SCRABBLE, ANYONE? #25: “When S and Z Are Interchangeable”

Photo by Kevin Keelan all rights reserved

Photo by Kevin Keelan / all rights reserved

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English is a flexible language! If you have a coveted Zed, these are good to know…

AGONISE = AGONIZE

ALKALISE = ALKALIZE

AMORTISE = AMORTIZE

ANALYSE = ANALYZE

ANALYSER = ANALYZER

APPRIZE = APPRISE

ARCHAISE = ARCHAIZE

ATOMISER = ATOMIZER

AUTOLYSE = AUTOLYZE

AZOTISE = AZOTIZE

BAPTISE = BAPTIZE

BARTISAN = BARTIZAN

BIZE = BISE = BORA

BIZNAGA = BISNAGA

BOTANISE = BOTANIZE

BOUSOUKI = BOUZOUKI

BRASIER = BRAZIER

BRASIL = BRAZIL

BRASILIN = BRAZILIN

BRITZKA = BRITSKA

CANALISE = CANALIZE

CANONISE = CANONIZE

CHINTS = CHINTZ

CIVILISE = CIVILIZE

COGNISE = COGNIZE

COLONISE = COLONIZE

COMPRIZE = COMPRISE

COSY = COZY

COSINESS = COZINESS

CREOLISE = CREOLIZE

CROZIER = CROSIER

CRUZADO = CRUSADO

CUTINISE = CUTINIZE

DAMOSEL = DAMOZEL

EBONISE = EBONIZE

ELEGISE = ELEGIZE

EMPRIZE = EMPRISE

ENERGISE = ENERGIZE

ETERNISE = ETERNIZE

EULOGISE = EULOGIZE

EXORCIZE = EXORCISE

FARADISE = FARADIZE

FEASE = FEAZE

FEMINISE = FEMINIZE

FINALISE = FINALIZE

FLOOSIE = FLOOZIE = FLOOSY = FLOOZY

FLUIDISE = FLUIDIZE

FOCALISE = FOCALIZE

FRISETTE = FRIZETTE

FROWSY = FROWZY

FUZE = FUSE

FUZEE = FUSEE

FUZIL = FUSIL

GASOGENE = GAZOGENE

GISMO = GIZMO

HUMANISE = HUMANIZE

IDEALISE = IDEALIZE

IDOLISE = IDOLIZE

IMMUNISE = IMMUNIZE

IODISE = IODIZE

IONISE = IONIZE

ITEMISE = ITEMIZE

JANISARY = JANIZARY

KOLKHOS =KOLKHOZ

KYANISE = KYANIZE

LAICISE = LAICIZE

LEGALISE = LEGALIZE

LIONISE = LIONIZE

LOCALISE = LOCALIZE

LOGICISE = LOGICIZE

LYRICISE = LYRICIZE

MAXIMISE = MAXIMIZE

MELODISE = MELODIZE

MEMORISE = MEMORIZE

METALISE = METALIZE

MINIMISE = MINIMIZE

MITSVAH = MITZVAH

MOBILISE = MOBALIZE

MOMZER = MOMSER

MONETISE = MONETIZE

MORALISE = MORALIZE

MOTORISE = MOTORIZE

NASALISE = NASALIZE

NEBULISE = NEBULIZE

NERTZ = NERTS

NOVELISE = NOVELIZE

OBELISE = OBELIZE

OPTIMISE = OPTIMIZE

ORGANISE = ORGANIZE

OUSEL = OUZEL

OXIDISE(R) = OXIDIZE(R)

OYES = OYEZ

OZONISE = OZONIZE

PAGANISE = PAGANIZE

PARALYSE = PARALYZE

PARTIZAN = PARTISAN

PENALISE = PENALIZE

PETUNTZE = PETUNTSE

PODSOL = PODZOL

POETISE(R) = POETIZER(R)

POLARISE = POLARIZE

POZOLE = POSOLE

QUEAZY = QUEASY

RASE = RAZE

REALISE = REALIZE

ROMANISE = ROMANIZE

RURALISE = RURALIZE

SANITATE = SANITISE = SANITIZE

SCHMOOSE = SCHMOOZE

SEISER = SEIZER

SEISIN = SEISING = SEIZIN

SEISURE = SEIZURE

SHIATZU = SHIATSU

SOLARISE = SOLARIZE

SOLECISE = SOLECIZE

SOLONETS = SOLONETZ

STYLISE = STYLIZE

SUBERISE = SUBERIZE

SURPRIZE = SUPRISE

TEAZEL = TEASEL

TETANISE = TETANIZE

THEORISE = THEORIZE

TOTALISE = TOTALIZE

TOUZLE = TOUSLE

TSADDIK = TZADDIK

TSAR = TZAR

TSARDOM = TZARDOM

TSAREVNA = TZAREVNA

TSARINA = TZARINA

TSARISM = TZARISM

TSARIST = TZARIST

TSARITZA = TZARITZA

TSIMMES = TZIMMES

TZURIS = TSURIS

UNIONISE = UNIONIZE

URBANISE = URBANIZE

UTILISE = UTILIZE

VALORISE = VALORIZE

VAPORISE = VAPORIZE

VISARD = VIZARD

VITALISE = VITALIZE

VIZOR = VISOR

VOCALISE = VOCALIZE

WEAZAND = WEASAND

WOMANISE = WOMANIZE

ZASTRUGA = SASTRUGA

ZIZZLE = SIZZLE

Pretty cool, no?

(NOTE: This post does not include information contained in the 5th Edition Scrabble Player’s Dictionary or updated Official Word List.)

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This list © Kevin Paul Keelan and lastcre8iveiconoclast, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kevin Paul Keelan and lastcre8iveiconoclast with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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