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TURNDOWNS

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 2001

Author:
Bill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1512/1/199910/25/20155
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
10022100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.64240
Bill Zais
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Zais. This is puzzle # 70 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

In this April Fool's puzzle, eight theme answers "turn down" at the end to complete the phrase.

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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0401 ( 18,772 )
Across
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Filmmaker Nicolas : ROEG
5
"Aye"-catcher? : CAPN
9
Cockeyed : AMISS
14
Loose talk? : SLANG
19
Building support : IBAR
20
Department : AREA
21
Hairy-chested : MANLY
22
Provoking person : RILER
23
Turndown #1 : NOSIRREEBOB
25
Turndown #2 : ITHINKILLPASS
27
Continue : KEEPON
28
Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
30
Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
31
"Down with!," in Dijon : ABAS
32
Part of a test, maybe : PLACEBO
34
Ernie of the P.G.A. : ELS
35
Pigeonholes : LABELS
37
Including : ASWELLAS
40
Chucklehead : LAMEBRAIN
43
Tuba sound : PAH
44
Mormons, initially : LDS
45
Developing stage : EMBRYO
46
"When hell freezes over!" : NEVER
50
Turndown #3 : OVERMYDEADBODY
54
Turndown #4 : YOUREDAFT
56
Andrea ___ : DORIA
57
Like proclamations : ISSUED
58
City in Kyrgyzstan : OSH
59
Like Brahms's Symphony No. 3 : INF
60
Music for which Peter Tosh is famous : REGGAE
62
Comparatively agile : SPRYER
64
Scold : YELLAT
67
Ticklish: Var. : GOOSEY
69
In a plucky manner : GAMELY
71
Disappearing network TV employee : CENSOR
74
Like Midas : GREEDY
78
Alley-oop toss, e.g. : ASSIST
81
Tony-winning Hagen : UTA
82
Deck (out) : TOG
84
Cross the threshold : STEPIN
86
How tuna is packed : INOIL
88
Turndown #5 : FATCHANCE
91
Turndown #6 : THATSANEGATIVE
93
"La Traviata" mezzo : FLORA
94
Redeemed : CASHED
97
"___ Box" (1992 pop music release) : ONO
98
Dallas cager, briefly : MAV
99
Vermin : INFESTERS
101
Part of a buffer zone, maybe : LANDMINE
104
Undo : REPEAL
107
Atmospheric prefix : AER
108
Sign of a slip : ERASURE
110
Fruitless : ARID
111
It may be divided into rows : ACRE
113
What an outturned palm may mean : WAIT
114
Lampooned : SENTUP
118
Turndown #7 : NOTONYOURLIFE
121
Turndown #8 : GIVEITAREST
123
Potential serve-breaker's score : ADOUT
124
Shake like ___ : ALEAF
125
Concluded : OVER
126
x, y or z : AXIS
127
States' rights amendment to the Constitution : TENTH
128
Natural sitting spot : LEDGE
129
Partner of rules, slangily : REGS
130
Kind of price : LIST
Down
1
Islanders' place : RINK
2
"O" in old radio lingo : OBOE
3
Lighten : EASE
4
Influenza : GRIPPE
5
Sensually : CARNALLY
6
It may follow you : ARE
7
Titled ladies : PEERESSES
8
Fat cat : NABOB
9
Troubadour's subject, perhaps : AMIE
10
Bath ___ : MAT
11
Hospital gizmo : INHALER
12
Passes unnoticed : SLIPSBY
13
Assn. and org., e.g. : SYNS
14
Eastern title of respect : SRI
15
His March 1952 marriage was big news : LILABNER
16
"We'll ___ there to greet her" (old song lyric) : ALLBE
17
Buddha's reputed birthplace : NEPAL
18
Common stain : GRASS
24
Lucky streak : ROLL
26
Kind of nut : KOLA
29
Hid : HOLEDUP
33
Ones left holding the bag? : CADDIES
34
Personify : EMBODY
36
Hokkaido native : AINU
37
Footless animal : APOD
38
Zest : SAVOR
39
"I don't see it" : WHERE
41
It signals caution : AMBER
42
Rogers and others : ROYS
47
Sign of secrecy : VEIL
48
Irish novelist O'Brien : EDNA
49
Slew : RAFT
51
Washington bank name since 1840 : RIGGS
52
Fictional Mr. : MAGOO
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Ancient language: Abbr. : ASSYR
55
"But of course!" : OHYES
58
___ e sempre (now and always): It. : ORA
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Place for a valve : AORTA
63
Where Saladin was sultan : EGYPT
65
Pitcher of milk? : ELSIE
66
Possible cause of a spanking : LYING
68
Fragile decoration : EGG
70
Times to dream of : MANANAS
71
Give a hand? : CUFF
72
Catalog card abbr. : ETAL
73
Britain's Lord Ismay was its first head : NATO
75
It begins "In the days of Ahasuerus ..." : ESTHER
76
Part of the gasoline additive M.T.B.E. : ETHER
77
Scrolls site : DEADSEA
79
"Me, too!" : SOAMI
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Certain missile : TITAN
83
In the old days : ONCE
85
Tending to set apart : ISOLATIVE
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In the flesh : LIVE
89
Hollered : CRIEDOUT
90
Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
92
Teetotalers : NONUSERS
95
By and large : ASARULE
96
Directed : STEERED
100
Severely scold : FLAY
102
Number in Nuremberg : DREI
103
Crazy, slangily : MENTAL
104
Charged : RANAT
105
Sap : ERODE
106
Tool attached to a rope : PITON
109
Austerity : RIGOR
112
Shade of black : COAL
113
Ring bearer : WIFE
115
Checker, perhaps : TAXI
116
"A God in Ruins" novelist : URIS
117
Noodge : PEST
119
Number in a series : NTH
120
Trail : LAG
122
Do nothin' at all : VEG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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