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1. Study, analysis (13)
10. Country (7)
11. One who imbibes (7)
12. Sharp, tart substance (4)
13. Gossipy person (5)
14. Mexican dish (4)
17. Kind of throw rug (6)
22. Remove packaging (6)
25. Childish goodbye (2-2)
26. Small bodies of water (5)
27. Let it stand (4)
30. Dry skin condition (7)
31. Female singer (7)
2. Pinching (7)
3. Woman’s name (4)
4. Container for making a drink (6)
5. Frequent traveller (8)
6. Animal’s body part (4)
7. Hills town (7)
8. Crazy, proverbially (3,2,1,4-3)
15. Indian ascete (5)
16. Hardly there, pale (5)
21. Catcher for vermin (3-4)
23. Learn new skill (7)
24. US inventor (6)
28. Former Russian leader (4)
city stopped a man driving
a car with a sheep sitting
up in the front seat.
The creature was even
safely strapped in with a
“What on earth are you
doing with that sheep
in your car?” the police
“You should take it to a
nice farm where there are
The following week, the
the same man driving with
the sheep in the front seat,
but this time both the
driver and the sheep were
The policeman pulled
the car over to talk to the
“I thought you were taking
that sheep to a farm!”
The man replied, “I did.”
“We had such a good time
we’re going to the beach
SOLUTION IN HILLSTYLE
10. Country prohibition inter alia (7)
11. Sot could be kinder, right? (7)
12. Helping to include cold tart (4)
13. Short name for gossip? (5)
14. Coat torn to make tortilla (4)
18. Self-reliant, but with bad aura, tick
to get the answer (8)
22. Run paw around, take away
25. Child’s goodbye (2-2)
26. Small lakes where quiet Don’s upset
27. Bad test result, let it stand (4)
30. Skin irritation felt by six sore
31. She’s always scored highly (7)
2. Pinching major bank for Crosby? (7)
3. Woman in some need, nags (4)
4. For carrying the drink? (6)
5. Traveller all over the place (8)
6. End of the story, it’s said (4)
7. Tree by the riverside, famed at Easter
8. Crazy like a chopper! (3,2,1,4-3)
15. Indian ascete or swinder - on KI, far
from here (5)
21. Rodent catcher? Could be part
23. Learn new skill with unusual rare
24. Inventor noised abroad (6)
28. Former Russian leader cut up rats
ARIES (March 21st – April 20th)
Your friends may be a little taken-aback by your wild behavior
this week. You need to burn some energy, but try to calm down
before you go over the top. Romance. You see someone to
whom you are instantly attracted this week. This is not the
time to rush in without looking.
TAURUS (April 21st – May 21st)
to give the matter some thought before you jump in. Your
instincts could prove correct, but it would be better to discuss
Romance. Try to get your partner to
relax. It’s all been a bit fraught for you both recently.
GEMINI (May 22nd – June 21st)
This will be an excellent time for getting a new project under-
way. You will be surprised how smoothly everything goes. You
have extra energy at the moment and feel highly focused.
Romance. A passing glance from a person whom you hardly
know will cheer you up for the whole week.
CANCER (June 22nd – July 23rd)
You feel you are getting trapped under the weight of every little
thing at work this week. Don’t worry. Your efforts are being
appreciated. Romance. It may be a little while before your
love-life gets into top gear. Don’t get too frustrated. It will be
worth waiting for.
LEO (July 24th – August 23rd)
You may be having trouble with a colleague at the moment.
Be particularly careful of any long-term commitments. Don’t
promise anything you can’t deliver this week. Romance. A
long discussion with your partner, or someone very close, will
help you to see things much more clearly.
VIRGO (August 24th – September 23rd)
You must be careful not to forget about other people; you have
been a little too wrapped up in your own problems recently.
You will feel you are coming out of a long, dark tunnel by the
end of the week. Romance. Your love life will soon be taking
a turn for the better; open to new experiences.
LIBRA (September 24th – October 23rd)
You should not allow other people to take advantage of your
good nature. You are very generous, but sometimes you don’t
know when to stop. Romance. A person whom you have not
seen for many years may suddenly turn up, just when you
least expect it. You’ll have much to talk about.
SCORPIO (October 24th – November 22nd)
It may be a while before you relax completely. Try to forget
about all the stresses of the last week. Things will eventually
calm down. Romance
to talk to at the moment. They have a lot on their mind. Try to
be there for them when they need you.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd – December 21st)
An offer to get together with friends should not be missed.
You have been worried about a number of things recently and
need a chance to get out, have some fun. Romance. Contact
from an old friend will bring more good news than bad. You
may have to look quite hard before you see the full picture.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd – January 20th)
You may need a little more encouragement than you have
Romance. You will be sensitive to other people’s feelings
partner or a close friend will appreciate this at the weekend.
AQUARIUS (January 21st – February 19th)
You will be taking a few unnecessary risks this week. Your luck
has held up so far, but don’t rely on this continuing. There is no
substitute for hard work. Romance. A secret relationship may
have more going for it than you thought. You could be in for a
pleasant surprise at the weekend.
PISCES (February 20th – March 20th)
A slightly unkind comment about your appearance should
not be taken too seriously. The person concerned is much
Romance. A letter or email to
a friend will help to bring you closer together. There may be
Families all at sea
I was reading something
the other day about the “10
things you should do together
as a couple before you get
The list was pretty predictable
– meet the parents, show your
bad habits, discuss life goals.
Some of recommendations
were absolutely essential, like
doing a food shop together.
General “shopping” as
a recreational activity is
something completely different.
Boutique browsing might not
be your partner’s cup of tea,
but you can get around that.
Go on your own. Food, on the
other hand, is an essential.
If you can’t negotiate a
supermarket together without
having a screaming argument
about what shape pasta to buy,
you’re in trouble.
Leaving meal planning and
food buying to one person, all
the time, is also fraught with
danger. Partners who walk
in the front door with $300
worth of groceries but there’s
still NOTHING to cook for tea
that night are at serious risk of
having the round of brie “that
was on special” thrown at their
Personally I think the activity
every couple should do is herd
sheep from a paddock into
yards. If you want to see what
your partner is like when they
completely lose the plot, try
co-operating as a team with
For OH&S reasons I don’t
suggest cattle for newbies.
A colleague’s spouse left him
lying in the dust, bleeding
under a motorbike, after
colliding with a cow because
he was a “stupid idiot”.
My second recommendation
for couples is paddling a two-
person kayak to test patience,
work ethic and co-operation.
If you don’t have Olympic-
precision rowing skills, get
used to one person doing all
the work or tangled paddles
or both – with “accidental”
whacks to the back of the
head. One solution is to have
separate kayaks, or to not
kayak at all.
My husband came across an
online ad which made us laugh.
It read: “Family kayak (two
adult, one child) for sale.
once – a month ago. Willing to
sell for $600”.
I can just imagine how that
family outing panned out.
Selling the kayak is far cheaper
– Genevieve Cooper
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