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same line or row. © 2012 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved 30 Thursday March 30 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Puzzles THE CROSSWORD 1665 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. Winner of Masterchef NZ in 2011 (5,3) 7. Song of mourning (5) 8. Watchfulness (9) 9. Choose (3) 10. Slide out of control (4) 11. Stumble (4,2) 13. To the rear (6) 14. Beatrice Faumuina was 1997 world champion in this event (6) 17. Spice used in cooking (6) 18. Fate (4) 20. Number of major titles won by NZ male golfers (3) 22. Company which was co-founded by 1 Across (2,4,3) 23. Angry (5) 24. Not clear-cut or clearly defined (4,4) DOWN 1. River near Queenstown where NZ’s highest bungy jump operates (5) 2. Spiny ___: species of small shark (7) 3. Competent (4) 4. Shun (6) 5. Wilt (5) 6. Missives (7) 7. Lose hope (7) 12. Former (7) 13. Country where around 60,000 New Zealanders live (7) 15. Heavy iron lever (7) 16. Female bovine (6) 17. Wanderer (5) 19. Molten rock (5) 21. Small bunch of flowers (4) SOLUTION 1664 Across: 1. Hokitika, 7. Brush, 8. Keri Hulme, 9. Met, 10. Ramp, 11. Deputy, 13. Meadow, 14. Claret, 17. Iodine, 18. Ibis, 20. The Aid, number 22. Latecomer, game 23. Raoul, that 24. Think Big. Down: 1. Hiker, 2. Karamea, 3. Tahi, 4. improves Killer, 5. Dummy, your 6. arithmetic Shot put, 7. Beguile, 12. Holdall, 13. Mataura, 15. Rob’s mob, 16. Snatch, 17. Idiot, 19. Shrug, 21. Scan. 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 D B R A N 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. Good 11 Very Good 15 Excellent 18 Number FuN 2 Digits 36 46 3 Digits 073 082 126 138 204 286 546 578 586 623 770 4 Digits 0601 0646 3728 4502 4763 5861 6004 6675 7077 7400 7575 8524 8555 8658 5 Digits 35061 87756 7 Digits 6730583 8462671 SUDOKU 332 Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. SOLUTIONS untitled NUMBER FUN 8 4 6 2 6 7 1 4 5 0 2 0 6 0 1 2 8 6 3 5 0 6 1 7 7 0 0 6 4 6 8 7 7 5 6 3 4 7 6 3 0 8 2 5 8 6 8 5 2 4 7 5 7 5 KENKEN 6 7 3 0 5 8 3 NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Nadia Lim, 7. Dirge, 8. Vigilance, 9. Opt, 10. Skid, 11. Trip up, 13. Behind, 14. Discus, 17. Nutmeg, 18. Doom, 20. Two, 22. My Food Bag, 23. Irate, 24. Grey area. Down: 1. Nevis, 2. Dogfish, 3. Able, 4. Ignore, 5. Droop, 6. Letters, 7. Despair, 12. One-time, 13. Britain, 15. Crowbar, 16. Heifer, 17. Nomad, 19. Magma, 21. Posy. DECODER WORDBUILDER And, bad, ban, band, bar, bard, barn, bra, brad, bran, brand, dab, dan, darn, drab, nab, nard, rad, ran, rand. SUDOKU SUDOKU NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Nadia Lim, 7. Dirge, 8. Vigilance, 9. Opt, 10. Skid, 11. Trip up, 13. Behind, 14. Discus, 17. Nutmeg, 18. Doom, 20. Two, 22. My Food Bag, 23. Irate, 24. Grey area. Down: 1. Nevis, 2. Dogfish, 3. Able, 4. Ignore, 5. Droop, 6. Letters, 7. Despair, 12. One-time, 13. Britain, 15. Crowbar, 16. Heifer, 17. Nomad, 19. Magma, 21. Posy. WORDBUILDER And, bad, ban, band, bar, bard, barn, bra, brad, bran, brand, dab, dan, darn, drab, nab, nard, rad, ran, rand. DECODER KENKEN 6 7 3 0 5 8 3 7 8 5 5 7 2 5 4 5 8 6 0 7 6 7 4 0 6 3 5 0 6 1 3 8 7 7 5 6 4 0 7 8 6 2 3 2 8 6 0 4 6 5 0 0 1 2 8 4 6 2 6 7 1 SOLUTIONS NUMBER FUN untitled

The Star 31 Sport Dropping Shaun Johnson would be pointless • By Michael Burgess SHAUN JOHNSON remains one of the Warriors biggest conundrums – but dropping him is not the answer. Especially not at the moment. NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley is the latest to call for it, suggesting on Monday that Johnson should be benched or dropped from the squad altogether, as a reality check to “get the best out of him”. In some ways, it’s curious coming from Daley; he was a legendary player, but hasn’t marked himself as the best judge of halves talent as a coach, using five different players in the No 7 jersey for NSW over four seasons. But Daley has the right sentiment, in that he wants Johnson to reach his potential, so he can “take his game to the next level”. But dumping Johnson at the moment – even for one game – would be pointless. The 26-yearold can be a source of frustration Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi at the Warriors, and his status as the No 1 earner at the club makes him an obvious target. In terms of play-making and organisation, he’s not comparable to Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Daly Cherry-Evans or Mitchell Pearce – and maybe never will be. But he has improved in that area and is the best play-maker the Warriors have got. That situation may change in a few months if Kieran Foran is fit and firing, but at the moment there is no Thursday March 30 2017 better option to run the team. Johnson is also a game-breaker, and his mercurial talents could lift the Warriors out of their current malaise. Across 129 NRL games, he averages almost one try every two games, including plenty of match-winning efforts, and has 111 try assists. He’s also been durable and was the only Warrior to figure in all 24 games last season. But there are definitely some unresolved issues with Johnson. 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