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same line or row. © 2012 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved 44 Thursday May 25 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Puzzles THE CROSSWORD 1673 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 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. 26 27 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY ACROSS 1. Damp (5) 4. Fit for consumption (6) 9. Bay of Plenty river with world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall (7) 10. Weary (5) 11. Excavates (4) 12. White stone used for cladding and decorative walls (7) 13. New Zealand music’s equivalent of a Grammy (3) 14. Urge on (4) 16. Minute (4) 18. Beer (3) 20. Opposed (7) 21. Pacific island vegetable (4) 24. Incisor (5) 25. Iwi with over 100,000 members (7) 26. Generator (6) 27. Fracture (5) DOWN 1. Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The __ (6) 2. Cake topping (5) 3. Stretched tight (4) 5. Explode (8) 6. Enter uninvited (5,2) 7. Please, delight (6) 8. Town which has been a goldmining centre since 1875 (5) 13. Wellington suburb (8) 15. Small military unit (7) 17. Pickled (6) 18. Make amends (5) 19. Auckland suburb (6) 22. Entertain (5) 23. Smear with paint (4) SOLUTION 1672 Across: 1. Tobacco, 4. Final, 7. Test, 8. Strategy, 10. Nobel Prize, 12. Reduce, 13. Lonely, 15. Immaterial, 18. Arrogant, 19. The Firm, number 20. Mimic, game 21. Hatchet. that Down: 1. Titan, 2. Busybody, 3. Outcry, 4. improves Franz Josef, your 5. Need, arithmetic 6. Loyalty, 9. Black magic, 11. Devilish, 12. Reclaim, 14. Launch, 16. Limit, 17. Tram. 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 S A H P T 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 12 Very Good 16 Excellent 19 Number FuN 2 Digits 20 30 36 88 3 Digits 004 267 578 816 823 910 4 Digits 0075 1208 3304 3671 8218 8219 8990 9546 5 Digits 17008 18303 60050 80898 93821 97244 6 Digits 828373 854664 8 Digits 02430788 36078188 36998325 98890280 SUDOKU 340 Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9. SOLUTIONS untitled puzz NUMBER FUN 8 2 1 9 9 8 8 9 0 2 8 0 8 3 6 0 7 8 1 8 8 0 0 4 8 5 4 6 6 4 0 2 4 3 0 7 8 8 0 0 7 5 1 2 0 8 8 2 8 3 7 3 9 1 0 3 6 7 1 3 6 9 9 8 3 2 5 3 KENKEN NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Moist, 4. Edible, 9. Kaituna, 10. Tired, 11. Digs, 12. Hinuera, 13. Tui, 14. Spur, 16. Tiny, 18. Ale, 20. Against, 21. Taro, 24. Tooth, 25. Ngapuhi, 26. Dynamo, 27. Break. Down: 1. Mikado, 2. Icing, 3. Taut, 5. Detonate, 6. Barge in, 7. Endear, 8. Waihi, 13. Trentham, 15. Platoon, 17. Salted, 18. Atone, 19. Howick, 22. Amuse, 23. Daub. DECODER WORDBUILDER Ahs, apt, ash, asp, ats, hap, haps, has, hasp, hast, hat, hats, pah, pas, pash, past, pat, path, paths, pats, phat, sap, sat, spa, spat, staph, tap, taps. SUDOKU SUDOKU NZ CROSSWORD Across: 1. Moist, 4. Edible, 9. Kaituna, 10. Tired, 11. Digs, 12. Hinuera, 13. Tui, 14. Spur, 16. Tiny, 18. Ale, 20. Against, 21. Taro, 24. Tooth, 25. Ngapuhi, 26. Dynamo, 27. Break. Down: 1. Mikado, 2. Icing, 3. Taut, 5. Detonate, 6. Barge in, 7. Endear, 8. Waihi, 13. Trentham, 15. Platoon, 17. Salted, 18. Atone, 19. Howick, 22. Amuse, 23. Daub. WORDBUILDER Ahs, apt, ash, asp, ats, hap, haps, has, hasp, hast, hat, hats, pah, pas, pash, past, pat, path, paths, pats, phat, sap, sat, spa, spat, staph, tap, taps. DECODER 3 6 9 9 8 3 2 5 KENKEN 3 6 7 1 0 0 7 5 8 0 5 2 4 4 6 3 6 0 4 7 8 8 3 9 1 0 0 0 4 8 9 8 8 8 9 2 0 8 2 3 8 7 0 3 1 2 0 8 8 2 1 9 3 6 0 7 8 1 8 8 SOLUTIONS NUMBER FUN untitled puzz

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday May 25 2017 45 OPEN HOMES Come to an open home or make a time to view. Avondale: 26 Cowes Street A People Pleaser: Solid 3 B/R family home. Modern kitchen, spacious living. Large deck. Dble garage. Extra parking. Enquiry over $379,000 Sunday 1.00-1.30pm Avonhead: 31a Rosedale Place The Perfect First Home Or Investment: 2 dble bdrm rear townhouse in Burnside & Merrin St school zones. Enquiry over $345,000 (RV $355,000) Sunday 11.00-11.30am Cashmere: 75 Valley Road Brand New Designer Dwelling: Collapsed sale, back on the market, be quick! 