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New York Times, Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jacopo ___, composer of the earliest surviving opera

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
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John Farmer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQW} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Farmer.
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© 2007, The New York Times12/13/07 ( No. 21,219 )
Across
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Solicits in bulk : SPAMS
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Flings : JAGS
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Commodious craft : ARKS
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Detail in a Georgia O'Keeffe painting : PETAL
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Plat book unit : ACRE
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"Gotta run!" : CIAO
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"Lincoln Heights" actress Hubbard : ERICA
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Set down : LAID
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James who sang the ballad "At Last" : ETTA
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End of some addresses : CITYSTATEANDZIP
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It may go in a lock : SHIP
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Shade of blue : SKY
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"Getting to ___" (best seller about negotiating) : YES
26
Zogby poll partner : UPI
29
Gave another hand : REDEALT
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One way to get a witness : SUBPOENA
35
Setting for the setting of el sol : OESTE
39
End of some addresses : EMAILDOMAINNAME
42
Rolled the dice : DARED
43
Renaissance Faire entertainer : MINSTREL
44
Some widows : SPIDERS
47
"___ Wednesday" (Jane Fonda film) : ANY
48
___ Journal (legal periodical) : ABA
51
It's "just a number" : AGE
52
Small hit : BUNT
55
End of some addresses : GODBLESSAMERICA
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Device for rotating one's tires? : AXLE
62
Unbelievable : TALL
63
Adversary : RIVAL
64
Fire : ZEAL
65
Darling : IDOL
66
Auto in a Beach Boys song : TBIRD
67
Exchange words? : EDIT
68
Curling targets : TEES
69
"Gotta run!" : SEEYA
Down
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___ sheet : SPEC
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Jacopo ___, composer of the earliest surviving opera : PERI
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Squabbling : ATIT
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"Miracle on 34th Street" name : MACYS
5
Engage in a bit of swordplay : SLASH
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Chipotle, e.g. : JALAPENO
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"___ in gloves catches no mice" : ACAT
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The Dolphins retired his #12 : GRIESE
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"Oh! Carol" singer, 1959 : SEDAKA
10
Provided unbeatable service? : ACED
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Swank : RITZY
12
Douglas or Smith of the W.N.B.A. : KATIE
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Afternoon fare : SOAPS
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Timeworn : TIRED
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Hose : NYLONS
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Not mint : USED
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Powerful feline : PUMA
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Construction beam : IBAR
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"Timecop" star Van ___ : DAMME
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Item packed by a mountain climber : TENT
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Baker's dozen, maybe : PIES
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One singing "Those Were the Days"? : OLDPAL
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"CSI" woman : SARA
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Feds : TMEN
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Slithery : EELY
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Hoops bloopers : AIRBALLS
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"To wrap up ..." : INSUM
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Exclamation at an epiphany : IGETIT
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"Justine" novelist : DESADE
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Riveted : AGAZE
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Like a sidebar : BOXED
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Runner-up to Ike : ADLAI
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"Darn!" : NERTS
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Kith and kin : TRIBE
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Prizefighting prize : BELT
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Jazz singer Anderson : IVIE
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Grant for a filmmaker? : CARY
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Plimpton portrayer in "Paper Lion" : ALDA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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