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New York Times, Monday, March 26, 2001

Flexible, as an electrical outlet

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times3/26/01 ( No. 18,766 )
Across
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Rustle, as cattle : STEAL
6
Flexible, as an electrical outlet : ACDC
10
The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
14
Mission priest : PADRE
15
Mrs. Dithers, in "Blondie" : CORA
16
Spellbinder : TALE
17
Future architect's plaything : ERECTORSET
19
Nicholas, e.g. : CZAR
20
Took the gold : WON
21
Third col. on a calendar : TUE
22
Disneyland's locale : ANAHEIM
24
Give the green light : LET
25
Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
26
Elevator alternative : STAIRWAY
30
Uses stickum : PASTES
34
Angry motorist's need : HORN
35
Big-ticket ___ : ITEM
37
Talent : SKILL
38
Oil grp. : OPEC
39
Linoleum layer : TILER
41
Make smooth : EASE
42
Napa Valley variety : PINOT
44
Singer Seeger : PETE
45
Hammock's attachment : TREE
46
Like a lizard : SCALED
48
"Monday Night Football," e.g. : TELECAST
50
Symbols of hardness : NAILS
52
___ Wednesday : ASH
53
Uzbek body of water : ARALSEA
56
Like some stocks: Abbr. : OTC
57
Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
60
Headlight? : HALO
61
Future engineer's plaything : TINKERTOYS
64
In awe : AGOG
65
Sewing case : ETUI
66
Sheeplike : OVINE
67
"All ___ are off!" : BETS
68
Second baseman Sandberg : RYNE
69
Died down : WANED
Down
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Gush : SPEW
2
Poi plant : TARO
3
Adam's arboretum : EDEN
4
Rocket's trajectory : ARC
5
An initial, e.g. : LETTER
6
Fraction of a field : ACRE
7
Firms: Abbr. : COS
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Not look forward to at all : DREAD
9
Tabby's teaser : CATNIP
10
Future artist's plaything : ETCHASKETCH
11
Demolish : RAZE
12
Jai ___ : ALAI
13
Six years, for a senator : TERM
18
Think faster than : OUTWIT
23
Collections of quotations : ANAS
24
Future carpenter's plaything : LINCOLNLOGS
25
Shoe features : EYELETS
26
Mall units : SHOPS
27
Debate subject : TOPIC
28
Gladiators' place : ARENA
29
"Take ___ from me ..." : ATIP
31
Pageant crown : TIARA
32
Someone ___ (not mine) : ELSES
33
Ugly forecast : SLEET
36
Dole (out) : METE
40
Tell about : RELATE
43
Darjeeling and oolong : TEAS
47
Jenny Craig client : DIETER
49
Like some property, after "in" : ESCROW
51
Parishioners : LAITY
53
Captain of the Pequod : AHAB
54
Fury : RAGE
55
Oodles : ALOT
56
1930's dust bowler : OKIE
57
Tender ender? : LOIN
58
"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Kind of car : USED
62
Sister Bertrille, e.g. : NUN
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Flood control proj. : TVA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later.

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