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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

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War games prepare soldier for battle

Army Reserve Force Private Ryan Joseph from Cashmere was one

of 60 soldiers who took part in a training exercise on the West

Coast. The section machine gunner was involved in Exercise Kalami

held in dense forest near Maruia. Their task was to follow a defined

path through the bush while under attack, But the decaying

undergrowth and limited visibility challenged them all as they

patrolled the area with their weapons and packs while the enemy

confronted them at every turn. PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE

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Panel will

be formed

to counter

increasing

burglaries

• By Emily Moorhouse

A COMMUNITY panel will

be set up to put the brakes on

burglaries in the Woolston area.

The panel was one of the initiatives

raised at a community meeting

set up by Banks Peninsula MP

Tracey McLellan and Woolston

residents with growing concerns

about burglaries.

McLellan hosted

the meeting at her

office and said it was

handy to sit down

with residents and

compare notes on

what was happening

in Woolston.

Tracey

She said people

McLellan

volunteered to sign

up for the community patrol to

increase its presence in the area.

The meeting ran for roughly 90

minutes and eight residents attended,

reporting back on their

experiences in different streets.

McLellan said it would have

been nice to see more people

there. However, some were unable

to make the allocated time but

dropped into her office during the

day instead.

“The most important thing is

we get people together,” she said.

McLellan said the community

panel will aim to get business

owners on board, as well as senior

students from Te Aratia, formerly

Linwood College.

• Turn to page 5

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Sunday 15 May 2022 | 10:00–11:00am

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Phone and online appointments are also available.

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JP Clinic

Every Thursday, 10.30am-1.30pm

Spreydon Library

A justice of the peace will be

available to members of the

community, to witness signatures

and documents, certify document

copies, hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations as well as

sign citizenship, sponsorship or rates

rebates applications. There is no

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Wā Kōrero-Storytimes

Thursday, 11-11.30am

South Library

Meet others in the community

when you and your pre-schooler go

along for a fun variety of stories,

songs and rhymes which foster

children’s literacy. All whānau and

caregivers welcome. Free, no bookings

required. Guardians and children

over 12 will need to wear a face

mask and show their vaccine pass

on arrival. Room capacity is limited

and the number of attendees possible

at sessions will be influenced by the

number of users already in the space.

Wā Pēpi-Babytimes, Wednesday, 10.30-11am, Spreydon Library.

Encourage learning through language. Wā Pēpi-Babytimes is an

interactive programme including music, movement, rhymes and a

story. Recommended for under 2-year-olds. Free, no bookings required.

Guardians and children 12 and over will need to wear a face mask.

Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 1.30-3.30pm

South Library

Go along with your knitting,

crochet or anything you like that’s

portable and crafty and enjoy time

with other crafters. Share skills and

be inspired in a friendly, relaxing

environment. Have a look at the library’s

fabulous range of craft books

and magazines to get ideas for your

next project.

Afterschool Activity Zone

Every Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

South Library

Go along for a variety of activities

including technology, crafts and

games in a fun learning environment.

All whanau welcome. Free,no

bookings required. Under 12-yearolds

must be accompanied by an

adult. Guardians and children over

12 will need to wear a face mask and

show their vaccine pass on arrival.

Room capacity is limited and the

number of attendees possible at

sessions will be influenced by the

number of users already in the

space.

Rāhoroi Mākete

Saturday, 10.30am-12.30pm

Roimata Food Commons, Radley Park

off Cumnor Tce

A local organic produce market

for Woolston and surrounding areas.

There will be Bonjour Coffee selling

hot drinks and baking too. Cash or

direct transfer.

South Christchurch Farmers’

Market

Every Sunday 9am-noon

66 Colombo St, next to South Library

The South Christchurch Farmers’

Market prides itself on having the

best selection of fresh local produce

in Christchurch, including a large

organic range from well-known and

trusted local growers. Top up your

vege shop with fresh artisan bread,

French-style pastries, free-range

eggs, locally made Italian cheeses,

seasonal fruits and much more. Soak

up the relaxed and friendly atmosphere

at this popular down to earth

market. This is a real-deal growers’

market. Free.

