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Which country flags can you make in Tetris?

Your friend is playing Tetris. In her version of the game, the pieces use the standard colors and can drop in any possible order without restrictions. In the order shown below, the colors are light ...
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A four word phrase (ends with k)

The flags/objects you see are currently in disorder. Place them in correct order and provide an explanation for all the flags/objects and give me the answer I'm looking for.
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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

You are finding 3 places. Also, Kiribati's flag is for checking if you got the "places" correcct. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Last hint:
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Earth Science | Chemistry + Flags

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix Which famous chemist is represented by these flags? Go big or go home!
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On a budget with my travel agent

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags "Hey Pat, I got your latest tour brochure. It looks really fun; you know I love military history! But times are tough, and I did ask you for ...
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Cheesemonger's puzzle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags The cheesemonger wants to arrange the wheels of cheese on display. The display case has two shelves with space for three wheels of cheese on each. He ...
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Captain Clumsy's crummy communication

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags Captain Clumsy never ceases to amaze me... This morning I was down at the dockside when I heard a shout from a nearby ship. Steeling myself, I ...
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Embassy Park - A Grid Deduction Puzzle

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags This grid deduction puzzle is a variation on the OP's previous Office Park puzzle. You are given a set of seven buildings, which are tetracubes, 3-...
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Flagging Interest

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags UPDATE: There was an error in the original version in clue 15-down, which has been fixed. In this cryptic crossword, there is something funny going ...
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A hard to find country

I'm a European country, can you find me? I share a border with France I'm bigger than Belgium I have red in my flag I'm smaller than Poland I'm south of Denmark I have no cross in my flag I have ...
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Something is not right with these flags

Shown below are four country flags: Brazil, Australia, Philippines and Montenegro There is a very small thing wrong with each of the flags. It is not the Flag dimensions or colors. Something very ...
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"I claim this corner of the world for Britain!" - What game are Alex and Brooke playing?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags Alex and Brooke are playing a game. I've transcribed their conversation below. Can you make sense of it? Alex: I claim this corner of the world for ...
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A flag-packing problem

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags You are provided with a 9x9 grid of squares and 21 minimalistic flags (pictured below, all shown to scale). TASK: Assign a colour (Black, Blue, ...
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Enigmatic flags mashup

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags The answer is a sentence. Hint 0 before the bounty expires (the length of the words in the answer). Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3:
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Connect Wall of Flags: Stimulants are Endless!

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls Knockoff Gladys was quite happy about how their last puzzle was received. So happy, in fact, that I found a new note waiting for ...
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Please Don't Flag This Question

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls Today, I received a rather peculiar mail from L.B.G. (Low-Budget Gladys), Glady's cousin, thrice removed (and aunt to the ...
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Connect Wall of Flags: Don't Embarrass Us

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls K. G. (Knockoff Gladys) surprised me today with a note. Hey, bobble! I took your advice and made a puzzle. Who knew that was ...
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Lunch with my travel agent

JeremyDover: Pat, thanks for taking me out to lunch today. Pat: Very glad to do it! I know you've been mad at me lately. Maybe the flag thing was a bit much? JeremyDover: Not really mad, just a bit ...
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Which country did my sister visit?

My sister is always talking about pilots. And her passengers. And planes in general. She's a flight attendant, see, and she is OBSESSED with all things aeronautical (always has been). On the rare ...
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Fun with ^#**#!@ flags

(h/t to @sarsaparilla and that user's Fun with Flags series of puzzles earlier this year) "Hi Pat." "Hey, did you get my note about our next trip?" "If by 'note', you mean '...
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Where am I supposed to be tonight?

This is bad. Really bad. Weโ€™ve only just met, and you donโ€™t know me from Adam, but I really need your help โ€“ itโ€™s a matter of national security. I work forโ€ฆ well, letโ€™s just say I work for the ...
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One flag doesn't belong: Claims Grandpa

"Look at these flags and tell me-" Said Grandpa flashing a paper with many Flags on it. "Which one does not belong to the group? All, except one, have one interesting commonality. One property ...
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Fun with Flags part 10: don't lose count

In a Formula 1 race, the chequered flag was waved so violently that the black and white patches got mixed up. Who was waving the flag, when and where? Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this ...
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Fun with Flags part 9: a different design

We are looking for a 3-word phenomenon. Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4: Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 8: it's your roll

We are looking for a 12-letter word. Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10.
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Mystery flag of a country

I have this flag above. The only clue is that this flag belongs to a certain country. If so what country is that? I tried Googling, but it didn't help and I still have no hope. Clue: 4 syllables ...
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Fun with Flags part 7: attention please

We are looking for an idiom. Hint 1: Hint 2: Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 6: left right left

We are looking for the name of a country leader. Other puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 5: with a smile

We are looking for a song (artist and title). Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 4: a pile of coasters

These quaint looking coasters appear to have been thrown haphazardly on the table. However, there is a 10-letter word to be found, which is the answer to this puzzle. Other (independently solvable) ...
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Fun with Flags part 3: what used to be

We are looking for 4 countries/kingdoms/sovereign states which do not exist anymore. Hint: Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 2: a musical connection

We are looking for a song (artist and title). Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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Fun with Flags part 1: something different

We are looking for 4 categories. Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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Twelve Labours - #10 Meat Monster

This puzzle is part of the โ€˜Twelve Laboursโ€™ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 The next stop on ...
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A queue of countries

This is a queue of countries: $Ireland, Guinea, Romania, Italy$ Values: $Ireland = 7$ $Guinea = 15$ $Romania = 60$ $Italy = 87$ Try to answer following questions: 1) $Mali$ = ? ...
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For all your flag design needs

Pleased to meet you. I'm the CEO of a startup that specializes in designing flags for newly-independent countries. As an example, let me present to you the flag we designed for the proud republic of ...
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Hidden message in jpg

I've tried different layers in photoshop on this, binwalked it, use strings on it, subtract the image with the original and nothing lead to anything, exiftool it, used stegsolve.jar still nothing. ...
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Flags in all faces in rubik cubes

Anyone knows if it is possible to obtain a diferent country flag in all six faces of the Rubik Cube? Thanks
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I received an email from a trusted source which contains flags and symbols

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1 I received a strange message the other day via email, and I can't seem to make any sense out of it. The entire message is composed ...
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Flags and numbers point to an item of modern culture

Believe it or not, this rebus encodes the name of a well-known item of modern popular culture. Can you find out what it is? Hint #1:
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4 sums of flags (Part 2)

The previous 'Sum of' puzzles can be found here and here + = + = + = + = ? Which flag should replace the question mark? Hint:
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4 sums of flags

The previous 'Sum of' puzzle can be found here + = + = + = + = ? Which flag should replace the question mark?
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The mystery flag - twisted

The original Mystery flag And now a twisted version... Based on these flags: (All the reds should be taken as the same colour) Which country does this flag belong to? Hint:
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The mystery flag

Part two - The mystery flag - twisted Based on these flags: (Count the sun in the Argentina flag as yellow) Which country does this flag belong to? Please explain why EDIT: I added a black ...
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Geographic alphametic riddle with European flags

Every letter stands for a digit in base-10 representation, different letters stand for different digits, and leading digits are always non-zero. $\quad$ PLUS $\quad$ $\quad$ IS EQUAL TO $\quad$ ...
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The longest path of flags

There are lots of very similar flags in the world, particularly the ones that are composed of three horizontal or three vertical bars. If we restrict ourselves to flags of one of these types, what is ...
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