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New York Times, Tuesday, January 4, 2022

"He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped ___ once": Steve Jobs on Bill Gates

Author:
David Bukszpan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Bukszpan

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 14 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bukszpan.
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Jim Horne notes:

I was charmed by this one. The first NYT puzzle editor already understood something important about why people love crosswords. Her sentiment is still true today.

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© 2022, The New York Times1/4/22 ( No. 26,355 )
Across
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Upper-left keyboard button : ESC
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Hinders, as one's style : CRAMPS
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Federal loan agcy. : SBA
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Aloe vera product : GEL
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Entertain lavishly : REGALE
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#1 : TOP
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Kitchen gadget brand : OXO
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Spotted wild cat : OCELOT
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Screenplay abbr. indicating "outside" : EXT
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Start of an optimistic quote by 57-Across : YOUCANTTHINK
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Kind of diagram that the Mastercard logo resembles : VENN
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School grps. without students : PTAS
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"He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped ___ once": Steve Jobs on Bill Gates : ACID
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Snow day toys : SLEDS
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Strike from the Bible? : SMITE
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Part 2 of the quote : OFYOURTROUBLES
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"Smooches!" : LOVEYA
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Part 3 of the quote : WHILESOLVING
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Knockoff : PHONY
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Virtual holiday greeting : ECARD
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Cranberry farms : BOGS
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N.B.A. team with a gorilla mascot, strangely enough : SUNS
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Kuwaiti ruler : EMIR
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Shoot the breeze : JAW
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"Spiffy!" : OHNEAT
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Big name in the freezer aisle : EDY
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End of the quote : ACROSSWORD
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First puzzle editor of The New York Times : MARGARETFARRAR
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Like a thumbs-down vote : ANTI
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Anklebones : TALI
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With 66-Across, fizzy drink : SODA
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Lasers read them from the inside out : CDS
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Proofreader's "Actually, don't delete this" : STET
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See 63-Across : POP
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Lead-in to mania : EGO
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Risqué costume for a holiday party : SEXYELF
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George of "Hail, Caesar!" : CLOONEY
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Foam clog : CROC
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Make a long story short? : RECAP
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Bond is a special one : AGENT
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Island nation south of Sicily : MALTA
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Schemes : PLOTS
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Rogen of "Superbad" and "This Is the End" : SETH
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Artist's shortcut : STENCIL
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Airborne toy with no tail : BOXKITE
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Like Usain Bolt's last name : APT
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Edit menu option : UNDO
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Poetic foot with a short and long syllable : IAMB
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Letters on a bottle of brandy : VSO
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___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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Blacken, as a reputation : SULLY
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Almost too smooth : SUAVE
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Caviar : ROE
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Sports bar array : TVS
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Popeye's Olive : OYL
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"Mind. Blown." : WHOA
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School where students learn to spell? : HOGWARTS
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Ones with access : INS
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It makes a "clink" in a drink : ICE
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Make it well known that you know someone well-known well : NAMEDROP
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Many a city street layout : GRID
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Popular sammie : PBJ
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Like some humor and martinis : DRY
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Word after booty or Bermuda : SHORTS
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Remove from office : UNSEAT
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Parent company of Lean Cuisine : NESTLE
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Considered it right (to) : SAWFIT
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60 minuti : ORA
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Ode title starter : TOA
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Movie f/x : CGI
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B&O and Short Line: Abbr. : RRS
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With 58-Down, words before cheese : MAC
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See 57-Down : AND
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Kerfuffle : ADO
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Bust a rhyme : RAP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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