ODD ONE OUT

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 2009

Author: Kelsey Blakley
Editor: Will Shortz
Kelsey Blakley
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: Every letter in the answer to each asterisked clue appears an even number of times in that answer ... except one. Altogether, these eight unpaired letters can be arranged to spell the answer to 68- and 70-Across.
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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. End of a footrace : TAPE
5. Creator of Princess Ozma : BAUM
9. Satellite org. : NASA
13. State below Lower Saxony : HESSE
18. "The Pearl of ___ Island" (Stowe novel) : ORRS
19. Opposing : ANTI
20. Technological debuts of 1998 : IMACS
22. Mountain, in Hawaiian : MAUNA
23. *Religious affiliation of John Adams and William Howard Taft : UNITARIANCHURCH
26. Cry from the bench : ORDER
27. Foe : RIVAL
28. Ascension Day, e.g.: Abbr. : THUR
29. Sword material : STEEL
31. Serve notice : WARN
32. Manila pact grp., 1954 : SEATO
33. *You raise your arms for these : ANTIPERSPIRANTS
36. Cultivate : TEND
38. Men of La Mancha : SENORES
39. Big Apple subway line, with "the" : LEX
40. Do, re, mi : CDE
42. Sailor's realm : SEA
44. Business partner, sometimes : SON
45. French word before and after "à" : VIS
46. Busch Stadium locale: Abbr. : STL
49. *Physician's promise : HIPPOCRATICOATH
55. "Gloria ___" (hymn) : PATRI
57. Prefix with -naut : AERO
58. Primeval : OLD
59. Oregon city, with "The" : DALLES
60. King of England, 946-55 : EDRED
61. Challenge for H.S. juniors : PSAT
62. Film that lost the Best Picture Oscar to "Chariots of Fire" : REDS
64. Hogwarts professor Trelawney, e.g. : SEER
65. Montana Indians : CREES
66. Pilot's E : ECHO
68. With 70-Across, some people are ___ crosswords : NUTS
70. See 68-Across : OVER
72. Paint choice : TINT
73. Illinois city : ALTON
74. Ring : PEAL
76. Form of acetylacetone : ENOL
78. Corona : AURA
80. Scenic fabric : TOILE
81. Narrow furrows : STRIAE
83. Maine coon, e.g. : CAT
84. You name it : NOUN
85. Reduces to bits : RICES
86. *Hides out : GOESUNDERGROUND
89. Schooner's contents : ALE
90. Pack away : EAT
92. Travel plan: Abbr. : RTE
93. Trifling amount : SOU
94. Ocean's reflection : SKY
95. Boston's Liberty Tree, e.g. : ELM
96. Lack of faith : ATHEISM
100. Jaw site : VISE
102. *Deficits : INSUFFICIENCIES
107. Jack Sprat's dietary restriction : NOFAT
110. Not too spicy : MILD
111. Comes out of one's skin : MOLTS
112. Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
113. ___ White, one of the girls in "Dreamgirls" : EFFIE
114. Given : AXIOM
116. *Ragged : TATTEREDANDTORN
119. Class : GENRE
120. Bunches : ASLEW
121. Something to play : ROLE
122. Raises the hackles of : IRES
123. Impressionist Degas : EDGAR
124. Scorched : SERE
125. ___' Pea : SWEE
126. Peut-___ (maybe, in Marseille) : ETRE
1. Hitches : TOURS
2. Golf's Palmer, to friends : ARNIE
3. *Not firm work? : PRIVATEPRACTICE
4. Dead giveaway? : ESTATE
5. Honky-tonk : BAR
6. Hill of Hill hearings : ANITA
7. The Osmonds, e.g. : UTAHNS
8. Least : MINUTEST
9. Fed. med. research agency : NIH
10. Jester, e.g. : AMUSER
11. Refuser of a 1964 Nobel Prize : SARTRE
12. Tap into : ACCESS
13. Managed care grp. : HMO
14. Swab's target : EARWAX
15. Nubian Desert locale : SUDAN
16. Comics canine : SNERT
17. Pulls in : EARNS
21. Common name for a working dog : SHEP
24. Explorer ___ Álvarez de Pineda, first European to see the Mississippi : ALONSO
25. Sea lily, e.g. : CRINOID
30. "___ Marlene" (W.W. II love song) : LILI
34. Plains Indians : PONCAS
35. 1967 #1 hit whose lyrics begin "What you want / Baby, I got it" : RESPECT
37. Style of furnishing : DECOR
40. Fellow : CHAP
41. Semi fill-up : DIESELOIL
43. Democrat Specter : ARLEN
45. Beta blocker? : VHS
46. *Real work : STRENUOUSEFFORT
47. It may be tapped : TREETRUNK
48. Toppers : LIDS
50. Driving hazard : POTHOLE
51. Total : ADDUPTO
52. Nondairy product in the dairy section : OLEO
53. Popular pain reliever : ALEVE
54. Ancient playwright who originated the phrase "While there's life, there's hope" : TERENCE
56. Italian Renaissance composer Banchieri : ADRIANO
63. Firewood unit : STERE
67. Personal identity : ONESELF
69. Je ne ___ quoi : SAIS
71. Laughs one's head off : ROARS
73. Razor brand : ATRA
75. Supermodel Hutton : LAUREN
77. State V.I.P.: Abbr. : LTGOV
79. Tennis's Roddick : ANDY
81. Towser, e.g., in "Catch-22": Abbr. : SGT
82. Siren : ENTICER
87. Those with yens : DESIRERS
88. Shot : RUINED
91. ___ radio : AMFM
95. Author Welty : EUDORA
96. Mercedes-Benz model : ACLASS
97. Whit : TITTLE
98. Prynne of "The Scarlet Letter" : HESTER
99. Lark's home : MEADOW
101. Pushover : SOFTIE
102. Persona : IMAGE
103. Canceled : NIXED
104. Primitive weapon : SLING
105. Whit : IOTA
106. Banal : STALE
108. Telecaster : AIRER
109. Cliff-hanging : TENSE
115. French 42-Across : MER
117. She can be polled : EWE
118. Born overseas : NEE

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