Social Games Club

Monday, 2-4pm

South Library

Go along to South Library and join

the group to play Scrabble, Upwords,

Chess and cards. Free, no bookings

required.

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• By Emily Moorhouse

WHEN STEVEN Muir isn’ testing X-ray

machines and printing 3D models for surgery

a the hospital he’s busy fixing up bikes for the

community.

Muir is the founder of the Aranui Bike Fixup

Project, a group that meets every Thursday

afternoon to restore old bikes and teach youth

how to be handy with bike tools.

You’ l rarely see Muir driving his car. Instead

he zips across town on his ebike, towing

six bikes ready to be restored on his trailer.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022

• By Emily Moorhouse

EILEEN KERR received a

fake vaccination booster form

in her mailbox and while she

recognised it was fake, she didn’t

think everyone would.

Now the 70-year-old Spreydon

resident is warning others to be

wary of similar hoaxes.

When Eileen went to co lect

the mail, she noticed what

appeared to be a form to

book your Covid-19 booster

vaccinations in advance.

She sat down a the dinner

table with pen in hand, abou to

start fi ling ou the form, when

she noticed something strange.

“I started reading and that’s

when the bomb went off,” she said.

The form read: “Jabbing our

way to a “safer” New Zealand?”

That was enough to make Eileen

question its authenticity, in spite

of how official it looked.

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Eileen said the paper was good “I’m 70, my husband’s

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Bromley wastewater treatment

plant have been “coping with the

stench” for weeks now and want

something done to fix it.

The wastewater treatment plant

caught fire in November and has

been emitting an unpleasant sme l

ever since, causing frustration

among residents.

Katinka Visser has lived in

Bromley for 35 years, and said

while the stench hasn’t been as

bad during the new year for her,

she sometimes felt as though she

couldn’t breathe.

“I’ve had three nights that I

virtualy couldn’t breathe, it was

that bad, there’s like a fog and it’s

just sitting. ’

She said even after putting her

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Visser said because the wind

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direction lately, she hasn’t been

experiencing the sme l as strongly,

but knows that residents close by

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“I’m so thankful that I’m not

affected as much as most people,”

she said.

“There are people way, way

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THE DEPARTMENT of

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to appeal after permission to build

a contentious rehabilitation centre

for violent offenders in St Albans

was declined.

However, it is remaining tightlipped

on whether or not it is likely

to do so.

Last week the Bristol Street

Resource Consent Hearing panel

declined to grant resource consent

for the Bristol St facility, fo lowing

a hearing in November.

The proposal would have seen

up to 12 men serving sentences

of home detention at 14 Bristol St

while participating in a violenceprevention

programme. Men

with significant untreated mental

health issues would not be eligible

to participate in the programme.

In their decision, city council

appointed commissioners Anthony

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Lawn said they were not satisfied

the site was appropriate for such a

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Corrections acting regional

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Board requests briefing over vape store rise

• By Emily Moorhouse

FRUSTRATION from residents

about vape stores opening in

Addington has prompted the

area’s community board to

investigate vaping restrictions.

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere

Community Board has

requested a briefing on vaping

restrictions through smokefree

legislation.

Board member Callum Ward

was approached by resident Jo

Robertson, who is concerned

about the concentration of vape

stores in a small area like Addington.

Ward said the board hasn’t

formed a position on the issue

yet and is awaiting a briefing.

“We know that vaping does

have negative health consequences

and is no longer just a

replacement for smokers,” he

said.

Ward also mentioned the risk

of vaping undoing a lot of work

that’s being done in society to

prevent people from getting addicted

to nicotine, particularly

young people who go straight to

vaping.

Robertson, who is school

community liaison at Addington

School, said vaping is being

discussed among residents due

to an increase in vaping shops set

to open in the area.

