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

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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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Google (Maps) Hacking

So I think I might have been hacked...my Google maps has gone crazy. I tried poking a couple of places in, and it is taking me to the wrong location. When I enter CAYMAN, it tells me it is between the ...
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A Sergeant Sequence Sequel (fan-fic)

Thanks to @Stiv for his original Sergeant Sequence puzzle , and for permission to borrow his characters! Sergeant Sequence yawned as he entered Headquarters at 2am for the second time in just two ...
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Sergeant Sequence takes the case

It was 2am and Sergeant Sequence had been called in to Headquarters urgently. The second he stepped through the door a file was pressed into his hands by the Chief Investigator, who began to talk ...
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An Island Getaway

My friend Pat is a travel agent, and each year we like to go to an island we've never been to before. Being a bit puzzling, Pat doesn't tell me our destination directly, but instead sends me a weird ...
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Where am I supposed to be tonight?

This is bad. Really bad. We’ve only just met, and you don’t know me from Adam, but I really need your help – it’s a matter of national security. I work for… well, let’s just say I work for the ...
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Farewell, Barry Poppins!

-"Don't leave us, Barry Poppins!" The adorable Jade and Nigel don't seem to have taken it too well that I'm leaving. They have followed me around my room as I was packing, weeping and ...
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On visiting a certain place, I wrote a line of poetry. Where was I?

Longest in its kind across the globe Where five of seven meet the shore Here the rights are set in stone To cruise along the world's floor Where am I? Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4 Hint 5 Hint 6 ...
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Guess my dream holiday destination!

Because there is too much space in the grid for some words, eight cells are initially left empty. Once the grid is complete, solvers must find a way to fill the empty cells, keeping all entries as ...
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Numbered Countries

I've assigned numbers to several European nations as shown below. My question is: what's my methodology in choosing these numbers? What would the numbers for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania be? (Note: ...
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Uncle Nestor's postcard crossword

Uncle Nestor is still finding ways to adapt to life inside a socially isolated bubble. Now that we are allowed to visit family members, I was helping him sort through an old drawer of postcards and ...
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A book of mystery - Page III

SHOOVER GOT PAGE 2 (THE ANSWER TO WHICH WAS MCDONALD'S ISLINGTON) AND SOLVE PAGE THREE TO GET A HINT TO SOLVE THE NEXT PAGE. Just as was for solving the first Page number three had started to burst ...
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Uncle Nestor's travel crossword

Uncle Nestor is a renowned global traveller, and can never stay focused on the one thing for too long. In an attempt to pass the time through the current global travel restrictions, Nestor thought it ...
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Objects that are countries or nationalities (#2)

A follow-up to Dmitry Kamenetsky's Objects that are countries or nationalities. Can you figure out what these countries and nationalities are based on the clues? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - ...
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Some geographical names

A certain country of the world was named after a person. Its capital was named after another, different person. The given name (first name) of the first person mentioned above is identical to the ...
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Can you name the country code?

As an hommage to @eyl327's "can you name the country code?" puzzles. Here is one more: Given the country codes of the 10 countries in the following table, can you figure out the country code of ...
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Can you name the Country Code™? (#2)

Given the country codes of 10 countries in the chart below, can you figure out the country code of Brazil? $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{19px}{#2px}}\def\...
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Mystery flag of a country

I have this flag above. The only clue is that this flag belongs to a certain country. If so what country is that? I tried Googling, but it didn't help and I still have no hope. Clue: 4 syllables ...
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Continental nations word search

This square is composed of nations, all in the same continent, written either horizontally or vertically. There is no overlap, each letter belongs to exactly one nation. However, the country names are ...
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Unused By Only Three

First, beg for the most positive among the stables. Now you can do the second, beg for the independent. Now you can do the third, beg for the overlappable. Now you can do the fourth, beg for the ...
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North below south

Mere me, Cast second I, Beg or bay, Till softly I, Leave with a coat on me. Hint 1: Title knowledge Hint 2: English geographical titbit Hint 3: Bear in mind that what Hint 4: I am a ...
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Colouring the map of Canada

A previous question asked whether the map of the USA needs four colors. Now, what about Canada? If you want to assign a colour to each province and territory, so that no two neighbours have the same ...
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A trip around the United Kingdom?

