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NYT Crossword Puzzle 12-18-21 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 31A Kind of exam with an “Auditing and Attestation” section: CPA because it’s now been almost a decade since I passed the CPA exam, and this clue still makes me shudder. I took the audit exam without ever having been on an audit. When I was in the Becker CPA Review class for the Regulation exam, someone in my class who was working as an auditor boasted to me that he got a 75 (the minimum passing score) on the audit exam. To that point, I hadn’t yet been on an audit but got a 90 (where maximum score is 99) on the exam. Passing is passing, so none of that really matters, but I’m glad I don’t have to study it anymore. Also I realize I never got my cup of coffee from Peter Olinto.

No them in this Saturday puzzle.

Finished this one in 42:32.