Word Ladder: Countries

Can you complete the three-letter word ladders, in which each column is a separate ladder and in which color-coded boxes are countries of the world?*


Capital: Thimphu

R&B/soul singer Cantrell
Sandwich named by 3-ingredient acronym

Ball-hitting object in baseball

Capital: Riga

To allow

To place or lay

Capital: Belgrade

Belonging to a female

A female bird (ie: domestic fowl)

A wild animal's lair

A high-ranking member of the Mafia
First widely-installed operating system for personal computers

Capital: Pristina

'Star Trek' Klingon warrior played by John Colicos


Element with chemical symbol Sn
Capital: Singapore

Singer of 'Breathe Me' and 'Titanium'


Namely; in other words

Business, informally


Breast-supporting undergarment for women

Southern constellation situated between Scorpius and Triangulum Australe
Capital: Buenos Aires

The DNS domain name for Wikipedia
'Gold' in Spanish and Italian


Female sex cells

To apprehend or catch (ie: a wrongdoer)
To talk about trivial matters

The flat area between the waist and knees of a seated person

An edge or rim of a hollow container

To move at high speed

Titular Invader from a Nickelodeon cartoon
Capital: Lusaka
The whole life optimal management of an organization's physical assets to maximize value

To consume or devour



Capital: Jakarta

Common suffix for the present participle verb form

Capital: Luanda

Expression of mild surprise: '___ whiz'

Capital: Athens


Microprocessor paradigm using otherwise wasted instruction cycles
Energy unit based on energy released by burning a barrel of crude oil
A constrictor snake, or a fashionable long, thin stole of feathers
Capital: Brasília


'Day' in Spanish

Human chromosomal genetic material


Suffix meaning 'of the nature of'


Univ. of Mississippi nickname: '___ Miss'


The solid phase of water


A female sheep

To be in debt to

A hooting bird, or a Hogwarts exam



A pimple

A mouse, or a breast

1968 Vietnam military campaign: ___ Offensive

Hot drink made from leaves or flowers
The ocean


To seat onself

2 x 3 =

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  • *Countries, in colored boxes, are divided into three-letter fragments that span several columns and are read from left to right, with the clue for each in the leftmost box. Countries are 1 word each.
Classic: Type in answers that appear in a list
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2024

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