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United Nations (BB417)

16 June, 2013

BURK – I’ve just discovered – represents the combined economies of Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. If that’s the case, then what other adjacent clusters of nations can claim these acronyms?

(You may need your atlas if you’re no student of geography. And while the book’s open, is there any other adjacent acronym to engineer?)

  1. INC
  2. PEC
  3. PITA
  4. BUMS
  5. TURKS
  6. HAIL

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK
BB416 SOLUTION: TV SHOWS: The Nanny, Insiders, Lateline, Star Trek (Iron Chef)

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