CRYP­TIC CROSS­WORD

NO 688JD

Finweek English Edition - - ON THE MONEY QUIZ & CROSSWORD -

ACROSS

1 Threat­en­ing wild man in iron mask (6) 4 Mulled over frozen selling price (6) 9 Dutch cap? (13)

10 Got work at last (7)

11 Star trees and their ori­gin (5)

12 Had lost, we hear, around the half­way mark (5) 14 Mis­pro­nounce Early English, get­ting in a flap (5)

18 Sec­ond book be­long­ing to lady (5) 19 Stan­dard to be ex­pected (7) 21 Hedg­ing be­fore the fluc­tu­a­tion in lead­ing cur­ren­cies (13)

22 Sort of rare earth com­pound (6) 23 Ex­trem­ists in strike ac­tion cause ex­tra­or­di­nary meet­ing (6)

DOWN

1 Draw back fluid mea­sure (6)

2 Fa­ther, by all ac­counts, in­tended to cre­ate a Church sys­tem (13)

3 Lady caught a lux­ury car from

Liver­pool Street ini­tially (6)

5 It’s wor­ry­ing if Paul has noth­ing left to work on (7)

6 Against speak­ing on con­flict (13)

7 Can­cel del­e­ga­tion hav­ing sum­mer in France (6) 8 It’s con­ve­nient be­ing within reach and you like it that way (5)

13 Rise and shine (7)

15 Troop stag­gers across river in a nar­cotic state (6) 16 Cor­rect – a non-drinker’s in charge (5) 17 Noble duke is de­ter­mined to be fair (6) 20 Sound ex­am­ple of har­mo­nious state (5)

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