Crossword Puzzle for Accountants

An exercise for the mind.
BY ROBERT TIE

ACROSS

1 Trusted advisers
5 Landmark pension law
10 Couturier Cassini
14 Solemn promise
15 Boca _____
16 Roman prelate
17 Gin plum
18 Express train
19 Islamic ruler
20 Principle
22 Give off
23 Sake ingredient
24 British prep school
26 ____ the Explorer, famed among kids
28 Self-help group
30 Close
32 Reason
36 Small drink
38 Electronic component
41 Exclamation of surprise
42 Blemish
44 Hermit
46 End-of-page abbreviation
47 _____ -ski
49 Southeast Asian peninsula
51 Owed
52 Packed down
54 Petty quarrel
56 Jr’s father
57 Real property investment company
59 Snare
61 Twine plant
64 Jeff Davis’s boys
67 Mournful song
70 Workplace guardian
71 Extended period
73 Appearance
74 Poetic beats
75 Lebanese tree
76 Woodwind
77 Heraldic symbols
78 Cogs
79 Tear violently

DOWN

1 Valuation of good or service acquired
2 Protective space
3 Make amends
4 Bedclothes
5 Geologic measure of time
6 Contest
7 Individual detail
8 Sound
9 Oppenheimer split one
10 Grand in style
11 Used-car ad abbreviation
12 Narrative poem
13 Played an officer and a gentleman
21 ____ the line
25 Fastener
27 Scot Rob
28 Indian tea region
29 Foremost CPA association
31 Weaving machine
33 Device by Jobs
34 Second planet
35 Fragrant chemical compound
37 Role
39 Heredity basis
40 Long fish
43 Sanctuaries
45 Absorbed
48 Edward G. Robinson verbal tic
50 Length unit
53 Cost allocation method
55 Adapt
58 Tent
60 Investigation
61 You’re reading it
62 Help-desk caller
63 Not us
65 Augur
66 Jazz vocal style
68 Intimidator
69 Obtained with difficulty
72 King or queen

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