CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD No. 173JD

COM­PILED BY JACK DUN­WOODY Email: dun­woody_ j@ in­tekom. co. za

Finweek English Edition - - Piker -

ACROSS 1 & 18 Down I feel gash af­ter at­tack by

preda­tor (4,5) 3 Still es­sen­tial to make a black liquor, or a

white one (8) 9 Glut­ton for pun­ish­ment, peer is taken into

ICU (7) 10 Huge clat­ter of ap­plause for part (5) 11 An­i­mal graz­ing on ground cover (7,5) 13 Man first got spasm climb­ing tree (6) 15 El­derly old boy back to shop for wine and

gro­ceries (6) 17 Note­book with less han­dling can be in per­fect

con­di­tion (4,4,4) 20 Head-on charge (5) 21 Couch “Gun lore” in dif­fer­ent terms (7) 22 De­lay he and I in Texas, per­haps (8) 23 See 19 Down

DOWN 1 Pass ball to de­fender af­ter the whis­tle (8) 2 Board boat with­out the French (5) 4 It’s cooler to see di­a­monds on TV (6) 5 Oops, soubrette loses her head and changes

course (8,4) 6 Given a choice I’d lessen my work time by a bit of

veg­e­tat­ing (7) 7 In­dulge to the nines? (4) 8 Sound ad­vice not to use a screw­cap? (3,1,4,2,2) 12 Matt’s jar con­tains in­gre­di­ents for pas­tries (3,5) 14 Right ques­tions about Tor­rid Zone (7) 16 Write a frank let­ter to ex­plain how chain

fits in (6) 18 See 1 Across 19 & 23 Across Closes New Hamp­shire ar­ti­fi­cial

lake (4,4) SO­LU­TION TO CROSS­WORD NO. 172 JD ACROSS: 4 Pas­time; 8 Opuses; 9 Uter­ine; 10 Nicety; 11 Cof­fer; 12 Splin­ter; 18 Ra­tio­nal; 20 Minium; 21 Dou­ble; 22 Pun­gent; 23 Dam­age; 24 Re­lease DOWN: 1 So-and-so; 2 Quickly; 3 Sex­ton; 5 Au­to­crat; 6 Tar­iff; 7 See 17; 13 Ter­mi­nus; 14 Ant bear; 15 Sleeves; 16 Fig­ure; 17 & 7 Sin­gle-minded; 19 Iso­bar

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