CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Finweek English Edition - - LIFE - Com­piled by Jack Dun­woody (dun­woody_ j@in­tekom.co.za)

ACROSS

1 I point to Florida bish­ops im­po­tence (10) 7 Battle not to go down (3) 8 Book party af­ter leader drops out of race (10) 11 Over there the lady’s ex­tremely re­served (8) 12 Re­solved to go back to Ger­man (4) 14 Writer’s a long time in pic­tures (6) 15 Skimmed over the sur­face of pro­posal to edi­tor (6) 17 Crusty con­temptible type? (4) 18 Pointed hon­our? (5,3) 21 Or­derly needs stead­fast con­sti­tu­tion pri­mar­ily (37) 22 Sounds like boy’s got char­ac­ter (3) 23 Sergeant Ma­jor op­er­ates al­ter­na­tive step counter (10)

DOWN

1 Num­ber from the old re­plac­ing the new in two weeks (5-5) 2 In luck, need­ing the next point to win the game (10) 3 Fail to ful­fil a prom­ise to back min­is­ter’s dis­ci­ple (8) 4&6 In­flammable liq­uid? (6,3) 5 Mary Jane’s a woman in love (4) 6 See 4 9 Cut cor­ners and work back into po­si­tion (10) 10 Old boy or late-start­ing young­ster (6-4) 13 I’m ul­tra up­set about so­cial­ist lib­er­al­ity (8) 16 Makes fine ad­just­ments to the grips (6) 20 & 19 Odd to bleat about first birth­day cake (3,4)

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