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The Star: May 11, 2017

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36 Thursday May 11 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Puzzles THE CROSSWORD 1671 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 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. 24 25 26 27 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY ACROSS 1. Large introduced animal, last seen in the 1950s (5) 4. Large scissors (6) 9. Not one or the other (7) 10. Courage (5) 11. Considerate (4) 12. Delicate (7) 13. Flu or other illness (colloq) (3) 14. Encourage, spur on (4) 16. Female relative (4) 18. Shy (3) 20. Band which had a 1983 hit with Outlook for Thursday (2,5) 21. Daze (4) 24. Swedish actress (5) 25. Bay of Plenty mill town (7) 26. S Island town with streets named after rivers in northern England (6) 27. Lying face down (5) DOWN 1. Native plant popular with honey bees (6) 2. Tearful vegetable (5) 3. Reverberate (4) 5. Farm dog (8) 6. Charge in court (7) 7. Metal pin for meat (6) 8. Snow pile (5) 13. Harp on about something (8) 15. Dais (7) 17. Slowly (music) (6) 18. Strangle (5) 19. Not certain (6) 22. Trunk (5) 23. Exchange (4) SOLUTION 1670 Across: 5. Above, 8. Kaumatua, 9. Build, 10. Listener, 11. Knead, 14. Pom, 16. Remove, 17/18. Mister Pip, 20. Mirth, 24. The Emigrate, number 25. Vicar, game 26. Analysis, that 27. Death. Down: 1. Skill, 2. Fussy, 3. Wages, improves 4. Pukeko, your 6. Bluenose, arithmetic 7. Villager, 12. Regicide, 13. Contract, 14. Pep, 15. MMP, 19. Immune, 21. Agile, 22. Haast, 23. HOW Tense. 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 E T R D 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 01 64 83 91 3 Digits 087 174 296 371 Good 5 Very Good 9 Excellent 11 Number FuN 445 601 620 900 902 950 4 Digits 6012 7690 5 Digits 28912 31212 57028 76062 90364 6 Digits 053223 139570 328010 535281 582089 686725 9 Digits 072620095 203038339 733304828 SUDOKU 338 Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. SOLUTIONS Untitled Puzzle NUMBER FUN 0 7 2 6 2 0 0 9 5 5 8 2 0 8 9 9 0 3 6 4 6 2 0 9 1 3 2 8 0 1 0 5 7 0 2 8 3 1 2 1 2 1 3 9 5 7 0 2 0 3 0 3 8 3 3 9 6 8 6 7 2 5 6 4 1 7 4 KENKEN DECODER WORDBUILDER Deer, deter, dree, ere, red, rede, reed, ret, rete, ted, tee, teed, tree, treed. NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Moose, 4. Shears, 9. Neither, 10. Nerve, 11. Kind, 12. Fragile, 13. Bot, 14. Urge, 16. Aunt, 18. Coy, 20. DD Smash, 21. Stun, 24. Garbo, 25. Kawerau, 26. Oamaru, 27. Prone. Down: 1. Manuka, 2. Onion, 3. Echo, 5. Huntaway, 6. Arraign, 7. Skewer, 8. Drift, 13. Belabour, 15. Rostrum, 17. Adagio, 18. Choke, 19. Unsure, 22. Torso, 23. Swap. SUDOKU SUDOKU NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Moose, 4. Shears, 9. Neither, 10. Nerve, 11. Kind, 12. Fragile, 13. Bot, 14. Urge, 16. Aunt, 18. Coy, 20. DD Smash, 21. Stun, 24. Garbo, 25. Kawerau, 26. Oamaru, 27. Prone. Down: 1. Manuka, 2. Onion, 3. Echo, 5. Huntaway, 6. Arraign, 7. Skewer, 8. Drift, 13. Belabour, 15. Rostrum, 17. Adagio, 18. Choke, 19. Unsure, 22. Torso, 23. Swap. WORDBUILDER Deer, deter, dree, ere, red, rede, reed, ret, rete, ted, tee, teed, tree, treed. DECODER KENKEN 2 6 0 8 3 6 0 7 3 2 8 5 3 3 9 1 3 9 5 7 0 3 1 2 1 2 1 7 4 6 4 5 7 0 2 8 9 1 6 2 0 9 0 3 6 4 5 8 2 0 8 9 0 7 2 3 6 2 2 8 0 0 0 1 9 0 5 SOLUTIONS NUMBER FUN Untitled Puzzle

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday May 11 2017 37 CAREERS EXPO Choosing the right career path is not easy! Youth need guidance on transition from school to jobs. Thousands of young people attending the Christchurch Careers Expo over the next few days will be looking to their future transition from school into the world of work. This is where the Careers Expo presents an unparalleled opportunity to connect directly with those most able to provide guidance and information needed to make informed choices for the journey ahead. There are skills shortages aplenty in New Zealand. The economy is tracking well, yet statistics show that a lot of young people are still not finding work, with unemployed aged between 15 and 24 at unacceptably high levels. Director of the Careers Expo Mark Gillard, does not believe that these people aren’t interested in work; he believes the problem stems from the crucial transition between school and the workforce. Pointing to international research carried out by the UK’s Employers and Schools Taskforce Mr Gillard explains that there needs to be an increase in interaction between businesses and young people, when young adults are still at school. “Their research entitled “It’s who you meet” found that students from all demographics benefitted from early interaction and engagement with business, being considerably less likely to end up without a job, outside of training or education”. Each year around 160,000 Kiwi secondary school students (years 10-13) make decisions about their careers and life after school, such as where and what to study and what they want to achieve in life. These are huge decisions for young people, and the more information we can provide to help make the best choices at this time the better. Being able to talk to someone ‘on the job’ or from an industry body can help clarify many of the questions that sit around the transition into the work force - What is it really like to work in a particular sector? What are the costs of training? How long will it take and will there be a job for me at the end of my training? Connecting with tertiary training organisations, industry groups and future employers, is so important for young people to do. It is never too early to start thinking about their future and take advantage of the opportunity to connect directly with future employers. The Careers Expo and The World of Work provide the ideal opportunity for young people and their families to scope out the wide range of opportunities that exist, and to talk about future plans.