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1. Like a pig (7)
9. Danger to colliers (8)
10. Irregular, out of step (7)
11. Rose, went up (8)
12. Cut off from the rest (7)
13. Travelling concert (8)
15. Make depressed (6)
17. Wheel of a ship (4)
19. Enthusiastic (5)
21. Stout pole (4)
23. Rope, lasso (6)
24. Gloomy, miserable (8)
26. Ready shaped (7)
27. Compass direction (8)
28. Mexican dishes (7)
29. Light for back of a vehicle (5-4)
30. Bent over (7)
2. Sullen behavior (6)
3. Policy of intrigue (8)
4. Rare marine feature (4-4)
5. Preacher who goes overseas (9)
6. Cuts off the tops (7)
8. Preparatory task (9)
13. Stately, majestic (5)
14. Varying job times (9)
16. Religious leader (5,4)
18. Railtrack worker (8)
20. Bony meat dish (3,5)
21. In rapid succession (8)
22. Sadisticly, nastily (7)
25. Member of Jewish sect (6)
A well respected surgeon
was relaxing on his sofa
one evening just after
arriving home from work.
As he was tuning into the
evening news, the phone
The doctor calmly
answered it and heard
the familiar voice of a
colleague on the other end
of the line.
There was a mix of
urgency and pleading in
“We need a fourth for
poker,” said the friend.
“I’ll be right over,”
whispered the surgeon.
As he was putting on his
coat, his wife – assuming
he was being called out to
an emergency – asked, “Is
it serious, dear?”
“Oh yes, quite serious,”
said the surgeon gravely.
“In fact, three doctors
are already there in
SOLUTION IN HILLSTYLE
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1. Nothing prince cooked was like pig (7)
10. Not on strike, but eccentric (7)
11. Went up the scene? Add to confusion
12. One so slow may be cut off (7)
13. Streets and ways to get to pop
15. Send Da out - make him miserable (6)
17. Some bushel Malcolm found at the
19. Keen to agree, strangely (5)
21. Some grasp a rigid box (4)
23. A trail twisted by rope (6)
26. Quiet caster, bent but ready-made (7)
27. Cooking stew? Rely on this direction
28. Thanks guys for the Mexican food (7)
29. Bring up 50-amp light for the back
30. Being bent posted nothing out (7)
2. Nothing to a cod for example, showing
sullen behavior (6)
3. Bail scam could be produced by
4. Surprising a pen tied for marine effect
5. Poor Simon’s bad ire makes him a
6. He puts on beads, then executes (7)
7. Ironclad reason for not buying luxuries
8. Preparatory task holds water and ring
13. Elgar, bad but majestic (5)
14. Removalist’s job at various times (9)
16. Laid a mail out for religious leader (5,4)
18. Rail worker gets poor inn meals (8)
20. Two ways to tease and get meat dish
21. Cat goes both ways, so delivered
22. Sadisticly yell ‘cur’ out (7)
25. Sect member shows Eastern sense (6)
ARIES (March 21st – April 20th)
look at their own situation. Romance. Your partner may be a
little more demanding than usual. Don’t let them take up too
much of your time.
TAURUS (April 21st – May 21st)
Don’t rely on a message this week which may be less important
than you think. A minor misunderstanding could have serious
consequences later. Romance. This week will not be a good
GEMINI (May 22nd – June 21st)
alone this week. There will be new projects to plan, and it
looks like you are going to be busy. Romance. You may not be
feeling quite as sociable as normal. Don’t spend time worrying
about your appearance. You look as good as you feel.
CANCER (June 22nd – July 23rd)
really enjoy. Make time for doing some of your favorite things.
This will help reinvigorate you. Romance. Entertainment and
culture will be high on your list of priorities this week, and your
partner will go along with your choices.
LEO (July 24th – August 23rd)
You may want to look into apprenticeships or courses that will
help you get a better professional position. You may need to
your family. Romance
in an important new relationship.
VIRGO (August 24th – September 23rd)
This will be a week of dynamism and diligence professionally.
At last everything start to fall into place. Romance. Your
partner will have an interesting point of view on a matter that
you have been thinking about over the last few days. Take this
on board and you will see how to make progress.
LIBRA (September 24th – October 23rd)
The Moon/Neptune midpoint in your sign may cause you to
over-react a little. Try to bite back on your anger; it’s not worth
losing your temper. Romance. You will take a risk and show
exactly what you feel, and being authentic in this way has a
good effect. There will be sparks around in your love-life.
SCORPIO (October 24th – November 22nd)
Animals in your care may be a little tense this week. It’s possible
that they will pick up your emotions. Try to relax externally and
whom you don’t really like will become very persistent; you will
need to reassess your feelings about this person.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd – December 21st)
There will be new professional openings this week for someone
with your personality and skills, and people in power are well-
placed and motivated to help you. Romance
will be much higher than usual. This would be an excellent
CAPRICORN (December 22nd – January 20th)
The Moon/Uranus midpoint moving through your sign will
make you determined to “do your own thing” rather than be
bossed around. A new offer may be made to you. Talk it over.
It might involve a move. Romance. A brief meeting with a
stranger may be the start of something new. Don’t hold back.
AQUARIUS (January 21st – February 19th)
Provided you play your cards right, you could make a useful
new contact. It will be a long time before anything further
develops, however. Romance. Someone that you met
recently may be quite a lot older than you think. They may
not be acting their age but judge the person, not the number.
PISCES (February 20th – March 20th)
It will be very important that you are open to any opportunity.
A chance will come, but not in quite the form you might be
expecting. You will need to decide if this is going to be right
for you. Romance. Let your partner help you release your
tension. You’ll both rest easier when you do.
Breaking the rules
Waving my entire family off on
their annual camping holiday
to Yorke Peninsula is a regular
thing for me.
With work commitments
clashing with this traditional
escape to what surely must be
one the most beautiful beaches
in Australia, I have become
resigned to missing out on this
important part of my family’s
makeup. I have made the trip
Swimming, snorkelling and
a hammock, playing cards and
drinking beer like water.
It really doesn’t get a lot better.
However the realities of the
world dictate that I can’t go
and must return to work to
keep the wolf from the door.
So, as I wave goodbye
to a cloud of dust as the
camper trailer obediently
follows our groaning car
down the driveway packed
to the gunnels with bathers,
surfboards, chairs, books,
games and more food than
could be consumed in a
month, I get to experience 10
days of what is referred to as
It’s just me and the dog.
heaven. I can break all the rules
and do exactly what I want,
when I want.
I can sleep in until midday, stay
up late and let the dog sleep
on the couch.
I can have ice-cream for
breakfast, watch those crappy
American TV shows that I don’t
let the kids watch and cook
every meal on the barbecue.
After two days it’s boring.
Years ago it would have been
an absolute pleasure to live like
this forever but in the past 15
years I’ve been, how shall I say
it – domesticated.
I’m telling you ... having no
rules is anarchy. We need them
in order to keep order.
After a week of bachelorhood
the house is littered with dirty
plates, empty beer bottles,
discarded newspapers and
At the risk of incriminating
myself I may also be tempted
to enjoy a quiet cigar but, as
a longtime reformed smoker
I’m left with a long-lasting
sore throat just minutes after
pleasure have been exhaled.
No, as good as ‘me time’
sounds, life is better with rules
... and a ruler!
– Ian Osterman
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