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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
John Willig has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,051
Across
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Kind of child : BRAIN
6
Baht spender : THAI
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" . . . gang aft ___" : AGLEY
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City of Greece : SPARTA
21
River of France : MARNE
22
"It ___!" : ISSO
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"___ evil" : SEENO
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Imbibed freely : LUSHED
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Dentist's promise : THISWONTHURTMUCH
28
Style, in Madrid : ESTILO
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Greek letters : ETAS
30
Rover to North Sea : YSER
31
Start of a June promise : LOVEHONOR
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Fishy road sign : BAIT
36
Parrot of N. Z. : KEA
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Deserves : EARNS
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Laborious : OPEROSE
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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
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Krone part : ORE
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"___ Sylphides" : LES
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Turn away : AVERT
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Clod : OAF
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What Florida promises : SUNNYSKIES
72
Verdon : GWEN
73
Town in China : LINPU
75
Light shade : TAN
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___-disant : SOI
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Safari help : BEARERS
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P.R., for one : ISL
81
Most intimate : NEAREST
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Picture on a fiver : LINCOLN
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Crosses out : XES
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Refrigerants : DRYICES
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Sky Altar : ARA
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Hawks of Hawaii : IOS
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Get rid of : DITCH
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Toothy look : GRIN
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Politician's promise : LOWERTAXES
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W.W. II org. : OWI
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Crow over : GLOAT
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"The ___ Seed" : BAD
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Haul : TOW
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___-the-board : ACROSS
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Petulant : POUTY
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Police chief's promise : ENDPAYOFFS
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Deft : ADROIT
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Spear-carrier : SUPE
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Starlike object : QUASAR
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Last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Relative of itsy-bitsy : TEENSY
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Confident : SURE
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Boss's promise to son : YOULLGOFAR
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Plan : MAP
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Cutting weapon : SLASHER
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Unanimous : ASONE
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___ de mer : MAL
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Proof mark : DELE
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What money doesn't promise : HAPPINESS
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Pot or bag : BEAN
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Mystery-title word : CASE
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Famed Express : ORIENT
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Tout's promise : THEHORSECANTLOSE
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Forward: It. : AVANTI
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___ space : OUTER
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Stimulus : PROD
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Tin: Fr:. : ETAIN
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Loser to F.D.R. : LANDON
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Primp : PREEN
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Sound unit : SONE
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Partners : MATES
Down
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N.Y.C. subway : BMT
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Encouraging cry : RAH
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Onassis : ARI
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Map feature : INSET
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Salamander : NEWT
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Glitter : TINSEL
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Pres. initials : HST
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Pallid : ASHY
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Paper promises : IOUS
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Off base : ASTRAY
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Perfect thing : GEM
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Rumanian coin : LEU
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Pens: Abbr. : ENCLS
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Attention-getter : YOHO
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___ off (get over a jag) : SLEEPIT
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Gets on a crowded bus : PUSHES
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J. J. or Vincent : ASTOR
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Zoo favorite : RHINO
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Ultimate end : TELOS
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Be fond of : ADORE
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Annie et al. : OAKLEYS
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Fishing gear : REEL
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Alto and tenor : VOICES
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Corm : BULB
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Con ___ : AMORE
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Broker's stock promise : ITCANONLYGOUP
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Hormone : ACTH
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Unruly one, in Scotland : ROIT
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Unfeeling : NUMB
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Lindsay's promise : ITSAFUNCITY
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N. Z. tree : AKE
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Running out of : LOWON
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Holds esteem : RATES
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Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
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Rug feature : PILE
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Cut apart : SEVER
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Freeloader's promise : THENEXTISONME
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Thames sight : OAR
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Skill : ART
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Relating to: Suffix : ORY
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Headland : NESS
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Politician's promise : LAWANDORDER
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These: Sp. : ESTAS
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Sadat's home : UAR
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Compass point : NNE
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Bengal native : KOL
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Clock reading : III
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Harden : GEL
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Cover : LID
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Mideast land: Abbr. : ISR
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___ nova : BOSSA
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Play period: Abbr. : REC
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Quiet! : SSH
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Poetic word : EEN
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Tool : SAW
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Three, in Asti : TRE
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No soap : NIX
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Iowa college : COE
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Angered : IRATE
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Affected : ARTY
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"And ___ a big red rose" : IWORE
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Wools: Lat. : LANAE
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5-2, for one : ODDS
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Besides : TOO
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"The ___ Truth" : AWFUL
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Some drs. : GPS
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Costello : LOU
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Butter at Maxim's : BEURRE
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Of a Spanish area : CATALAN
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Hemp fiber : SISAL
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Remunerates : PAYS
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Irish city : AROO
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Interior cover: Abbr. : FLG
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Mouth: Prefix : STOM
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Kind : TYPE
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A Roosevelt : QUENTIN
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Ancestral religion : SHINTO
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Not yet existing : UNBORN
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Grin in a way : LEER
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Semblance : FACADE
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Boating hazard : SHOAL
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Grub : LARVA
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Of bees : APIAN
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___ time : SPEND
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Assyrian god : ASHUR
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Greek letter : DELTA
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"___ on red" : STOP
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Cobras : ASPS
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Wolfe : NERO
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Hold back : STEM
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Paris season : ETE
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Before haw : HEE
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Hoodwink : CON
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Word with cake or meal : OAT
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She, in Bonn : SIE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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