IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 Intheright-handpicture,Nataliesfringeisthicker,oneofthedecorative loopsonherdressisfilledin,oneoftheribbonsisbigger,hersleeveis flatandoneofherskirtpleatsislonger Recent unsettling discussions werent just disturbing, youre having real trouble understanding why others think as they do. Actually, they dont care that much either way. It was just how they felt at the time. If you talked things over with them now, theyd take an entirely different approach to exactly the same situation. Even the most mild-mannered of Scorpios has a backbone of steel. Family, friends and colleagues know this, and rely on you for support. As much as you enjoy giving others a hand, consider this carefully. You could end up helping somebody who will only be able to learn by helping themselves. Because you love new ideas, your initial reaction to those currently surfacing is enthusiasm. Yet while youre thrilled, finding a way to reassure others whose reaction to change of any variety is panic is another matter. Ladle on the reassurance and eventually they too will recognise how worthwhile changes could be. Now that youre talking over problems frankly with others, youre beginning to realise the nature of the difficulties theyve been facing. While this doesnt excuse their recent underhand manoeuvres, it does explain their actions. And it ensures that youll watch them closely in future. Tactically speaking, you were wise to try and avoid confrontations that you feared would only heighten tensions. Now, however, its become abundantly clear that others have no intention of being co-operative. This leaves you little choice but to take a direct approach, even if that means being very forthright indeed. The tricky situations that youre facing may seem a nuisance, but once you start dealing with them youll be able to do something about certain potentially troublesome problems that you wouldnt otherwise have noticed. Better yet, youll learn how to prevent such difficulties in future. Tempting as it is to ignore the impractical ideas of others, at least ask them a few questions first. Once you have heard what theyre thinking and understand the basis of their plans, youll realise their knowledge is greater than yours and that their suggestions are definitely worth listening to. The dilemmas youre currently facing will require a solution thats both creative and unexpected. Knowing this, forget about analysis and simply try anything that seems like a good idea. While most of these wont work, you might still learn something. And with persistence, youll find one avenue that is actually worth pursuing. Thrilling as certain potentially beneficial offers are, youd much rather have a guarantee of some kind to fall back on. Others are as certain as they can be that these offers are reliable. However, this is a volatile period, which means even the most stable of arrangements cant be considered solid. Theres no simple way around differences between you and certain friends or colleagues youre close to. While you usually get along, one topic in which your views are increasingly divergent is causing some problems. Soon events will force you to work together to reach an accord. But until then, simply agree to disagree. Its the rare Aries whod be regarded as a control freak. You view over-planning as a waste of time, especially when you can deal with events as they arise. However, youre contending with somebody like that now. Accept the fact they simply cant be rushed and youll avoid time-consuming and ultimately futile battles. Answer:pat-trick-henna-sea(journalistPatrickHennessey) No 615 ACROSS 1. Mend (6) 4. Mission (6) 9. In order of time (13) 10. Ruler (7) 11. Extremity (5) 12. Range (5) 14. Brush (5) 18. Suffer (5) 19. Glowing (7) 21. Articulation (13) 22. Hark! (6) 23. Drive home (6) DOWN 1. Affluence (6) 2. Clear-sighted (13) 3. Interior (5) 5. Normal (7) 6. Lodgings (13) 7. Water down (6) 8. Kudos (5) 13. Scent (7) 15. Scatter (6) 16. Pamphlet (5) 17. Offensive odour (6) 20. Slow speech (5) Yesterdays solution No 614 Across 1 Reminiscence; 7 Drear; 8 Incur; 9 Eve; 10 Sacrilege; 11 Assent; 12 Tariff; 15 Elucidate; 17 Ash; 18 Rouse; 19 Abuse; 21 Clothes-horse. 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