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I'm rather confused by a clue and it's answer in the USA Today crossword from January 19th, 2017. The clue is 26-down.

Clue

Rightmost til stack

Answer

Ones

I had to look up that answer, and I still have no idea what it's about. How is that the correct answer for that clue?

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You appear to have made a typo.

It's "till" stack, not "til" stack. A "till" is a cash register: the rightmost stack in a cash register drawer is the stack of one-dollar bills

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  • $\begingroup$ Ah, okay. I don't think I've ever heard a register referred to as a 'till'. That makes some kind of sense then. The puzzle author clearly has a very different vocabulary than me, as I found that whole puzzle pretty obtuse compared to their usual fare. $\endgroup$ – DCShannon Jan 20 '17 at 1:07
  • $\begingroup$ @DCShannon: "till" is the British English term for it. Perhaps the author is British? That would explain the confusion. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jan 20 '17 at 1:09
  • $\begingroup$ I did indeed find a definition for 'till' matching this on Merriam Webster. Fourth sense, 1b: merriam-webster.com/dictionary/till $\endgroup$ – DCShannon Jan 20 '17 at 1:11

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