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3. Worshipping images (10)
9. Poetic feet (5)
10. Down Under (9)
11. Not queried (7)
13. Child minder (4-6)
15. One of the musketeers (5)
16. Inquisitive (4)
17. Book of the Bible (5)
18. Indian (4)
19. Above, over (4)
20. Kind of dessert (5)
22. Eye complaint (4)
24. Girl’s name (5)
25. Loo essential (6,4)
27. Made bubbly (7)
28. As a rule, generally (2,3,4)
29. Weapon (5)
30. Handsome womaniser (4-6)
1. Strong aches (5)
2. Weightiness (7)
4. Completely lifeless (4,2,1,4-4)
5. Become unsteady (4,4,7)
6. Sluggish, slow-moving (6)
7. Completely erase (10)
8. Dreamy, optimistic person (6-4)
12. Black (4)
14. To do with manufacturing (10)
15. Related, connected (10)
21. French girl (4)
22. Back nerve (7)
23. Adorn (6)
26. E .g. dinners (5)
Nervous Nev went to a
psychiatrist. “Doc,” he
said, “Every time I get
into bed, I think there’s
somebody under it. I get
under the bed to look
and then I think there’s
somebody on top of it.
“Top, under, top, under.
You gotta help me, I’m
“I can take care of that,”
said the shrink. “A year
of weekly visits and I’ll
eliminate your fear.”
“Great, how much do you
“It’s $150 per visit.”
“Okay, I’ll think about it,”
Six months later the
doctor met Nev on the
street and asked why he
hadn’t ever made any
“A bartender cured me for
free,” he replied happily.
“Is that so! How?”
“He told me to cut the
legs off my bed!”
SOLUTION IN HILLSTYLE
3. A loud riot’s organised for the worship
of false god (10)
9. Mab is organiser of poetic feet (5)
10. Al in a country turned into another (9)
11. Question not put? Duke’s an idiot (7)
13. Young poser, in loco parentis? (4-6)
15. A host injusted by musketeer (5)
16. Enquiring Parker? (4)
17. Human arrangement in Bible book (5)
18. See the indian in mediocre
19. Over some group on-site? (4)
20. Sounds like an explosive dessert! (5)
22. Some nasty eye complaint (4)
24. Novel girl in Wonderland (5)
25. Essential item for till looter in small
27. Made bubbly tea, Dear? (7)
28. Where ships sail, mostly (2,3,4)
29. Weapon for war if led away (5)
30. Handsome murderer? (4-6)
1. Some Vespa insurance hurts (5)
2. Too much weight? Boy’s tie broke (7)
hammered home! (4,2,1,4-4)
5. Mislay statement and become
6. Sluggish port Di ordered (6)
7. Wipe out old scholar, one who can read
8. Optimistic astronomer? (6-4)
12. Broken bone went black (4)
14. Indian banker heading test of
manufacturing activity (10)
15. Ascot, a side somehow connected
21. The French girl (4)
22. Sigh audibly with twitch of back nerve
23. Adorn the second-rate level,
26. Food mixed at Salem? (5)
ARIES (March 21st – April 20th)
Money which you are given by a relative must be put to good
use. The person concerned would not like to think that it
had been wasted. Think carefully before you act this week.
Romance. If you keep your eyes open to all possibilities, your
love-life will soon improve considerably.
TAURUS (April 21st – May 21st)
Don’t be put off taking a risk because your friends are against
the idea. Romance. A very close friendship will give you
much-needed support this week. You need an extra boost
how to reassure you.
GEMINI (May 22nd – June 21st)
You could use up a lot of energy this week without getting much
done. Concentrate on those tasks which are most important
and leave those that will wait. Romance. Your positive mood
will soon rub off on your partner. Plan an evening on the town
this week. It will help to draw you closer together.
