TAKING TURNS

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 2000

Author: Bill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Zais
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1412/1/19996/25/20095
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9022100
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1.64240
Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
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1.581521

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Zais. This is puzzle # 51 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: In the print version, the squares at 5, 10, 45, 60, 90, 108, 139 and 140 were not numbered. There were no clues at 5-Down, 10-Down, 45-Across, 60-Down, 90-Across, 108-Down, 139-Across or 140-Across. Adjustments to accommodate Across Lite have resulted in the online puzzle having different clue numbers than the print version.
JimH notes: Several answers "take a turn" to complete their solutions. So, for example, 1 Across is BUT I DIGRESS.
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© 2000, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wanderer's words : BUTIDIGRESS
6. What a writer might do : LOOKFORANANGLE
11. Outcropping : CRAG
15. Create a solution? : STIR
19. Like part of the Arabian peninsula : OMANI
20. Author Calvino : ITALO
21. Somewhat, in music : POCO
22. Eyelet : HOLE
23. Mockery, of a sort : APING
24. Geological ridge : ESKER
25. Insurable item : AUTO
26. Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
27. Bit of a draft : SIP
28. Old-style revolutionary : RED
30. Yarn spinner : LIAR
32. Tweeted : SUNG
34. Amuse with words : PUN
35. Caroler's syllable : TRA
36. That objeto : ESO
37. Feminine suffix : ENNE
38. Like hair on the top of a bald person's head : SPARSEST
40. Writes (for) : SENDSAWAY
43. Recess at St. Peter's : APSE
46. On drugs : USING
47. Oust : UNSEAT
49. Old station wagon, in slang : WOODY
50. ___ War : BOER
53. Ice picker-upper : TONG
55. Waikiki wear : MUUMUU
57. Not adhering to the subject : OFFONATANGENT
61. Buds : PALS
63. Ecstasy : RAPTURE
67. Vietcong insurgent grp. : NLF
68. Give the slip : EVADE
70. Protect from floods : EMBANK
73. Farm team : SPAN
74. Fed. budget group : GAO
75. Some Amtrak cars : DINERS
77. Heavy overcoat : ULSTER
79. Telltale sound after "I haven't had a drop to drink" : HIC
80. Not this or that, in Spain : OTRA
82. Gazing hostilely : AGLARE
84. Orchard pest : APHID
85. "This ___ test" : ISA
86. Contracted cost : SETRATE
88. Teammates : OXEN
92. Bear hug : CLENCH
95. Black : INKY
97. "What ___?" : ELSE
98. Animal with a black-tipped tail : STOAT
101. Parts of a personality profile : TRAITS
103. Say "nothin'," say : ELIDE
107. Convenience outlet, often : CORNERSTORE
109. Moons, e.g. : ORBS
110. High hat : STOVEPIPE
114. Tricky football plays : REVERSES
116. Homme d'___ : ETAT
118. Overseas price add-on : VAT
119. Dallas cager, briefly : MAV
120. It's dotted : ANI
121. Training places?: Abbr. : STAS
122. "Later!" : TATA
123. Brian of Roxy Music : ENO
124. "Later!" : BYE
125. Parapet : WALL
127. Exiled Roman poet : OVID
129. Bashes : GALAS
131. Kind of boss : UNION
133. Country singer McCann : LILA
134. It has many slots : RENO
135. Clear the boards : ERASE
136. White oak : ROBLE
137. Firewood carrier : SLED
138. Upper hand : EDGE
1. Crows : BOASTS
2. Strike caller : UMPIRE
3. James Clavell best seller : TAIPAN
4. Public house : INN
6. Prepare to sleep : LIEDOWN
7. Tie deciders: Abbr. : OTS
8. Deadeye Annie : OAKLEY
9. 1980 Economics Nobelist Lawrence : KLEIN
11. Calculating sort : CPA
12. "The Sleeping Gypsy" painter : ROUSSEAU
13. Start to malfunction : ACTUP
14. Get soused : GOONABENDER
15. "___ Believes in Me" : SHE
16. Ruin : TORPEDO
17. Maltreated : ILLUSED
18. Critical rocket maneuver : REENTRY
29. Actor Morales : ESAI
31. Sales force : REPS
33. Matured : GREWUP
39. Aardvark features : SNOUTS
41. Spanish silver dollar : DURO
42. Part of a sales force: Abbr. : AGT
44. Religious sch. : SEM
47. Acapulco article : UNA
48. Pull off a complete reversal : TURNTHETABLES
50. Parts of samba bands : BONGOS
51. Recently : OFLATE
52. Industry : EFFORT
54. Kind of glasses : OPERA
56. Arrive, in a sense : MAKEIT
58. Beatty of "Deliverance" : NED
59. Pilot : AVIATE
62. Three-time Cotton Bowl winners: Abbr. : SMU
64. Like a tough battle : UPHILL
65. Fosters : RAISES
66. Crate : ENCASE
69. Start of many Italian surnames : DEL
71. Hold to a zero score : BLANK
72. Symbol of Egyptian royalty : ASP
76. Angel's favorite letters : SRO
78. Vit. info : RDA
81. Cabalistic : ARCANE
83. Play direction : EXITSTAGERIGHT
87. Sizes up? : ALTERS
89. Type sizes : ENS
91. [Make way!] : BEEP
93. It usually comes in stripes : CROSSING
94. Laugh syllable : HAR
96. To now : YET
98. They're hard to make out : SCRAWLS
99. Occasional paint surface : TOENAIL
100. Newsmaking brother of 1903 : ORVILLE
102. Scoffing retort : IBET
104. 6-0, in tennis : LOVESET
105. Bizet opera title character : IVAN
106. Warning to motorists : DETOURAHEAD
110. Certain camp : STALAG
111. Drink : IMBIBE
112. Scandal subject : PAYOLA
113. Squared : EVENED
115. Having hangovers? : EAVED
117. Electronic game pioneer : ATARI
126. Little fella : LAD
128. John ___ : DOE
130. Pollutant : ASH
132. Play form using wooden masks : NOH

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