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

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Basketball Earth

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx Below, you will see a map with twenty UN members or observer states labelled with one or more letters from A-G (...
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United States Map

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #1: Restricted Title: xkcd 1xxx The answer is a timely word No rotations; all pieces are oriented correctly The colors are not important or ...
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Volcano express – 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 chain of ...
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A Splity Situation

I use to be one But now that is done Now I am feeling rationed out Wine party is over, bummer about Father is large, mother is small Both were once isolated and all But with this, records stand no ...
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Another trip with my travel agent

"Hola, compadre!" "Hey Pat. I got the list of possible destinations for my trip this summer. I'm not sure why I need a diagram, but I assume you want me to get this down to a short list....
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I’m lost, can you find me?

I am at the furthest distance possible of a major city located 7.53481e-11 parsecs from Canberra. I am at a municipality with over a thousand inhabitants. Now where am I? Hint 1 Hint 2
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You have my sword – A signed 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, an ...
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Fifty countries – 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 desert). ...
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Europa and Mars

Well... how do I word this... Dear Puzzling SE: We're doomed. In two days from now, Europa and Mars will collide. They've sent a message, without themselves. They ask what word is needed. one has a ...
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Lost: a country’s journey

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: A-Countries-Journey. This is part 1. You wake up in a corner. It’s cold here. You head down a dark path. There’s weird graffiti on the walls. You can see ...
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Ola’s Journeys: Adventures in _____

Ah, hello. My friend Ola, well, she’s from UNESCO. ‘Ḅout her, there’s one thing you should know: Her favorite coloŗ, is simply yellow. She also likes lists. There’s not much that works that rhymes ...
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Sun, sea and sand – 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 country). ...
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Present and future – 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, an island). ...
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Four Directions #19 - Where and what am I?

(Resurrecting my series from a few years back. The full answer should address all five lines.) To the North, you might measure spots by the ounce To the East, you might have to know what a glyphis To ...
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Husbands and wives – 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 state). ...
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Travel in the USA

If you decide to travel from state to state in US in alphabetical order how many states can you cover if: The state you are in must share a border with the previous state. The last state in your list ...
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What is a Bipolar Country?

If a country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Bipolar Country. Here is a list, not exhaustive, of some Bipolar and non Bipolar countries: Bipolar Countries Non bipolar Countries FRANCE JAPAN ...
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What is a Bird city™?

If a city conforms to a special rule, I call it a Bird city™. Each city in the World can be tested. This is not a definitive list of Bird cities™. Bird cities™ Not Bird cities™ Paris - France ...
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"What sport is this medal table?" is back

On exactly the same spirit as "What sport is this medal table" Can you find the values of the question marks in this medal table? Three questions for you: Is it related to the Olympic ...
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What sport is this medal table?

Can you find the values of the question marks in this medal table? Three questions for you: Is it related to the Olympic Games? What are USA's medal numbers? What are the four missing nations? ...
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Turquoise waters – 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 peninsula)....
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Island hopping – 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, an ...
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Longest infinite loop of 5 states

This is based on a question I posed in The Nineteenth Byte: What group of 5 states have the longest total name, under the constraint that you must be able to travel from one state to another in the ...
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Change of pace – 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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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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