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This week’s brainteaser is a Friday Word Puzzle. We’ll give you a category and the first letters of five countries that fall into that category, and you fill in the rest. Keep in mind that there may be more than one possible response for each letter. For examples, check out this blog post.

Ready to give it a try? Here’s this week’s challenge:

index card puzzle


Enter your list of countries in the comments below. You have until Monday, August 4, at 11:59 p.m. ET to post your response. We’ll keep all comments private until then. On Tuesday morning we’ll choose one winner at random to receive an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug. Note: Although all are welcome to play, we can only ship prizes to the Continental U.S.

Editor’s Note: This contest has ended. The winner is Gwen McGraahan, who has won an IndependentTraveler.com travel mug. Congratulations! Check out the winning entry below.

puzzle asking which countries have stars in their flag


Stay tuned for further chances to win!

– created by Dori Saltzman

11 Responses to “Friday Word Puzzle: Countries with Stars in Their Flag”

  1. Kelly Malleck says:

    S – Somalia
    I – Iraq
    V – Vietnam
    M – Malaysia
    P – Panama

  2. D Green says:

    St. Kitts and Nevis
    Israel
    Vietnam
    Morocco
    Panama

  3. Betty says:

    USA, Cuba, St. Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Suriname, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Slovenia (6-point), Moldova (8-point), Croatia (6-point), Bosnia & Herzegovina, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Cape Verde, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (6-point), Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi (6-point), Sao Tome & Principe, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Comoros, Azerbaijan (8-point), Syria, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, China, North Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Australia (7-point/5-point), New Zealand, Micronesia, Marshall Islands (24-point), Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru (12-point), and Samoa

  4. Liz Schilling says:

    Somaliland, Iraq, Venezuela, Morocco, Panama,

  5. Janet Gigg says:

    Senegal
    Iraq
    Venezuela
    Morocco
    Panama

  6. Caprice Kutz says:

    Senegal
    Israel
    Venezuela
    Micronesia
    Phillipines

  7. deb crosby says:

    S – Somalia
    I – Iraq
    V – Venezuela
    M – Morocco
    P – Panama

  8. Gwen McGraahan says:

    Syria, Israel, Vietnam, Morocco, Panama

  9. Bonnie says:

    S – Singapore
    I – Israel
    V – Vietnam
    M – Mauritania
    P – Papua New Guinea

  10. Barbie says:

    S – Somalia
    I – India
    V – Venezuela
    M – Mozambique
    P – Pakistan

  11. Michael says:

    I hope I’m not too late, but I don’t see any other responses, so here’s my guess:

    Senegal
    Israel
    Venezuela
    Morocco
    Pakistan

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