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same line or row. © 2012 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved 40 Thursday May 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Puzzles THE CROSSWORD 1672 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 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. 18 19 20 21 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY ACROSS 1. Crop first grown in New Zealand in the mid 1800s (7) 4. Last (5) 7. Trial (4) 8. Plan of action (8) 10. Award won by New Zealanders in 1908, 1962 and 2000 (5,5) 12. Lessen (6) 13. Solitary (6) 15. Of no relevance (10) 18. Conceited (8) 19. Solid (4) 20. Imitate (5) 21. Small axe (7) DOWN 1. Giant (5) 2. Interfering person (8) 3. Furore (6) 4. Popular tourism site named after an emperor (5,5) 5. Requirement (4) 6. Steadfastness (7) 9. Popular title of NZL 32, winner of 1995 America’s Cup (5,5) 11. Satanic (8) 12. Take back (7) 14. Small motor boat (6) 16. Restrict (5) 17. Form of transport which returned to Christchurch in 1995 (4) WORDBUILDER I N O T G 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 7 Very Good 10 Excellent 14 SUDOKU 339 Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. SOLUTION 1671 Across: 1. Moose, 4. Shears, 9. Neither, The 10. Nerve, number 11. Kind, game 12. Fragile, that 13. Bot, 14. Urge, 16. Aunt, 18. Coy, 20. DD Smash, improves 21. Stun, your 24. Garbo, arithmetic 25. Kawerau, 26. Oamaru, 27. Prone. Down: 1. Manuka, 2. Onion, 3. Echo, 5. Huntaway, 6. Arraign, HOW TO 7. Skewer, PLAY 8. Drift, 13. Belabour, 15. Rostrum, 17. Adagio, 18. Choke, 19. It’s Unsure, like sudoku: 22. Torso, each 23. Swap. 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 Number FuN 2 Digits 03 29 62 87 3 Digits 093 336 422 500 669 877 4 Digits 1310 1530 5197 7457 7864 8087 8213 9720 5 Digits 42831 87133 6 Digits 297388 398365 7 Digits 2723702 3161033 3332006 8408145 9 Digits 030373013 107858110 SOLUTIONS Untitled Puzzle NUMBER FUN 5 7 4 5 7 4 2 8 3 1 1 0 7 8 5 8 1 1 0 8 7 0 3 0 3 7 3 0 1 3 4 2 2 8 7 7 6 6 9 2 9 9 8 0 3 8 7 1 3 3 0 9 3 3 3 6 5 0 0 6 2 8 2 1 3 3 KENKEN NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Tobacco, 4. Final, 7. Test, 8. Strategy, 10. Nobel Prize, 12. Reduce, 13. Lonely, 15. Immaterial, 18. Arrogant, 19. Firm, 20. Mimic, 21. Hatchet. Down: 1. Titan, 2. Busybody, 3. Outcry, 4. Franz Josef, 5. Need, 6. Loyalty, 9. Black magic, 11. Devilish, 12. Reclaim, 14. Launch, 16. Limit, 17. Tram. DECODER WORDBUILDER Gin, git, got, ingot, into, ion, nit, nog, not, tig, tigon, tin, ting, tog, ton, tong. SUDOKU SUDOKU NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Tobacco, 4. Final, 7. Test, 8. Strategy, 10. Nobel Prize, 12. Reduce, 13. Lonely, 15. Immaterial, 18. Arrogant, 19. Firm, 20. Mimic, 21. Hatchet. Down: 1. Titan, 2. Busybody, 3. Outcry, 4. Franz Josef, 5. Need, 6. Loyalty, 9. Black magic, 11. Devilish, 12. Reclaim, 14. Launch, 16. Limit, 17. Tram. WORDBUILDER Gin, git, got, ingot, into, ion, nit, nog, not, tig, tigon, tin, ting, tog, ton, tong. KENKEN SOLUTIONS DECODER 8 2 1 3 0 9 3 8 7 1 3 3 3 8 4 2 7 2 9 7 2 0 3 0 3 7 3 0 1 3 6 2 8 9 8 7 1 0 7 8 5 8 1 1 0 5 3 0 0 3 3 0 6 4 5 2 8 3 1 6 6 9 7 4 5 7 NUMBER FUN Untitled Puzzle

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday May 18 2017 41 OPEN HOMES Come to an open home or make a time to view. Avonhead: 31a Rosedale Place The perfect first home or investment: 2 double bedroom rear townhouse in Burnside & Merrin St school zones. Enquiry over $345,000 (RV $355,000) Sunday 2.45-3.15pm Linwood: 1a Clive St Nest or invest: Very tidy 3 double bedroom home. Modern kitchen, new paint, carpet. Off street parking. Convenient location. Great value for money. Sunday 1-1.30pm North New Brighton: 12 Saltaire Street Get on the property ladder : One owner from new. Must be sold. 2/3 bedrooms. Woodburner on wetback. Re-wired, re-roofed, re-painted in and out, updated carpet, new double garage. Hurry to view. Enquiry over $375,000 (RV $375,000) Sunday 2-2.30pm Rangiora: 31 Melford