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A. J. Santora
A. J. Santora

PHYSICAL EXAM

New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 1974

Author:
A. J. Santora
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 573 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
A. J. Santora has 185 pre-Shortz puzzles and 68 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,136
Across
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
5
Kind of garage : TWOCAR
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Spanish homes : CASAS
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Farrow : MIA
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Container : VIAL
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Stripped-down sentence : PHRASE
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Kind of conservative : ULTRA
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"Hansel ___ Gretel" : UND
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Eager : AVID
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Completely : HEARTANDSOUL
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Rwy. depot : STA
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Stupid : DENSE
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Belgium or Norway, e.g. : MONARCHY
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Time period : ERA
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Accountant's need : LEDGER
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Girl's name : GAIL
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Proof mark : DELE
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Took on Gorgeous George : WRESTLED
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Starr et al. : BARTS
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Dict. entry : DEF
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"No ifs, ands or ___" : BUTS
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"___ my man" : HES
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Mess up : BOTCH
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Ineffective : FUTILE
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Demolished : WRECKED
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Drugstore cowboys : DUDES
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British title : BARONET
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Acre's land : ISRAEL
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Martin and Pickford : MARYS
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Part of a door : SIDEPOST
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Sort : TYPE
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Bolivian capital : SUCRE
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Gemstone : SARD
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Madame ___ of Vietnam : NHU
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Computer : ELECTRONICBRAIN
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Igloo man: Abbr. : ESK
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Suffrage : VOTE
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Growls : GNARS
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Inducts a knight : DUBS
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Slope wear : SKIBOOTS
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Biological group : CLONE
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Makes spangly : BEDOTS
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Type of wager : SIDEBET
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Obscure : FAINT
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Vegas features : CASINOS
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Records : ANNALS
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___ macabre : DANSE
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___ Ribbentrop : VON
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Sown, in heraldry : SEME
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Nourished : FED
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Having polish : COUTH
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Blood feud : VENDETTA
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Yankee Sparky : LYLE
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Fire god : AGNI
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Beatle name : LENNON
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Month: Abbr. : OCT
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Laterally : SIDELONG
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In proximity : NEARTO
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Porous rocks : TOPHI
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Golf feat : ACE
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Intensive : BLOODANDGUTS
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Biography : LIFE
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Athenians: Abbr. : GKS
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Fragrant : OLENT
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Get angry : SEERED
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Old French coins : ECUS
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Inquire : ASK
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Frolics in a pool : WADES
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Old chariots : ESSEDS
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Tulsa, ___ : OKLA
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Sidestep : EVADE
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Sandwich meat : LIVERWURST
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Beaten path : MAINARTERY
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Early auto man : OLDS
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Industrial abbr. : TPH
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Cajoled : WHEEDLED
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Colors : ORANGES
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Hauled : CARTED
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Bring up : REAR
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Cow chew : CUD
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Happy Warrior : ALSMITH
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Footrests : STOOLS
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Make ___ for it : ARUN
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Place for greens : SALAD
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Intrude in a way : MUSCLEINON
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Actual : INTHEFLESH
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Forever and ___ : ADAY
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Cancels out : NEGATES
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City lines : ELS
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Lawn grass : REDTOP
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Merman : ETHEL
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Rainbows : ARCS
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Break out : ESCAPE
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Wishful maneuver : BODYENGLISH
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Windwards, etc.: Abbr. : BWI
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Miner's animal : BURRO
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Rinka ___ (Irish dance) : FADDA
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Actress Mary : URE
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Words to Brutus : ETTU
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Capsize, with "over" : KEEL
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Heraldic knot : DACRE
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Whirring sounds : BIRRS
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Some dogs : MUTTS
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Heavy sword : SABRE
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Sir Walter : SCOTT
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Meager : SCANT
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Bacchanalian cries : EVOES
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___ ear and . . . : INONE
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Time of 47 Down : IDES
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Certain camper : NUDIST
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She, in Italy : ESSA
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X-rated movies : SKINFLICKS
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Furniture piece : KIDNEYDESK
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What a griper has : BONETOPICK
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One's limit : STOMACHFUL
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Church officer : BEADLE
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Geometric shape: Abbr. : OBL
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Tequila bar : CANTINA
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Infielder Sal : BANDO
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Opp. of NNW : SSE
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Man-goat figure : FAUN
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Signified : CONNOTED
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Darn! : DOGGONE
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Take a flier : VENTURE
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Enjoyed a camp activity : CANOED
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Borders on : VERGES
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Ending for differ : ENT
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Jostle : ELBOW
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Puts on cargo : LADES
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___ record (equals) : TIESA
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Galsworthy output : SAGA
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Spanish pot : OLLA
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First word of Mass. motto : ENSE
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Margarine : OLEO
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Drinker's problem: Abbr. : DTS
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Noises: Abbr. : SDS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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