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The Star: March 23, 2017

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46 Thursday March 23 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Puzzles THE CROSSWORD 1664 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DECODER Each number represents a different letter of the alphabet. Write the given letters into all squares with matching numbers. Now work out which letters are represented by the other numbers. As you get the letters, write them into the main grid and the reference grid. Decoder uses all 26 letters of the alphabet. 23 24 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY ACROSS 1. Town which hosts annual Wildfoods Festival (8) 7. Sweep (5) 8. First New Zealand writer to win the Booker Prize (4,5) 9. Encountered (3) 10. Inclined surface (4) 11. Second in command (6) 13. Grassy field (6) 14. Red wine (6) 17. Element No 53, symbol I (6) 18. Wading bird (4) 20. Assist (3) 22. Straggler (9) 23. Largest Kermadec island (5) 24. Economic project launched by the Muldoon government in 1975 (5,3) DOWN 1. Tramper (5) 2. Most northerly settlement on the West Coast (7) 3. One (Maori) (4) 4. Murderer (6) 5. Mannequin (5) 6. Event in which Tom Walsh won a bronze medal at Rio (4,3) 7. Charm, enchant (7) 12. Large bag (7) 13. Former All Black Justin Marshall’s home town (7) 15. Supporters of the PM in 24 Across (4,3) 16. Grab (6) 17. Fool (5) 19. Gesture of indifference (5) 21. Read quickly (4) SOLUTION 1662 Across: 6. Ironic, 7. Zodiac, 10. Foveaux, 11. Piano, 12. Rich, 13. Koura, 16. Truth, 17. Judo, 20. Aroma, 21. Oarsman, The 22. Knives, number 23. game Mirror. that Down: 1. Milford Track, 2. Convict, 3. Rival, improves 4. Compare, your 5. Titan, arithmetic 8. Crosscountry, 9. Extortion, 14. Dreaded, 15. Summary, 18. Dob in, 19. Frail. HOW TO PLAY It’s like sudoku: each vertical and horizontal line has to contain the numbers 1-6, and the numbers can’t be repeated in any row or column. But it’s sudoku with a twist: The numbers in each heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must produce the number in the top corner. For example, 5+ means the numbers add up to 5, 9x means the numbers multiply to equal 9. TIP: Numbers can be repeated in a cage, as long as they are not in the same line or row. © 2012 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved KenKen is a registered trademark of Nextoy LLC WORDBUILDER N T V S E How many words of three or more letters can you make, using each letter only once? Plurals are allowed, but no foreign words or words beginning with a capital. There’s at least one five-letter word. 2 Digits 48 70 3 Digits 198 539 679 789 795 Good 9 Very Good 12 Excellent 14 Number FuN 829 890 901 976 977 4 Digits 4419 8110 8802 9832 5 Digits 18887 23407 23762 69841 72438 83868 96896 97662 7 Digits 0809434 3019573 8 Digits 48887756 60893483 SUDOKU 331 Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. SOLUTIONS Untitled Puzzle NUMBER FUN 2 6 6 9 8 4 1 7 2 4 3 8 9 8 3 2 9 1 9 8 0 8 0 9 4 3 4 9 7 6 7 0 3 0 1 9 5 7 3 8 8 0 2 9 6 8 9 6 1 8 8 8 7 4 8 6 7 9 7 9 5 7 3 KENKEN 2 NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Hokitika, 7. Brush, 8. Keri Hulme, 9. Met, 10. Ramp, 11. Deputy, 13. Meadow, 14. Claret, 17. Iodine, 18. Ibis, 20. Aid, 22. Latecomer, 23. Raoul, 24. Think Big. Down: 1. Hiker, 2. Karamea, 3. Tahi, 4. Killer, 5. Dummy, 6. Shot put, 7. Beguile, 12. Holdall, 13. Mataura, 15. Rob’s mob, 16. Snatch, 17. Idiot, 19. Shrug, 21. Scan. DECODER WORDBUILDER ens, est, nest, net, nets, sen, sent, set, ten, tens, vent, vents, vest, vet, vets. SUDOKU SUDOKU NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Hokitika, 7. Brush, 8. Keri Hulme, 9. Met, 10. Ramp, 11. Deputy, 13. Meadow, 14. Claret, 17. Iodine, 18. Ibis, 20. Aid, 22. Latecomer, 23. Raoul, 24. Think Big. Down: 1. Hiker, 2. Karamea, 3. Tahi, 4. Killer, 5. Dummy, 6. Shot put, 7. Beguile, 12. Holdall, 13. Mataura, 15. Rob’s mob, 16. Snatch, 17. Idiot, 19. Shrug, 21. Scan. WORDBUILDER ens, est, nest, net, nets, sen, sent, set, ten, tens, vent, vents, vest, vet, vets. DECODER KENKEN 2 3 4 8 9 7 6 0 8 0 9 4 3 4 1 8 8 8 7 9 6 8 9 6 8 8 0 2 7 7 9 5 1 9 8 9 9 8 3 2 7 2 4 3 8 6 9 8 4 1 3 0 1 9 5 7 3 6 7 9 7 0 6 2 SOLUTIONS NUMBER FUN Untitled Puzzle

The Star 47 Driven FREE WEEKLY MAGAZINE in stands every Friday Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 23 2017 OVER 1000 VEHICLES FOR SALE Tackle off-road tracks in a Land Cruiser 70 • By Ross Kiddie EARNING an Australasian New Car Assessment Program five-star safety rating for the Land Cruiser 70 has been a breakthrough for the Toyota Motor Co. It means the company now has the full support of the enterprises which, in the majority, are the major purchasers of the robust off-roader. Globally, the Land Cruiser 70 has been an important part of the mining, manufacturing and agricultural industries, along with recreational users who want its go-anywhere ability. The ANCAP safety qualification criteria is comprehensive, and for the Cruiser 70 to reach five stars