She said there was already

two vape shops in Addington

and another one was going to be

opening soon, as well as dairys

selling vapes.

“It’s probably to do with the

proportion of kinds of shops that

are in the community,” Robertson

said.

“If you end up with a lot of

liquor stores, vape stores, it just

tips the balance of stores that are

bringing positive health-promoting

things into the community to

stores that are bringing kind of

health-constraining things.”

Robertson said she wants the

city council to talk about putting

regulations in place rather than

“just letting the market decide”.

“I think the community would

like to see things that are bringing

health and well-being into

our community,” she said.

The manager of Hoopers

CONCERN:

Addington

resident Jo

Robertson

said she

wants

the city

council to

have more

regulations

around

what kinds

of shops can

open in the

community.

Vapour in Addington, who

declined to be named, said he

had noticed a few different vape

shops in the area, something his

customers said wasn’t necessary.

The business has been operating

for roughly five years and

hasn’t received any complaints

from residents.

“I believe we are serving people

who want to quit smoking,” he

said. “What most non-smokers

or non-vapers don’t realise is that

people addicted to nicotine become

aggravated when they can’t

have it. It’s like having a morning

coffee.”

He said the business has

helped people quit smoking and

as the price of tobacco increases,

it was important to provide

an alternative.

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riding

Energy drinks out, vege garden in

• Kim Thomas

PEER SUPPORT worker Matiu

Taitoko decided he had reached

the age where he needed to give

up the energy drinks and take

better care of himself.

The 55-year-old took part

in Pegasus Health’s new

healthy lifestyle and cooking

programme, Puāwai-Kai. Since

completing the course, he has

• By Emily Moorhouse

CONCERNS FOR safety and

complaints about noise from

unauthorised motorbikes have

prompted 20 “no motorbikes”

signs to be put up around the

red zone.

Linwood resident Ashley

Campbell regularly walks her two

little dogs around the Avonside

area and said some people were

using the area as an off-road dirt

track for their motorbikes.

“It’s an accident waiting to

happen,” she said. “It’s becoming

more of a problem.”

Campbell reached out to the

city council’s red zone team to

see what could be done and was

pleased to hear signs will be

installed.

Red zone manager Dave Little

said riding motorbikes within

parks is prohibited under a

bylaw.

felt healthier and is sleeping

better. He has also gone back

to working in the garden and

growing greens for him and his

whānau.

“I’m at that stage in my life

where we have to think about

what we eat and how we eat it

to last a little bit longer and feel

healthy about ourselves,” Taitoko

said.

“We (Puāwai-Kai course

participants) had no idea what

we were in for, but it was good

learning, you know, and learning

about sleeping as well and the

right food and when to eat that

and drinking. Oh, it’s been

fabulous.”

Taitoko was referred to the

free, eight-session Puāwai-

Kai course by his GP. It gives

participants information

on developing a healthier

relationship with food, cooking

and trying meals with costeffective

the good habits he learnt on the

course.

“I’ve actually been patting

myself on the back for some of

the things I’ve been taught and

carried on with it. Drinking

seasonal ingredients. the old soft drinks, you know,

“We have recently experienced

an uptick

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not much of that these days and

are increasing signage to remind of sleep, exercise and stress been drinking a lot of water. It’s

people that this activity is not management skills.

unreal. I’ve never slept like I have

permitted,” he said.

He said he has continued with done since [doing Puāwai-Kai].

It’s been well worth it for me and

my family.”

Taitoko was a participant in

the pilot Puāwai-Kai courses,

which Pegasus Health ran with

a range of Cantabrians to ensure

it provided the right mix of skills

and information.

University of Otago,

Christchurch, researcher Dr

Allamanda Faatoese studied

Thursday May 12 2022

GOOD CHOICE: Matiu

Taitoko is now growing

greens for him and his

whānau after participating

in the Puāwai-Kai course.

the course’s impact on Pasifika

participants. She recorded

changes in blood pressure,

cholesterol profile, blood sugar,

weight and body fat.

