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Postby tarek » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:20 pm

It is not that obvious MCC........We know it is a city, start & end is known, & the continent is known....... Why can't we find it ???

Is it a fictional city ? (like Zenda, Ruritania)
How big is this city?
Is it north or south of the equator?

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Postby JPF » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:32 pm

ZA = South Africa (ISO 3166 country code, from Zuid-Afrika) ???

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Postby Myth Jellies » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:16 pm

Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan (which has the same head as suddenly) actually means "elephant trunk." I figured I would toss it out there before I figured out how well it might fit the other clues.

Another Z*a city is Zagazia AEgypt, not far from Cairo and Giza

AEgypt or Egypt and Sudan were once part of the same territory as well?
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Postby emm » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:22 pm

MCC wrote:it was hidden for a time behind a iron curtain

The reference to the Iron Curtain must be to the boycott of South Africa during the apartheid years.

I think JPF's Zuid-Afrika would be right except for the i's.

The other Z word that springs to mind is Zulu - they went off and lost quite a few heads (and eyes).
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Postby underquark » Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:50 am

:?:Zukwala

- a big, flat-topped mountain in Ethiopia; once a volcano (lost its head) and now with a caldera:

Location: 8.32N, 38.52E
Elevation: 9184 ft (2800 m)

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Postby Myth Jellies » Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:01 am

I like underquark's volcano answer.

I don't think we ever established that it was a city.

It might even be Tanganyika and Zanzibar (now Tanzania):)
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Postby MCC » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:08 am

tarek wrote:It is not that obvious MCC........We know it is a city, start & end is known, & the continent is known....... Why can't we find it ???

Is it a fictional city ? (like Zenda, Ruritania)
How big is this city?
Is it north or south of the equator?

It is real and use to be the capital.

2005 census - population 100,000

South of the equator.

It's not South Africa.

Or Khartoum or Sudan or Zagazia AEgypt or Cairo or Giza.

When I said:
...it was hidden for a time behind an iron curtain.


I was referring to another place of the same name somewhere in Eastern Europe.

It's not Zukwala.

Although it does have a "Plateau", arguably it's most famous feature.

It's not Tanganyika and Zanzibar (now Tanzania)

You can catch a bus to here from a place that has an apparent connection to David Livingstone.


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Postby udosuk » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:44 am

The answer must be Zomba, former capital of Nyasaland, Malawi... But I'm none the wiser what a headless body has to do with "omb"...:( I thought "Zabeta" worked because "abet" was "alphabet" without the head "alph"...
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Postby MCC » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:15 pm

udosuk wrote:The answer must be Zomba, former capital of Nyasaland, Malawi... But I'm none the wiser what a headless body has to do with "omb"...:( I thought "Zabeta" worked because "abet" was "alphabet" without the head "alph"...

This is of course, correct, it is Zomba, well done.

The headless body:
I lost my head when I went off suddenly.

"I" = Bomb - explode - lost head "B" = omb.


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Postby emm » Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:23 am

I never came across Zomba - even though I had the bomb thing in mind which was what first took me to India & BANGladesh.

Good riddle MCC - as usual I picked up a lot of interesting bits of information along the way.
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Postby tarek » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:43 am

There is a chink in my geography knowledge .... it is exactly just where Zomba is:(

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Postby MCC » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:59 am

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Postby tarek » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:35 am

Thanx MCC, Zomba & Bomb are closer than u think...... i remeber the famous Italian skiier & his famous nickname "TOMBA LA BOMBA"

I still laugh at how I reached SIAM:idea:

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