1 Important things in prisons 5 Lose intensity, as a tide 8 School grp.
11 Poem that offers praise 14 Type of lettuce
18 Lake near Niagara Falls 19 Word of sharing
20 Certain noble jurisdiction 22 Elliptical shape
23 It’s suspended in the western United States
26 Coins in a Gucci bag, once? 27 Horseshoe-shaped letters 28 Way past vexed
29 Ninth ___ (new schoolers)
33 Some cats with blue eyes 34 Letters of the Big Apple 36 Much-despised rodent 37 Wheels on yachts
38 Jessica of film
42 Thompson who won Oscar
45 Brezhnev’s domain, once 47 Bubble that burst in the early ‘00s
51 Thing for break out in
53 All guys
55 Chromosome innards 56 Prepares for a heavyweight bout
57 Game extensions
59 Start of many instructional video titles
61 Aids for walkers? 62 Altercation
63 Pants ironer, at times 65 Mends a previous mending 67 Some things ordered by air the stun high provider fearful an to traffic controllers
70 Elected magistrate Rome (var.)
72 Quick jaunt
73 Lack of muscle firmness 77 Lout or churl
78 First name in horror films
80 It’s the end of the A-line? 81 Earlier-than-expected bundle of joy
82 Collection about a person
83 Boys no more
84 Some metal shop activities 86 Named formally
90 City on the Yamuna River 93 Food called unclean by Jewish law
94 Male dear
95 NFL’s Beckham Jr.
97 NBA rival that included the Spirits of St. Louis
99 Ending for the very best 101 Flatters or fawns upon 104 Producers of bile
107 Inserted heart tube 112 Avian humanoids mythology
113 Assert without proof 114 Potential sparring partner?
115 Garment for lounging around your indoor pool 116 Mercenary
119 Month on the Jewish calendar
120 Neptune’s forklike device 121 Feeling quite sick
123 Clothing department for 83-Across
124 Word in the first line of the U.S. national anthem 125 ___ Plaines, Ill.
126 Little darned spot
127 Capone’s chaser of old of old Hollywood anecdotes of 1 Sired, in the Bible
2 Pleasant smell
3 Needles without pins? 4 Swamp plant
6 Flattened thing on a windshield
7 Fort in North Carolina
8 One skinning potatoes 9 Striking visual scene 10 Hauls off to jail
11 Very strange
12 Little canine
13 55th anniversary gift 14 Most courageous
15 Some green climbers
16 It gives a ballerina a leg up 17 Something God will do 21 Box top
24 Make bucks
25 Tobacco ingredient 30 Explosive stuff in
33 “The Taming of the ___” 35 Bow sources
38 Play sections
39 Tales passed down generations
40 Cry plaintively
41 Flustered, old-style “in”)
43 A language of New Zealand 44 Present, like some physicians?
46 Quick breather
48 Henley teammates
49 Many tip jar bills 50 Cushion for pins? 52 Hoity-toity, nose-in-the-air type
54 Throat ailment 58 Continuing stories 59 Ledger the Joker
60 Above, to poets of old periods, geologically magazines from (with 61 Worsens over time
63 Kind of PC drive
64 Austin Powers was one 66 It’s “instrumental” in keeping the beat
68 Tennis stroke
69 Island in the Malay Archipelago
70 Southern cornbread 71 Make like Leo the Lion 74 Exclude from a list
75 Ship under Columbus 76 Safecracker, in slang 77 Creature that sleeps upside down
81 Some files
85 Van Cleef and Majors 87Decomposes
88 Cheese in a red coat 89 Loathes
91 Tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, e.g.
92 City in Texas monetary email units of attachment 96 Lady in Poe’s “The Raven” 98 Ducks or sidesteps
100 Former Russian despot 101 Onetime U.S. President James ___ Garfield
102 Light-emitting ___ (LED) 103 Citified
105 Source of a “me, me, me” trip
108 Marcus Mariota is one 109 Avoid, as capture
110 Discouraged behaviors in society
111 Any Medusa snake
113 Sum up?
114 Flounder relative
117 Bit of truth decay?
118 Co-worker of Alice “Alice” Provide new equipment on
One isn’t necessarily the loneliest number. Having some time to yourself may provide some much-needed space and allow you to clear your head. Keep your money in the piggy bank unless it is absolutely necessary to spend it.
Maintain an eye for detail. Even the smallest improvement can make a world of difference, whether it is straightening out a picture or making decorative decisions. Your calm and objective demeanor makes you the perfect mediator.
Leave well enough alone. Back off if someone doesn’t want to discuss an issue as continual prying could create friction. Don’t assume that others’ lack of motivation puts you in charge or you will quickly be proven wrong.
Set the bar low. If you keep expectations within reason you won’t run any risk of being disappointed by the results. Focus on finishing tasks and tying up loose ends but avoid trying to start anything new.
Don’t bet on it. Conditions may change such that what may at first seem like a sure thing could turn into a bum steer. Turn your energies toward honoring commitments and responsibilities but don’t add anything new to your plate.
Even at a bargain price, a useless item is still useless. Don’t get so caught up in a sales pitch that you forget that the best way to save money is to not spend it. Keep spending at a minimum until later in the week.
Let the chips fall where they may. Trying to manipulate a situation to your benefit could have dire consequences so allow events to unfold naturally. Romantic pursuits may not be particularly inspiring but patience will pay off.
There is a time and a place for everything. While your heart may yearn for romance you brain should be telling you there is much to be done. Prioritize tasks in order of importance and save flights of fancy for later in the week.
Keep your ears open. Listening to what somewhat else has to say could shed valuable light on a situation that may have been problematic for you. When shopping, your policy should be look but don’t touch.
Make sure that the only toes that you’re standing on are your own. Offering criticism or unsolicited help to someone may breed more contempt than appreciation. You’ll get a lot more done if you work on your own.
Don’t take it personally. Someone else’s rotten mood could be contagious if you allow them to get under your skin. You may find that you are far more productive when you tackle projects by yourself rather than in a group.
Be logical, not emotional. Sometimes, when you are faced with horrible choices, it may be better to make no decision at all rather than a poor one. Taking the road less-traveled may lead you to someplace exciting and new.