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    World cities

    Post  George on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 18:18

    Uninteresting study of Canadian city (6)

    Solution: DRYDEN.


    Dryden is in Ontario, Canada. Also: Tucuruí is in Brazil, and Bauchi is in Nigeria.



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    Post  Vicky on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 19:35

    In today’s edition of “Eggheads”, there was a question on the flag of Equatorial Guinea.

    I am not familiar with this flag – but I do know an interesting fact about Equatorial Guinea! cheers It is the only African country (i.e. sovereign state) which has Spanish as an official language. Smile

    Cities in Equatorial Guinea include Bata, and the capital Malabo.
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    Post  George on Wed 29 Nov 2017, 20:01

    Medford, Natchez and Monroe are in the USA, Valle de la Pascua is in Venezuela, Imperatriz is in Brazil, Rundu is in Namibia, and Menongue is in Angola.



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    Re: World cities

    Post  Ian on Sat 09 Dec 2017, 19:46

    Champaign is in Illinois, USA. This is mentioned in the episode “Beyond the Grave” of Midsomer Murders – an episode which makes reference to the English Civil War (1642–51).

    I know that this War was fought between sides called Cavaliers and Roundheads. But I fail to see any connection between Cavaliers and homosexuals, as insinuated in the Midsomer Murders episode.
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    Post  George on Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:18

    Asiatic leader finally died by opposing a Russian city (8)

    Solution: KHANDYGA.


    Khandyga is in Russia. Also: Elliot Lake is in Canada, Fonte Boa is in Brazil, and Kyzylorda is in Kazakhstan.



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    Post  Sophie on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 16:14

    Chinese city is no-n-not co-c-cold (6)
    Solution: HOHHOT.

    Hohhot (or Huhehot) is in Inner Mongolia, China. In physics, if something is hot, it has a high temperature. Cool
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    Re: World cities

    Post  George on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 16:21

    Sports governing body back to front in Saudi Arabian city (4)

    Solution: AFIF.


    ʿAfīf is in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia. Also: Young is in Australia, Val-d’Or and Rivière-du-Loup are in Canada, Bria is in the Central African Republic, Am Timan is in Chad, Boende is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangassou is in the Central African Republic, and Tongliao is in China.



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    Post  Dave on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 18:21

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup was hosted in Brazil – and one of the subjects on today’s “Pointless” was World Cities!

    I could not believe that nobody remembered anything about Recife, Manaus, Salvador – especially as this answer turned out to be the lowest-scoring by a mile. Shocked These are of course three of the host cities of the last World Cup. The others were Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Natal, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and, famously, Belo Horizonte – where one of the semifinal matches finished Brazil 1–7 Germany. (Germany were out of this world in this match – while Brazil were out of that World Cup after that match.)

    I mean, that World Cup was not so long ago, was it? I was so cheesed off that I stopped watching the programme after that round.
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    Post  George on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 17:53

    Hans will ruin Australian city (4,4)

    Solution: SWAN HILL.


    Swan Hill is in Victoria, Australia. Also: Tanjung Pandan is in Indonesia, Savave and Tanrake are in Tuvalu, Moerai is in French Polynesia (France), Wichita Falls is in the USA, Comandante Luis Piedrabuena and Sarmiento are in Argentina, and Khamis Mushait is in Saudi Arabia.



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    Post  Vicky on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 20:01

    Wichita Falls, Texas is not to be confused with Wichita, Kansas. The character Dorothy Gale in L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is from Kansas.
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    Post  George on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 19:12

    Part of Humber rivals Australian city (5)

    Solution: BERRI.


    Berri is in Victoria, Australia. Also: Camarones is in Argentina, Makurdi is in Nigeria, and Dalnegorsk is in Russia.



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    Post  Vicky on Sat 06 Jan 2018, 14:36

    Double greeting for most of Tongan village (6)
    Solution: HIHIFO.

    Hihifo is on the island of Niuatoputapu, Tonga. According to Wikipedia, the name in Tongan means “west”.
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    Re: World cities

    Post  George on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 23:01

    Came out unsteadily, lacking energy, in Colombian city (6)

    Solution: TUMACO.


    Tumaco is in the Nariño Department, Colombia. Also: Woodward and Meridian are in the USA, Añatuya and Villa María are in Argentina, Letlhakane is in Botswana, and Choma is in Zambia.



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    Post  Ian on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 20:55

    Sound of vehicle in American city? (3,4)
    Solution: VAN HORN.

    Van Horn is in Texas, USA. It is named after James Judson Van Horn (1834–98), an army lieutenant.
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    Post  George on Fri 12 Jan 2018, 23:17

    Reveal sad American city (4,3)

    Solution: SHOW LOW.


