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New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 1995

18-Across : It was East Pakistan's capital

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Klahn.
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P
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B
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© 1995, The New York Times2/25/95 ( No. 16,545 )
Across
1
Humbly : HATINHAND
10
Well-versed : ADEPT
15
Kind of education : IVYLEAGUE
16
Dead letter, in post office talk : NIXIE
17
Barbara or Betty, once : FIRSTLADY
18
It was East Pakistan's capital : DACCA
19
Rate a ten : IDEALIZE
20
Hot, dry Arabian wind : SIMOOM
21
Work on something? : ODE
22
York, today : TORONTO
23
Just look : BROWSE
27
DNA triplet : CODON
28
Long rides? : LIMOS
29
Small, owner-operated : MOMANDPOP
33
John of "Sands of Iwo Jima" : AGAR
34
They're to be expected : NORMS
35
Glib patter : JIVE
36
Sourballs, e.g. : HARDCANDY
38
Fer-de-lance, for one : VIPER
39
Recoils : SHIES
40
Dental fixative : CEMENT
41
Literally, "golden orange" : KUMQUAT
44
"Cielo e ___!" (Ponchielli aria) : MAR
45
Here and there : AROUND
46
Paid, informally : PONIEDUP
51
Galileo, for one : PISAN
52
One's dealings? : SOLITAIRE
53
Autumn colour : OCHRE
54
"The In-Laws" star : ALANARKIN
55
Big-time operator : WHEEL
56
Hopeless mess : MARESNEST
Down
1
Platter player : HIFI
2
Rah-rah : AVID
3
Whitewall, in Whitehall : TYRE
4
She said "Play it, Sam!" : ILSA
5
Money down? : NETLOSS
6
Lighting compound : HALIDE
7
Staring : AGAZE
8
Botticelli's Venus, e.g. : NUDE
9
"L.A. Law" costar : DEY
10
Firedog : ANDIRON
11
Financier Brady : DIAMONDJIM
12
De Niro in "Cape Fear" : EXCON
13
Embroidery loop : PICOT
14
Latin lover's words : TEAMO
20
Faceup cards in faro : SODAS
22
One of Kipling's "Barrack-Room Ballads" : TOMMY
23
Dry-as-dust : BLAH
24
Baryshnikov's birthplace : RIGA
25
Persian cat? : OMAR
26
Old-fashioned puzzle : WORDSQUARE
27
Vintage cars : CORDS
29
"Impression: Sunrise" artist : MONET
30
Kind of cleaner : PIPE
31
Kind of cleaner : OVEN
32
Chipper : PERT
34
Mythical river dweller : NAIAD
37
French connection? : CHUNNEL
38
Harvard's motto : VERITAS
40
Snarleyyow : CANINE
41
"Batman" blow : KAPOW
42
TV's Spenser : URICH
43
One of Golda's colleagues : MOSHE
44
Back biter : MOLAR
46
First name in silents : POLA
47
Gross : EARN
48
Site along the IJsselmeer : DIKE
49
"The Haj" novelist : URIS
50
Shut in : PENT
52
Soul singer Cooke : SAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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