Close S-T-R-E-T-C-H out in Melford: (307m2 floor) 5 dble bdrms, 2 bthrms (ensuite). Large studio. Double garage. Enquiry over $599,000. (RV $620,000) View by appointment Woolston: 33a St Johns Street Great beginnings start here: Renovated. New Kitchen, bathroom, roof, re-wired, partially double glazed, bi-folds to deck, large single garage and extra parking Enquiry over $360,000. Sunday 12-12:30pm Do you know the current value of your home? Find out, call Trish now for a free appraisal. Trish Lawrence ph 0800 874 745 Initial Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Trish donates to Camp Quality Home & Property Four things you MUST do before buying a home Buying a home is a big deal. It’s likely to be the most expensive thing you buy, and it can be a complicated legal process. It’s even tougher in a hot market, where there is a lot of competition for a limited number of properties. It might be tempting to take a few shortcuts, but failing to do things properly could cause more problems later. Here are our top four tasks for home buyers. 1. Research the property The real estate agent selling the property acts on behalf of the seller, however they are also required to tell you everything they know about the property. They must respond professionally to all your enquiries and not withhold any details. Remember that you still need to do your own due diligence. That means getting a title search so you can find out all the facts about the property’s ownership, boundary and access, as held by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). It’s a good idea to get a Land Information Memorandum (LIM), which shows information held by the local council about the property and land. For valuable feedback on the property’s condition, get a report done by an inspector who has professional indemnity insurance and carries out their work in accordance with the New Zealand Property Inspection Standard. Although this all costs money, it will save you more in the long term. Sellers may occasionally provide some of this information for you. If this happens, check that it is up-to-date. 2. Get legal advice Buying property is expensive, and it can cost even more if something goes wrong. That’s why it’s important to get legal advice before you sign anything. Home & Property appears every Thursday, delivered FREE throughout Christchurch For more information and bookings, contact Mike Fulham M: 021 300 567 E: mike@starmedia.kiwi A lawyer will handle all the paperwork involved in the process, including the title search, and offer impartial advice. If you don’t have a lawyer, the New Zealand Law Society can help you find one at propertylawyers.org.nz. 3. Understand the sale process There are several methods of buying and selling property, for example, tender or auction. It’s important to understand the process for the property you are buying. Practices can vary between agencies so make sure you confirm details with them. The Home Buyer’s Guide at buyingahome.reaa.govt.nz has more helpful advice. 4. Read the sale and purchase agreement and understand what it means The sale and purchase agreement is your contract with the seller. It is crucial to read it very carefully and get legal advice before you sign. You can negotiate the terms and conditions of an agreement, but once you sign it, there’s no going back. Want more free and independent advice on buying a property? Check out the Home Buyers’ Guide at buyingahome. reaa.govt.nz. If you still have questions, call the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) on 0800 367 7322 (please call 04 471 8930 from a mobile phone). Your Earthquake damaged home! Talk to us if you are serious about selling your “As is Where is” home. We have sold over 100 “As is Where is” homes and we have a huge database of qualified buyers. Phil & Holly Jones Ph 03-382-2230 Phil 027 435 7711 Holly 027 222 0220 phil.jones@raywhite.com Appears every week in We have achieved record breaking prices recently! 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