Nelson Leader : January 8th 2015
20 THE NELSON LEADER, JANUARY 8, 2015 HOLIDAY PUZZLERS Holiday botanical and gardening quiz This is the holiday season, so instead of trying to spur you on in the garden, this quiz from Leader garden writer Stephen McCarthy is intended as a relaxation from horticultural labours. Put your feet up and give it a go. 1. Which of the following vegetables belongs to the Cucurbit family? a) carrot b) potato c) zucchini d) lettuce. 2. Which soil is more acidic? One having a pH of . . . . a) 8.5 b) 6.0 3. Banksias are native to where? a) Africa b) Europe a) fruit b) flower c) tree d) vegetable 8. A calcifuge is a plant which c) Asia d) Australia 4. Which of these native plants is a legume? a) kowhai b) pohutukawa c) kauri d) totara 5. Quercus is the Latin name for which tree? a) ash b) willow c) oak d) maple 6. Where did the boysenberry originate? a) China b) New Zealand c) USA d) Australia 7. What is a kohlrabi? doesn’t like what? a) wind b) nitrogen c) lime d) dry conditions 9. The popular feijoa originated where? a) Africa b) South America c) Asia d) North America 10. Tulips are associated with Holland but where did most of them originally come from? a) Middle East b) South Africa c) North Africa d) Japan 11. To which family do slugs belong? a) insects b) molluscs c) vertebrates d) worms 12. Our silver fern belongs to which genus? a) Cyathea NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 3 45 6 8 9 10 THE WEEKLY WORKOUT answers for each puzzle are included on this page YOUR STARS 7 Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 You’re angry, irritated and rather annoyed this week. In this mood, you know that you have to watch your temper. If you feel the need to explode, let it be a healthy explosion and not one of the destructive kinds. Taurus Apr 20 - May 20 11 13 14 15 17 20 18 21 22 23 24 26 ACROSS 1. Pointer (5) 4. Fiordland lake named after an Egyptian landmark (6) 9. Financial overseer (7) 10. Line dance (5) 11. Musical instrument (4) 12. Mutter, complain (7) 13. Government agency headed by Rebecca Kitteridge (3) 14. British car model common in NZ until the 1980s (4) 16. Always (4) 18. Donkey (3) 20. NZ animated TV series (3,4) 21/24. All Black captain who went on to coach Toulon (4,5) 25. Raise (7) 26. Cricket team (6) 27. Discourage (5) TOP 10 25 27 DOWN 1. Township called Port LouisPhilippe by its rst settlers (6) 2, 3, 5. 1980s TV music show hosted by Karyn Hay (5,4,8) 6. Lacking nobility of character (7) 7. Adult only (1-5) 8. Pulls (5) 13. An act of destruction (8) 15. Keep apart (7) 17. An angle between 90 and 180 degrees (6) 18. Heavenly creature (5) 19. Vocation (6) 22. Separate (5) 23. Vendetta (4) 16 19 12 If you cannot say what you feel, it will increasingly make you unhappy. Try to write some feelings down instead of disassociating from them. Keep this to yourself as it could upset the people you love. Gemini May 21 – Jun 20 Before you know it, you might be involved in a tiff with a close friend. Hopefully, your friendship is of such a nature that you can have agreements and disagreements. Once it’s over, let it be and move on. Cancer Jun 21 – Jul 21 You could be overly sensitive this week which means that you’re taking what your partner said out of context. If you’re inclined to nurse a hurt it will only worsen matters. Rather get angry but get it over and done with. SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 Leo Jul 22 – Aug 22 You’re irritated by the lack of routine someone in your family displays. Try as you may, it’s very hard to change someone’s habits so why waste your precious energy on reforming someone who is unwilling to change? Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22 You’re feeling rather passionate about something this week and more than keen to get stuck in. If this involves another person, you’ll have to realise that you cannot force anybody to follow you. Libra Sep 23 – Oct 22 Family strife is going to get you all worked up this week if you allow it to get to you. s much as you dislike conict and love harmony, you often waste energy in keeping something together instead of letting it unravel. Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21 Travel plans might not go according to schedule this week. This will irk you no end so build in extra time for delays and other minor irritations. Try not to be too rude or abrupt with the people you deal with. THE TOP 10 1. On 30 September 1963, Operation Deep Freeze made its first regular flight from Christchurch to where? 2. On which three metals would you see a hallmark? 3. Which girl band had hits with “Manic Monday” and “Walk Like an Egyptian”? 4. Lake Titicaca lies on the boundary between which two South American countries? 5. Irian Jaya forms the western part of which island? 6. What is the name of the lake behind Clyde Dam? 7. What name was given to the East German secret police? 8. Who was All Black coach during the 2003 Rugby World Cup? 9. What is the ozone layer-damaging substance CFC an abbreviation for? 10. Which TV series had the tag line “The truth is out there...”? Talk to the Specialist today for: • Simply a cremation • A friendly relaxed atmospher • A traditional funeral or • Tailored to your needs • Natural caskets / burials 6272570AC b) Dicksonia c) Phymatodes d) Adiantum 13. Which tree lives the longest? a) Sequoia b) Douglas Fir c) Bristlecone Pine d) Huyon Pine 14. The ‘‘black spot’’ which affects roses is actually caused by what? a) bacteria b) insect damage c) fungus d) fertiliser burn 15. ‘‘Connover’s Colossal’’ is a variety of which vegetable? a) leek b) cucumber c) potato d) asparagus 16. If you were eating Ananas comosus you would be chewing on a what? a) mango b) pineapple c) banana d) guava 17. Passe Crasanne, Clapp’s Favourite, St. Germaine and Monarch are all varieties of a) peach b) potato c) apple d) pear 18. Modern strawberries orig- inate from which continent? a) Africa b) North America c) Europe d) Asia 19. Joseph Banks was a famous early what? a) botanist b) plant breeder c) landscaper d) botanical illustrator 20. William Tell was reputed to have shot what off his son’s head with a crossbow? a) tomato b) melon c) grape d) apple 283 Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 20 If an argument over money ensues this week, it probably is long overdue, so don’t side-step or avoid the issue. Provided that everyone has a turn to say it as it is, you can actually clear the air. Capricorn Dec 21 – Jan 20 You’re usually such a together person that your reactions to this week’s stresses might surprise you more than they surprise others. Chances are that you’ve had it up to here and are very ready to deliver a piece of your mind. Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 18 You could be nursing an old wound this week. That’s okay as long as you know you’re temporarily in this mood. For this reason, it might be better to withdraw into self-imposed isolation. Sit it out, it will soon pass. Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20 For a change, a friend instead of you is feeling overly sensitive and neglected this week. Watch your sarcastic comments as you may inadvertently say something that offends instead of pacies himher. SUDOKU NZ CROSSWORD Anisy’s Tasman Funeral Home Our caskets are made personally by Laurie Anisy Made to order and cost competitive 8 Cambridge Street, Richmond. (Opposite Richmond Town Hall) Phone (03) 544 1129 AR R O W SP H I N X K A I D I G R AU D I T O R CO N G A R I H A T O T OBOE GR U M B L E A VI V A SI S R L D EV E R O S B ASS BR OTOW N C TA N A T L T G F P R UM A G A ELE V A T E S T G L U R E ELE V E N DE T E R 1. McMurdo Sound, 2. Gold, platinum and silver, 3. The Bangles, 4. Bolivia and Peru, 5. New Guinea, 6. Lake Dunstan, 7. Stasi, 8. John Mitchell, 9. Chlorofluorocarbon, 10. The X-Files ANSWERS 1. c, 2. b, 3. d, 4. a, 5. c, 6. c, 7. d, 8. c, 9. b, 10. a, 11. b, 12. a, 13. c, 14. c, 15. d, 16. b, 17. d, 18. b, 19. a, 20. d.
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