June 2014 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle

Theme: Finance

By Roy Arnott & Ken Greatorex

Suggested reference:

http://www.businessballs.com/business-dictionary.htm

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“STRAIGHT” CLUES (CRYPTIC CLUES BELOW)

CLUES ACROSS:

1. Hawaiian native dance [4]

8. The kind of market in which share prices are rising, encouraging  buying [4]

11. & 12 across: Rogue trader who caused the collapse of Barings Bank (two words, [4], [8])

12. See 11 across

14. Six of these used to make a drachma [4]

16. Insect [3]

17. Major Asian currency [3]

18. The crime of charging higher interest on a loan than the law permits [5]

20. Obtains money in return for labour or services [5]

21. A carefully planned operation, typically one involving deception [5]

24. Join, fasten or repair with stitches [3]

25. Hysterical behaviour [5]

27. Head movement signifying assent [3]

28. In economics and finance, a statistical measure of changes in a  representative group of individual data points [5]

29. Assistance [3]

30. Decrease in net assets for which no revenue is obtained [4]

32. Mixture of nitrogen, oxygen and other gases that surrounds the earth [3]

34. Describes any integer that can be divided exactly by 2 [4]

35. & 38 across & 39 across: The proposition that people of lower socio-economic status become better off as an inevitable consequence of the more affluent members of that society accruing wealth (three words, [7], [4], [6])

38. See 35 across

39. See 35 across

43. An establishment which maintains animals for study, conservation or display to the public [3]

44. Revenue minus cost of goods sold [5]

46. Organized military force equipped for land fighting [4]

48. Deceit perpetrated for profit [5]

49. Anger [3]

50. Single currency of seventeen member states of the European Union [4]

54. Of a genre of crime literature or film featuring tough, cynical characters and bleak settings [4]

55. An American stock exchange, the world’s second-largest after the New York Stock Exchange [6]

56. Blankets, sheets etc [7]

57. Tree species important for timber [3]

58. Tear [3]

60. Unhappy [3]

61. The use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one’s purpose [9]

62. Fit out [5]

63. Convulsive catching of breath [4]

65. Small pocket for carrying a watch [3]

67. Bashful [3]

69. Litigate [3]

71. Loan shark [7]

73. “Thief” in Yiddish [7]

76. Swindle [4]

77. Obtain by force or threats [6]

78. Numerical measure tracking the weighted average of prices of a        basket of consumer goods and services [3]

79. A fraud or swindle [6]

80. Alias [3]

82. Seek to influence the outcome of political deliberations on an issue    [5]

85. Young woman entering society [3]

87. Russian sovereign [4]

90. A way of protecting oneself against financial loss [5]

91. Duty paid on a particular class of goods [6]

95. To remove restrictions on a strong or powerful force [7]

96. & 97 across: Illegally using confidential information to buy or sell shares (two words, [7], [7])

97. See 96 across

99. The arithmetical chances of something happening or being the case [4]

101. The oldest airline in the world still operating under its original        name [3]

102. (To) sum [3]

104. Money in the form of coins or notes [4]

108. Isolated flat topped hill with steep sides [4]

111. & 112 across: Inventor of double entry system of Book-keeping     (two words, [4], [7])

112. See 111 across

114. Funds or revenue of a state, institution or society [8]

118. Tariff on this item helped trigger the War of American Independence [3]

119. Element # 26 [4]

120. Musical instrument [5]

121. & 122 across: Use of strategies which make the proceeds of crime        appear to be legitimate earnings (two words, [5], [10])

122. See 121 across

CLUES DOWN:

2. Release restraints [8]

3. The right of a creditor to hold a debtor’s property as surety [4]

4. Those who excel at a particular sport or activity [4]

5. Top-fermented brewed beverage [3]

6. Whirling fluid mass [6]

7. Dishonestly takes another’s wealth for one’s own use [15]

8. Purchase [3]

9. Pillaged [6]

10. The direction of a bear market [4]

13. “The Smartest Guys In the Room” [5]

15. & 40 down: American stockbroker convicted in 2009 to 150 years for fraud (two words, [6], [6])

