Geography Generator Puzzle #10

Form a significant 9-letter aquatic world feature from the grid on the left. Then, drawing only from these 9 letters, solve each geographical answer from the clues given.
Each answer can only use each grid letter once
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: July 28, 2015
First submittedJuly 27, 2015
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9-letter location
EUPHRATES
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Christian festival
Easter
Terre, Erde, Tierra
Earth
American country
Peru
Spain's pre-euro currency
peseta
India's current currency
rupee
Nepalese mountain guide
Sherpa
US state
Utah
Indian women's garment
saree
narrow, glacier-formed, ridge
arête
what Vesuvius does
erupts
Hint
Answer
New Zealand has 34,000,000
sheep
grassland where ^^^ live
pasture
before Vatican City was, this Holy is
See
small Buddhist dome-shape building
stupa
Rigel and Polaris, for example
star
Greek letters
eta
tau
Nicholas II was the last one, in 1917
tsar
Greek goddess, Zeus' wife
Hera
China produces most of this fruit
pear
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2015
Bravo :) But, no. 10? There's a tempting gap now for no. 9, which I might try my hand at.
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2015
Ha! We'll delay re-numbering for 72 hours - if you dream up something sooner then #9 is all yours...
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2015
72 hour challenge accepted. :)
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2015
For the record, folks, he nailed it the same day.
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2015
Nice! Don't know if I'm right or wrong but I thought that location meant a 'single place' so a river wouldn't fit the definition
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Level 75
Jul 27, 2015
We've reworded the instructions a little.