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What are Iceland and New Zealand's North Island?
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STUPID ANSWERS:

This is the most commonly used entry in New York Times Crosswords, in the Will Shortz era
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What is ERA? The most commonly used entry over the whole history of the NYT crossword is AREA, followed by ERA, and then ERIE.

https://www.xwordinfo.com/Popular?year=alltime

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:01 pm
STUPID ANSWERS:

This is the most commonly used entry in New York Times Crosswords, in the Will Shortz era
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What is ERA?
This has made me wish for Stupid Answers as an FJ category.

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:33 pm
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What are Iceland and New Zealand's North Island?
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Correct! I wondered if enough people knew which island Wellington is on, and if they didn't, how many would be inclined to guess the island farther south.

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Made-up:

CLOTHING

Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki manufactures over 40% of the world's supply of these.
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What are zippers?
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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:51 am
Made-up:

FASHION

Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki manufactures over 40% of the world's supply of these.
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What are zippers?
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now THAT is an excellent question
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triviawayne wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 am
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:51 am
Made-up:

FASHION

Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki manufactures over 40% of the world's supply of these.
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What are zippers?
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now THAT is an excellent question
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All you have to do is look down; they all say YKK.

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alietr wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:06 am
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 am
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:51 am
Made-up:

FASHION

Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki manufactures over 40% of the world's supply of these.
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What are zippers?
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now THAT is an excellent question
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All you have to do is look down; they all say YKK.
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yeah, but it's all backwards and upside down
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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:51 am
Made-up:

FASHION

Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki manufactures over 40% of the world's supply of these.
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What are zippers?
Fantastic clue!

That said, I'd rather the category was Clothing instead of Fashion

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heppm01 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:55 am
mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:51 am
Made-up:

FASHION

Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki manufactures over 40% of the world's supply of these.
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What are zippers?
Fantastic clue!

That said, I'd rather the category was Clothing instead of Fashion
Good call! I changed the category.

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Geography: This is the only UN-recognized nation state named after a historical woman.
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What is St. Lucia?
(Wording is so as to exclude that Ireland is named after a goddess.)
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What is St. Lucia?
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:35 pm
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What is St. Lucia?
Why do you post the answers when the original post already has the answer?

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Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Geography: This is the only UN-recognized nation state named after a historical woman.
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What is St. Lucia?
(Wording is so as to exclude that Ireland is named after a goddess.)
Does the "UN-recognized" stipulation eliminate anything else?

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jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:49 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:35 pm
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What is St. Lucia?
Why do you post the answers when the original post already has the answer?
he wants to show everyone how "smart" he is...pure narcissist

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seaborgium wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Geography: This is the only UN-recognized nation state named after a historical woman.
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What is St. Lucia?
(Wording is so as to exclude that Ireland is named after a goddess.)
Does the "UN-recognized" stipulation eliminate anything else?
It probably shouldn't, but somebody could try something like making an argument over the Virgin Islands, so I like to pin things as exactly as possible.
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On the topic of etymology:

THE PERIODIC TABLE

In ancient times, this element was named after a Mediterranean island where it was abundant.
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What is copper? (after Cyprus)

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On the topic of etymology:

THE PERIODIC TABLE

In ancient times, this element was named after a Mediterranean island where it was abundant.
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What is copper? (after Cyprus)

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mas3cf wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:57 pm
On the topic of etymology:

THE PERIODIC TABLE

In ancient times, this element was named after a Mediterranean island where it was abundant.
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What is copper? (after Cyprus)
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I really like this one! And I had not heard that bit about its etymology, as my answer of rhodium would indicate.

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Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:15 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Geography: This is the only UN-recognized nation state named after a historical woman.
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What is St. Lucia?
(Wording is so as to exclude that Ireland is named after a goddess.)
Does the "UN-recognized" stipulation eliminate anything else?
It probably shouldn't, but somebody could try something like making an argument over the Virgin Islands, so I like to pin things as exactly as possible.
I like it. I just couldn't think of a(nother) place that could conceivably called a nation that was named after a woman. Although after looking up who the Virgin Islands were named for, I realized there could end up being arguments about the historicity of St. Lucy. But no biggie, it's not like we're writing for the show here.

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