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sport and puzzles
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 13 letters left over. They
spell out the alternative theme of the puzzle.
At the theatre
1 Who wrote the book "Puberty Blues"?
2 Moa, Boigu and Wednesday are islands in which group?
3 Where were the 1964 Olympics held?
4 What band did Marc Hunter front?
5 In 2001, tennis player Jelena Dokic moved to which country?
6 What tree has the varieties snow, salmon and ghost?
7 Who played the teacher in the film "The Heartbreak Kid"?
8 What were the Australian-designed Tarrant and Hartnett types of?
9 Sir Norman McAlister Gregg found the link between cataracts and which
10 What are FADs as used by fishermen?
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.
ITDRND REANYDEE NA
1 Male teachers
8 Takes a break
11 To be eager (to do something)
18 Making weary
20 Prior to
23 Three-pronged weapon
1 Run aground
2 Rash speed
5 Types of houses (abbrev.)
7 Female sibling
15 Moral anecdotes
17 Period of instruction
19 Female relative
21 African mammal
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.
PM's team steps up
Dean Solway will be representing the PM's XI against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Picture: Gary Schafer
PM's XI v Sri Lanka
Brad Haddin (Captain)
Peter Forrest (VC)
Aaron Ayre (12th man)
MANUKA Oval will be ready to usher
in Australia's next batch of cricketing
stars when it hosts the Prime Minis-
ter's XI against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Australian test wicket keeper Brad
Haddin returns to where his cricketing
career began to lead the PM's XI.
He'll be joined by young ACT
Cricket hopeful Dean Solway.
Cricket ACT chief executive Mark
Vergano said Solway had another
opportunity to learn from more experi-
enced players in this match.
''He was a bit unfortunate in the
Chairman's XI because he came in
very late in the innings,'' Mr Vergano
''But something could come out of
this match that could set his season
alight.'' Solway will be following in
his father's footsteps when he appears
in Friday's game. The PM's XI
appearance will be an historic moment
in Australian cricket. It will be the first
time a father and son have played in
such a match.
It will also be a special moment for
team captain Haddin.
''I'm excited about playing with
Dean Solway, whose family was a
strong supporter of mine while I
played cricket in Canberra. Dean's
father (Peter) has been a big influence
on my career so it will be nice to walk
on to the field with Dean and share this
experience with the family,'' Haddin
Haddin has since taken over as
Australia's top glove man but a lean
patch in the test arena will mean he
needs some runs on the board.
Mr Vergano said Haddin was a
fierce competitor and would be a great
leader for the younger players.
Test cricketer Nathan Lyon was
ruled out for the clash after suffering
an injury during Australia's last match
The game will be held at Manuka
Oval this Friday, February 3.
Anglers snap up a catch
ANGLERS are raving about the
awesome snapper fishing that is
currently unfolding on the south
The quality and quantity of reds is
so good right now that one fisho
likened it to fishing in South
Australia -- the home of monster
That might be somewhat of an
exaggeration, but with fish to 4kg
being boated on a regular basis, it's
fair to say that snapper enthusiasts
are enjoying a purple patch.
Some of the best reports have
been from around Montague Island,
where a steady stream of reds to 2kg
-- and the occasional fish double that
size -- are being taken on lightly-
weighted baits such as whole
pilchards fished in a berley trail.
The great thing about this style of
fishing is the by-catch in the form of
solid kingfish. Kings are very active
at the moment thanks to the
22-degree water and are hitting live-
baits, fresh squid and jigs.
Off Moruya, River 2 Sea jigs are
working a treat on kings in about 60
metres of water. Closer in, you will
find a few healthy snapper on soft
plastics in about 15 metres.
The top of the Moruya and Tuross
rivers are producing some chunky
bass on surface lures, mainly in the
early morning and late evening.
Guide Greg Reid reports the
arrival of schools of hefty tailor in St
Georges Basin. He's been landing
fish in excess of 2kg on Rapala
X-Rap Walkers. Greg has also
caught a couple of flathead around
the 90cm mark on plastics and vibes.
Golden perch are becoming active
in Lake Burrinjuck. Anglers have
reported seeing numbers of fish
follow lures and baits to the bank or
boat, only to turn away at the last
Burrinjuck's goldens, of course,
might be preparing to spawn -- so
they could have other things on their
Find the Words solution: Great night
outAnswers Trivia Quiz: 1 Kathy
Lette and Gabrielle Carey, 2 Torres
Strait Islands, 3 Tokyo, 4 Dragon, 5
Serbia, 6 gum, 7 Claudia Karvan, 8
cars, 9 rubella (German measles), 10
Solution Drop-Downs: There are
three faithful friends: an old wife, an
old dog and ready money -- Benjamin
Solutions crossword: Across: 1
schoolmasters, 8 rests, 9 remarks, 10
needed, 11 aspire, 12 speed, 14 least,
18 tiring, 20 before, 23 trident, 24
plans, 25 contemplation.
Down: 1 strand, 2 haste, 3 obscene,
4 mark, 5 semis, 6 earwigs, 7 sister, 13
portion, 15 exempla, 16 static, 17
lesson, 19 niece, 21 okapi, 22 step.
Stepdown solutions: Trapped, par-
ted, trade, read, red, re, e.
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