CRYP­TIC CROSSWORD

Finweek English Edition - - ON THE MONEY -

ACROSS

1 3 9 10 Book to go to the Mid­dle East (4) A strike in the me­trop­o­lis is a catas­tro­phe (8) Look for strange man of learn­ing (7) Crim­i­nal leader starts to mastermind risky busi­ness in gold (2,3) Fruit given as soiled present, by the sound of it (12) Part­ners need to get out of the wrong crowd (6) 15 Man mak­ing a name for him­self in Ul­ster? (6) 17 Breath-tak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (12) 20 Im­pro­vised per­for­mance ac­cord­ing to plea­sure (2,3) Neat in­no­va­tion to back fe­male broad­caster (7) 22 Es­ter’s sort of blonde (4) 23 Need help to run in desert (4) 11 13 21

So­lu­tion to Crossword NO 676JD ACROSS:

4 Ac­tress; 8 Oc­u­lar; 9 Emended; 10 Ninety; 11 Ex­empt; 12 De­serter; 18 Chee­rios; 20 De­part; 21 Fac­tor; 22 Ear­ring; 23 Leaned; 24 Replica 1 Tor­nado; 2 Bur­nish; 3 Yat­ter; 5 Com­merce; 6 Ranger; 7 Steppe; 13 Tec­tonic; 14 List­ing; 15 Astride; 16 Ber­ate; 17 Car­rol; 19 Erased

DOWN:

1 2 4 5 6 7 8 12 14 16 18 19 Bat­tery failed to save right data (8) Dance is miss­ing ap­peal – needs a snake! (5) Ap­proach a meet­ing place (6) Un­easy sat my Spar­tan as one af­fect­ing to be wise (1,6-5) Bar in­side Coin Ex­change with full ju­di­cial au­thor­ity (2,5) You go back in­side for med­i­ta­tion (4) Give up on TV toy (4-2-3-3) Ru­ral area runs into a marsh (8) Go-getter dis­in­vest­ing from stock? (7) De­velop former ship­ping line with noth­ing to lose (6) Bats­man an over­all suc­cess but no opener (5) No hes­i­ta­tion to al­ter com­pact (4)

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