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It takes a turn for the better (8,5)


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roulette wheel

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'it' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

'a turn for the better' is the wordplay.
'a turn' becomes 'wheel' (I've seen this before).
'for' says to put letters next to each other (I've seen this in other clues).
'the better' becomes 'roulette' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'wheel' after 'roulette' is 'ROULETTE WHEEL'.

'takes' is the link.

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(Another definition for roulette wheel that I've seen is " It spins in the casino".)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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