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FIND THE WORDS
This is a theme puzzle with the subject stated below. Find the listed words
in the grid. (They may run in any direction but always in a straight line.
Some letters are used more than once.) Ring each word as you find it and
when you have completed the puzzle, there will be 15 letters left over. They
spell out the alternative theme of the puzzle.
At the zoo
1 A Collins Street farmer in Victoria is called what in NSW?
2 Is a bantamweight boxer lighter or heavier than a featherweight?
3 What is a ham-and-beef shop now known as?
4 What is the presiding officer in the House of Representatives called?
5 Who wrote the novel "A Clockwork Orange"?
6 What is the sterile offspring of a male donkey and a mare called?
7 In surfing parlance, where would you find a green room?
8 In which Asian country is the mouth of the Mekong River?
9 What is a homophone?
10 Which is the correct spelling: passtime, pastime, pasttime?
The letters in each vertical column go into the squares directly below them,
but not necessarily in the order they appear. A black square indicates the end
of a word. When you have placed all the letters in their correct squares, you
will be able to read a popular quotation.
1 Facing in hostility or defiance
8 Unit of weight in gemstones
10 Not certain
11 Breakfast food
20 Reduce to an average
23 Cover with a coating of rust
25 Act of choking
1 Dry-climate plant
3 Comes back
7 Small rounded mass or lump
13 Before in time
15 Alcoholic drink
17 Church officer
21 Excuse of being elsewhere
22 South American country
Starting with the seven-letter word, drop a letter, rearrange and form a
six-letter word. Continue in this manner until you reach the lone letter at the
bottom. Your solution may differ from ours.
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This week's puzzle solutions
Find the Words solution
What a collection.
Answers Trivia Quiz
1 Pitt Street farmer, 2 lighter, 3
delicatessen, 4 the Speaker, 5 Anthony
Burgess, 6 mule, 7 it's the tube or
barrel, 8 Vietnam, 9 a word pronoun-
ced the same as another, eg heir and
air, 10 pastime.
Nobody believes a rumour in Wash-
ington until it's officially denied --
Across: 1 confrontation, 8 carat, 9
applaud, 10 unsure, 11 cereal, 12 lease,
14 stays, 18 lariat, 20 equate, 23
oxidise, 24 idiot, 25 strangulation.
Down: 1 cactus, 2 norms, 3 returns,
4 near, 5 apple, 6 inanely, 7 nodule, 13
earlier, 15 tequila, 16 blooms, 17
sexton, 19 alien, 21 alibi, 22 Peru.
Scraped, capers, space, peas, sea, as,
Yerrabi pick of the ponds
TINY Yerrabi Pond on Canberra's
northside is arguably the pick of the
local lakes right now, with natives and
redfin biting steadily.
A very small, shallow lake, Yerrabi
doesn't take long to heat up under the
spring sunshine and it is fishing
particularly well after last week's burst
of warm weather.
A few solid golden perch have been
taken by anglers trolling deep-diving
lures from kayaks or small boats.
Murray cod to 65cm have been a
common catch but must be returned
unharmed at this time of the year.
A sounder is almost essential in such
a shallow body of water. Anglers who
are able to sniff-out the odd deep hole
and piece of submerged structure have
been faring best.
Redfin around the 30cm mark are
scattered throughout the lake and can
be easily caught from the shoreline on
small soft plastics, bladed spinners and
I checked out Lake Burley Griffin
recently but was surprised to find the
lake very discoloured and largely life-
less. I think Burley Griffin needs a few
more weeks to warm up and clear
before it will fish consistently for
natives and redfin.
Estuary fishing on the far south
coast just gets better and better as we
head into October. There has been an
increase in flathead activity in Wagon-
ga Inlet, Lake Tuross and the Moruya
and Clyde rivers.
Wagonga is also fishing nicely for
bream and blackfish on bait. Your
approach needn't be fancy either -- one
angler did very well fishing from the
boardwalk with plain white bread
rigged with little or no weight.
Trout streams open on October 1
and most are looking in pretty good
nick ahead of the 2011-12 season.
The lakes, meanwhile, continue to
fire on all cylinders. Lake Eucumbene
is the pick, with bait fishing the stand-
Thunder takes the cup
in NEAFL grand final
Ainslie's Marcus Crook, pictured here during an earlier game this
season against Tuggeranong, kicked three goals during the side's loss
to the NT Thunder.
Picture: Karleen Minney
AINSLIE has fallen short of winning
the inaugural North East Australian
Football League grand final on
Saturday night, beaten by 22 points
against NT Thunder.
The Tricolours dominated early in
the match and were only eight points
behind at three-quarter-time but they
couldn't sustain the momentum in
the 16.18 (114) to 13.14 (92) loss.
Marcus Crook continued his stellar
season with another impressive three
goal performance while Ben Hughes
and Robert Shirley were also influen-
tial for their side.
Despite the disappointing result
for Ainslie, it was an outstanding
free-flowing match played at high
intensity in front of a lively crowd at
Traeger Park, Alice Springs.
The match capped off a highly
successful inaugural year to NEAFL
which saw 17 clubs across the ACT,
NSW, Queensland and Northern
Territory vie for the cup.
Thunder's Cameron Ilett was the
standout for the match taking home
the Andrew Ireland medal for best on
ground, which was presented to him
by the Sydney Swans' chief execu-
Ainslie got off to the better start
kicking the first two goals of the
match through Ben Hughes and Nick
Paine before Thunder found their
way into the contest.
With only six points separating the
two sides going into the second
quarter the Tricolours picked up
where they left off with Michael
Lawless kicking his second goal of
the match early in the term.
With the momentum behind them,
Ainslie piled on the points as Marcus
Crook kicked his second then Law-
less his third but again Thunder hit
back late in the term.
In a tight third quarter, both sides
were finding goals difficult to kick
with Thunder just edging ahead at the
last change by eight points.
The stage was set for a grand finish
from either side to win the maiden
cup and it was Thunder who stood up
to win the inaugural NEAFL Cup by
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