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3. Just a quick look (2,1,5)
8. Changes course (5)
10. Illness caused by medicine (10)
11. Moving like a serpent (7)
12. Make weary (1)
13. Expected (7)
14. Greek mathematician (10)
17. Part of Parliament (5,5)
22. College student (7)
24. Good try by everyone (4,6)
25. Looking at (7)
26. Ignored, excluded (10)
27. Book, e.g. of photos (5)
28. Indeterminate number of times (9)
1. Sort out the chaff (6)
2. Form of jewellery (9)
4. Terrible disaster (7)
5. Decoration on food (7)
6. Fishing (7)
7. Legendary horse-man (7)
9. Acquiring (9)
10. Close search (2,5)
13. Taking away illegally (10)
15. Supported in crime (7)
16. In a threatening manner (9)
18. Imaginary being (7)
19. Perform an old event (7)
20. Not connected (3-4)
21. Snake (7)
23. Early computer (6)
A woman went away
on business leaving her
husband in charge of her
cat. During a phone call
she asked after her pet.
“He’s dead,” was the blunt
“Oh no,” cried the woman.
“Couldn’t you have broken
the news more gently?
“I’m away for three more
days. You could have told
me he ran away. Then
tomorrow you might have
said, ‘we found him but
he’s on the roof and won’t
“Then at the airport you
could have said ‘he fell off
the roof and died when he
hit the ground’.”
“I’m sorry, you’re right,”
said the husband, “that
was a bit insensitive.”
“Yeah. Forget it,” huffed
the woman. “Anyway, how
is my Mum doing?”
“Ahhm, she’s up on the
roof and we’re having
trouble getting her down.”
SOLUTION IN HILLSTYLE
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3. Quick look – a label on a blade
8. Alters course after January 1, nearly
10. Sick of medicine? (10)
11. Problem skin? Nag about sinuous
12. In formal discussion, I lit up and will
13. WA diet. A bad one it’s due (7)
14. Was it all Greek to this
17. Could be parliament’s attic! (5,5)
22. College boy, Ian, note roughly (7)
24. Good try but not for solo players
25. Looking at upset pal? Sure (7)
26. Terrible racist code, cast out (10)
27. Book of some neutral bumpkin (5)
28. Then met up somehow – how many
2. Narrow bit of jewellery? (9)
4. Terrible event for aged, try new
5. Sharing out food decoration (7)
6. Fishing, no time for getting trapped
in net (7)
7. Fabulous horseman! (7)
9. Getting hold of coin cases maybe (9)
10. Pint he’d drunk, probing closely
13. Bad cut into kidnapping (10)
15. Aided poor Bette and Da (7)
16. On my soul I get upset,
18. Ghost seen in Hampton maze (7)
19. North-east trace about to perform
20. Poor connection away from the
21. Present could be for snake (7)
23. CAA bus broke down – calculator
ARIES (March 21st – April 20th)
A fast response may help to get you out of a crisis, but the
most obvious answer may not be the right one. Romance.
your personal life is generally getting back to where you want
it to be. You will see some tangible evidence of this soon.
TAURUS (April 21st – May 21st)
Try to get other members of the family to do their share of
work around the house. Your standards may be a little too
high at times so don’t be too hard on people whose values
are different from yours. Romance. It feels like it’s been a long
time since you had real fun, but you haven’t got long to wait.
GEMINI (May 22nd – June 21st)
outlet for this you will get frustrated. You may want to consider
some voluntary work, a part-time job or a new social activity.
Romance. You won’t be in a very romantic mood this week.
Don’t worry – you have other priorities at the moment.
CANCER (June 22nd – July 23rd)
A very good time to try out new ideas. A suggestion that
seems strange will actually be practical. Keep an open mind
this week. Romance. You may feel your partner or someone
else close to you is neglecting your feelings. They don’t mean
to do it. The situation should resolve itself by the weekend.
LEO (July 24th – August 23rd)
An honest approach will help you to come to terms with recent
events. You will need to be seen to take the lead in dealing
with a situation. Romance. A social gathering will give you the
chance to come into contact with some interesting new faces.
Someone there is more interested in you than you realise.
VIRGO (August 24th – September 23rd)
An exciting dream will help to give you an insight into future
events, but don’t let it deter you from what you have to do
this week. Romance. You will be unstoppable this week. You
can do and say the right things to move your romantic life to a
different level. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
LIBRA (September 24th – October 23rd)
This will be an excellent time for any group activities. You will
be surprised how well everyone works together so long as you
provide clear guidance when required. Romance. The Moon/
Vesta midpoint in your sign should help you to be a little more
sympathetic to your partner’s excuses.
SCORPIO (October 24th – November 22nd)
Don’t allow yourself to take the blame for a situation that you
could not have foreseen. Be assertive if you have to. You
need people to see the truth. Romance
between your own needs and those of your partner. This may
require a degree of compromise and good communication.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd – December 21st)
You will be very spiritually aware at the moment. This would
be a good time to gain a deeper understanding of the people
around you. Romance. Be careful not to get carried away
in fantasy. A plan that you made recently will not develop as
CAPRICORN (December 22nd – January 20th)
A relationship with a neighbor may mean a compromise that
pleases both parties is requred. Accept values different to
your own. Romance. You will be surprised at how accurately
you can work out what your partner is thinking. You will be
able to use this in a positive way towards the end of the week.
AQUARIUS (January 21st – February 19th)
A friend you trust to be honest will not let you down, but you
may not like what they have to say. Accept it and move on.
Romance. You will receive an important message in a dream.
If you understand the dream completely, the message should
be clear. Spend time thinking about what you should do next.
PISCES (February 20th – March 20th)
Try to avoid doing anything that requires discipline. You will be
a little self-indulgent and will only be able to stick at something
if you enjoy it. Put off anything important. Romance. A letter
will arrive from someone that you have not heard from for a
long time. A personal piece of news may surprise you.
Births and deaths
There have been three big
news stories recently.
The earthquake in Nepal which
claimed upwards of 7000 lives,
the execution of two drug
smugglers in Indonesia and the
birth of another Royal baby in
It is sad but not surprising
that the issue which received
the least coverage was the
The catastrophic devastation
of a nation couldn’t compare
to the arrival of Her Royal
Highness Princess Charlotte
Elizabeth Diana Mountbatten-
Windsor of Cambridge.
One is a good news story and
the other is bad.
Bad news always triumphs
good in the media world ...
until it comes to the Royals.
For some strange reason
this self-elevated family has
captured the hearts and minds
of Australians even though
they don’t live here, rarely
visit and show only a passing
interest in what goes on here.
How more people can be
moved by a delightful but
rather ordinary birth over the
destruction of a nation leaves
I feel a little uneasy about
where modern Australia is
The issue of the execution of
Michael Chan and Myuran
Sukumaran received blanket
coverage for a number of
It seemed everyone had an
opinion and both sides of the
debate had legitimate points.
The argument that the laws of
a sovereign country are that
nation’s business is perfectly
If the Indonesians believe that
killing convicted criminals is in
its own best interest then so
be it. Do the crime then do the
However, I’m not sure the
supporters of that argument
would be as willing to accept
of stoning adulterous women
or homosexuals to death in
Evidence would suggest that
the death penalty is dumb
and doesn’t work and killing
reformed prisoners a decade
after their crime is even
dumber than dumb.
Perhaps little Charlotte can use
‘high birth’ to help generate
change towards a better world
rather than being just another
in the conga-line of polo-
– Ian Osterman
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