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

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Bikini life – A letter from Gladys

Letters from Gladys are geography-themed standalone crosswords. Each puzzle has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (in this case, a city). ...
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29 Scoring Nations

The following 29 nations, starting 2022, have scored. Can you explain? United Kingdom 719 Germany 415 France 308 Brazil 293 Finland 245 Italy 207 Australia 130 USA 129 Austria 118 Spain 106 ...
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Wintering – A letter from Gladys

Letters from Gladys are geography-themed standalone crosswords. Each puzzle has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (in this case, a province). ...
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Just thought of you – A letter from Gladys

Letters from Gladys are geography-themed standalone crosswords. Each puzzle has five thematic answers, which are places, sights or landmarks in or around a certain location (in this case, a city). ...
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Region + Region = Region

Solve the crossword then find the final answer by the answers you got. Clues: Across The Big Dipper is so beautiful at night. Why is that man killing a demon!? That lion is posing with a sword. A ...
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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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Flying high with my travel agent

"Hi Pat." "Did you get the proposed trip I sent over? Better book soon, because this big-city tour is going fast!" "Well, if this is the route map you want me to choose from, ...
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A week around Europe

I've recently returned from a week of travelling around Europe, visiting a different town or city in a different country on each day, choosing my destinations according to an underlying pattern. I've ...
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Two numbers missing

In the following diagram can you fill in the two missing numbers (represented by the question marks)? Please explain your answer. Please pay attention to the tags. Hint 1 The 2 numbers are Prime ...
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You can count on Sergeant Sequence

"Ah, Sequence, there you are," said the Chief Investigator as Sergeant Sequence entered the briefing room. "Your man Patrick Terne is on the move again, and we need your help to track ...
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Left wanting more

This is part 14 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. This is the final puzzle in the series and solving it requires knowing the answers to the previous puzzles. Previous ...
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Story of a hag and of a hog

Jump to the image to skip the 'flavour' story I am very worried about my auntie. I have not heard from her for nearly a month now, and our last phone call was very strange: -"Hello?" -"...
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The end of a wild ride

This is part 13 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, My long trip is finally over. This is my last destination before ...
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Rich and unique

This is part 12 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Unfortunately I’m nearing the end of my trip. Next week’s ...
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Going in circles

This is part 11 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Don’t ask me how or why, but this week I have ended up at almost ...
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Traveller's fatigue

This is part 10 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, I have noticed that the longer a trip lasts, the harder it is to ...
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Enjoying the ride

This is part 9 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Nine destinations down, four to go. As you may have noticed, my ...
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Almost interplanetary travel

This is part 8 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, How have you been?. My trip is going really well. Even though you ...
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Where is Rodney Waddler?

My friend Rodney Waddler is currently travelling around Europe. Over the course of eight days, he intends to visit eight different European capital cities - one each day. On Day 1, Rodney sent me the ...
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The homeland of the shepherd?

$\displaystyle \left \lfloor \frac{Gen4:1-16} {a_5x^5+a_4x^4+a_3x^3+a_2x^2+a_1x+a_0} \right \rfloor$ + «my father was the first one» = A country
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She must be tripping

This is part 7 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, As you have probably noticed, I visit quite a lot of different ...
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Take nothing but pictures

This is part 6 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. ”Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints.” – unknown Dear Puzzling, ...
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A Five City Loop, starting and ending in MA

Complete a loop of five large cities. The starting city name starts with the letters MA. Each of the following cities starts with the last two letters of the previous city name. (Like PARIS ISTANBUL ...
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The world's best and brightest

This is part 5 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Hi, it's me again! I don't know if you have noticed, but there are a ...
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Around the world to a mystery country

What country does this picture represent? Please explain your reasoning. Some exhibits follow to help you out. Exhibits 1, 2, and 3 will get you started. Exhibit 4 will point your way. Disregard the ...
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Gladys loves Pink Floyd

This is part 4 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, I hope you are well. This week’s puzzle is a little different from ...
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All-round traveller chickens out

This is part 3 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, As I'm sure you know, I am pretty much an all-round traveller. I'm ...
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Roaring walls of water

This is part 2 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, Time really does fly when you are having fun. It seems like only ...
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Living the traveller’s dream

Dear Puzzling, How have you been? I'm excited to tell you about my new trip. For the next three months or so, I will be visiting a total of 65 exotic destinations. I’m so happy to be travelling again! ...
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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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