Puzzle by Andrew Zhou, edited by Will Shortz
TURN TURN TURN [35A. #1 hit by the Byrds … or directions for reading the answers to this puzzle’s starred clues (always clockwise as indicated)], along with NHZAHOZ, UOZHU, SNOISSIWNOOW, ZOHZC and ZOHZOOZ constitute the interrelated group of this almost eponymous Thursday crossword. For a positive reaction, read Wordplay, The Crossword Blog of The New York Times.
- NHZA HOZ = ZINC ION (20A. *Antimicrobial bit in mouthwashes [90 degrees])
- UOZHU = CONIC (22A. *Like wizards’ caps [90 degrees])
- SNOISSIW NOOW = MOON MISSIONS (43A. *Apollo 11 and 12 [180 degrees])
- ZOHZC = UNION (59A. * Marriage, say [270 degrees])
- ZOHZO OZ = NO ONION (61A. * Specification in a burger order, maybe [270 degrees])
Other — GATEWAY (26D. St. Louis’s arch, symbolically), IODIZING (40D. Treating, in a way, as table salt), KOSOVAR (9D. Dweller in Pristina), OUGHT TO (47D. Should), SHIH TZU (5D. Tibetan dog), SHOUT OUT (11D. Public mention), SOZZLED (45D. Three sheets to the wind).
Six-letter — AMANDA, ASSIZE, BATHES, BRAZOS (3D. Longest river in Texas), DOZERS, EMOTER, RUSTED, SHIRAZ (54A. Iranian city of 1.2+ million), THORPE, VORTEX (27A. Tornado).
Five — ABBES, ATARI, AZTEC, MARCH, OMERS (73A. Biblical dry measures), PONZI, ROCKY, TOPER (70A. Dipsomaniac), TORTE, TWO HR.
Short stuff — AGAR, ANKH, ATYA, CALI, DEO, DISC, ECRU, EDGY, ELIE, ENRY, ERIC, EWE, GUNN, HMO, HORA, ITSI, LAST, LIEU, NOIR, NYES, OEN, OKD, OLIO, OLY, OOZY, ORNO, OWER, PEZ, POLK, RID, SHAH, SIS, STY, TAIS and TAWS, TSOS and TSPS, TWIG, WHET, WINK, XENA, YANG, ZOOM, ZORN (23D. N.F.L. coach Jim).
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Remaining clues — ACROSS: 1. French clerics; 6. President after Tyler; 10. Medicinal amts.; 14. General’s cry; 15. This and that; 16. Stimulate; 17. Game maker starting in 1972; 18. Actress Carrie and others; 19. Like wetlands; 24. ___ volente (God willing); 25. Really thin person; 25. Really thin person; 30. Judgment; 32. Food thickener; 34. Undivided; 38. Mai ___ (drinks); 41. Wine: Prefix; 42. “Coming’ ___!”; 48. Given the nod; 49. Dance at a Jewish wedding; 50. Showing signs of disuse; 56. Masculine side; 63. Attorney General Holder; 65. Endure; 67. Dessert cake; 68. [I’m kidding!]; 69. Nobelist Wiesel; 71. Jumpy; 72. LP or 45. — DOWN: 1. “She’s the Man” actress Bynes; 2 Washes; 4. Off-white shade; 6. Kind of scheme; 7. West Coast brew, for short; 8. Place; 10. Like many TV movies: Abbr.; 12. Candy that comes in more than a dozen flavors; 13. Farm structure; 21. Short person?; 26. St. Louis’s arch, symbolically; 28. “Just you wait, ___ ‘iggins …”; 29. TV warrior princess; 33. Ben ___, “Treasure Island” pirate; 36. “The Big Sleep” film genre; 37. Shooters; 38. General ___ chicken; 39. Egyptian cross; 44. Bygone sovereign; 46. Of little ___ use; 51. Five-time Olympic gold-medal winner; 52. One overacting; 53. Catnappers; 57. Old pyramid builder; 60. District of Columbia?; 62. Camera feature; 63. Animal often seen with a bell around its neck; 64 Clear (of); 66. Family girl.