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GEOGRAPHIC JINGLES

New York Times, Sunday, May 6, 1984

51-Down : Feeble, childish condition

Author:
Beverly Tivin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,598
Across
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These may be bald : PATES
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Three, to Tomás : TRES
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A language in Bangkok : TAI
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Vivaciousness : ESPRIT
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Expiate : ATONE
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What flattops carry : AIRCRAFT
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Stipend : SALARY
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Venezuelan instruments? : CARACASMARACAS
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Inquiry into lost goods : TRACER
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Worldwide workers' org. : ILO
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Hwy. : RTE
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Admission : ENTRY
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Liqueur ingredient : ANISE
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Doral sight : FAIRWAY
33
Certain wise men : MAGI
34
Table fowl : CAPON
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Like certain sports : INDOOR
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Italian metal? : ROMECHROME
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Twilight : EVE
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Situation : STATE
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So : THUS
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Site of Honolulu : OAHU
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Largest of the Truk Islands : TOL
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___ de mer : MAL
48
Max, Buddy or Bugs : BAER
49
Austrian author Marie von ___-Eschenbach : EBNER
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Toltec capital : TULA
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South African headgear? : DURBANTURBAN
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Shawl : WRAP
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Regimental commander : COLONEL
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Ellipses : OVALS
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Xenophobe's fear : ALIENS
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Disposed to love : AMATIVE
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Jar for oil, etc. : CRUSE
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Mercury or Mars, in Marseille : PLANETE
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Scold : BERATE
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Ancient Greek council : BOULE
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Brought into agreement : ALIGNED
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Shake ___ (high-tail it) : ALEG
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Southwestern manor? : DALLASPALACE
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" ... ye better reck the ___": Burns : REDE
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Drug fighting infections : SULFA
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In a skillful way : ABLY
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Concorde : SST
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W.W. II post for Ike : ETO
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"Questa o quella," e.g. : ARIA
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1934 : UREY
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Quiet! : TST
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Some New York traffic sounds? : BRONXHONKS
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Fruitless : BARREN
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Root used in perfume : ORRIS
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Cleopatra attendant : IRAS
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Alighieri admirer : DANTEAN
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Man's slipper : ROMEO
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Miller's "___ the Fall" : AFTER
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Switz., Ger. et al. : EUR
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Ending for function or budget : ARY
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Captivate : ENAMOR
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Island sleepwear? : BAHAMASPAJAMAS
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Announcement : NOTICE
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Belief : CREDENCE
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"___ Psyche": Keats : ODETO
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Pledges : TROTHS
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Sun. talk : SER
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A ruminant : DEER
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Bridge expert : GOREN
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Quaker tenet : PACIFISM
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Legendary Greek heroine : ATALANTA
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Doughnut-shaped : TOROIDAL
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Former Spanish queen : ENA
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Dry, as champagne : SEC
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Toothsome : TASTY
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Coleridge creation : RIME
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Period : ERA
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Yells : SCREAMS
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Strategy : TACTIC
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At a distance : AFAR
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Part of i.e. : EST
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Mexican's woolen blanket : SARAPE
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Flat: Comb. form : PLANO
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Midwestern soup bowl? : RACINETUREEN
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Angers : IRES
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Londoner's radial : TYRE
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Scope : RANGE
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Decay : ROT
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Misfortune : WOE
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Grieve : MOURN
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Comedian Myron : COHEN
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Sino-Russian border river : AMUR
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S.A. ostrich : RHEA
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Limp : HOBBLE
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Hindu princes : RANAS
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With light rapidity, in music : VOLANTE
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Slipped by, as time : ELAPSED
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Board : TABLE
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Judicial writ : BREVE
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Cancels : ERASES
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Moral pang : TWINGE
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Feeble, childish condition : DOTAGE
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Single quantity : UNIT
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Yeastlike fungus : TORULA
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Palate part : UVULA
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Nightclub : CABARET
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Brunch dishes : OMELETS
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Texas beefsteak? : LAREDOTOMATO
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Relieve : ALLAY
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Secular : LAIC
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Grant's first Vice President : COLFAX
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Adjective for buddies : PALLY
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Actress Ina : BALIN
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Spanish coins : DUROS
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Hyde and Regent's : PARKS
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Vigoda et al. : ABES
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Item for Indira : SARI
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Banner : STREAMER
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An ester used in ointments : STEARATE
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"Idylls of the King" poet : TENNYSON
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Without protection : UNARMED
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Staff : MAN
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Bonsai or origami : ART
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Ornamental pin : BROOCH
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To this place : HITHER
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One of Pan's companions : OREAD
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Theda of silents : BARA
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Put off : REMIT
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Miami's super receiver : DUPER
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Schism : RENT
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___ about (time-setting phrase) : ONOR
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Rudiments : ABCS
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Subway token : FARE
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Verb suffix : ESCE
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Legal matter : RES
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Chemical ending : ANE
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Emulate James F. Fixx : JOG
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Stir : ADO

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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