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A City Within a City

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#14419
Fun:*** (2.57)
Difficulty:*** (2.43)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:mathemagicianus****
Corrected By:phrebh

 

 

 



Notice how the following words contain the spelled out name of a U.S. city:

TEMPErature (Tempe, Az.)
RENOvate (Reno, Nev.)

Can you give the name of a world city that contains within it the spelled out name of a U.S. state capital?



Answer

Jerusalem

(Salem is the capital of Oregon)

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Comments

jimbo*au*
Sep 04, 2003

Gee I got that one. I must be Americanising.
tsimkinAus*
Dec 20, 2004

Jimbo -- you'll be Americanising when you start to spell it Americanizing.
kcelf27**
Apr 28, 2005

If I read it right I may have had a clue, but I read WORD city instead of WORLD city. I live in OR, I should have had a heads up.
silly_goose*us*
May 19, 2005

Way to go OREGON! Even though I live in Washington... It's fun when things relate to nearby places...not much happens here in the Pacific nw, can you tell?
geofreak2010*
Jun 24, 2005

Very easy, got it in like 2 seconds. Partly because I live an hour from Salem, too.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 01, 2005

Got me stumped but fun. Keep up the good job.
KalliannAus*
Jan 05, 2006

I must be tired becasue this one flew right over my head. I could not figure it out and then I seen the answer! It is a head slapper for sure.
sishead
Apr 01, 2006

that was a good one
Albinoblade
Oct 02, 2007

I got this one, but my first thought was Dover, name after Dover England. But I'm not sure I would call it a world city.

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