Faatoese said early analysis

of data showed all participants

dropped body fat and had

lower triglyceride levels.

High triglycerides are often a

sign of other conditions that

increase the risk of heart disease

and stroke.

Pegasus Health chief executive

Mark Liddle said Puāwai-Kai

helps people learn how small

changes in the way they live can

add up to big changes in their

health and well-being.

A big change for Taitoko has

been growing his own food.

“Being Māori, it’s been getting

back to the garden and learning

about that again. Because we

have been distant. We come into

the city and found the easy food,

the fast food to get by. But is it

the healthiest food? I don’t think

so.

“So it’s going back to the

garden again and growing those

veges. I’m quite lucky because

my whole family is starting to

get into well-being. We bring

different foods to the table now.”

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Stolen table sees the loss of a

much-used community asset

• By Emily Moorhouse

A STOLEN community table

at Mt Vernon Park has left

Port Hills Park Trust members

disappointed and frustrated.

A handmade macrocarpa

table that sat at the Hillsborough

Tce car park was stolen, in spite

of being cemented into the

ground.

Trust chair Alan McDonald

described the table as a “wellused

community asset” and said

the removal of it would have to

have been pre-planned.

“The table is about two metres

long, it’s not something somebody

could just lift,” McDonald

said.

He said trust members first

noticed someone had attempted

to remove the table on Anzac

Day, however the attempted

theft could have happened a few

days earlier as members aren’t

patrolling every day.

The following Thursday,

members cemented the table

back into the ground, but the

next day it was gone completely.

“The disappointing thing

is that it was an asset for the

community and has been taken

away for someone’s personal

gain,” McDonald said.

He said it was even more

frustrating because the trust is a

DAMAGED: A picture taken on Anzac Day, after trust members noticed someone had

attempted to steal the table. It was later stolen.

charitable organisation and

all the members are volunteers.

McDonald has informed

the police of the theft and

encourages anyone who saw

anything to come forward or

contact the police.

“Somebody out there must

know someone’s got a huge

table,” he said.

“We’re at a loss, why would

somebody want to take

something away from the

community?”

McDonald also said there

has been a wider issue of

negative behaviour in the

Port Hills car parks with car

break-ins, but he wasn’t sure

if this was related to the table

theft.

Meeting

to combat

burglaries

a success

• From page 1

The overall intention was to get

residents’ involved in what was happening

in the area.

Woolston resident and community

board candidate for Linwood

Paul McMahon helped organise

the meeting and said it was very

constructive and proactive.

McMahon said it was important

to remember to report all crime and

suspicious activity to the police on

the 105 number.

He said residents’ shared their

experiences with burglaries and

the group agreed that setting up a

neighbourhood policing team was a

good idea.

McMahon also said there had

been antisocial behaviour around

Woolston Village from a particular

group, which had made other residents

feel unsafe.

“It’s a bit frustrating,” he said. “I’ve

lived in Woolston for 13 years and

this is the first time my wife has felt

unsafe going to the shops.”

Following on from the meeting,

McMahon contacted Housing First

to report this and was told they

would be visiting Woolston Village

to talk with the group.

McLellan said overall the meeting

was successful and another

one would be set up in a couple of

months to assess any progress made.


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Thursday May 12 2022

‘You can change things for the better

• By Emily Moorhouse

HELPING stranded whales and

preserving endangered plants

might seem pretty out there for

some, but for park ranger Dave

Rate-Smith this is just another

day in the office.

The 43-year-old is trained in

horticulture, construction and

fine arts, and said being a park

ranger lets him use all these

skills.

“You could be answering

emails, then fixing a broken

waterline or making park furniture,”

he said. “I’m prone to

getting bored easily and being a

ranger I don’t get bored.”

Before Rate-Smith became a

ranger four years ago, he owned

a construction business, after

seeing the need for it following

the earthquakes.

After seven years he closed the

business and joined ecological

firm Wai-ora, working his way

up to team leader in two years

before jumping at the opportunity

to become a ranger for

Bottle Lake Forest Park.

