Cliffs, Fiscal and otherwise

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R O B E R T S O N C L I F F O R D
   
I L
4           
M A I L M A N
56          7
O D E T S P R I
    8   
E S B K R
  910        11 
B C D O V E R H V
        12             
T O N R S P E N D I N G
         
C S N A N
13  14                     
P E B U S H T A X C U T S G
          1516
I I Y N H C B
      17             
T L K A C A P U L C O
18                         
C L I F F S N O T E S L I E
         
H N I F H
    19     
E G R F F N
  20                 
R D E F I C I T F H E
     
V A R
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S E Q U E S T R A T I O N
   
N G
  22         
U B U D G E T
23             
D E F E N S E R

Across

  1. Oscar-winner Cliff
  2. "The Big Red Dog" in children's books
  3. Job for Cliff Clavin
  4. Playwright Clifford
  5. White cliffs locale
  6. Another side of debt equation
  7. Near their expiration date (3 words)
  8. First resort for cliff diving
  9. Crutch for many a college student
  10. Jumping off the cliff would lower this
  11. Term for automatic spending cuts
  12. The "B" in CBO
  13. Cliff-threatened department

Down

  1. Debt Commission partner of Bowles
  2. LBJ Secretary of State Clifford
  3. Needs constant raising (2 words)
  4. Author and hoaxer Clifford
  5. Coined the term "Fiscal Cliff"
  6. Played Dr. Cliff Huxtable
  7. Wisecracking comic strip cat
  8. Position for Cliff Lee
  9. Story with a thrilling ending
  10. GOP's cliff front man
  11. One side of debt equation


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