CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

Finweek English Edition - - ON THE MONEY -

ACROSS

1 Pas­sion with­out sex ap­peal con­sti­tutes de­sire (6) 4 Cut­ting died off right next to locker (6) 9 Horse third be­ing badly boxed in, com­ing first very smoothly out of the stack – con­grat­u­la­tions in or­der! (5,8) 10 Of the calf – round, touch­ing, dis­torted (7) 11 Well sound of horse’s cry (5) 12 Cashier reg­is­tered lost pouch (5) 14 One sup­ports amended rental agree­ment (5) 18 Girl gets left on the shelf (5) 19 Reedy mu­sic played at alti­tude? (4,3) 21 Sense of mind to set­tle (6,7) 22 Throw a span­ner in the works – pen note to en­gi­neer (6) 23 Way out in ordeal (6)

DOWN

1 Sur­prised as sil­ver suf­fers set­back (6) 2 Gazette pop­u­lar­ity of dead pres­i­dents (5,8) 3 It’s used for flavour­ing por­ridge, we’re told (5) 5 Probe be­fore back­ing girl (7) 6 Doc­tor’s line? (7,6) 7 Myth fac­tor comes into play in time (6) 8 I’ll lis­ten to the pas­sage (5) 13 Most of spiced drink I add to cer­tain cour­ses (7) 15 Trick rider per­forms care­lessly (6) 16 Horse paint­ing miss­ing black tail ends (5) 17 Coun­try mu­si­cal broad­cast (6) 20 Where visitor should ex­pect a frosty re­cep­tion? (5)

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