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

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Takin' muh niece on a tour

Muh niece Nancy was bored o' starin' at four walls so I took 'er on a tour. We went on muh sailboat, had chicken breast fo' dinner, and bought those li'l cans o' fruit juice that she likes. Went to ...
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One of us carries a shield

Hi, I'm Jackie. I'm pretty sure you know me already, but in any case it's nice to meet in person. I'd like to talk a little bit about my little group. I wouldn't call myself our leader in any ...
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Misleading place names

an English peninsula (1, 2) a Scottish peninsula (2, 3) a mostly-mainland state (10, 11) a country no longer home to lions (10) a country never home to lions (5) a tidal strait (4, ...
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The making of a well-fed army

The formation of our crew has been a long process. It has taken weeks of travel to find the best people for each and every job, but we are finally nearing the end of the recruitment stage with only ...
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A place where the sun is up

A place where the sun is up, The land that is cut from all. Here the people coverup, Once had men come by crawl. Might be too broad, will post more lines later!
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Names of different kinds

My first 2 are a Chinese surname. My last 2 are a Chinese surname. My first 3 are a boy's name. My middle 2 are a boy's name. My last 3 are a boy's name. My anagram is a boy's name....
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More seasoned than shchi

Near a faith's top spots, I'm not quite a sea; I contain water more seasoned than shchi. As you jump in, you will float like a flea. A basketball goat wanders right into me. Forced into ...
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Finding a serial killer

Recently, in the United States, there have been multiple murders all over the country. Because of how similar these murders are, it is believed that a single individual is responsible. There have been ...
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19999 geography, medium difficulty

I recently met a time traveller from a distant hypothetical future, and we had an interesting discussion about the geographies of our respective worlds. It turns out that the 19999 world map is pretty ...
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Fill in the missing countries

In the square table below, fill in the missing countries. Please explain your answer. Hint 1 Hint 2
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Future countries – party like it's 19999!

I recently met a time traveller from a distant hypothetical future, and we had an interesting discussion about the geographies of our respective worlds. It turns out that the world map is pretty ...
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Elizabeth's six destinations

The ship departed from the Lisbon harbour. Elizabeth sat in her cabin, holding a small USB device in her hand. The important information it contained was meant for the authorities of six foreign ...
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Looking for a place

Seems overwhelming but pretty simple. clue.txt http://junewi.000webhostapp.com/testing/clue.txt tdHCR6ieFHNqUv1zQHE0KRiAfypNTApKi2xlN4CMYK2beP3M1u2mgUvRvDmx0M8heyKebUVEsGcbHrnymUIeviUN/...
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Ever-changing nationalities

Make me Portuguese, and I live next door. Make me Spanish, and I live in the same building. Make me British, and I live far away. Make me Dutch, and I live next door from there. Make me French,...
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Continent's outermost point

I am a continent's outermost point, an island pair by a rough strait made disjoint. Once held by natives, a land owned by right, my population is now mostly white. Named after compass ...
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A mecca with bling

One word my city, it ends with a king; two words my own name, a mecca with bling. Three old trees decorate my hallowed doors, four walls of aurum, a pool and two floors. Five times nine ...
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The Trail of Clues: The Mystery island

<--- Previous and first clue You are standing on a roof in Israel at the top of the Ladder. You notice that there is a small package taped to the top rung of the ladder. You pick it up and take it ...
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Charlie goes on vacation

ADAM: Hey Benny, check it out. It's a letter from Charlie. He's going on vacation! BENNY: Cool! Where is he going? ADAM: No idea. Maybe the letter will say. Let's see... Hey guys! So I ...
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Let's Take a Vacation!

I'm planning to take a vacation next year, and I've finally figured out my destination. In celebration of this (as it was a tough choice), I'm making a riddle. Some of my original options were: ...
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Canyons and stuff

This turned out pretty easy, but enjoy anyway. The grandest of canyons is found within me; few can match my nature's diversity. The continent's largest metropolis I boast, along with a ...
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Europa's beautiful pair

Europa's endowed with a beautiful pair, Between them some stunning Bavarian flair. If you love nice châteaux, hands up in the air, Surrender completely to Brittany fair. A volatile border'...
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I need a vacation

Into the water a lion's head spews, a fine city's residents line up in queues. Middle of the world, an Andean pearl, a high city famous for mountainous views. Into the ocean the ...
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It's a long row ahead, boys

Jeff's company advanced slowly, aware of the presence a rare crocodile species on the long river. Jackson had his wallet in hand and was admiring some foreign banknotes. "This Japanese currency, I say!...
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Charlie slept through geography at school

Scene One: Charlie meets Benny ADAM: Charlie, I'd like you to meet my friend Benny. BENNY: Hi! Nice to meet you! CHARLIE: Nice to meet you Benny! So, where are you from? BENNY: I'm from [my ...
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Forgotten Pin 2

After the trouble with the last one I changed my pin and wrote down the following to help me remember what my pin was but I now have no idea what it means! Japan, Tunisia, Germany, Gabon, Costa Rica ...
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Serious mountain business only. Bring your gear