19. An unusually high incidence of bank depositors wishing to withdraw   their savings [3]

22. Corrupt misuse of political authority for personal gain [5]

23. Asking price [4]

24. Vend, peddle, market [4]

26. The ^ sign above the 6 on a keyboard [5]

31. Unity [3]

32. Shrub whose fruit has an aniseed-like odour [5]

33. The kind of market in which share prices are falling, encouraging    selling [4]

36. Lump of earth or clay [4]

37. In addition [5]

40. See 15 down

41. & 66 down: High-yielding high-risk securities (two words, [4], [5])

42. Make a mistake [3]

43. Swiss financial centre [6]

45. State grant to help an industry keep the price of a commodity or     service low [7]

47. Places where coins are made [5]

48. Pilfer or steal items of small value [5]

49. Regular payment for the use of money lent [8]

50. Catch sight of [4]

52. Garner [4]

53. & 68 down: Transaction involving an unusually small number of shares (two words, [3], [3])

58. Ascend [4]

59. Remunerates [4]

64. & 86 down: Form of fraud made attractive by quick returns to the       first investors from money invested by later investors (two words, [4],                 [6])

66. See 41 down

68. See 53 down

70. An illegal enterprise carried on for profit [6]

71. Reselling shares at a large or quick profit [8]

72. & 93 down: Money given in return for help in a secret and dishonest   business deal (two words, [4], [4])

74. Payment for professional services [3]

75. (Medical) Noisy breathing [7]

79. A unit measuring visits to a website [3]

80. In a specified year of the Christian era [2]

81. Early calculating devices [5]

83. Incomes returned on investments [6]

84. Money owed [4]

86. See 64 down

88. Deceptively deprive someone of money or possessions [7]

89. Exposure to possible loss [4]

90. Tiny freshwater coelenterate [5]

92. Sum of money for a particular purpose [4]

93. See 72 down

94. Popular food flavour derived from an orchid [7]

98. (Name when) born [3]

99. Aquatic propulsion device [3]

100. To exhaust resources [5]

103. Consisting of two parts [4]

104. Tranquil [4]

105. Whirl quickly [4]

106. Rabbit-like mammal [4]

107. Personal Identification Number [3]

109. Bacterial infection of the eyelid [4]

110. Sol [3]

113. Flirtatiously shy or modest [3]

115. Greek prefix which can mean variously “upon,” “on,” “over,” “near,” “at,” “before” or “after” [3]

116. Decline temporarily [3]

117. Take property unlawfully using force or threat of force [3]

CRYPTIC CLUES

CLUES ACROSS:

1. Drag twisted Polynesian dance [4]

8. Papal paperwork to push up shares? [4]

11. & 12 across: He appears in con link, see! (two words, [4], [8])

12. See 11 across

14. Too bold to hold old coin [4]

16. Voluntary working group takes brevet odds [3]

17. Yearning for currency [3]

18. Of great interest [5]

20. Trap adjusted and makes money [5]

21. Painful insertion from metal contained in density measure [5]

24. Directions to tack [3]

25. God in charge causes great fear [5]

27. Negative 500 but indicates assent? [3]

28. Fashionable note no longer, but provides a reference [5]

29. Young woman loses a million, gets help. [3]

30. No profit in dental cord lacking fluorine [4]

32. On a G string? [3]

34. Smooth number without sulphur [4]

35. & 38 across & 39 across: Incontinence? (three words, [7], [4], [6])

38. See 35 across

39. See 35 across

43. Remove directions from oxygen molecule and set up for animals [3]

44. King, over-sized, goes South but is still large [5]

46. Radar Myki to find horde [4]

48. Priestly gold note is fake [5]

49. One engineer displays grumpiness [3]

50. Sounds like directive to paddle is on the money [4]

54. Negative infra-red is dark [4]

55. Index? It is rather technical [6]

56. Edd and Bing combine for blanket coverage [7]

57. Frog call lacks credit to find tree [3]

58. Current epitaph? [3]

60. Element on notice – not happy [3]

61. Trickery could lead to chancy ire [9]

62. Supply an Eastern one liner [5]

63. Note snake, it is breathtaking [4]

65. Pocket a spurious put off [3]

67. Quiet year to startle horse [3]

69. Litigious girl [3]

71. Loan shark displays reticent tress [7]

73. Inn fog clears for thief [7]

76. South projection is a con [4]

77. Former civil wrong is really criminal [6]

78. 100 ratios show how costs are tracking [3]

