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New York Times, Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Author:
Clive Probert
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Clive Probert

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJKQVXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Probert. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: This crossword is unusual in a certain way. Can you identify how?
Jim Horne 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.

1
B
2
A
3
B
4
A
5
B
6
A
7
N
8
C
9
S
10
C
11
A
12
B
13
A
B
O
M
14
B
15
E
L
B
A
16
P
A
B
A
17
G
U
M
B
O
18
A
B
C
S
19
A
B
B
R
20
S
T
A
L
B
21
A
N
S
22
B
23
Y
R
O
A
D
24
E
B
B
S
25
A
B
E
T
S
26
B
27
A
28
R
R
I
O
29
A
30
B
H
O
R
31
A
B
E
32
N
U
33
B
B
Y
34
R
I
35
G
36
B
37
Y
38
N
I
B
39
S
40
T
A
B
O
41
R
42
B
O
L
O
43
S
T
A
U
44
B
45
R
E
B
E
46
C
47
B
U
B
48
B
O
49
S
S
Y
50
B
A
51
B
I
E
S
52
B
53
R
U
S
H
54
B
E
B
E
55
B
E
A
R
E
R
56
B
E
L
L
L
57
A
58
B
59
S
60
L
A
M
B
61
U
62
B
E
R
63
E
L
B
O
W
64
A
L
B
A
65
B
I
E
N
66
D
E
B
R
A
67
B
E
O
N
68
S
O
B
E
69
S
A
A
B
© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0825 ( 22,205 )
Across
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
Down
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

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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