Half a mountain, a man who made a film about a mountain, a man who wrote a book about a mountain, half a mountain, something resembling a mountain. Looking for the name of a... yeah, you ...
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Something of a world citizen

New York City was my home for decades. Manhattan, to be exact. Even though I moved around several times, I generally stayed within a relatively small area. I lived on Fifth Avenue for almost forty ...
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Riddle about gingers

A kingdom and republic on my land do share a border; my name contains an N, an R, and E (not in that order). An island world-renowned for having many natural wonders, I am home to gingers, ...
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A humble riddle

I am a triumph, a thundering wall; a goddess, a ruler the grandest of all. I loom over towers that can touch the skies; few of world's waters can rival my size. A landmass colossal, a forebear of ...
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A garment, a fictional village, or something novel

I'm in the north. I can be accompanied by a garment, a fictional village, or something novel. I'm in the south. I can be accompanied by a condiment, an indoor space, or something airborne. I'm in ...
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International Hunger Crisis

Study the Inkblot Test. Read the anecdote. Determine the name of the establishment. Blots are not necessarily scaled relative to each other. So I was really {3} one day, so {3} off to get me a {5}...
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Piece of Cake for King Solomon

Today (7th of July, 2018) marks 40 years of independence for the Solomon Islands. To celebrate, I have decided to bake a cake! And what a pretty cake it's going to be: When viewed from the top, ...
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Geography cryptic clue

I’m doing a cryptic English towns and cities quiz and I have 1 clue left. The town or city is further south than Newcastle and further north than Hartlepool. The clue is: "Mars is on land ...
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Where in the world?

(This is not a part of the puzzle. I am posting this here for two reasons: first, I've already spent ~8 hours trying to solve this. Second, I find it quite interesting and want to share.) The puzzle ...
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Make some Guacamole!

Subject: Mole Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:20 From: Chowzen {chowzen@segmented.org} To: PuzzlingEnthusiast {pe@puzzling.se.edu} PE: As you may be aware,I am the leader of an ...
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A Traveling Riley

Easy one in the Riley-Riddle tradition. My prefix is unused.  My suffix is a forest removed.  My infix is a reunited analogue.   I am all alone but for a dog.
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Another Riley riddle, not as good as I'd hoped

Inspiration here, here, and the original. Put down my prefix. Put on my suffix. You can't see my infix for the trees. If I had a cape, it would look like this: Image ...
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My little sister & I [closed]

Inspired by several recent questions about siblings. My little sister was born a day¹ after me. Yet, we are not twins. I love her very much. Now the question: Where am I? EDIT: yes, the intended ...
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Kitty's next meeting [closed]

Agent Kitty has been returned to London where a decision will be made what to do with her. She will be taken to the head of her secret service - Z - for him to make the final call. All she has been ...
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Overlapping maps

I have two maps that are exactly the same, except of different sizes (the maps are proportional). I place the smaller of the two maps onto the larger, both face up so that the smaller map is ...
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A Land Between Two Worlds

West of the Meridian, Opposite of the Indian. A Frozen Land, Its Discovery Unplanned. The Tomb of Cold, A Rift Taking Hold. Land of Flames and Ice, From Endless Night to ...
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A city riddled with mystery

From the depths of the old lake rose this glorious town, with a cherished sea-remover regaining his renown. On its arms they put a flower, atop a comb of gold. You might've even sailed ...
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My Landmark Puzzle II

It can be hard to keep track of the places you visit when you travel the world, for some people numbers can be easier to remember than words. I kept a note of the last place I visited: 43° 10° ...
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My Landmark Puzzle

After travelling around the world and returning home, I opened my passport to admire my stamps. Five individual pieces of paper fell to the floor: I must have picked them up somewhere, but I can't ...
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Another Google Earth Treasure Hunt (GETH)

Well, the first Google Earth Treasure Hunt I posted here was solved in less than a day. Let's see how long it takes for this one to be solved. I originally posted this on my CodeAWeek blog. (Link in ...
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Google Earth Treasure Hunt (GETH)

I'm trying to improve my code-making and puzzle-making skills by creating a new puzzle every week at my website. (Link in my profile.) The following is a copy of my latest challenge there. GOOGLE ...
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Direction of wind

On a bright and sunny day, in a small town, a large balloon (such as is usually used for advertising/promotional purposes of brands/products) is floating high in the air, tied with a rope on the ...
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Which floor of a multi-story apartment?

You are a citizen of a certain island, which is autonomous (we can assume it as an independent country) and is frequently struck by natural disasters. You have a long cherished dream of owning an ...
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Explorer's dilemma

Assume that you are a professional explorer (of geographical landscapes) and you are on an exploration of a desert in a northen hemispherical country near to the equator during a mid-summer. Before ...
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Geographic Patterns

Complete the following pattern : 1) O, W, B, B, C, N, B, ? 2) N, C, A, P, B, L, D, ? 3) B, N, J, B, I, A, D, ? 4) W, B, T, L, P, N, R, ? 5) T, N, L, P, C, O, L, ? More notes: The ...