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Old 13 December 2017, 07:22 PM
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Have we considered Gibraltar for question 4? It is a British possession, but it a capital.


Just a thought,

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Old 13 December 2017, 11:03 PM
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(Without looking) I'm fairly sure that's further north than the consensus answer anyway. Think of the shape of Africa. It's certainly further north than the two island capitals we've mentioned.
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Old 14 December 2017, 12:51 AM
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True, Richard W, but it is part of the mainland. It's attached.

I would like to visit it, anyway!

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Old 14 December 2017, 02:17 PM
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I think the intention of the question may have been capitals of independent countries, but given the wording of the question, you are perhaps technically correct Morning.
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Old 14 December 2017, 07:12 PM
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I think it's possible that it is further south, too. Europe makes a kind of horseshoe around northern Africa, and I would not be surprised if Morning's answer is further south than the other main answer.

ETA: For question 7, I know kitap's answer can't be exactly right, because it is definitely not true of Serena Williams. But I wonder if it might be a matter of refining the wording--maybe expanding the category a bit? Because I think that answer as worded may be true of at least 3 of them.

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Old 15 December 2017, 11:40 AM
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I can't comment any more because I've been looking at maps, and so can't say anything about the actual answer! Bah.
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Old 15 December 2017, 11:42 AM
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Re:4 Could it be one of the former Soviet republics? I'm never sure which are Europe and which aren't.
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Old 15 December 2017, 11:57 PM
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I can't comment any more because I've been looking at maps, and so can't say anything about the actual answer! Bah.
That is why I have not commented. After I made my guess, I immediately pulled out the atlas.
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Old 16 December 2017, 07:26 AM
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gopher, all former Soviet republics as well as states formerly under Soviet influence are north of established mainland European states.
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Old 17 December 2017, 01:19 AM
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My dad's vote for #7 is Lisbon. Mine would be Rome..
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