The McKinsey Crossword

Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find. Answers that are directionally correct may not cut it if you’re looking for a quick win. Either play the interactive version, or if you like putting pen(cil) to paper, download and print when you’re ready to engage. Find past puzzles on our collection page and check back each Tuesday for a new puzzle or, better yet, sign up to get an alert each week when the next challenge is ready.

“Woof!” | No. 113

– 69-Across: Two-word Elvis Presley hit whose first word can follow each highlighted word in the grid to make a 69-Across

It’s a Formality | No. 112

– 2-Down: Much briefer way to text “While I don’t presume to think that what I say is the only right answer, as I see it”

Confusion-isms | No. 111

– 69-Across: Confuse ... or a phonetic hint to this puzzle’s theme

Young ’Uns | No. 110

– 50-Across: With 51-Across, youthful dread

Body Building | No. 109

– 39-Across: Good trait to have in an emergency situation

Slacktivism | No. 108

– 67-Across: Breathes heavily... or a hint to the highlighted letters

Animal Behavior | No. 107

– 34-Across: Drive a car directly at another to see who swerves first

90210 | No. 106

– 67-Across: With 68-Across, what can precede the highlighted words to make movie titles

A One and a Two and a One and a Two and a One | No. 105

– 14-Down: Musical with the song “Tea for Two”

Self-Possessed | No. 104

– 19-Across: 2022 book with the subtitle How to Learn and Lead in a Volatile World

Cued Up | No. 103

– 20-Down: It shouldn’t take long to answer

Animal Alliteration | No. 102

– 48-Across: Agriculture school, informally
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