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ZIGS AND ZAGS

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The NYT incorrectly printed the letter at the 93-Across/88-Down crossing as an N in the answer key. Changed to an L.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,028
Across
1
Buffoons. : ZANIES
7
Diagrams used in astrology. : ZODIACS
14
Mexican revolutionist. : ZAPATA
20
Flowering shrub. : AZALEA
21
Book of Old Testament. : EZEKIEL
22
Shades of blue. : AZURES
23
First name of 73 Across. : ROBERT
24
Herbaceous plant. : LOBELIA
25
Cowboys. : ROPERS
26
Colleague of Zeus. : EROS
27
Assortments of type. : FONTS
28
City in Ohio. : LIMA
30
State of being: Suffix. : ANCE
31
Wager. : BET
32
Satisfies fully. : SATES
33
City in North Dakota. : MINOT
34
Adlai. : AES
35
Warlike natives of W. Africa. : ASHANTIES
38
Envy or sloth. : SIN
39
Desires. : THIRSTS
42
Water birds. : LOONS
43
Sharp, humming sound. : ZING
44
Native dance. : HULA
45
Blurt loudly. : BLATOUT
48
Members of Bantu nation. : ZULUS
49
Labrador natives. : ESKIMOS
53
Least dense. : RAREST
54
Shellfish, in Florida lingo. : CONKS
55
Creativeness. : ART
56
Knowledge. : LORE
57
Recent popular song hit. : AMORE
58
Mediterranean port. : TUNIS
59
___ Rabbit. : BRER
60
Goddess: Lat. : DEA
61
Olympian V. I. P. : ZEUS
62
Greek letters. : ZETAS
63
African animal. : ZEBRA
64
Relish. : ZEST
65
They: French. : ILS
66
Runner Zatopek. : EMIL
67
Lowest points. : ZEROS
68
___ blanche. : CARTE
69
Height: Abbr. : ELEV
71
Relevant. : APT
72
Howler. : BONER
73
Manhattan notable. : WAGNER
74
Root part. : RADICLE
76
Tibetan mammal. : PANDA
77
Turn aside. : DIGRESS
78
Shutter of a cupboard. : DOOR
79
Range. : AREA
80
Recipient of a gift. : DONEE
81
Capital of Nicaragua. : MANAGUA
84
Influenced. : LED
85
Exaggeration for effect. : HYPERBOLE
89
Hate: Latin. : ODI
90
Sedate. : STAID
92
Corn cakes. : PONES
93
Gap between peaks. : COL
94
French novelist. : ZOLA
96
Captures. : NETS
97
Where Iloilo is. : PANAY
98
Scatter. : STUD
99
A Greek, in Homer's time. : ARGIVE
101
Daily fare in Zacatecas. : TAMALES
103
French colonial soldier. : ZOUAVE
105
___ "Cloister and the Hearth." : READES
106
Spoke to: Poet. : ADDREST
107
Kitchen implement. : OPENER
108
Persistent ones. : TRIERS
109
Moves the place cards. : RESEATS
110
Onlookers. : GAZERS
Down
1
Camping place, in the Sudan. : ZAREBA
2
Islands west of Portugal. : AZORES
3
Victim of King Ahab. : NABOTH
4
2 Down: Fr. : ILES
5
Always: Poet. : EER
6
Brooded. : SAT
7
Name of St. Simon. : ZELOTES
8
Forms of oxygen. : OZONES
9
Sins, in theology. : DEBTS
10
Noted Washingtonian and others. : IKES
11
Trouble. : AIL
12
Maximum heights. : CEILINGS
13
Done away with. : SLAIN
14
"Thus Spake ___." : ZARATHUSTRA
15
Nitrogen: Comb. form. : AZO
16
Chrysalis. : PUPA
17
Places of conflict. : ARENAS
18
Musical triplet. : TERCET
19
Apportion. : ASSESS
27
Dim. : FAINT
29
Exemplars of loving-kindness. : MOTHERERS
32
Detective story writer. : STOUT
33
Arithmetical sign. : MINUS
36
Makes different. : ALTERS
37
Snare. : NOOSE
38
Racing colors. : SILKS
40
Sort. : ILK
41
Wading bird. : RAIL
43
Indians of New Mexico. : ZUNIS
45
Container for burning coals. : BRAZIER
46
Thin plate. : LAMELLA
47
Excited. : AROUSED
48
Of a division. : ZONAL
50
Up-to-date: French. : MODERNE
51
Electra's brother. : ORESTES
52
Ushers. : SEATERS
54
___ out (stop): Colloq. : CUTIT
55
Shady place. : ARBOR
58
Self-restrained. : TEMPERATE
59
Kentucky college. : BEREA
62
Enthusiasm. : ZEALOUSNESS
63
"The Prisoner of ___." : ZENDA
64
Chief city of Croatia. : ZAGREB
67
Divided. : ZONED
68
Basketball player. : CAGER
70
Girl's name. : VIDA
72
Revealed. : BARED
73
Sack and port. : WINES
75
Tooth. : COG
76
Hudson River scenic feature. : PALISADE
77
One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOPEY
80
Rulers. : DYNASTS
81
Truman's favorite composer. : MOZART
82
Admirer. : ADORER
83
Indian antelope. : NILGAI
85
Frank and open. : HONEST
86
Petroleum substance. : OCTANE
87
Ventilating slit. : LOUVER
88
Churchmen. : ELDERS
91
Rose petal oil. : ATTAR
92
Flower bract. : PALEA
95
Military assistant. : AIDE
97
Trim away. : PARE
98
Egypt recently regained it. : SUEZ
100
Metrical writing: Abbr. : VER
102
Doctors: Abbr. : MDS
103
Exiled King of Albania. : ZOG
104
The ration book agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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