Now Rate-Smith looks after

multiple parks including Styx

Mill, The Groynes, McLeans

Island and Roto Kohatu.

He said the job changes everyday

and you have to be prepared

to “throw your plans out the

window at any given second.”

Rate-Smith especially likes

Sundays because that’s when he

can talk to the public the most.

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“It’s when you actually do that

you become aware of problems

you might have missed,” he

said. “I really like seeing their

reactions when we change and

improve an area.”

The responsibilities of a ranger

seem endless. The job requires

problem-solving skills, having

to be a trained firefighter, and

handling animals such as whales

and sea lions.

“We end up with a good range

of skills but not being specialists

in any of them, which suits me to

a tee,” Rate-Smith said.

Describing himself as an outdoors

person, Rate-Smith said

being out in nature is definitely

one of the highlights of the job.

“It’s what calms me as a person,

that’s my happy place in life,

hearing the fantails twittering

away,” he said. “That really sort

NATURE: Rate-Smith said

being outdoors is one of

the highlights of being a

park ranger.

of puts a smile on my face.

“There’s times I think I’d love

to go off and work for DOC in

the middle of nowhere but aside

from my wife not appreciating it,

I would actually miss the social

side of it.”

“It’s not a day in parks

until you pick up a pair of

undies”

– Dave Rate-Smith

When asked what the strangest

thing he’s come across at one of

the parks he laughed and said

“those would not be appropriate

for paper”.

“We see some shocking things

aye, we see the best and the worst

of human nature,” he said.

“People go to parks to do weird

things, they really do. It’s not a

day in parks until you pick up a

pair of undies.”

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so easily’ ranger says

CREATIVE: Rate-Smith built this seat in collaboration with a local carver and weaver for

one of the parks, and made a fairy house in his spare time for the children’s fairy forest in

Bottle Lake Forest Park.

When he was tasked with

replacing picnic tables at The

Groynes, Rate-Smith said he

“wasn’t impressed” with the

cost so took it upon himself to

design his own tables and get

an engineer to build and install

them. This roughly halved the

cost of ordering tables in.

It’s things like this that

make Rate-Smith get up in

the morning feeling excited

to go to work, something he

feels incredibly fortunate to

experience.

While Rate-Smith loves his

job, he said there are some

aspects that he really struggles

with, particularly seeing people

damage the parks.

“We do all of this work and

there’s always an element to

society that seem to congregate

in parks that want to destroy

stuff,” he said.

“You put everything you can

into it and you do believe in what

you’re doing, and it might only

last a week before somebody’s

destroyed it.”

He said the rangers had seen

an increase in people doing

burn-outs at The Groynes,

ripping the paddocks to pieces,

and wondered if this was due to

frustrations with Covid.

This time of year tends to

be the quietest for the rangers

and they spend it planning and

planting as well as taking in new

volunteers to help out around

the parks.

Outside of work, Rate-Smith

enjoys pottering in his garage,

gardening and painting, and

is even learning how to tattoo,

using his legs as a drawing board

for his “doodles”.

One of his favourite parts of

the job is seeing changes such

as rare birds coming back to

an area or catching glimpses of

waterways improving through

the work the rangers do.

“We could well be leaving

something for people hundreds

of years from now,” he said.

“You can change things for

the better so easily; you get to do

something good everyday.”

History of the city’s

east celebrated

AN EXHIBITION at Linwood

Library focuses on boosting a

sense of community through a

celebration of history.

Reflections of the East photography

exhibition has been

curated by local librarians and

highlights images of the suburb

from the early 1900s through to

the 1990s.

“After the last two years the

team really wanted to bring

back a sense of community and

place that the library has always

worked hard to create,” said head

of libraries and information

Carolyn Robertson.

“We hope that people will

recognise places and events and

maybe see themselves, their

whānau or friends in some of the

images and that there will be discussions

and reminiscing among

customers or staff.”

