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PROMISSORY NOTES

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1971

Author: John Willig
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 95, Avg Word Len: 4.93, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,051
Across Down
1. Kind of child : BRAIN
6. Baht spender : THAI
10. " . . . gang aft ___" : AGLEY
15. City of Greece : SPARTA
21. River of France : MARNE
22. "It ___!" : ISSO
23. "___ evil" : SEENO
24. Imbibed freely : LUSHED
25. Dentist's promise : THISWONTHURTMUCH
28. Style, in Madrid : ESTILO
29. Greek letters : ETAS
30. Rover to North Sea : YSER
31. Start of a June promise : LOVEHONOR
33. Fishy road sign : BAIT
36. Parrot of N. Z. : KEA
38. Deserves : EARNS
41. Laborious : OPEROSE
42. Manpower program: Abbr. : UMT
43. Parting promise : ILLCALLYOU
46. U.S. journalist : RIIS
47. Find : LOCATE
49. Ring verdict : TKO
50. Effect : IMPACT
52. Portico : STOA
56. Loudly vulgar : BRASSY
57. Promise to a hounded postman : HEWONTBITE
60. Operetta man : LEHAR
61. Crate : ENCASE
63. Krone part : ORE
64. "___ Sylphides" : LES
65. Turn away : AVERT
66. Clod : OAF
67. What Florida promises : SUNNYSKIES
72. Verdon : GWEN
73. Town in China : LINPU
75. Light shade : TAN
76. ___-disant : SOI
77. Safari help : BEARERS
80. P.R., for one : ISL
81. Most intimate : NEAREST
85. Picture on a fiver : LINCOLN
88. Crosses out : XES
89. Refrigerants : DRYICES
91. Sky Altar : ARA
93. Hawks of Hawaii : IOS
94. Get rid of : DITCH
96. Toothy look : GRIN
97. Politician's promise : LOWERTAXES
101. W.W. II org. : OWI
102. Crow over : GLOAT
104. "The ___ Seed" : BAD
105. Haul : TOW
106. ___-the-board : ACROSS
109. Petulant : POUTY
110. Police chief's promise : ENDPAYOFFS
115. Deft : ADROIT
117. Spear-carrier : SUPE
118. Starlike object : QUASAR
119. Last month: Abbr. : ULT
120. Relative of itsy-bitsy : TEENSY
121. Confident : SURE
122. Boss's promise to son : YOULLGOFAR
126. Plan : MAP
127. Cutting weapon : SLASHER
131. Unanimous : ASONE
132. ___ de mer : MAL
133. Proof mark : DELE
134. What money doesn't promise : HAPPINESS
136. Pot or bag : BEAN
139. Mystery-title word : CASE
141. Famed Express : ORIENT
142. Tout's promise : THEHORSECANTLOSE
149. Forward: It. : AVANTI
150. ___ space : OUTER
151. Stimulus : PROD
152. Tin: Fr:. : ETAIN
153. Loser to F.D.R. : LANDON
154. Primp : PREEN
155. Sound unit : SONE
156. Partners : MATES
1. N.Y.C. subway : BMT
2. Encouraging cry : RAH
3. Onassis : ARI
4. Map feature : INSET
5. Salamander : NEWT
6. Glitter : TINSEL
7. Pres. initials : HST
8. Pallid : ASHY
9. Paper promises : IOUS
10. Off base : ASTRAY
11. Perfect thing : GEM
12. Rumanian coin : LEU
13. Pens: Abbr. : ENCLS
14. Attention-getter : YOHO
15. ___ off (get over a jag) : SLEEPIT
16. Gets on a crowded bus : PUSHES
17. J. J. or Vincent : ASTOR
18. Zoo favorite : RHINO
19. Ultimate end : TELOS
20. Be fond of : ADORE
26. Annie et al. : OAKLEYS
27. Fishing gear : REEL
32. Alto and tenor : VOICES
33. Corm : BULB
34. Con ___ : AMORE
35. Broker's stock promise : ITCANONLYGOUP
37. Hormone : ACTH
39. Unruly one, in Scotland : ROIT
40. Unfeeling : NUMB
43. Lindsay's promise : ITSAFUNCITY
44. N. Z. tree : AKE
45. Running out of : LOWON
46. Holds esteem : RATES
48. Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
51. Rug feature : PILE
52. Cut apart : SEVER
53. Freeloader's promise : THENEXTISONME
54. Thames sight : OAR
55. Skill : ART
58. Relating to: Suffix : ORY
59. Headland : NESS
60. Politician's promise : LAWANDORDER
62. These: Sp. : ESTAS
68. Sadat's home : UAR
69. Compass point : NNE
70. Bengal native : KOL
71. Clock reading : III
72. Harden : GEL
73. Cover : LID
74. Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
77. ___ nova : BOSSA
78. Play period: Abbr. : REC
79. Quiet! : SSH
82. Poetic word : EEN
83. Tool : SAW
84. Three, in Asti : TRE
86. No soap : NIX
87. Iowa college : COE
90. Angered : IRATE
92. Affected : ARTY
95. "And ___ a big red rose" : IWORE
97. Wools: Lat. : LANAE
98. 5-2, for one : ODDS
99. Besides : TOO
100. "The ___ Truth" : AWFUL
102. Some drs. : GPS
103. Costello : LOU
104. Butter at Maxim's : BEURRE
107. Of a Spanish area : CATALAN
108. Hemp fiber : SISAL
111. Remunerates : PAYS
112. Irish city : AROO
113. Interior cover: Abbr. : FLG
114. Mouth: Prefix : STOM
116. Kind : TYPE
118. A Roosevelt : QUENTIN
121. Ancestral religion : SHINTO
123. Not yet existing : UNBORN
124. Grin in a way : LEER
125. Semblance : FACADE
127. Boating hazard : SHOAL
128. Grub : LARVA
129. Of bees : APIAN
130. ___ time : SPEND
131. Assyrian god : ASHUR
133. Greek letter : DELTA
135. "___ on red" : STOP
137. Cobras : ASPS
138. Wolfe : NERO
140. Hold back : STEM
143. Paris season : ETE
144. Before haw : HEE
145. Hoodwink : CON
146. Word with cake or meal : OAT
147. She, in Bonn : SIE
148. U. S. N. A. grad : ENS

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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