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New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Tuscan city noted for its marble quarries

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Keller.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/12/02 ( No. 19,117 )
Across
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Artist Chagall : MARC
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Rams' mates : EWES
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Hairy-chested ones : HEMEN
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Former Expos manager Felipe : ALOU
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À la mode : CHIC
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Use a soapbox : ORATE
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Scorch : SEAR
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Frequent quarreler with Zeus : HERA
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Chop finely : MINCE
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Oil container #1 : SUNFLOWERSEED
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On the briny : ATSEA
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Melody : AIR
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___-de-France : ILE
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Oil container #2 : WHALEBLUBBER
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Neighbor of Syr. : LEB
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Downfall : RUIN
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Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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"The Intimate ___" (1990 jazz album) : ELLA
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Disgusted : FEDUP
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Capone's nemesis : NESS
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English actors Bates and Rickman : ALANS
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Granola bits : OATS
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Play thing : SET
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Oil container #3 : PICTUREFRAME
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"Naughty!" : TSK
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Many a crossword clue : PUN
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Follow : ENSUE
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Oil container #4 : HURRICANELAMP
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Novel or essay : PROSE
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Desert bordered by steppe land : GOBI
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French cleric : ABBE
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"The House of the Seven Gables" locale : SALEM
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Place for a spending spree : MALL
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Apple throwaway : CORE
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Nobel, for one : SWEDE
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One way to orient a boat : ALEE
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Greek H's : ETAS
Down
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Tuscan city noted for its marble quarries : MASSA
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Dappled horses : ROANS
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A time to remember? : CURFEW
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Reverberate : ECHO
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"That was a close one!" : WHEW
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Leprechaun's land : EIRE
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Sacred beetle : SCARAB
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Big hit : HOMERUN
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Enemies of the Iroquois : ERIE
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Lower jaws : MANDIBLES
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Often-repeated abbr. : ETC
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Maiden name preceder : NEE
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Bert of "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
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The "S" in R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Rent : LEASE
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Young's partner in accounting : ERNST
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___ Wiedersehen : AUF
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Tell tall tales : LIE
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At the ___ one's rope : ENDOF
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"___ voyage!" : BON
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Vaulted : LEAPT
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"Less Than Zero" novelist : ELLIS
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Very attractive body? : BLACKHOLE
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Queen's subject, possibly : ANT
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Old Mideast inits. : UAR
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"Harper Valley ___" : PTA
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Above all others : SUPREME
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"Peter Pan" character : SMEE
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Capek play : RUR
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Riddle : ENIGMA
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Unite threads : ENLACE
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Wooden shoe : SABOT
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Planetary shadow : UMBRA
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Fencing needs : EPEES
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Secondhand : USED
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Brat's stocking stuffer : COAL
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Highly adroit : ABLE
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Blue or White follower : NILE
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Supp. writings : PSS
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Untreated : RAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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