Questions tagged [geography]

A puzzle centered around geographical features, such as countries, continents, cities, mountains, rivers, and climate.

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Africa just kept coming up

No tricks this time, what you see is what you get. The "around" answers are simply written in the coloured cells clockwise. Across 1. City on the British Isles, excluding the island on which ...
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What is a Surprising Country?

If a country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Surprising Country. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it an Unsurprising Country. Here is a list (not exhaustive) of some Surprising ...
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Travelling around the world [closed]

Μy destination is a part of the world. Part of the destination, when read backwards, is a living thing, and another part of the destination, scrambled, is a delicious meal. What part of the world is ...
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An artistic trip

Here are 6 places I visited in 2008: Now tell me, where was the Sun?
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Who is Mr. T and where does he work?

Part 1: Write each answer as ONEWORD, without spaces, punctuation or abbreviating. Some questions may have more than one answer when taken alone, but only certain answers will work with respect to the ...
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Why did the number of islands change?

There is a cluster of islands, which a private pilot flies over at dawn. The pilot can see 17 islands. A week later, she makes the same flight, at dawn, following the same altitude, speed, path and ...
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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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Who murdered His Majesty the King?

Furious, the chief officer of London's police force stood in the foyer of the late Majesty's mansion, trying to compose himself. Sitting before him were the three suspects, Toby and Ned (whom he'd ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #10 – Risky Finale

This is the tenth and final Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. Once this puzzle is solved, this Chain ...
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Where does my friend live? 9

Other questions in this series can be found here. My European friend, Johannes, now living in another country. He left a code like this: OBA, OTI, SAC, ATR, NAR, DAD, IBA, AHO, TIA, HDA 5CA7CO ...
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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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Sergeant Sequence calls for back-up

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls "Sequence, get in here! Your man's definitely up to something!" The mood at Headquarters was tense. Sergeant Sequence ...
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Where does my friend live? 5

Other questions in this series can be found here. One of my friends, Com, has sent me a code to show where he lives: ARIA, ---, ---, ESIA, ---, KAAN, KYAN, LAIA, ---, MOVA, RUIA, TAAN, TUAN, UKNE, --...
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Gladys's Mismatching Cryptic

This is part 9 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm visiting a small town to marvel at some fantastic examples of Renaissance architecture. Sadly, this is also the last ...
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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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Where does my friend live? 4

Other questions in this series can be found here. My friend, Sev, sent me some clues to tell where he is: Hinder, order, tales, existence, diary, razor, THREE Using these clues, I could figure out ...
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Where does my friend live? 3

Other questions in this series can be found here. One of my friends in America has sent me some codes to show where he lives. ROY, LYS, INI, RAC, NIL, ROE, RAM, YES, CIT, DOH, SAM, IHS Can you ...
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Where does my friend live? 2

Other questions in this series can be found here. Another of my friends gave me this code to show where he lives: RODA, NAYU, GURU, GARA, MOLO, ZENE, LIZA, ANIT, ELIH, IVIL, ANIR Can you figure out ...
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Chain Puzzle: Tabletop Games #03 - Down and out in London

This is the third Chain Puzzle in the Tabletop Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around board games, card games, tile games, and the like. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or ...
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Gladys's Double-Letter Cryptic

This is part 8 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm enjoying some quiet time after a long flight. As you know I'm at least as much a fan of places of worship as the next ...
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Where does my friend live?

When I asked my friend who lives overseas where he lives, he gave me a code: MBOD, DONE, ETNA, LAYS, ANMA, PINE, ILAN, PORE, RUNE, ESTE The country where he lives is not included in the code, where he ...
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Gladys's Word Search Cryptic

This is part 7 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, I have to say that I didn't quite get enough of the sun and sea in my last stop, so I've decided to come to another place that has ...
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Riddle - “A king of pain…”

A king of pain, "Conquer!" he compelled, A land whose name is most commonly misspelled. People quite oriented, A change was fated. The rising sun was fought, Freedom then bought. What am I? -...
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Ingrid Deduction pops by with a puzzle

The other night I was sat at home in Providence when the doorbell rang. To my surprise, my very good friend Ingrid Deduction stood on the step, a huge grin on her face and a piece of paper held out ...
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Gladys's Letter-Dropping Cryptic

