8 WE HAVE 2 X $50 GIFT CARDS TO GIVE AWAY! WIN A $50 GIFT CARD (Coles Supermarkets, Coles Central, Coles Express, Myer, including Myer.com.au, Target, Kmart, Officeworks, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and First Choice Liquor.) Simply complete the Crossword and/or the Sudoku puzzle and post to JANUARY CROSSWORD COMPETITION or JANUARY SUDOKU COMPETITION PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town City Q. 4220 Write your name and address on the back of an envelope. First correct crossword and first correct sudoku entry drawn will win. Entries close 10.02.2024 Winner notified by post. CROSSWORD 178 by Mona Elliott ACROSS 1. Gems 8. Menace 9. Tree 10. Doubt 11. Endeavour 12. Part of church 13. Loitered 16. Cleaved 19. Song 21. Climbs 22. Dribbles 23. Decrees 24. Instructors 25. Inscribed pillars DOWN 2. Aroused 3. Repose 4. Flower part 5. Snuggles 6. A pastry 7. Trice 13. Copy 14. Musical 15. Covers over 17. Pacify 18. Lethargy 20. Appraise Answer next month 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 21 23 1 8 10 14 19 22 24 25 SU DO KU Instructions: The numbers 1 to 9 must appear in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. Numbers can not be duplicated. No. 178 7 5 2 9 5 9 1 4 2 8 6 1 4 5 3 2 9 7 3 4 1 6 3 Answer next month 1. A man pushes his car to a hotel and tells the owner he’s bankrupt. Why? 2. A man stands on one side of a river, his dog on the other. The man calls his dog, who immediately crosses the river without getting wet and without using a bridge or a boat. How did the dog do it? 3. Your parents have six sons including you and each son has one sister. How many people are in the family? 4. Fourteen of the kids in the class are girls. Eight of the kids wear blue shirts. Two of the kids are neither girls or wear a blue shirt. If five of the kids are girls who wear blue shirts, how many kids are in the class? 5. The water level in a reservoir is low, but doubles every day. It takes 60 days to fill the reservoir. How long does it take for the reservoir to become half full? 6. A man describes his daughters, saying, “They are all blonde, but two; all brunette but two; and all redheaded but two.” How many daughters does he have? Answers page 11 BRAIN RIDDLES k n h e l a c o a WordWheel 48 The goal of a word wheel puzzle is to create as many words possible with the letters in the word wheel. You can only use each letter once and every word must have the letter in the centre of the wheel. Answers P 11