There will be 30 feature images

reflecting life and events from

Linwood, such as the 1982 Davis

Cup at Wilding Park, the Aranui

speedway which ran from 1949 to

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to 14,000, as well as many others.

“People can see some wonderful

images of their area, their

community, their history. They

can see what the Discovery Wall

and Canterbury Stories offers and

how they can contribute and be

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heritage collection,” Robertson

said.

The exhibition will be on display

until June 30.

There will also be a ‘cup of tea’

morning on July 1 from 10am

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Stories staff to finish the

exhibition.

“We’re really looking forward

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After the recent wet weather,

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We know the stench has been awful for those

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• Wednesday 1 June 7–8.30pm

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WORDBUILDER

143

6

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How including many plurals, words can you of make three from or the more six

letters, using each letter only once? No foreign

words or words beginning with a capital are

allowed. There's at least one six-letter word.

once?

TODAY

Good 17 Very Good 21 Excellent 25

Solution 142: act, aim, amp, apt, cam, camp, cap,

cat, imp, IMPACT, mac, map, mat, mica, pact, pat,

pic, pica, pit, pita, tam, tamp, tap, tic, tip.

letters, including plurals, can you make

from the six letters, using each only

No words beginning with a capital are

allowed. There’s at least one six-letter

word.

Good 17 Very Good 21 Excellent 25

18 19 20

21 22 23 24

25 26

27 28

Across

1. Filthy (7)

5. Hors d’oeuvre (inf) (7)

9. Manages (5)

10. Disbelieving (9)

11. Overbearing (9)

12. External (5)

13. Manmade fabric (5)

15. Restore (9)

18. Enduring (9)

19. Temporary retail outlet (3,2)

21. Rowing crew (5)

23. Gruelling (9)

25. Embroil (9)

26. Scold (5)

27. Smart alec (4,3)

28. Appears (7)

Decoder

R A T

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14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

T M A N V J X Y S U R O Z

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

A F Shuker

SOLUTION

No.143

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

R T A

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

All puzzles copyright

T H E P U Z Z L E C O M P A N Y

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1. Segment (7)

2. Lacking general approval (9)

3. The defeated (5)

4. Discussion (9)

5. Requirements (5)

6. Drinker’s toast (7,2)

7. Lawful (5)

8. Spending spree (7)

14. Close shave (4,5)

16. Meddle (9)

17. Receiving favourably (9)

18. Trailer, sample (7)

20. Have (7)

22. Lies wide open (5)

23. Of dubious legality (5)

24. Recess (5)

20 6 5 5 15 7 17 8 6 10 7

Each number in our DECODER grid represents a different

letter - there is a number for all 26 letters of the alphabet.

DECODER

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17 23 3 13 24 12 15 23 26 16 10 24

24 8 23 21 20 10 4

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19 3 21 24 15 11

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2 4 3 5 24 23 17 4 3 21

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22 5 7 7 5 5 25 12 20 14 5 4

16 26 24 20 13

9 6 5 1 5 6 5 21 4 17 2

5 5 11 10 4 12 5

6 12 4 12 20 17 15 5 10 23 5 6

12 19 5 26 5 12

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Nibbles, 9. Copes, 10.

Sceptical, 11. Imperious,

12. Outer, 13. Nylon, 15.

Reinstate, 18. Permanent,

19. Pop up, 21. Eight, 23.

Strenuous, 25. Implicate,

26. Chide, 27. Wise guy, 28.

Emerges.

Down: 1. Section, 2.

Unpopular, 3. Loser, 4.

Discourse, 5. Needs, 6.

Bottoms up, 7. Licit, 8.

Splurge, 14. Near thing, 16.

Interfere, 17. Approving, 18.

Preview, 20. Possess, 22.

Gapes, 23. Shady, 24. Niche.

WordBuilder

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groin, grow, grown, ion,

iron, nog, noir, nor, now,

owing, own, rig, ring, row,

ROWING, wig, win, wing,

wino, won, worn, wring,

wrong.

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