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1. Observes (5,2)
9. Smallest distance (8)
10. Non-believer (7)
11. Put into list form (8)
12. Road surface material (7)
13. Haste, speed (8)
15. Can’t be spoken of (6)
17. Actual (4)
19. Joint of the arm (5)
21. Old ruler (4)
23. Very angry (6)
24. Personal marg (8)
26. Old term for Iranian (7)
27. Determined (8)
28. Death, end (7)
29. Giving off, e.g. gas (8)
30. Not effective (7)
2. Thick, dense (6)
3. Sailor’s punishment (4-4)
4. Out of date (8)
5. Captivity (9)
6. Beat thoroughly (7)
7. Excessive use of the law (8)
8. Manufacturing place (9)
13. Collection, e.g. of photos (5)
14. US elections (9)
16. The sense of smell (9)
18. One who doesn’t know (8)
20. Breadth (8)
21. Delicate covering (8)
22. In all times (7)
25. Church houses (6)
A real estate agent was
discussing the marketing
of a client’s home in a
down-market part of town.
The agent sat at her
client’s grubby kitchen
table as they tried
desperately to come up
with a sales strategy.
“There aren’t many
features we can crow
about,” said the agent,
“but I’m sure we can
come up with something.
“Is there anything you can
tell me about this property
that might appeal to a
buyer?” she asked.
“Well, not really. The place
is a dump. The roof leaks
and all the paint is peeling.
“And to cap it off there’s
an abattoir a block east of
here and a chemical plant
a block west.”
“Okay,” said the agent,
as she made a note in her
folder. “Let’s say, ‘You’ll
always know which way
the wind is blowing’.”
SOLUTION IN HILLSTYLE
1. Contemplates reasoning with boy (5,2)
9. Does host rest for the smallest time? (8)
10. Non-believer at crime (7)
11. List said to be frowned on recently (8)
12. Serpent to stop on the road? (7)
13. With speed, repair Cay trail (8)
15. Too many to tell! (6)
19. Bowel movement in arm joint (5)
21. Ruler of some of the miracles (4)
23. Smoking mad! (6)
24. Single weight of your mark (8)
26. Some whispers I answered, coming
from Iran (7)
27. Poor Rose and her instrument, very
28. Death of poor Ace seed (7)
29. Eastern quest? It gives off gas (8)
30. Be economical, but not effective (7)
2. Having zero tubes, perhaps, but thick
3. Punish underwater? (4-4)
4. Disorganised lot, obese and out of date
5. Enthrall domestic in captivity (9)
6. Beat thoroughly, recount ordered (7)
7. Emil lags badly in excessive use of the
8. Manufacturing place to read ‘Style’
13. Collection of some real bumpkins (5)
14. First votes in the US (9)
16. I can’t fool, sadly because of the
sense of smell (9)
18. One who doesn’t know how to mix
Ascot gin (8)
20. Wise ends show breadth (8)
21. Where bad ‘hen fruit’ go for cover (8)
22. Having no birthdays? (7)
25. Houses in some churchman’s estate
ARIES (March 21st – April 20th)
work roles. Romance. A recent comment may have made you
self-conscious, even though it was meant as a compliment.
You were probably expecting something less positive.
TAURUS (April 21st – May 21st)
Don’t allow yourself to be taken for granted at work this week.
you need time off and time out. Consider asking others to help
lighten your load before you wear yourself out. Romance.
Don’t give in to an emotional outburst; your partner may be a
little on-edge at the moment.
GEMINI (May 22nd – June 21st)
arguments with your partner about past events. Navigate
CANCER (June 22nd – July 23rd)
The Moon/Mercury midpoint now in your sign will make this
a very good time for a close discussion. Delicate business
negotiations and new contracts will work in your favor.
Romance. At the moment both friends and lovers will be
quick to react to public criticism.
LEO (July 24th – August 23rd)
This will be a good time for trying out new ideas and a
suggestion which seems strange will actually be very practical.
Be more assertive than you have been recently. Romance.
loved ones for signs of restlessness or social curiosity.
VIRGO (August 24th – September 23rd)
You will be rushing around a lot this week and possibly
wasting a lot of time. Some of the journeys you make will not
really be necessary. Set out clear priorities for the week, and
then stick to them. Romance. It may be better not to mix work
LIBRA (September 24th – October 23rd)
Your mind will be on an event which you know is unlikely to
happen in practice. A negative person may try to unsettle you.
Don’t let other people get in your way. You will be feeling very
positive and should not be held back by negativity. Romance.
Don’t indulge your partner too much.
SCORPIO (October 24th – November 22nd)
A friend who is much more helpful than usual must be properly
thanked. Romance. The Moon/Mars midpoint is now in your
sign. Your partner and close friends may want to discuss
recent romantic changes. Listen and react honestly. You could
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd – December 21st)
adjustments. Watch contracts and business messages closely
for sudden changes. Romance. This would be a good time
recently caught your eye.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd – January 20th)
Some friction between you and a brother or sister may be
the result of childhood jealousies. Romance. Time spent
socialising with friends will not be wasted. Don’t miss an offer
that will not come again. A close friend or lover may reveal
previously hidden emotions or doubts.
AQUARIUS (January 21st – February 19th)
Contact with a person from overseas will help you to see
things in perspective. This person will have a very different
way of looking at the situation. Romance. Someone whom
you met recently will want to get to know you much better. Go
PISCES (February 20th – March 20th)
documents or the history of business transactions that will
require your attention this week. Romance. A dream about a
person that you would like to meet may be a little implausible.
The dream may come true in a slightly different way.
Fashion’s lemon aid
When anyone mentions the
words “fashion model” I think
of two things – stick thin and
sour faced. Perhaps I’m old
fashioned but a fashion model
is supposed to be someone
who is pleasant to look at.
Easy on the eye, if you like.
Someone with whom you’d
like to be associated. So why
is it that today’s models wear
the latest clothes on their
backs yet expressions of utter
boredom on their faces?
So many either look like a
heroin addict or a spoilt rich
schoolgirl whose mummy has
cancelled this week’s horse
riding lessons as a punishment.
I recently saw a series of
fashion photos of a model
sprawled among the detritus
skirt wrenched up around
her knickers looking for all
the world like she’d just
been raped. Do the fashion
photographers instruct these
girls to look like this?
Do the clothes manufacturers
think their potential customers
want to look like a victim of a
It seems the smile has been
surpassed by sullen as a
marketing tool. It is clear
fashion marketers have put
much thought and energy into
steering the industry away
from happy-looking people so
there must be a mountain of
evidence to say that a model
who looks like she has just
sucked on a lemon can ‘shift
more product’ than a smiling
So, why does this marketing
trend not extend to other
industries such as new cars?
Australia’s leading car brand
– Toyota – has become
synonymous with people
their arms in the air.
The ‘Toyota jump’ has become
part of our language.
This extremely successful
advertising ploy reinforces the
message that people who buy
Toyotas are – wait for it fashion
industry executives – happy
people who’ve made the right
choice. Car ads don’t show
sad, pissed-off people, sulking
in the front seat of their brand
new Toyota looking like they
wished they’d bought a Mazda.
So why is the clothes game so
I don’t blame the girls. If
someone paid me $10,000 a
day to suck on a lemon before
the camera went click I’d bring
a whole bag of them.
– Ian Osterman
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