CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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Finweek English Edition - - ON THE MONEY -

ACROSS 1 Sounds like one who has prob­lems with his lungs or chest (6) 4 Good French guy first to get colours (6) 9 Splashed out with­out direc­tors’ ap­proval (4,9) 10 Ac­com­mo­dat­ing writer in haunted cas­tle (7) 11 Lit­tle moody from the start (5) 12 Blood deer in Eng­land (5) 14 Set off in the early af­ter­noon (5) 18 In such a po­si­tion sybarite will forgo fruit (5) 19 Ex­ces­sively fee­ble per­son caught in a down­pour? (7) 21 Fail­ing to get any­where com­pletely free (3,3,7) 22 Onyx, for ex­am­ple, makes up the most

abun­dant el­e­ment in the earth’s crust (6) 23 Li­a­bil­ity for a fancy car comes be­fore

au­di­tor (6) DOWN 1 Sound ring for a young bird (6) 2 Es­sen­tially Kitty has the cen­tre in her head (13) 3 Wartime elec­tronic craft? (1,4) 5 Fit­ted in, but with­out the Ital­ian (7) 6 Chess op­po­nents in po­lice car (5,3,5) 7 Pushed out no good dude (6) 8 It might keep afloat some stock mar­ket char­ac­ters (5) 13 Touch up and put in stock again (7) 15 So bad spirit ev­i­dent in per­son of low moral stan­dard (6) 16 Con­sider un­oc­cu­pied dwelling (5) 17 Vet­eran ac­tor (6) 20 Dar­ing to lever off key (5)

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