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Puzzles and horoscopes Cryptic crossword

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Simon Shuker’s CodeCracker

ACROSS 1. A bug one mouse, tailless, gets can be taken in two ways (9) 5. A meal made in a pot? (3) 7. Accepted that it’s all right to come first (4) 8. See the money that’s paid on the nail (4,4) 10. Who’s team has been routed, to a degree? (8) 11. It is a low-toned fish, by the look of it (4) 13. A number of horses that may get tied into knots… (6) 15. … will go full out for Georgia if poll returns (6) 18. A weed to cut short (4) 19. How much that could be quaint to try heartlessly for (8) 22. They are as high as one can go in the forest (8) 23. Leading male character found her on the shores of the Hellespont (4) 24. Cut and dried, this maker will give one a swinging blow (3) 25. Thought it wonderful to be given level dram like this (9) DOWN 1. They may draw the stars, it might be (7) 2. It is just the shrub for a besom (5) 3. No harp can be played by one bereft of parents (6) 4. Where they build one sort of set around it (4) 5. It is hard work having to drag wearily around Virginia (7) 6. Plant louse possibly coming from a ship (5) 9. Boast of being a big bird to Kelvin (5) 12. It may be as fresh as undercoat, say (5) 14. A moving chair at end of runway giving one a garden feature (7) 16. Do a play about what aircraft carry for profit (3-4) 17. Last meal went to the wall in Milan (6) 18. The last one to be desperately defended: get rid of it! (5) 20. It couldn’t be better, one piece of business (5) 21. A particle to be found in the period before lunch (4)


WordWheel Insert the missing letter to complete an eight-letter word reading clockwise or anti-clockwise.

How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the five letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There is at least one fiveletter word.

Quick crossword 1








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Previous solution: EXPLORER


26/11 12

TODAY’S GOALS: Good – 16 Excellent – 20 Amazing – 23







ACROSS 6. Writer (6) 7. Move slowly (6) 10. Berate (7) 11. Bitter or pungent (5) 12. Not any (4) 13. Trap (5) 16. Reluctant (5) 17. Circle of light (4) 20. Happen (5) 21. Bullfighter (7) 22. Irritable (6) 23. Pillar (6)

Your Stars ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19): Avoid self-promotion. The smart ones will understand right away. The others wouldn’t understand any better if you told them, so that’s another reason to stay modest. TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): You’re better off not to assume that money means the same thing to you as it does to the people you deal with. When they show you how they value things, pay attention. GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21): The main problem about human existence is fragility. You make that a little less obvious for someone. You make that person feel protected --maybe even strong. CANCER (Jun 22-Jul 22): You’re simply too tough on yourself! Why dwell on mistakes when there are so many things you’ve done right? And you’ll do even more good today once you shake off that critical mood. LEO (Jul 23-Aug 22): You’ll get an opportunity to do business where there is a strong sense of stability and tradition around matters of finance. Soon after you connect with those who share your values, you’ll strike a deal. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22): A masterful communicator, today your word choices increase your charisma. Instead of saying “no problem,” which brings to mind the negative, you’ll say “my pleasure,” and create only good feelings. LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 23): Maybe it’s noble to be defiant in the face of life’s ridiculousness. Or maybe it’s just necessary. Either way, you should feel pretty good about your reaction to today’s nuttiness. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov 21): You’ve a comfort level around certain people that allows you to work seamlessly together. It won’t matter who did what or where the credit lands. This is a form of love. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Your presentation of an idea can sell it, whether the idea is good or not. Does this activate your sense of personal responsibility? Vet ideas before making a pitch. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): This thing you’re trying to accomplish cannot be a linear pursuit. It’s a holistic process. So when you feel yourself drawn “off track,” maybe you’re actually just working things from a different angle. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): A one-sided commitment won’t work as well as a reciprocal one. Can you involve another person? There’s magic when you join forces with someone just as committed as you are. PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): What you’ve decided to become is far more interesting than any inherent or inherited aspect of you. Share your story. It will help you gain a certain objectivity and self-appreciation.

Previous Cryptic solution

Across 1. Scanty 4. Scarce 9. Article 10. Rogue 11. Oars 12. Fade 13. Dot 15. Deem 16. Kelp 19. Bus 21. Ills 22. Fool 24. Neath 25. Washing 26. Thrush 27. Assent Down 1. Shadow cabinet 2. Altered 3. Tack 5. Cornered 6. Rigid 7. Electric light 8. Sepal 14. Delights 17. Promise 18. Glows 20. Stair 23. Isis

Previous solution: den, dene, denes, dens, dense, end, ends, ens, née, need, needs, see, seed, seen, sen, send, sene.

Across 1. Last 8. Economised 9. Stimulus 10. Errs 12. Verity 14. Phoney 15. Wilful 17. Seesaw 18. Mean 19. Wrathful 21. Rust bucket 22. Seen Down 2. All the time 3. Teem 4. Mouldy 5. Gossip 6. Tiresome 7. Adds 11. Reevaluate 13. Infinite 16. Lawful 17. Stalks 18. Mars 20. Hits


Sudoku 22


Previous Quick solution



Ashburton Guardian

Fill the grid so that every column, every row and 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9


DOWN 1. Failing to reach a target (7,5) 2. Staying power (7) 3. Dependable (5) 4. Grisly (7) 5. Decorate (5) 8. Attempting (12) 9. Previously (2,3,4) 14. Quarters (7) 15. Tough guy (4,3) 18. Severe (5) 19. Wooden seat (5)

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Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ag 26 november, 2016  

Ashburton Guardian, Saturday, November 26, 2016