The Northern Territory news Tue 22 Dec 2009
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36 Northern Territory News, Tuesday, December 22, 2009 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 2 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 3 6 C O L O R : C M Y K HOROSCOPES, CROSSWORDS AND BRAIN-BENDERS Your birthday A YEAR when you will tend to concentrate on your own needs but this will work out well for you because you will see which way to go and take that path. A year when you discard all things unnecessary. ARIES Mar 21 to Apr 20 YOU will achieve something special. I dont think you win a gold medal or anything nice like that but you will do something you have been trying to do and you will be noticed. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 to Dec 22 THERE will be another drain on your bank account but this is a drain you more or less expect and besides, its a drain you dont mind. Things are starting to happen before the holiday break. VIRGO Aug 24 to Sept 23 THERE is a little luck around you. Not the sort of luck to have you lighting $100 cigars off $50 notes but you will be happy with a few extra dollars in your pocket. CAPRICORN Dec 23 to Jan 20 THE start of a new venture. This is an odd time of year to start anything new but you have been planning this for some time. The good news is; everything is going according to plan. GEMINI May 21 to Jun 21 YOUR mind will lightly turn to thoughts of love. The good news here is; you have good stars for expressing your love and for having someone let you know how important you are to them. TAURUS Apr 21 to May 20 THERE is contact with people in distant places. Mostly the contact will be brief and cordial, little more than greetings from afar but it will be nice to hear from whoever it is. LIBRA Sept 24 to Oct 23 YOUR mind is on your home and things to do with the home. You are probably planning the jobs you intend to do over the break. Better make sure you have everything you need. AQUARIUS Jan 21 to Feb 19 JUST as you think you have the game sewn up someone comes along and undoes the stitches. This sort of thing has been happening to you for most of the current year. CANCER June 22 to Jul 23 ONE of those days when you would be much better off working within a group or at least working with a partner. You will do so much better if you have some back-up. SCORPIO Oct 24 to Nov 22 THERE will be contact with relatives or neighbours, mostly relatives. The contact will probably have something to do with the coming festive season. Todays babes THIS babe has a good mind but will tend to be a tad too sensitive for his or her own good so will need a firm hand in directing him or her into a career. A very strong loyalty to home and family. PISCES Feb 20 to Mar 20 GOOD for being with friends. These vibes will bring odd things to light. Sometimes its not a good idea to allow the conversation to wander into sensitive areas. LEO Jul 24 to Aug 23 IF YOU feel a tad off-colour, blame the stars. There is little point in blaming what you did or didnt do yesterday or last night. Not that what you did has no effect on your mood now. Combo Crossword No. 3389 ACROSS 1 Beauty 7 Large stream 8 Corpulent 11 Catalogues 12 Stand up to 14 Bird structure 16 Deserve 19 Badger 22 Flat 24 Motionless 25 Awaken 26 Funeral directors DOWN 1 Forgive 2 Sweethearts 3 Collections of livestock 4 Graven images 5 Small trucks 6 Female sheep 9 Chews 10 Lead actor 13 Anaesthetic 15 Constant 17 Shrewd 18 Fictional stories 20 Transform 21 Main artery 22 In place of 23 Sell ACROSS 1 Cultured hip replacements produce comeliness 7 Within rights, I have a flower 8 To be settling in when overweight 11 Itemises 51 ways 12 Hold out against a disturbed sister 14 A cosy retreat for a den of thieves 16 Be entitled to make money 19 Top hard-liners join the donkey to torment 22 On a par with the first woman in the fifties 24 Immobile when batting for Edward 1st as a last resort 25 Wake up and get going 26 Those who guarantee morticians DOWN 1 Excuse the average Mr Bradman 2 Left sets of six paramours 3 Musters groups of elephants, perhaps 4 Superstars' pagan symbols 5 Some of the cutest handy vehicles 6 Out in the central west, we create lamb producers 9 Eats into snacks 10 Sidereal main attraction 13 Hesitation about the heavens 15 Uniform out of the seventies 17 Penetrating some of the last utensils 18 Tales about love in opposing directions 20 Change later for a change 21 An award by the RTA for a prominent blood vessel 22 Tell fibs to the second person instead 23 Offer for sale finally, after five Cryptic Clues No. 3389 Quick Crossword No. 9644 ACROSS 1 Flower 4 Fuel 6 Gem 8 Permit 9 Nothing 11 Single entity 12 Puzzling question 15 Riverside embankment 18 Fewer 20 Operatic air 21 Garden ornament 22 Old stringed instrument 23 Outfit 24 Respond DOWN 1 Vagrant 2 Lounges 3 Strength 4 Narrow secluded valley 5 Black deposit 7 Sky blue 10 Prevalent 13 Above 14 Composition 15 Light beer 16 Stringed instrument 17 Make effort 18 Bird 19 Fine sediment Solution No. 9643 Solution Medium #40470 To solve this puzzle each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers from 1 to 9. Solution, tips and computer program at www.sudoku.com Solution published tomorrow Combo Solution No. 3388 Sudoku Hard #40488 A A R I S E S P F I L E T T A I L F A S I A R N E A S T N A I V E R C K D C I T R A N S A C T I O N E E R B G D R A P E D F I T S A H I R I S I F R E E S L E A D E W H E E L S E E D A M G L O S S R I M R A B U T I M A G E P O R E N Z N S E E R E R A S E N S E L I D E C O M A R X B A V E R E D U C E R A R E N D O T S L E D S W E B S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24