New York Times, Friday, October 7, 2011

Author: Kevin G. Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: In this Quora answer, Kevin Der explains how today's tribute puzzle was put together within hours of the announcement of the death of Steve Jobs.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,613
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1. Brainchild of 57-Across : IPOD
5. 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
9. 1972 Bill Withers hit : USEME
14. Some documentary workers : NARRATORS
16. Film studio spearheaded by 57-Across : PIXAR
17. Brainchild of 57-Across : MACINTOSH
18. Parade V.I.P. : STPAT
19. Post-PC ___ : ERA
20. Thimbleful : TAD
21. Finest example : EPITOME
23. Focus of some prep work : VOCAB
25. Ulan-___ (Siberian capital) : UDE
26. Slogan associated with 57-Across : THINKDIFFERENT
32. Flatterer : TOADY
33. Bitmap images : GIFS
34. Tyler of "The Lord of the Rings" : LIV
35. Hole punchers : AWLS
36. Huffs : SNITS
38. Singer Simone : NINA
39. Head : LAV
40. Like some Arabians : SHOD
41. Reacted to an unveiling, say : OOHED
42. Frequent description of 57-Across : CREATIVEGENIUS
46. Wheeler Peak locale: Abbr. : NEV
47. Many an early computer user : AOLER
48. "Doonesbury" cartoonist : TRUDEAU
52. Anderson who directed "Rushmore" : WES
53. ___ drive : ZIP
56. Cover again, as terrain? : REMAP
57. This puzzle's subject : STEVEJOBS
60. Company co-founded by 57-Across : APPLE
61. Rocket parts : NOSECONES
62. Prepared to be shot : POSED
63. E-mail heading: Abbr. : ATTN
64. Company founded by 57-Across : NEXT
1. "Have a Little Faith ___" (1930 hit) : INME
2. Onetime host of "The Tonight Show" : PAAR
3. One seeking to catch some rays? : ORCA
4. Soft & ___ : DRI
5. "Sic 'em!" : ATTACK
6. Thingamajig : DOODAD
7. Return letters? : IRS
8. ___ Stadium, sports venue since 1997 : ASHE
9. They're positive : UPSIDES
10. Junior watcher : SITTER
11. Site of some unveilings : EXPO
12. Term of address for a lady : MAAM
13. "Symphony in Black" artist : ERTE
15. "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" speaker : ANTONY
22. Patisserie offerings : PUFFS
23. YouTube content, for short : VIDS
24. One of many from 57-Across : BIGIDEA
26. "Prelude ___" (1942 Frank Capra film) : TOWAR
27. Split, in a way : HALVE
28. Tailor's concern : FIT
29. Root of diplomacy : ELIHU
30. Good diving scores : NINES
31. Show stopper? : TVAD
32. Baby powder ingredient : TALC
36. Hindu god often depicted meditating : SHIVA
37. All Saints' Day mo. : NOV
38. Mitchum's genre : NOIR
40. Got into hot water? : STEEPED
41. "Hold on" : ONESEC
43. Speedy Gonzales shout : ANDALE
44. Film in which the Marx Brothers join the gold rush : GOWEST
45. Gridiron group : ELEVEN
48. Golfer's concern : TRAP
49. Unwanted collection : REPO
50. Ones who might cry foul? : UMPS
51. "From knowledge, sea power" org. : USNA
53. Tract : ZONE
54. Mountain climber : IBEX
55. Cheater's whisper : PSST
58. Tater ___ : TOT
59. Pianist Nakamatsu : JON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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