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   1. A dollar.                shPinMo
   2. The ink used to print one side of U.S.
                                                8. A Roman numeral’s resemblance to
                                                   the shape of a carpenter’s aide gave
                                                   rise to this slang for a $10 bill.
                                                                                             14. It will fit nicely in your wallet.
                                                                                             15. Money; or a mark made accidentally.
                                                                                             16. Saved for an emergency, but not in a


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      paper money gives it this nickname.
   3. Meaning “of little value,” this word
      is derived from the name of a coin.
   4. Not check or credit card; also the
                                                9. A $100 bill.
                                               10. A tiny coin mentioned in the Bible.
                                               11. Money for minor expenses; in the
                                                   past, it was money a woman re-
                                                                                                 henhouse.
                                                                                             17. What cows might spend if they had
                                                                                                 money.
                                                                                             18. Counterfeit money, or bribe money.


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      name of a Chinese coin.
   5. Found in a bakery’s oven as well as
      its cash register.
   6. Term for money collected at theatre
                                                   ceived from her husband to pur-
                                                   chase these seamstress’ tools.
                                               12. You might stash it in a jar when you
                                                   get home.
                                                                                             19. When making these items, potters
                                                                                                 confused the name of a type of clay
                                                                                                 with an animal shape.
                                                                                             20. The act of channeling money


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      box offices.
   7. Salad fixings, or paper money.


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                                               13. Something made into “butter”; or a
                                                   very small amount of money.



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                                                                                                 through several accounts to disguise
                                                                                                 its often illegal source.



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