4 bdrms, 2 bthrms, single gge. Extra parking. See it, love it, get it! Enquiry over $850,000 Sunday 3.15-3.45pm Linwood: 1a Clive St Nest Or Invest: Very tidy 3 dble bdrm home. Modern kitchen, new paint, carpet. Off street parking. Convenient location. Great value for money. Sunday 12.00-12.30pm North New Brighton: 12 Saltaire Street Get On The Property Ladder : One owner from new. Must be sold. 2/3 bdrms. Woodburner on wetback. Re-wired, re-roofed, re-painted. 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. Dble gge. Enquiry over $599,000. (RV $620,000) View by appointment Woolston: 33a St Johns Street Great Beginnings Start Here: Renovated. New kitchen, bthrm, roof, re-wired, partially dble glzd, bi-folds to deck, large singl egge and extra parking Enquiry over $360,000. Sunday 1.00-1:30pm 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 Understanding real estate jargon Every industry is full of jargon and buzzwords that make no sense to anyone who’s not part of the club. Real estate is no different, which means it can be hard to get up to speed. Here’s a handy guide to some of the most common terms you’ll come across when buying or selling property. Agency agreement: If you are using a licensed real estate agent to sell your property, you’ll need to sign one of these agreements - it sets out what the agent will do and what they will be paid. Remember you can negotiate the conditions, such as who pays for marketing and how much the commission is. Make sure you get legal advice before you sign, because it’s a binding document. BEO or BBO: This stands for ‘Buyer Enquiry Over’ or ‘Buyer Budget Over’, which means that price listed on the advertisement indicates the minimum that the seller will accept. The seller actually needs to give serious consideration to any offer over the BEO, so this figure needs to be selected carefully. Deadline Sale or Deadline Private Treaty: In this kind of sale, a property is marketed for a set period (with an advertised end date). The seller can choose to accept an offer at any stage during the listing period though it may be stated in the advertising that ‘no offer will be accepted prior’. Check the fine print. LIM: This stands for Land Information Memorandum, which contains everything that the local council knows about the property, such as any issues with drainage and plumbing, erosion or permits. It will help you identify if any additions haven’t got the right consent. A LIM will also record any unpaid rates. 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 Sale and purchase agreement: This is a legally binding contract between the buyer and seller for the purchase/ sale of a property. It provides certainty to both parties and it sets out in writing all the agreed terms and conditions. It’s essential to get legal advice before you sign an agreement – and that you read and understand what it means. Settlement: This is the end goal in a property transaction, when the sale and purchase is completed by the exchange of property and payment. Settlement occurs when the seller receives the money for the sale – the buyer will not receive the keys until this happens. RV: This stands for ‘Rateable Value’ – this is a value used to calculate local body rates. It should not be assumed to be a market value for a property when it is for sale as the rating valuation may be a number of years old. It is also not responsive to local market fluctuations and may not reflect any recent renovations to a property. This was formerly known as ‘Government Value’, or GV. Tender: If a property is for sale by tender, prospective buyers must submit confidential written offers by a set date. Usually there is no minimum price, but properties are often listed with a BEO or BBO price. The seller can then choose the offer that is most acceptable to them, based on the price and any attached conditions. The most attractive tender is likely to be one that combines a good price with few conditions. Sellers are allowed to negotiate with any one or more of the tenderers received after tenders close. For more advice about buying a property, check out the REAA’s free guide at buyingahome.reaa.govt.nz. 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 www.firsthomes.nz chchsales@firsthomes.nz 3 Bed, 2 Bathroom Double Garage $285,000 We have achieved record breaking prices recently! 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