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ODD ONE OUT

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 2009

Author:
Kelsey Blakley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kelsey Blakley

This puzzle:

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 TimesNo. 0531 ( 21,754 )
Across
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
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*Hides out : GOESUNDERGROUND
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Schooner's contents : ALE
90
Pack away : EAT
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Travel plan: Abbr. : RTE
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Trifling amount : SOU
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Ocean's reflection : SKY
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Boston's Liberty Tree, e.g. : ELM
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Lack of faith : ATHEISM
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Jaw site : VISE
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*Deficits : INSUFFICIENCIES
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Jack Sprat's dietary restriction : NOFAT
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Not too spicy : MILD
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Comes out of one's skin : MOLTS
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Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
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___ White, one of the girls in "Dreamgirls" : EFFIE
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Given : AXIOM
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*Ragged : TATTEREDANDTORN
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Class : GENRE
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Bunches : ASLEW
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Something to play : ROLE
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Raises the hackles of : IRES
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Impressionist Degas : EDGAR
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Scorched : SERE
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___' Pea : SWEE
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Peut-___ (maybe, in Marseille) : ETRE
Down
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Hitches : TOURS
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Golf's Palmer, to friends : ARNIE
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*Not firm work? : PRIVATEPRACTICE
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Dead giveaway? : ESTATE
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Honky-tonk : BAR
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Hill of Hill hearings : ANITA
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The Osmonds, e.g. : UTAHNS
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Least : MINUTEST
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Fed. med. research agency : NIH
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Jester, e.g. : AMUSER
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Refuser of a 1964 Nobel Prize : SARTRE
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Tap into : ACCESS
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Managed care grp. : HMO
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Swab's target : EARWAX
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Nubian Desert locale : SUDAN
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Comics canine : SNERT
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Pulls in : EARNS
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Common name for a working dog : SHEP
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Explorer ___ Álvarez de Pineda, first European to see the Mississippi : ALONSO
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Sea lily, e.g. : CRINOID
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"___ Marlene" (W.W. II love song) : LILI
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Plains Indians : PONCAS
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1967 #1 hit whose lyrics begin "What you want / Baby, I got it" : RESPECT
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Style of furnishing : DECOR
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Fellow : CHAP
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Semi fill-up : DIESELOIL
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Democrat Specter : ARLEN
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Beta blocker? : VHS
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*Real work : STRENUOUSEFFORT
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It may be tapped : TREETRUNK
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Toppers : LIDS
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Driving hazard : POTHOLE
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Total : ADDUPTO
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Nondairy product in the dairy section : OLEO
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Popular pain reliever : ALEVE
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Ancient playwright who originated the phrase "While there's life, there's hope" : TERENCE
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Italian Renaissance composer Banchieri : ADRIANO
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Firewood unit : STERE
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Personal identity : ONESELF
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Je ne ___ quoi : SAIS
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Laughs one's head off : ROARS
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Razor brand : ATRA
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Supermodel Hutton : LAUREN
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State V.I.P.: Abbr. : LTGOV
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Tennis's Roddick : ANDY
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Towser, e.g., in "Catch-22": Abbr. : SGT
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Siren : ENTICER
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Those with yens : DESIRERS
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Shot : RUINED
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___ radio : AMFM
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Author Welty : EUDORA
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Mercedes-Benz model : ACLASS
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Whit : TITTLE
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Prynne of "The Scarlet Letter" : HESTER
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Lark's home : MEADOW
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Pushover : SOFTIE
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Persona : IMAGE
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Canceled : NIXED
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Primitive weapon : SLING
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Whit : IOTA
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Banal : STALE
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Telecaster : AIRER
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Cliff-hanging : TENSE
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French 42-Across : MER
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She can be polled : EWE
118
Born overseas : NEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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