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Two order of magnitude quizzes: Crowns ‘n’ Crosswords

You win this type of quiz, invented by my friend Paul English, if you come within an order of magnitude of the right answer.

1. In Boston, the going rate for a dental crown seems to be $1,200-$1,600. That’s just for the crown, not for the labor. What is the dentist’s markup on the crown? That is, how much does the dentist pay the lab for it?

2. How much does the New York Times pay the creator of one of their daily crossword puzzles?

The answers are in the first comment. So is the prize for winning, i.e., nothing but the answer.

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4 Responses to “Two order of magnitude quizzes: Crowns ‘n’ Crosswords”

  1. 1. According to a friend of mine who is a dentist, the crown costs the dentist $150-$250.

    2. According to an article in the Boston Globe, the creator of a NYT daily crossword puzzle gets $200.

  2. So, a NYT crossword puzzle creator could theoretically trade a puzzle for a crown (direct from the lab, sourced from Boston)–excellent!

  3. Good idea, but the crown would have those black boxes on it and the crossword would smell like cloves.

  4. cool pics

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