is a worthy achievement, albeit at this stage only the singlecab variant meets the criteria, but it’s only a matter of time before the double-cab variant is engineered to reach that level. And I’m pleased to report that the Cruiser 70 hasn’t lost any of the fundamentals which have earned it a rugged and tough reputation over the years. At the media launch for the new series, motoring journalists were treated to an off-road experience which highlighted how well the Cruiser 70 adapts itself to conditions where access to wheeled transport is marginal. Part of the reason why the Cruiser 70 reaches its new status is through the electronic traction devices which have been engineered into the vehicle, when you combine those with the drive variations through the four-wheeldrive transfer system, the result is a vehicle which has grip and drive almost unsurpassed. The driveline can be adapted to glean traction on all surfaces, most through the dual range transfer case and differential locking systems, the rest by manipulating the traction control network to best suit the impending surface. The new model for 2017 hasn’t changed a lot in appearance, there are a few cosmetic changes here and there, but by and large, it still resembles the classic, unmistakable 70-series look. It also has much the same engine and transmission, the 4.5-litre diesel-fed V8 drives through a five-speed TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 70: Rugged reputation. manual gearbox. Toyota rates the quad-camshaft, turbocharged unit at 151kW with 430Nm of torque, both outputs realised low in the rev band at 3400rpm and 1200- 3200rpm respectively. • Price – Toyota Land Cruiser 70 LT, $75,780 • Dimensions – Length, 5220mm; width, 1790mm; height, 1970mm • Configuration – V8, four-wheel-drive, 4461cc, 151kW, 430Nm, five-speed manual. • Fuel usage – 10.6l/100km Because of its low revving nature, the engine hauls in acceleration and impetus from as low as 500rpm. And that is the beauty of the engine/transmission combination, it is designed for hauling and chugging away at terrain where slow speed is most beneficial. The gearshift is free in its movement and clutch action disguises well the comprehensive mechanicals which lie beneath, and the power with which it needs to harness, the pedal is light and progressive. On the highway it delivers a ride well distant to what its load-bearing suspension would suggest. The ride is compliant, disguising well the use of front and rear live axles. Chunky all-terrain Dunlop tyres (225/95 x 16in) are designed to provide grip in the loose, but they also do an adequate job on the highway; motion is quiet, and while the steering is slow and unresponsive in a corner, if you drive the Cruiser 70 with respect it won’t deliver any surprises. As part of the new upgrade, Toyota’s engineers have widened the front track considerably, so much so that it looks a little ungainly against a narrow rear track, but the result is greater stability in a corner and traction benefits offroad. However, the Cruiser 70 is all about a working role and it makes no excuses for its utilitarian appearance and sparse level of fitment, there are just the fundamental in-cabin features such as air conditioning and audio. A reversing camera is standard, part of the ANCAP requirement, but other than that the owner or every day driver had better get used to adjusting the rear view mirrors and winding the windows manually, and there isn’t even central locking. However, these features are available on a higher grade model although that adds an extra $6200 to the price tag. That aside, the LT Cruiser 70 represents good value at $75,780 in singlecab form. The double-cab lists at $79,380, while a station wagon variant with massive rear load space sits at $84,980. The test car was a singlecab model and its deck area was huge, long and wide. Although its depth wasn’t great, it served useful purpose when my wife left me a note to read – please trim the trees at the front of the property. That I did, and the Cruiser 70 easily accepted long branches and a wealth of foliage. Whereas Hilux from the Toyota stable will serve most recreational, farming and business operators well, the Cruiser 70 is there for the buyer who needs that extra ground clearance, greater towing ability, and the means to go just that little bit deeper into unknown off-road tracks. Best Motorbuys TM 2007 NissaN WiNgroad rider auto 1800cc, factory body kit, climate a/c, nice wagon. Was $9,999 $8,999 $8,990 1998 NISSAN TERRANO G3-M-R www.ptmotorcompany.co.nz 3200cc Diesel Turbo, very tidy condition for age and mileage, cloth seats, sun roof, ABS brakes, alloys, air cond, air bags, electric windows / mirrors, one NZ owner last 10 years. Buy-Rite Cars $12,990 2004 ToyoTa Kluger 3.0 V6, ‘S’ model, 7 seater, grey trim, low mileage, great family or tow vehicle. $65 pw 2008 Jaguar X-Type Executive Estate 2.1 V6 engine, 17" factory alloys, black with bone leather and full electrics. Mint one owner car. 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