79. Get a sleuth organised to act energetically [6]

80. Alcoholics Anonymous include potassium to create an alias [3]

82. High angle return, passing, makes room for influence [5]

85. She is coming out [3]

87. Rodents scramble to set up supreme ruler [4]

90. Element moves to edge of edge to create an edge [5]

91. Little thanks to musical phrase is taxing [6]

95. Negative, the French residue is let loose [7]

96. & 97 across: Ingrained dirts make dodgy share deal (two words,       [7], [7])

97. See 96 across

99. Large chest in large size expresses probabilities [4]

101. Air service from even ski lamp [3]

102. Accrue current era 50 [3]

104. Carbon residue makes money [4]

108. Same high plain drifter [4]

111. & 112 across: Alicia, cop us making accounting codifier (two words,          [4], [7])

112. See 111 across

114. Arty ruse set up wealth store [8]

118. Note action to contain beverage [3]

119. Fair once, but extract mineral set up visage [4]

120. Scottish chap in Italian river is quiet [5]

121. & 122 across: Process for filthy lucre? (two words, [5], [10])

122. see 121 across

CLUES DOWN:

2. Let loose lurid Ben [8]

3. Flower changes to establish property interest [4]

4. Visages without fluorine make winning strokes [4]

5. Brew sounds sick [3]

6. Puts a spin on a fluid situation [6]

7. Arise! Pimp pastor defrauds [15]

8. Extra sound purchase [3]

9. Edward is at the back of the toilet and plundered [6]

10. 500 possess fluff [4]

13. Massive fraud in corporate ill omen rondo [5]

15. & 40 down: Deform bean if deform for Ponzi scammer (two words,                        [6], [6])

19. King has French article to make cricket score [3]

22. Gravitational impact on water craft produces corruption [5]

23. Ratio, with time, has a price [4]

24. Direction to a pair of 50’s to dispose of assets [4]

26. Shows where to stick it [5]

31. Sounds like a singular victory [3]

32. Herbal extract disturbed in sea [5]

33. Ursine note to anatomical feature [4]

36. 100, 50, zero, 500? Stupid person! [4]

37. Additional former disturbed rodent [5]

40. See 15 down

41. & 66 down: Fastening devices for Chinese vessels are not worth much (two words, [4], [5])

42. Is human? [3]

43. Gnome location? [6]

45. Di’s busy providing financial support [7]

47. Territory incorporated in management information system. Something to chew on? [5]

48. Formula 1 takes heavy landing craft – a steal! [5]

49. Bury time zone for financial benefit [8]

50. Spot St Kilda venue in Blues pyre [4]

52. Harvest deformed fruit [4]

53. & 68 down: Weird mob hard to place (two words, [3], [3])

58. We hear grasses go up [4]

59. Neuter – it can be made to profit [4]

64. & 86 down: Chosen, zip ‘em! To rip off (two words, [4], [6])

66. See 41 down

68. See 53 down

70. Tennis fraud? [6]

71. Clip snag is being ripped off [8]

72. & 93 down: KCIK is illegal (two words, [4], [4])

74. Iron energy charge [3]

75. Sound of mucus? [7]

79. Take time to hydrogen iodide to score [3]

80. Notice for Common Era [2]

81. Beads can be counted on to make these [5]

83. Surrenders gains [6]

84. Even idler bath I owed [4]

86. See 64 down

88. Envelope in pigs to cheat [7]

89. Energetic without note creates probability of adverse outcome [4]

90. Hardy changes for multi-head [5]

92. Discovered lacks nothing to establish account [4]

93. See 72 down

94. All vain can be plain [7]

98. Remove potassium from joint to be born [3]

99. Leverage tool to get things moving [3]

100. 500 showers will need this [5]

103. Take back praise for doubling up [4]

104. Shell fish is disturbed but remains unexcited [4]

105. Back bites for rotation [4]

106. Short ration for Lepus [4]

107. Phosphorous fashionable to attach [3]

109. Pig pen infection? [4]

110. In starring role [3]

113. Shy enterprise [3]

115. Saga loses 100. Close but not exactly [3]

116. Second silver slump [3]

117. Gown lacks energy to steal [3]

SOLUTION

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