Last year, I visited the following towns and cities in the UK, in order, following a specific route Huddersfield Portsmouth Grantham Sutton Edinburgh Giffnock London Eastbourne Where ...
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My friend's next country

My friend gave me this puzzle. Here is the list of the places I went to, in this particular order, and their scores. United States (USA) 1890.19 Soviet Union (URS) 860.14 France (FRA) 749.02 ...
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Where did she stay?

In 1968, she went to Vientiane. She stayed 1 year Then she went to Ulaanbataar. She stayed 8 years In 1977, she went to ...
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Geography puzzles — find the one-word answer

Below are two separate puzzles, but you will need to solve both to find the one-word answer. Good luck!
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With all five, I'm a country

A tyobrien riddle inspired by Ébe Isaac's. With two, I'm a city With three, I'm a town With four, I'm a village With all five, I'm a country Edit: There are multiple possible correct ...
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Specialist sudoku

I know y'all want to be generalists or something, but here's a little sudoku for (geography) specialists. Enjoy. ABRAU ⋅ AGANTON ⋅ AKUSEKIJIMA ⋅ ALICE HOLT ⋅ ALTENBURG-NOBITZ ⋅ ANJEDIVA ⋅ APULIA ⋅ ...
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A trip around the United States

My journey so far has taken me to the following cities in order: New York (where I started from), Baltimore, Cincinnati, Sioux City, Monroe (La.), and Columbus (Ga.). What's my next stop? Hint: ...
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Locations on the Earth that are all separated by the same distance

What is the maximum number of distinct locations you can select on the surface of the Earth, such that the distance between every pair of locations is the same? Assume that the Earth is a perfect ...
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The Wind Blows as the Wheel Wills

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend and names fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In ...
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Geography crossword

I made a little crossword for you. If you get it right, the keyword will make sense for you :)
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Looking for a Country name

Name the country The Humulus lupulus is our water. The heart is our location. and we are surrounded by the Shakespeare sea.
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United States Towns/States Traversing by Name Puzzle

I’m new to puzzle solving in a structured way, so please go easy on me, but I thought the following was interesting (sorry if it’s not or seems like grunt work). I came up with this while staring ...
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McGraw said in grinning eerie manner

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Double features: The wrap-up

This puzzle is the final part of the Double feature series (first part here). Note: This answers gives away the answers to previous puzzles. The answers to the twelve Double feature puzzles are ...
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Capital Punishment - The Clock is Ticking

A little spooky teaser for the coming Halloween... A minor tag that suits but can't be put in due to the tag limit is omitted. Hints: 1 2 3 4 5
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A Land of Vehicles

I have a mountain named Ul, where cars are born. I have a great farmland, where the cars cross. I have a mountain of cauldrons, where ships are. I have a benevolent river, where airplanes are. I have ...
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How did these grassy hillsides become unevenly terraced? [closed]

In Colombia, many grassy hillsides are unevenly terraced, like in the photo below. How did this happen? This terracing can also occur on hillsides that never had these palm trees on them. It probably ...
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Ewan, Ries, and Avut

There is a unique, well-defined word that completes the following quadruple: Ewan, Ries, Avut, ????. What's this word?
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The Google Earth Challenge: “A dangerous flower”

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers This puzzle will provide a screenshot in somewhere on Google Earth, please try your best to identify where ...
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Relationship Advice

I have big news! I finally have a girlfriend! She's really nice and is studying to be a cartographer. As you know, I don't have much experience with the ladies, so I need some advice. I have been ...
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Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge Ep. 4

Yeh I still can't give out the first hint... Bring it on! :D This puzzle will provide a screenshot in somewhere on Google Earth, please try your best to identify where the location is. The reasons to ...
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A big cat roams through the middle of this Google Earth hunt

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers, :D Note - this puzzle is mostly, if not all, about solving the riddle. I suppose the puzzle could exist ...
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Not Seven This Time - another Google Earth challenge

Where is this? Please don't use Google reverse image search, but solve the puzzle using inspiration and deduction.
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Seven Places at Once - Another Google Earth Challenge?

This puzzle is based on Where is it? - The Google Earth Challenge series started by Conifers, :D As usual, no reverse image are allowed. Hey, check these out! These seven places are so special ...

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