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    Find the city (capital)

    Each sentence conceals a famous world capital, spelt in consecutive letters. See if you can spot the capital city in each!
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    1. Captain Nemo scowled.
    2. With less violence, the film can be R-rated.
    3. The Red Cross will call on donors for money.
    4. Population is swelling to new heights.
    5. Peace activists boycott a war conference.
    6. Would you consider Eric a pet owner?
    7. Kicking stones can hurt your toes.
    8. We returned three bushels in kind.
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    1. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Moscow</span hide>
    2. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Canberra</span hide>
    3. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">London</span hide>
    4. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Wellington</span hide>
    5. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Ottawa</span hide>
    6. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Cape Town</span hide>
    7. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Kingston (Jamaica?)</span hide>
    8. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Helsinki</span hide>

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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    WOW -- Can I ask you how to found these sooo fast?
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Just scanned each sentence from left to right until something jumped out at me. No 6 took me the longest, since I think of that one as <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Kaapstad</span hide>.

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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Ek sou Kaapstad ook aanvaar! (I would have accepted Kaapstad too!) <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Yes, but that wasn't the name hidden in the sentence. I tried to explain why it took me longer to "see" that one.

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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    I understand, but what ever language, I would have seen that you spotted the answer! There is only one way to translate Kaapstad!
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    well done rudi - good puzzle and bonus point for not saying <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">sydney for australia</span hide>
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Morning to you Timbo,

    I think that was the luck of the puzzle. Would be quite hard to think up a sentence with those consecutive letter combinations! However, you seem to have some past heartache with Sydney. What happened to bring this about when you lived there???
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    no heart ache at all - great city to live in and at some (unknown) time in the future, I will return there. Its just that everyone outside Aust (maybe some inside too) think that Sydney is the capital of Australia when it is really Canberra.
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Ahh. Sydney is more publisised and seems to be a favoured destination. Strange that you don't hear too much about Canberra?
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Canberra is ok, lots of galleries and the like - a great war memorial - but to be honest, it is full of politicians.
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Thats why! Politicians >> that counts for the war museum being there <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Tooo much of <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> = <img src=/S/liar.gif border=0 alt=liar width=25 height=22> = <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> = <img src=/S/bif.gif border=0 alt=bif width=70 height=28> = <img src=/S/razz.gif border=0 alt=razz width=25 height=17> = <img src=/S/blowup.gif border=0 alt=blowup width=60 height=60>
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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> but isn't the capital of South Africa - Pretoria? I know (think) that parliment meets part-time in Cape Town, but does that make it a (joint?) capital?

    Other Captials that may not be what you think;

    Nigeria (not Lagos)
    Brazil (not Rio)
    Switzerland (not Zurich or Geneva or Basle or Chur)
    Germany (no longer Bonn)
    S Korea (not yet, but soon not to be Seoul)
    British Columbia (not Vancouver)
    Alberta (not Calgary)
    Quebec (not Montreal)
    just about every US state (not the biggest city)

    any others ...???

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    Re: Find the city (capital)

    Pretoria is the debated Capital of south Africa. Cape Town is the Historical capital and Bloemfontein is known to be the Legal Capital. All very confusing!!!
    Ask most south africans, and they will either say Pretoria or Cape Town. I stay in Cape Town so I obviously will say CT. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    As you say though, its a joint partnership!
    You have good knowledge of SA <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>
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