MALDIVES

76. Fortress revealed by a {66:KYRGYZSTAN}i opening inside of glass container (5)

JAKAR in BHUTAN

77. Beach resort for {13} finalists in front of very small marketplace (3'1 5)

COX'S BAZAR in BANGLADESH

78. Protected lake cabin: {48:LEBANON}ese keeping secret (4)

INLE in MYANMAR

79. {90:JAPAN}ese leaders follow field of leading rocket scientists, displaying archaeological area (5 2 4)

PLAIN OF JARS in LAOS

80. Nomadic Central Asian loses foot before the opening of {25:ESTONIA}'s former capital (3)

HUE in VIETNAM

81. Tropical archipelago is analogous with north, not close to {78:MYANMAR} (7)

SIMILAN in THAILAND

82. Provincial capital of {33:UKRAINE}, no United Nations leaders having tea (6)

KRATIE in CAMBODIA

83. Coastal city of note drawing in {17:IRELAND}'s top duo (4)

MIRI in MALAYSIA

84. {36:SERBIA}'s half-hearted coastal town (5)

SERIA in BRUNEI

85. Before, {38:SLOVENIA}'s outsiders shipped nothing to tourist island (7)

SENTOSA in SINGAPORE

86. Regularly, {10:BELGIUM} man wanting to go around a vacation spot (4)

BALI in INDONESIA

87. {7:SWITZERLAND} finally starts to initiate luxuriating its capital (4)

DILI in EAST TIMOR

88. Tall volcano within {85:SINGAPORE} (3)

APO in the PHILIPPINES

89. University inside {16:PORTUGAL}'s borders close to one central city (4)

PULI in TAIWAN

90. {45:BULGARIA}'s officials in possession of large active volcano (3)

ASO in JAPAN

91. River ends in rich area near {71}'s eastern border (3)

HAN in SOUTH KOREA

92. Held in {14}'s only seaport (5)

RASON in NORTH KOREA

93. Herder's heading out of {81:THAILAND}'s western mountain (3)

TAI in CHINA

94. Wetland retreating next to {53}'s primary desert (4)

GOBI in MONGOLIA

I see that there are other partial answers; quite possibly their authors solved some of these before I did. I haven't looked.

Credit where due: El-Guest figured out the answers to three clues (3,38,69) that were wrong while they were still wrong, which I totally failed to do in all three cases.

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  • $\begingroup$ Gareth — I think the clue for 3 was changed to 4 letters instead of 5.... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jun 27 at 22:18
  • $\begingroup$ Oooh! I didn't notice that. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jun 27 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ No problem! See my answer for 38, as well — think there’s one more four letter city, perhaps.... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jun 27 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ You're clearly right -- though its population is about the same as that of the village I live in, so "city" seems a bit extreme. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jun 27 at 23:47
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    $\begingroup$ It was missing because I hadn't noticed it wasn't done yet, not because it was difficult :-). $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 1 at 11:42
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1) Sixth of the prophets leaves {55}n holy city that is former capital (5)

Country: Malta. Answer: MDINA (MEDINA - E)

2) Active volcano in {80} (4)

Country: Italy. Answer: ETNA (viETNAm) [Thanks, @Omega Krypton]

3) A preface to {68}'s a small river (4)

Country: San Marino. Answer: AUSA (__'S A...?)

4) {24}'s second city drops retired grub to public square (2. 5'1)

Country: Vatican City. Answer: ST. PETER'S (wordplay....?)

5) University town shows early signs of Greater {64} (4)

Country: Austria. Answer: GRAZ (GReater AZerbaijan)

22) Some abysmal {34}n border city (5)

Country: Sweden. Answer: MALMO (abysMAL MOldovan)

38) {11}'s leader going to bed, showing "injured" city (4)

Country: Slovenia. Answer: BLED (L from Luxembourg in BED, BLED def. injured)

49) Secretly assist a {6}er returning to port (5)

Country: Israel. Answer: ??

50) Biblical city of Jerusalem's leaders are against wealthy {3}'s far right (7)

Country: Palestine. Answer: JERICHO (Jerusalem's leaders JE + wealthy RICH + San Marino's right O)

51) Wild ape getting around central {5}n archaeological site (5)

Country: Jordan. Answer: PETRA (anag of ape: PEA, PE +ausTRian +A) [Thanks, @Omega Krypton]

53) Ruin headgear near the middle of {49} (5)

Country: Iraq. Answer: HATRA (headgear HAT + middle of isRAel)

55) Detective inspector leaves {72} following man to neighbourhood (4)

Country: Saudi Arabia. Answer: MINA (M + [INDIA - DI])

56) A free look in front of {4}'s third military fort (2 4)

Country: Answer: (vaTican city)

61) Radioactive material found in ruined {1} castle (6)

Country: Iran. Answer: ALAMUT (radioactive material uranium U in anag. MALTA)

62) {61} corruption behind grand temple (5)

Country: Armenia. Answer: GRANI (anag. IRAN behind G)

63) Dictator's birthplace from the smallest state after central {94} (4)

Country: Georgia. Answer: GORI (central monGOlia + smallest state Rhode Island)

64) Secretly rob a {54}i home town of chess legend (4)

Country: Azerbaijan.

67) Couple goes around third sign in {62}n mountain range (5)

Country: . Answer: (incl. Armenia)

69) Easternmost region of {40}'s peninsula (6)

Country: Turkmenistan. Answer: BALKAN (okay, bear with me here..... Montenegro is in the Balkan Peninsula; Balkan is the Westernmost region of Turkmenistan, and this is the closest I can get to a reasonable answer.....@jafe am I totally wrong??)

72) State nothing in the case of {63} (3)

Country: India. Answer: GOA (nothing O in the case [outside] of GeorgiA). (I’m personally so proud of this one because my mom’s family is Goan!!!)

80) Nomadic Central Asian loses foot before the opening of {25}'s former capital (3)

Country: Vietnam

94) Wetland retreating next to {53}'s primary desert (4)

Country: Mongolia. Answer: GOBI (BOG, reversed + Iraq's first letter)

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  • $\begingroup$ Ahh sorry, the enumeration of #3 was wrong. It's supposed to be 4, not 5. Counting is hard! $\endgroup$ – jafe Jun 27 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ Ahhh yes that makes more sense, thanks @jafe! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jun 27 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ #69 is right. Fixing the clue now... $\endgroup$ – jafe Jun 28 at 1:49
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2)  Active volcano in {80} (4)

ETNA (viETNAm)

51) Wild ape getting around central {5}n archaeological site (5)

PETRA (anag of ape: PEA, PE +ausTRian +A)

80) Nomadic Central Asian loses foot before the opening of {25}'s former capital (3)

AVA (nomAdic + V_? + A_?)

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