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Questions tagged [geography]

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

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Storms form above my head

I have searched for treasure in Egypt, and spent a lifetime fishing in the Atlantic. I have seen powerful storms form above me, and felt the earth shaking with devastating effect. I have seen ...
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Rhymes with angina

We start in a city that rhymes with angina, the masculine form, add in what's drunk in China, then take phylum's first six, of the minor kind, components will make what in our hand we find. ...
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It's sophisticated because I mentioned Silmarillion

Dwarf fellow with ring next to container leads to volcano (11) Hamlet follows holy unity to rocky settlement (5 4) Sacred five-peaker to hop onto Silmarillion creator after first of month (5 4) ...
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From the death to the fresh beginning - A treasure hunt

Shortly after your mentor's passing, you received an envelope along with the following note: My Dear Disciple,      I am afraid my time to leave this world has come but don'...
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I rhyme with omega

The place of the birth of a short-reigning king, the fifth of his name and the last of his kind. As well as the place of his death one cruel spring, the label of genocide later assigned. ...
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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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She has a unique personality

Each square is one word, and each row also has a one-word answer. The final answer is what I tell everyone whenever my sister is coming to town. #1 Image credits: 1. Mickayyy, CC BY-SA 4.0; ...
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Ideological rebus

The answers form one word. #1 #2 #3 #4 Hint for #3: Image credits: clue 1 #1: dtstuff9, CC-BY-SA 2.0 clue 1 #2: See Li, CC-BY-SA 2.0 clue 1 #3: Mingle Media TV, CC-BY-SA 2.0 clue ...
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An Artwork Made from Several Countries

Last year I went to 12 different countries around the world. I made an AI to convert every country that I've visited into a beautiful artwork as a reminder. I input the 12 countries name, then somehow ...
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The Adventures of Jack #3

He's back at it again! 'Twas the night before Christmas, And Jack only wanted one thing. A hat - what else would he need? Jack thought about colours, possibly crimson. But the ...
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The Adventures of Jack #2

I hope you liked the first one, because Jack is back! This time Jack begins his journey in Asia, He chops off oxygen's head with a comma to get; A place where he sees Luke Skywalker's ...
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The Seven Siblings

PREFACE This is a more lively try on "Where do I want to go next?" riddles, hope you like it! THE PUZZLE Hi, here are us, the seven siblings, but one is missing! The brothers: A: Let's introduce ...
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A ruthless savage

I'm from a Muslim country, but practise no religion myself. I have killed over eighty people. I've never been convicted, not once even been to court. They would have no case ...
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The Adventure of Jack #1

Jack's adventure starts at the top left of the table, Hey, Vietnamese money should be removed! So he adventures along to Rome, stopping for 50 minutes. And suddenly he's back at the ...
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Have you been here?

I am every man. I am named after a festival. I live in the largest of spaces. I belong to the thin. Uniquely, I began twice. What am I?
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The thousand-year enigma

Three two and five versus one five and three twos, sellable merchandise made out of these clues, latter being northern the first's in the east, country's name one thousand years back at least. ...
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A Geography-ish Riddle

Here's another riddle of mine, albeit one that's not as hard: The name of which national capital city sounds as if it's composed of two Greek letters?
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Where have I visited?

Now an entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet Having a new try on "where do I want to go next" questions", hope you enjoy it. I have visited: 1: Regulations on the internet ...
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Endless pain and Belgian ale

Endless pain with prosecutor is board game and peace garden place in anonymous organization (6) South German to a Spaniard is Hebrew month in alehouse with well-rounded finish (6) 100th ...
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A transgenre puzzle with rowing

Capital city that matches [A-H]+, take out the first four and then add deux cents plus; crossing the Danube, you make your way north; stay on that route till the coastline comes forth. ...
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Columbus's coccyges

Calculate Christopher Columbus's coccyges, characterize Cyprus / Cuba / Crete. Count couplet's components, country's command central, Cairo, Chicago & Cebu. Correct comeback comprises 10 ...
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Hotly contested

Arab dad infiltrating computer network islands (6) Franco-German brown egg is peaceful abode (6) Haiku song corrupted southern port (9) No heartless Swedes in springtime capital basin (9) ...
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Close encounter of the orthographical kind

Over here! Hey! People! Thank goodness. I managed to escape. I was held captive in a Keerg spaceship hovering high above the continental United States. They pointed on different places on a map and ...
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Horror Episode #5: Hats and Cloves

A row of four hats is seen sitting on a desk through the window of a noble Victorian Era clothing store. Before you can even prepare yourself as you walk in to get a closer look, you are immediately ...
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Tomato sauce with flavourant vowels

Cathedral returns warm air, a madness (10) All-salad cave mixes up historical house (12) Endless tomato sauce with flavourant vowels gives Casbah mosque (9) Dirk C.O. Rosalyn backed off a ...
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World-renowned for having many natural wonders