    Show Low is in Arizona, USA.



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    Re: World cities

    Post  Dave on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 18:44

    Ha! A burk is confused in Uzbek city (7)
    Solution: BUKHARA.

    Bukhara is in Bukhara Region, Uzbekistan. In today’s edition of “The Chase”, there was a question on the gymnast Oksana Chusovitina, who participated in a record 7th Olympic Games in Rio 2016 at the age of 41: she was born in Bukhara. Other Uzbek cities include Samarqand, Nukus and the capital Tashkent.
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    Post  George on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 21:59

    I thank you, but I rejected a Brazilian city (8)

    Solution: ITAITUBA.


    Itaituba is in the state of Pará, Brazil. Jacareacanga, Oriximiná, Itacoatiara and Parintins are also in Brazil.



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    Re: World cities

    Post  Michael on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:10

    Australian town in favour of utter tosh, first and last (8)
    Solution: FORSAYTH.

    Forsayth is in Queensland, Australia. Another cryptic clue might be: “Comedian digesting article in Australian town (8)” – but this is not as nice as the one above. The late Bruce Forsyth was famous for his catchphrase “(it’s) nice to see you – to see you nice”.
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    Post  George on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 22:17

    Wildly bait a world organization inside a Brazilian city (8)

    Solution: ITABUNA.


    Itabuna is in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Nanuque is also in Brazil.



    Wrong attire for Algierian city (6)

    Solution: TIARET.


    Tiaret is in Tiaret Province, Algeria. Biskra, Laghouat, El Bayadh and Djelfa are also in Algeria.



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    Re: World cities

    Post  Michael on Sat 27 Jan 2018, 18:35

    The Spanish I’m backing gets caught in sticky substance in Moroccan city (7)
    Solution: GUELMIM.

    Guelmim is in the Guelmim-Oued Noun region, Morocco. The capital of Morocco is Rabat, but its largest city is Casablanca. And, who can forget the classic film Casablanca? Though the movie won the Best Picture Oscar, what a shame that neither Humphrey Bogart nor Ingrid Bergman won an Academy Award for their roles in it. But Bogart did win the Best Actor Oscar for The African Queen, while Bergman won Best Actress Oscars for Gaslight and Anastasia.
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    Post  George on Sat 27 Jan 2018, 19:08

    Casablanca would be Spanish for “Whitehouse”.


    A member of body first to run, expecting to enter Brazilian city (8)

    Solution: ALEGRETE.


    Alegrete is in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Araçatuba, Governador Valadares, Uruguaiana, Umuarama, Jataí, Ituiutaba and Bauru are also in Brazil.



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    Re: World cities

    Post  Vicky on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 16:54

    French person speaking who is Portuguese in Brazilian city (6)
    Solution: JEQUIÉ.

    Jequié is in Bahia, Brazil. Je and qui are French for “I” (person speaking) and “who” respectively, “is” in Portuguese is é. I think it’s quite an elegant cryptic, even if it does not make much literal sense. geek
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    Post  George on Sun 28 Jan 2018, 23:40

    Vehicle in reverse almost ran into two in Brazilian city (7)

    Solution: NAVIRAÍ.


    Naviraí (which is actually a municipality) is in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Ariquemes, Ji-Paraná, São Borja, and Araxá are also in Brazil.



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    Re: World cities

    Post  Vicky on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 17:39

    Stupid one in Comorian city (6)
    Solution: MORONI.

    Moroni is the capital of the Comoros. Mongolia however goes one better …

    Stupid Mongolian town (5)
    Solution: MÖRÖN.

    “Ö” is a transliteration of the letter Ө in Mongolian Cyrillic.
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    Re: World cities

    Post  George on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 19:53

    Bird back in Pakistani city (4)

    Solution: SIBI.



    Cub is nearly turned back in Malaysian town (4)

    Solution: SIBU.



    Three or four elements in Romanian city (5)

    Solution: SIBIU. (That is: (1) silicon, bismuth, uranium, or (2a) silicon, boron, iodine, uranium, or (2b) sulphur, iodine, bismuth, uranium.)



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    Re: World cities

    Post  Melissa Today at 02:41

    Even in silence, problems for American city (5, 5)
    Solution: SEVEN HILLS.

    Seven Hills is in Ohio, USA – as we learn in the last episode, “Overseas”, of the present series of QI, in the part where we also learn that Rome was built on eight rather than seven hills (the Vatican Hill not traditionally included in the list for some reason or other) and where Alan Davies and Bill Bailey off on a tangent discussing hilly and not so hilly places in the world. According to the two of them, there is no crime in Holland and Belgium because these two countries are so flat that everyone can see each other for miles.

    But then it might be because the countries are so flat that everyone is on the level. lol!

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