This is part 6 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, My today's destination is a bit more of a mainstream tourist spot than some of the other stops on my journey. I'm definitely going ...
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An easy puzzle to solve

Which country's name cannot be written using only the first letter of any other country on the planet? For clarification, the first letters of the countries below spell GREECE. Germany Romania Equador ...
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Gladys's Extra Word Cryptic

This is part 5 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, This is my most remote destination so far. The views out here are breathtaking, although from what I hear this place is even more ...
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Following Rotting Links

Here's some examples of rotting links. Why are they rotting, and what links them? Lebanon - ROT -> Slovenia Monaco - ROT -> Slovenia European Union - ROT -> Slovenia - ROT -> Antarctica ...
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Gladys's Scrambled Cryptic

This is part 4 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm visiting a wonderful old castle surrounded by picturesque woodland. You may have noticed that I'm not exactly taking the ...
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Travelling straight forward, but not in a straightforward way

I started with Romania on my north side, and Hungary to my east, and from those borders I kept travelling as far southwest as I could, never turning. Which country did I end up in? Hint 1 (after the ...
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Covert Conversation - A North Daniels' Puzzle

It's very important to keep your login details secure, which might entail not writing it down, encrypting them, or using a password manager. What you should not do is save them on some random USB and ...
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Gladys's Gridless Cryptic

This is part 3 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today I'm visiting a place that has been completely abandoned for centuries. That may sound dreary and depressing, but this place ...
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Gladys's Misprinted Cryptic

This is part 2 of the puzzle series. Part 1 is here. Dear Puzzling, Today, I'm taking a tour of historic sites in an ancient city. The crossword has 24 clues containing an extra letter, which you ...
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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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Gladys's Clashing Cryptic

Dear Puzzling, Remember me? I have some exciting news for you. I'm starting on a new journey to visit a few wonderful landmarks around the world. In case you want to follow my travels, I'll send you a ...
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Captain Clumsy's crooked 'compass'

Sigh. Captain Clumsy is making my life a misery… again. Recently, I installed a brand-new 'simple' navigation device – one I had invented myself – on his ship. And he clearly didn’t listen to my ...
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What links these numbers?

What links the following numbers (and many more) in the UK: ...
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Dave is meaning to tell me something, but he looks a bit shy. What is he trying to tell me?

We have been through a lot with Dave. Lately, he is a bit strange. He always looks like he's trying to tell me something -- maybe some sort of confession. Today he sent me these maps. I know that ...
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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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Hacked maps, back in the UK

[TL;DR? - scroll down to to Summary section for the key points] [Inspired by Jeremy Dover's "Google (Maps) Hacking" puzzle. That and my previous puzzle on a similar subject may give "...
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Place of Safety - A North Daniels' Puzzle

It's not everyday you get a text from a dead friend, especially if you saw them being executed by guillotine, which is why D.S.I North Daniels was a bit sceptical when his ancient Nokia Cityman 1320 ...
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This month's $100 question (not a real prize)

****A big one to celebrate my half-century (50th puzzle)!**** I work as a puzzle setter at FakePuzz (not a real magazine). This morning I burst into the office of Eddie Tor (not a real editor) so ...
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Ten miles south, east, north and west

I'm standing on the surface of the Earth. I walk ten miles south, ten miles east, ten miles north and ten miles west. I end up exactly where I started. Where on earth am I?
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My friend's scrapbook

I was visiting with my friend Susie the other day when we got talking about our travels. As we discussed favorite cities we had been to, she suddenly got up and went to grab a dusty scrapbook from the ...
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Connect Fano Plane - Mark 2

Despite my despair at creating a Connect Fano Plane in the spirit of a normal Connect Wall, I think I succeeded, thanks to the database of world cities I downloaded from Geo Data Source. In this ...
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A giant's step - for giants?

Were there giants in Game of Thrones? I didn't watch it - no really, I didn't. No really... Well, to be honest, I did watch the first episode and there were no giants in that. Anyway, that's enough ...
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Google (Maps) Hacking worldwide

(For those seeing this puzzle for the first time, the following links may be spoilers, I've now significantly restructured the puzzle in order to try to avoid giving the answer away too quickly - ...
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A phone call with my travel agent

"Hi Pat, I just got the itinerary you sent over. Are you actually drinking at work?" "Nolo contendre. But what's the problem?" "It doesn't make any sense. I mean, one of the ...
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A Riddle from my Past

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