Ancient tombs perplex urban Bonnie (11) Magic sleek hill mixed is small island (14) Small island's hidden twin is Moroccan (7) Dramatic sound and additional grotto are underground site (11) ...
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Deranged hippo person

Statue suing deranged hippo person (11) Baltic port is original pope's German castle (12) Animator and universe are perplexing snowy riddle (11) Pop star and French city confusedly lock javelins ...
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You're a large automobile

Capital city says you're a large automobile (7) Work horse videography camouflages monastery (9) Football stadium building hides coastal city (6) Black Sea hub hides Caspian Sea hub (4) ...
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Tropical trees and god-kings

To my north is the residence of an antique ruler. To my east is a tower made of iron. To my south is the tomb of a god-king. To my west are tropical trees. I have a big pool with music.
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Remote yet central

Dry lake messed up as a Lear (7) Short Mervin found in summer vacation (4) Probabilistic risk analysis conceals deep lake (6) Historic city confounds a sand mark (9) Fantasy prince's body of ...
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The numbers, Mason, what do they mean?

I'm made up of: __ colours of magic __ poules françaises __ gestation months __ nations playing rugby __ friends of Balthazar and also __ is imaginary squared __ six mod three __ ...
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Mysterious Flash Drive

First puzzle I ever do! Hopefully it won't be too easy or too challenging. My co-worker just gave me a USB flash drive, which was supposed to contain a couple files of code for me to review. ...
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Four Directions #15 - Where and what am I?

To the North-West there are four larger is the fifth largest. To the North-East this small place has nine different kinds of ethnicity. To the South-West there are six larger is the seventh ...
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Forgotten Travels

I normally like to go on travelling holidays, where I visit several different places. Last year I went to: Chad Angola Malawi Eritrea This year I pushed the boat out and went to even more ...
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Streaming live from Rio

Check out this list of destinations I compiled for my vacation. The content of the list is still a bit fluid, but the ordering should be correct now. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Baghdad, Iraq ...
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Spilled coffee on my puzzle

Some time ago I created a nice simple puzzle. It's a horizontal word grid with 22 letters and nine clues. However, I spilled some coffee on my notes and can no longer remember what numbers I wanted to ...
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Crime lords and valuables

Lost consciousness's rate of return is Spanish valuables in Swedish valuables. (5) The light side running a confused non-gay. (6) Stirring a Malay T for a grateful Spanish spirit. (6) Dear ...
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Named after something you'd find in a harbour

A big book of words was brought forth to my north. A prominent Turkish-born priest to my east. A bad taste was left in French mouths to my south. Criminals are put to the test to my west. ...
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Coffee and a movie with friends

The day after our wedding, me and my wife Becky met our friend Charlotte and her husband Alan for coffee and a movie. Me: Hi Charlotte! Hi Alan! Charlotte: Hi! So, are you two finally married ...
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Planning a round-the-world trip

My friend is preparing for her upcoming round-the-world trip and is excitedly making lists of places she wants to visit. She sent me a list of her current top 20 destinations. Mostly I see what the ...
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Hey diddle diddle, the big cat in the riddle

Okay I've written a bad rhyming story that is mostly fluff, but hidden in this story there are two(2) things that symbolise a place on Earth. One thing symbolises a Country whilst the other a City ...
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Follow the Crumbs #1

(This is a new format I wanted to play with. I'll post it as-is to start with and add clues around how to go about it if needed. Hopefully someone will first pick up the idea and follow the crumbs ...
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Riddle me this, birdman

I wanted to write a riddle in the form of a story, so here we are. Hope you like it. This is the story of great birds, two. Around and around in the sky, they flew. One remained small, while ...
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Four Directions #14 - Where and what am I?

To my North is a place that means Warrior King To my East is a whole town made of books. To my South there's a very cold airfield for bridge dwellers. To my West lies the mouth of a ...
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Four Directions #13 - Where and what am I?

To the North lies a place full of crumpets and tea. Also to the North, they say Kawaii. Another place to the North is very bumpy. Again to the North, you'll get very sweaty. Where am I?...
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Four Directions #12 - Where and what am I?

To the South is the jewel in the ring you can't wear To the East was envisioned a mountain pair To the North climb a tree to work your own way To the West are buildings that don't see ...
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Four Directions #11 - Where and what am I?

To the North: Is a place where conflict has yet to die To the East: Is a place where the dead can be a marker To the West: Is a place where its Fort and its pass is Key To the South:...
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Four Directions #10 - Where and what am I?

To the North the royals doth lie, watching the sun cross the sky. To the South they stand in a line, and a dance they will call mine. To the West the sea doth crash, against the white worth ...
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Four Directions #9 - Where and what am I?

To the North is a fortress containing a rose. To the West is a place that may leave you aghast. To the South stay on track to see where it goes. To the East is a place you won't find in the ...
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Four Directions #8 - Where and what am I? (fan-made)

To the north is a bank of extreme altercations. To the west is a land that is claimed by no nations. To the south is a seat of a union's operations. To the east is a site of devout lapidations. ...