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TAKING TURNS

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 2000

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

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.
Jim Horne 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 TimesNo. 0514 ( 18,450 )
Across
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
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"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
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"Later!" : TATA
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Brian of Roxy Music : ENO
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"Later!" : BYE
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Parapet : WALL
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Exiled Roman poet : OVID
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Bashes : GALAS
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Kind of boss : UNION
133
Country singer McCann : LILA
134
It has many slots : RENO
135
Clear the boards : ERASE
136
White oak : ROBLE
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Firewood carrier : SLED
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Upper hand : EDGE
Down
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
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Get soused : GOONABENDER
15
"___ Believes in Me" : SHE
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Ruin : TORPEDO
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Maltreated : ILLUSED
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Critical rocket maneuver : REENTRY
29
Actor Morales : ESAI
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Sales force : REPS
33
Matured : GREWUP
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Aardvark features : SNOUTS
41
Spanish silver dollar : DURO
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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
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Recently : OFLATE
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Industry : EFFORT
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Kind of glasses : OPERA
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Arrive, in a sense : MAKEIT
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Beatty of "Deliverance" : NED
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Pilot : AVIATE
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Three-time Cotton Bowl winners: Abbr. : SMU
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Like a tough battle : UPHILL
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Fosters : RAISES
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Crate : ENCASE
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Start of many Italian surnames : DEL
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Hold to a zero score : BLANK
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Symbol of Egyptian royalty : ASP
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Angel's favorite letters : SRO
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Vit. info : RDA
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Cabalistic : ARCANE
83
Play direction : EXITSTAGERIGHT
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Sizes up? : ALTERS
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Type sizes : ENS
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[Make way!] : BEEP
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It usually comes in stripes : CROSSING
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Laugh syllable : HAR
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To now : YET
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They're hard to make out : SCRAWLS
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Occasional paint surface : TOENAIL
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Newsmaking brother of 1903 : ORVILLE
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Scoffing retort : IBET
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6-0, in tennis : LOVESET
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Bizet opera title character : IVAN
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Warning to motorists : DETOURAHEAD
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Certain camp : STALAG
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Drink : IMBIBE
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Scandal subject : PAYOLA
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Squared : EVENED
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Having hangovers? : EAVED
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Electronic game pioneer : ATARI
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Little fella : LAD
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John ___ : DOE
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Pollutant : ASH
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Play form using wooden masks : NOH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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