CANCER (June 22nd – July 23rd)
You have a lot of energy this week, and could cause quite a
stir if you feel that someone is taking advantage of you. Try
to stay positive. Romance. A surprise offer from friends will
come when you least expect it. You may have to rearrange
your plans at the last minute, but it will be worth it.
LEO (July 24th – August 23rd)
You must assess your options and make certain that you are
heading in the right direction. Romance. Your partner will be
spending a surprising amount of time with someone that they
recently met. You might face some hard decisions this week.
VIRGO (August 24th – September 23rd)
Your boss will be in a strange mood for much of this week.
any mistakes in your work. Romance. Don’t get jealous just
because your partner is spending a lot of time with someone
else. You could risk driving them away.
LIBRA (September 24th – October 23rd)
This will be a very good week to get a new project under way.
Provided you are realistic about the time scale, you have a
good chance of ultimately being successful. Romance. A
Don’t form a judgment until you have all the facts.
SCORPIO (October 24th – November 22nd)
Your luck will suddenly change this week, and not before
time. You will be given an opportunity which is much more
Romance. You could be
feeling a little dreamy, and may end up making some strange
decisions. Be clear about what it is you are looking for.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd – December 21st)
The Moon/Venus midpoint moving through your sign will help
a recent encounter to develop along the right lines. You can
Use this week to get to the bottom of any issues which have
been coming between you and your partner.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd – January 20th)
Don’t rush into a decision about your job until you are sure
that you know what you are doing. A rash move may not be
in your best interests. Romance. A married person may start
taking an interest in you. At times, their attentions may be
embarrassing. Be careful what you wish for.
AQUARIUS (January 21st – February 19th)
You are short of money at the moment and cannot afford to
waste any. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you. Romance.
Don’t forget about your partner’s needs. They could do with
PISCES (February 20th – March 20th)
The Moon/Mars midpoint now in your sign will give you a burst
of energy, just when you need it. This is your chance, be sure
to seize it. Romance. Don’t promise your partner anything this
week unless you are sure that you can deliver the goods. You
don’t want to abuse their trust.
Cheap not cheerful
I’ve stayed in a lot of hotel
rooms in my time.
After backpacking through
South East Asia, India and the
Middle East almost 30 years
ago on a budget of about $25 a
week, I developed a good nose
for a hotel room at the budget
end of the scale.
I stayed willingly in plenty of
rooms that had “bathrooms”
consisting of a single tap, a
bucket and a grimy mirror
wedged in the corner of the
Others had communal toilets
where guests climbed into
some sort of lopsided wooden
and corrugated iron tower to
deposit their ablutions onto a
group of hungry pigs gathered
employed in Asia by building a
rickety bamboo shelter over a
I’m not a regular traveller these
days so my hotel-staying
experiences are limited to a
couple of times a year.
I did, however, stay in one
recently that amused me.
the price spectrum.
But what I encountered
brought back many hotel
The glossy brochure said it was
a “compact” room which the
Macquarie Dictionary describes
as meaning “arranged within a
relatively small space”.
This room was so small it was
impossible to dry yourself in
the cupboard-style space set
aside for washing and toileting.
After a shower one had to
exit this area, shimmy down
between the bed and the wall
and dry oneself at the foot of
the bed near the front door, all
the while remembering not to
cheap chipboard cupboard.
a carpet python to wriggle
in between the toilet and the
sink to brush your teeth and I
found the easiest way to look
at myself in the mirror was to
actually sit on the toilet.
I lifted the curtain to enjoy the
view and found myself looking
directly into another room
about four metres away. It went
The airconditioner rattled like a
freight train and the light was a
gloomy as the future of BHP.
Still, the shower was fantastic
so not only did I leave unhappy
... but exceedingly clean.
– Ian Osterman
WALK ON THE
The yellow-faced honeyeater inhabits dense undergrowth in the scrub. Beginning in autumn, large
numbers of the birds migrate north from SA into NSW and Queensland. It feeds on insects as well as
Photo Clive Furler
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