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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
1. Pollster Roper : ELMO
5. Kind of garage : TWOCAR
11. Spanish homes : CASAS
16. Farrow : MIA
19. Container : VIAL
20. Stripped-down sentence : PHRASE
21. Kind of conservative : ULTRA
22. "Hansel ___ Gretel" : UND
23. Eager : AVID
24. Completely : HEARTANDSOUL
26. Rwy. depot : STA
27. Stupid : DENSE
29. Whole : ENTIRE
30. Belgium or Norway, e.g. : MONARCHY
32. Time period : ERA
33. Accountant's need : LEDGER
35. Girl's name : GAIL
37. Proof mark : DELE
38. Took on Gorgeous George : WRESTLED
40. Starr et al. : BARTS
41. Dict. entry : DEF
42. "No ifs, ands or ___" : BUTS
43. "___ my man" : HES
44. Mess up : BOTCH
45. Ineffective : FUTILE
48. Demolished : WRECKED
50. Drugstore cowboys : DUDES
51. British title : BARONET
52. Acre's land : ISRAEL
53. Martin and Pickford : MARYS
54. Part of a door : SIDEPOST
55. Sort : TYPE
56. Bolivian capital : SUCRE
57. Gemstone : SARD
58. Madame ___ of Vietnam : NHU
59. Computer : ELECTRONICBRAIN
64. Igloo man: Abbr. : ESK
67. Suffrage : VOTE
68. Growls : GNARS
69. Inducts a knight : DUBS
72. Slope wear : SKIBOOTS
75. Biological group : CLONE
76. Makes spangly : BEDOTS
78. Type of wager : SIDEBET
79. Obscure : FAINT
80. Vegas features : CASINOS
81. Records : ANNALS
82. ___ macabre : DANSE
83. ___ Ribbentrop : VON
84. Sown, in heraldry : SEME
85. Nourished : FED
86. Having polish : COUTH
87. Blood feud : VENDETTA
89. Yankee Sparky : LYLE
91. Fire god : AGNI
92. Beatle name : LENNON
93. Month: Abbr. : OCT
95. Laterally : SIDELONG
97. In proximity : NEARTO
99. Porous rocks : TOPHI
101. Golf feat : ACE
102. Intensive : BLOODANDGUTS
105. Biography : LIFE
106. Athenians: Abbr. : GKS
107. Fragrant : OLENT
108. Get angry : SEERED
109. Old French coins : ECUS
110. Inquire : ASK
111. Frolics in a pool : WADES
112. Old chariots : ESSEDS
113. Tulsa, ___ : OKLA
Down
1. Sidestep : EVADE
2. Sandwich meat : LIVERWURST
3. Beaten path : MAINARTERY
4. Early auto man : OLDS
5. Industrial abbr. : TPH
6. Cajoled : WHEEDLED
7. Colors : ORANGES
8. Hauled : CARTED
9. Up and about : ASTIR
10. Bring up : REAR
11. Cow chew : CUD
12. Happy Warrior : ALSMITH
13. Footrests : STOOLS
14. Make ___ for it : ARUN
15. Place for greens : SALAD
16. Intrude in a way : MUSCLEINON
17. Actual : INTHEFLESH
18. Forever and ___ : ADAY
25. Cancels out : NEGATES
28. City lines : ELS
31. Lawn grass : REDTOP
34. Merman : ETHEL
36. Rainbows : ARCS
39. Break out : ESCAPE
40. Wishful maneuver : BODYENGLISH
42. Windwards, etc.: Abbr. : BWI
44. Miner's animal : BURRO
45. Rinka ___ (Irish dance) : FADDA
46. Actress Mary : URE
47. Words to Brutus : ETTU
49. Capsize, with "over" : KEEL
50. Heraldic knot : DACRE
51. Whirring sounds : BIRRS
53. Some dogs : MUTTS
54. Heavy sword : SABRE
56. Sir Walter : SCOTT
57. Meager : SCANT
60. Bacchanalian cries : EVOES
61. ___ ear and . . . : INONE
62. Time of 47 Down : IDES
63. Certain camper : NUDIST
64. She, in Italy : ESSA
65. X-rated movies : SKINFLICKS
66. Furniture piece : KIDNEYDESK
70. What a griper has : BONETOPICK
71. One's limit : STOMACHFUL
73. Church officer : BEADLE
74. Geometric shape: Abbr. : OBL
75. Tequila bar : CANTINA
76. Infielder Sal : BANDO
77. Opp. of NNW : SSE
79. Man-goat figure : FAUN
80. Signified : CONNOTED
82. Darn! : DOGGONE
83. Take a flier : VENTURE
86. Enjoyed a camp activity : CANOED
87. Borders on : VERGES
88. Ending for differ : ENT
90. Jostle : ELBOW
92. Puts on cargo : LADES
94. ___ record (equals) : TIESA
95. Galsworthy output : SAGA
96. Spanish pot : OLLA
98. First word of Mass. motto : ENSE
100. Margarine : OLEO
103. Drinker's problem: Abbr. : DTS
104. 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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