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There are 6 decoy countries that answer none of the questions.
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Can be rearranged to form the opposite of digital
Contains two Greek letters
Becomes a woman's name when you remove its first letter (Top 50 in the US at some point)
Might be what Scrooge would say about summer precipitation
Becomes another word if you turn all its vowels into O
Contains the name of a 4-letter country
Can be typed entirely with the top row of the keyboard
Backwards could be a specific apartment in a building
Backwards, with its first and last letters removed, makes a word meaning to tell the future
Becomes an animal if you change its first letter to a D and flip the word backwards
Becomes an adjective that does not describe this country if you remove its first letter
Contains a 3-letter body part not found on the head
Contains a chemical element's name
Looks like a phrase meaning to talk incessantly
Spaced differently, is a song by Flock of Seagulls
Begins with a word that means untidy
Becomes a military weapon when you change its last letter
Sounds like a phrase meaning 'Thought about deeply' when said by a Bostonian
Contains three consecutive letters of the alphabet in order
Contains both 10 point Scrabble letters
This sounds like how you feel if an item you bought was passed off as something valuable in an online auction
This becomes an old term for a prison guard when an N is added to the middle
Looks like what Tom Cruise gave to his daughter when she was born
Contains three different solfège musical notes
Its first four and last four letters both make uncapitalized words
Contains a word for an old-school anesthetic
Can be split in two equal halves of the same length to make two uncapitalized words
Contains four consecutive letters used in Roman numerals
Would contain three consecutive dotted letters in lowercase
Contains a 5-letter long African animal
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Apr 5th, 2012 at 04:33 GMT
I love puzzles like this! (Side question: doesn't "Philippines" also have three letters below the line if written in lower case? I guess you're thinking that the first P would still be capitalized.)
Apr 5th, 2012 at 04:36 GMT
The element one was particularly clever—I thought,
doesn't count; it's got to be the English name
and kept looking accordingly.
One small suggestion: I wouldn't call
Apr 5th, 2012 at 04:39 GMT
@Sorry about that Q_Pheevr. noun was supposed to just be 'word' and has been fixed. And I totally forgot about the letter P, so I rephrased the question @decofloorlamp. Thanks
Apr 5th, 2012 at 05:39 GMT
also fit the definition for the Kyrgyzstan clue?
Apr 5th, 2012 at 06:14 GMT
@BombaySapphire OK. I gave up on having KYRGYZSTAN on here. It just didn't fit well, so I replaced it with a backup country. Thanks for being so understanding everyone.
Apr 5th, 2012 at 13:33 GMT
Apr 5th, 2012 at 20:37 GMT
In retrospect, I see what you were going with for Egypt, but you might want to add "Minus a letter" to "This sounds like how you feel if an item you bought was passed off as something valuable in an online auction", because I felt like a "Turkey".
Apr 6th, 2012 at 13:16 GMT
@MRL: The "E-" prefix is specifically to suggest that it was online.
Apr 9th, 2012 at 15:56 GMT
Whoever wrote this quiz has clearly never met my sister Omalia.
Apr 9th, 2012 at 16:01 GMT
Iceland has two uncapitalized nouns. Why does it not count in that question?
Apr 9th, 2012 at 16:08 GMT
After Googling icela and celan, I now know that an eland is an antelope. Thank you sprout, I enjoyed that a lot!
Apr 9th, 2012 at 18:21 GMT
There's an 'in' or similar missing in the 'turnkey' question. Fun quiz though.
Apr 9th, 2012 at 19:16 GMT
aren't BAH and RAIN also two independent non-capitalized words?
Apr 9th, 2012 at 19:26 GMT
@All The question said that you had to split the word into two equal parts to make two uncapitalized nouns. I just clarified that further to point out that split into two equal parts means both halves have to be the same length.
Apr 9th, 2012 at 19:41 GMT
I'd argue that "ice" (in Iceland) is about as old-school of an anesthetic as you can get... (I'm just bitter I didn't see "ether") :P
Apr 9th, 2012 at 19:46 GMT
Also there are more options than dominican republic for the musical notes clue (i.e. Algeria: A, G, E). Unless you mean it only contains one of each of the three which is not clear by the clue.
Apr 9th, 2012 at 20:57 GMT
@Danman4pres It was referring to the solfège notes (DO, RE, ... etc). So I reclarified that questions o that people don't think it is just the letters A through G.
Apr 10th, 2012 at 13:13 GMT
Apr 10th, 2012 at 16:55 GMT
Really awesome. I loved these puzzles in GAMES Magazine, and this is a perfect Sporclification. Laughed out loud at SURINAME, and at least smirked to myself for BAHRAIN. Also who else looked for TUVALU when the clue for AFGHANISTAN came up?
Apr 10th, 2012 at 18:53 GMT
What a COOL quiz!!!
Apr 11th, 2012 at 01:48 GMT
I think I found a glitch with the Clickable quizzes.... I got a question wrong but realized what the right answer was right after I clicked the wrong answer, so I clicked back and went 2 back. That question I missed never popped up again. That's not supposed to happen, right?
Apr 11th, 2012 at 03:09 GMT
@starvingturkey Actually, the way these games are set up, is once you get a question wrong, that question is gone from the queue of questions. So when you go back you can only scan through the ones you haven't answered yet.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 21:15 GMT
rwanda sounds like a Bostonian said "I Wonder" which could be thinking deeply...no? ok...
Apr 13th, 2012 at 09:14 GMT
Slight flaw with the 3-letter body part question: Philippines contains lip, but isn't the required answer.
Apr 13th, 2012 at 15:48 GMT
@Tinis The question says "3-letter body part not found on the head" and I'm pretty sure that rules out lip :)
Apr 14th, 2012 at 00:10 GMT
Only one complaint...I didn't intend to take up 15 minutes on Sporcle today. Great quiz!!
Apr 18th, 2012 at 21:51 GMT
Nice quiz. If you remove the first letter of Grenada you get Renada which, while not as common as the answer you were looking for, does technically meet the criteria.
Nov 27th, 2012 at 00:44 GMT
I love the Egypt one.
Nov 28th, 2012 at 00:06 GMT
I was hoping that Ominican Republic had suddenly become a popular girls name in the US
Nov 29th, 2012 at 17:20 GMT
While I was sitting with my Bostonian girlfriend N'Gola in our senippilihp, we wondered whether some of the questions weren't ambiguous. We got so heated, she kiribbed ati and just wouldn't shut up. I was about to doze her with some ahrai we keep in the house for emergency purposes. But then we "mozamb ique" it a little longer, how she said, and decided for five globes.
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