# Take Two! (an Around-the-Bend)

Here's another around-the-bend. I felt like putting a hidden word in, but I couldn't think of anything good... there's still a word, though. Just unscramble the highlighted letters.

## Rules

• Each word goes from left to right on its numbered line, and then continues from right to left on the next line
• #20 wraps back around to #1

Example: If #1 was "DEPARTS", then #2 must start with "STRA" and #20 must end with "PED". #1 would be entered as DEP in the #1 row and STRA in the #2 row, so if you read #1 left-to-right and then #2 right-to-left it spells "DEPARTS"

EDIT: It appears I messed up the pluralization of some of the clues. Namely, 11 is singular and 13 is plural. (EDIT 4) and 17 is plural.

EDIT 2: I'm really sorry all! I think I mixed up two very similar words for #6. Just switch the "i" with the "t" when you enter it in.

EDIT 3: I lied! It's two words! My plurals are really bad today, apparently :(

• Should clue 11 be citizen of this world (singular)? Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 21:44
• Ahh yes I forgot to check the tenses. Sorry! Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 21:47
• When you say 20 wraps back around to 1, what about that extra line at the bottom? Is the word for 20 nine letters or six letters? Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 22:04
• The extra line is for you to re-enter 1, so that #20 isn't broken up into 2 pieces. See previous Around-the-Bend puzzle answer. Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 22:05

I think I’ve got the crossword, at least, but not the word:

The extra letters unscramble to

AROUND AGAIN

• Too fast, sniped by 33 seconds :(
– Avi
Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 22:10
• Question’s still to play for — unscrambling to go...: Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 22:11
• I see "dragon" in there but the rest is gibberish to me :( Post-answer edit: aha, that'll do it :P
– Avi
Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 22:13
• You got it! This one went a lot faster than the last one - are Monday afternoons puzzle primetime? Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 22:15
• Not sure about others, but I answered this one just after work and the last one during lunchtime.... haha Friday afternoons seem to be more quiet on here than other times! Nice puzzle, @bobble Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 22:16

Completed crossword (except for a couple of stray letters):

Words are:

DERIVER, REVIVALS, SLAVIC, CIGARET, TERAGRAM, MARTIAL, LATICES, SECRETED, DETERGE, EGRET, TERRAN, NARRATOR, ROTARIES, SEIDELS, SLEDG??, ??GUM, MULLAHS, SHALLOT, TOONS, SNORED.

I peeked at Michael Moschella's answer for the clues #18 and #19.

Some notes:

The tense is wrong for clue 11 (should be singular) and clue 17 (should be plural). I still don't really get clue 13 but it fits with everything. There's a mistake with MARTIAL / MARITAL for clue 6, as it needs to be MARITAL to fit with the next clue. (I suppose "marital arts" could be on display in romantic films?)

Further progress:

15 should be SLEDGING but that's 8 letters; it's got to be SLEDG-something anyway. I couldn't find any appropriate 5-letter words ending with GUM.

The coloured letters are

AROUND AGAIN!

Almost done:

1 DER
2 REVI
3 SLAV
4 CI
5 TERAG
6 MAR
7 LATI
8 SEC
9 DETER
0 EG
1 TER
2 NAR
3 ROTAR
4 SEI
5
6
7 MU
8 SHALL
9 TO
0 SNO

Some Progress:

4: Cigaret 5: Teragram (Ci, Terag, mar)

And

8: Secreted, 9: Deterge, 10: Egret, 11: Terran, 12: Narrator 13: Rotaries? (The form is wrong but rotary isn't long enough) (SEC, DETER, EG, TER, NAR, ROTAR)

And

18: Shallot, 19: Toons, 20: Snooze? Snores? (SHALL, TO, SNO) (Pulling from Rand 'Al Thor the solution appears to be SNORED for 20)

• The g is not a typo, it stands for something. Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 21:46
• I see, I think I got that now then. Commented Jun 1, 2020 at 21:52