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Can you name the scrambled places to reveal the hidden place in each group?
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In each of the first 7 groups. unscramble the 7 place names to reveal the hidden place which may run in any diagonal direction. Enter the hidden place from each group to reveal the final answers.
JULBEMD Geography: Hidden Places II
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Apr 26th, 2011 at 04:32 GMT
Wow, what a difference adding a seventh letter makes! Far more challenging and enjoyable. Is it just me, or did the solution for Group C unveil itself after inputting only the first 6 letters?
Apr 26th, 2011 at 04:36 GMT
Thanks, just wait until I add an 8th letter! Good catch, I have added the missing letter.
Apr 26th, 2011 at 04:45 GMT
Also, a question for the highly educated Sporcle geography crowd. I spent FOREVER looking for another non-obscure 7 letter place with the 5th letter 'b'(Namibia is the only one I found). It took a long time to get two words to cross diagonally while being able to fill it in with other countries and after I finally figured that out I had to scrap it all because I just couldn't find one. This is just to satisfy my own curiosity now - but I know that there has to be some - what did I miss?
Apr 26th, 2011 at 08:32 GMT
How obscure is obscure? As a jumping-off point, I thought of places that might end in Bay — such as Coos Bay, Oregon; or the Back Bay section of Boston. Or are two-word answers off the table?
Apr 26th, 2011 at 12:29 GMT
Good thinking, I never considered using bay - and I used St. Louis and St. Lucia so 2 words are fine, although I must say that even if I had come up with either of those I wouldn't have used them since they aren't well known enough. But they are much better than the nothing I came up with.
Apr 26th, 2011 at 13:43 GMT
@Betraisefold: Azkaban ;)
Apr 26th, 2011 at 13:56 GMT
: Coimbra and Setubal are well-known...in Portugal.
Apr 26th, 2011 at 15:47 GMT
@caramba: Coimbra! I should've thought of that! Haven't heard of Setubal though. @yippeeyappee: HA - clever, and it wouldn't surprise me if some town somewhere has changed their name to that for the tourism.
Apr 26th, 2011 at 15:58 GMT
Nope, can't find any other well-known places... There's Antibes on the Cote d'Azur, Dhanbad in India, Vicebsk in Belarus, Maribor in Slovenia, Celebes (former name of Sulawesi). Alright, I did a little bit of research, but I thought it was an interesting quest ;)
Apr 26th, 2011 at 19:11 GMT
very minor comment on an otherwise fantastic quiz...when i went to put in "st louis", i included a space as i normally would, but it wouldn't accept it - i'm thinking this may be because of your parentheses in the answer? possibly consider taking "st louis" with the space if that's something you can fix. if not...i'm sure people are smart enough to figure it out. again...fantastic job putting this together!
Apr 26th, 2011 at 20:47 GMT
@Onno; Thanks for that, I appreciate it - and I'm disappointed that I didn't at least think of Celebes (I've seen it many times playing Axis & Allies) although I wouldn't have used it anyway.@metagloria: I have no idea why it wouldn't accept it with the space, but I have added it (and St Lucia). Thanks for the help.
Apr 26th, 2011 at 23:15 GMT
I thought maybe Mumbai would have an alternative spelling/obsolete version which would satisfy your criteria (you wouldn't be able to use it, of course, so just for fun) - apparently it was recorded as Boon Bay in 1690 by British explorers. Azkaban is probably the least obscure answer suggested thus far... The largest city I've been able to find that satisfies the criterion is Nigeria's Calabar with 1.2 million. Any higher? (...I realize all of this is highly useless to your quiz, but it's a fun challenge!)
Apr 28th, 2011 at 20:26 GMT
St. Lucia! Dagnabit. Well, if it were up to me, I'd have you put a "." (period) in between, but this counts. GREAT QUIZ.
Jun 1st, 2011 at 15:20 GMT
I'm moving to CLITUSA
Jun 11th, 2011 at 10:40 GMT
Actually,I think Celebes would have been a good enough suggestion, as it's still the name of a Sea in the Pacific.
Nov 19th, 2012 at 14:13 GMT
I found Eritrea in the final answer.
Nov 19th, 2012 at 21:55 GMT
Wow, looks like a lot of thought went into this one, well done!
Nov 20th, 2012 at 03:49 GMT
This was great! However, HACKAIR/ Karachi also unjumbles as Chakari. That one caught me up a bit
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Nov 24th, 2012 at 20:02 GMT
This is definitely the hardest in the series so far. Wonderful quiz!
Nov 24th, 2012 at 20:08 GMT
I don't like abbreviations as part of jumbles. This is well done, but at least one I didn't get because I wasn't looking for abbreviations. Nothing in the directions about it either. When you have mixed cities, states, and countries, that should be enough.
Nov 24th, 2012 at 20:58 GMT
What, there isn't a city called Juanita?
Nov 24th, 2012 at 22:18 GMT
Just guessing countries when I landed on Armenia. I was proud of that. Nice quiz.
Nov 24th, 2012 at 23:36 GMT
Might be a little bit easier if each group had some sort of theme. Otherwise you're kind of pulling at straws here.
Nov 25th, 2012 at 00:17 GMT
I suppose that (when possible) the quizmaker tried to use real words for the scrambled names, like RED NAIL, NON ABLE or ARMY MAN. Some of them are even related to the names of the countries: if you walk in Lesotho you can get a HOT SOLE. Zloty is the currency of Poland AS RUBLE is that of Belarus. Like in other Islamic countries, in Bahrain there is a HAIR BAN (at least for women).
Nov 25th, 2012 at 00:23 GMT
There should be a special forfeit for idiot people like me who didn't get the country they come from. REDNAIL - gah!
Nov 25th, 2012 at 00:44 GMT
Time should be extended. This is a very challenging puzzle with a mixture of cities, states and countries. Making it a race against the clock just takes away from the enjoyment of an excellent quiz.
Nov 25th, 2012 at 02:16 GMT
I like jumble word quizzes, and I like geography quizzes. To me a better hybrid is one that actually draws on geographical knowledge beyond just name recognition - like dcmldcml suggested with thematic groups.
Nov 25th, 2012 at 04:33 GMT
Disney World is like a huge maze... especially when you have to use the bathroom but can't find the DARN LOO.
Nov 25th, 2012 at 22:24 GMT
Very difficult! Especially when you aren't sure if the answer is a city, country, or a state in the U.S. I got all the final answers, filling in the gaps by guessing, but I got stumped on a lot of the regular answers in the different groups.
Nov 29th, 2012 at 16:08 GMT
Very nicely constructed puzzle! Never thought I'd be able to finish it, but the more you get, the more clues you have and the easier it is to complete. Five orbs.
Dec 3rd, 2012 at 15:24 GMT
Yauuurg, that was a tough quiz! Thanks!
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