New York Times, Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Author: Clive Probert
Editor: Will Shortz
Clive Probert
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJKQVXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Probert. NYT links: Across Lite

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Notepad: This crossword is unusual in a certain way. Can you identify how?
JimH notes: In this crossword, every answer and every clue contains at least one letter B. More than a quarter of all white squares contain a B. There are 48 in all.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ali ___ of "The Arabian Nights" : BABA
5. French bench : BANC
9. Strikebreaker : SCAB
13. Big blast maker, for short : ABOMB
15. "Able was I ere I saw ___" : ELBA
16. Letters on beach lotion : PABA
17. Southern cousin of bouillabaisse : GUMBO
18. Basics : ABCS
19. Lb. or oz., e.g. : ABBR
20. Locale of Britain's first Christian martyr : STALBANS
22. Subsidiary route : BYROAD
24. Flows back : EBBS
25. Helps in a bank heist, say : ABETS
26. Bodega setting : BARRIO
29. Not be able to stomach : ABHOR
31. Former New York mayor Beame : ABE
32. Uneven, as fabric : NUBBY
34. The Beatles' "Eleanor ___" : RIGBY
38. His ___ (the boss) : NIBS
40. Its beat may accompany a fife : TABOR
42. Cowboy's tie : BOLO
43. Baseball's Rusty : STAUB
45. Old stringed instrument with a narrow body : REBEC
47. Buddy : BUB
48. Bovine nickname : BOSSY
50. Cribs hold them : BABIES
52. Scrubber : BRUSH
54. Neuwirth of Broadway : BEBE
55. ___ of bad news : BEARER
56. Research group associated with many Nobel Prizes in Physics : BELLLABS
60. Kebab meat : LAMB
61. Above, in Berlin : UBER
63. Bendable body part : ELBOW
64. ___ Longa, where Romulus and Remus were born : ALBA
65. Opposite of badly: Fr. : BIEN
66. Raymond's wife on "Everybody Loves Raymond" : DEBRA
67. "___ your best behavior" : BEON
68. Juice brand : SOBE
69. "Born from jets" sloganeer : SAAB
1. Pocketbooks : BAGS
2. Border on : ABUT
3. Capital of the former Belgian Congo : BOMA
4. One walking comfortably : AMBLER
5. Baked ___ : BEANS
6. Priests' robes : ALBS
7. Brian Williams's network : NBC
8. Citadel, in Arabic : CASBAH
9. Barbecue item : SPARERIB
10. Actor Sebastian : CABOT
11. P.L.O. bigwig Mahmoud : ABBAS
12. Shakespeare or Browning : BARD
14. Ribbon holder, maybe : BOBBIN
21. Bring ___ (cause) : ABOUT
23. ___ City (Tampa neighborhood) : YBOR
26. Prohibitions : BANS
27. Before long, after "in" : ABIT
28. Sitcom with the character B.J. : REBA
29. Setting for Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" : ABBEY
30. Part of an invitation to an imbiber : BYOB
33. Beer places : BARS
35. Expanse south of Ulan Bator : GOBI
36. Bawdy : BLUE
37. Rowdies, in British slang : YOBS
39. Beyond the city limits : SUBURBAN
41. Disobedient sort : REBEL
44. Big name in speakers : BOSE
46. Sent a message before fax machines, say : CABLED
49. Bougainvillea and others : SHRUBS
51. Ball girls : BELLES
52. Memphis street with many jazz clubs : BEALE
53. "First Blood" protagonist : RAMBO
54. Capital SSW of Basel : BERNE
55. Babble : BLAB
56. English broadcaster, with "the" : BEEB
57. "SOS" band : ABBA
58. When doubled, a Polynesian island : BORA
59. Shipboard mop : SWAB
62. Life, briefly : BIO

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