Kuwait Times - - STARS -

1. (com­puter science) The rate at which data is

trans­ferred (as by a mo­dem). 4. Serv­ing an es­thetic rather than a use­ful pur­pose. 12. Type genus of the Muri­dae. 15. The up­per side of the thighs of a seated

per­son. 16. Not giv­ing or re­cip­ro­cat­ing af­fec­tion. 17. Antibacterial drug (trade name Ny­drazid)

used to treat tu­ber­cu­lo­sis. 18. (botany) Re­lat­ing to a plant of the fam­ily

Araceae. 20. The choic­est or most es­sen­tial or most vi­tal

part of some idea or ex­pe­ri­ence. 22. Cap­i­tal city of the Apu­lia re­gion on the

Adri­atic coast. 23. English econ­o­mist noted for his stud­ies of in­ter­na­tional trade and fi­nance (born in 1907). 25. The gen­eral ac­tiv­ity of sell­ing. 26. One ce­les­tial body ob­scures an­other v 1. 29. An in­di­ca­tion of ap­proved or su­pe­rior sta­tus. 31. Na­tional cap­i­tal of Kiri­bati. 33. A hid­den draw­back. 35. Harsh or cor­ro­sive in tone. 36. An as­so­ciate de­gree in ap­plied science. 39. Worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages)

from hav­ing cor­ners turned down. 43. Cubes of meat mar­i­nated and cooked on a

skewer usu­ally with veg­eta­bles. 44. Of a pale pur­ple color. 47. Avatar of Vishnu. 48. A highly un­sta­ble ra­dioac­tive el­e­ment (the

heav­i­est of the halo­gen se­ries). 50. (as­tron­omy) The an­gu­lar dis­tance of a ce­les­tial point mea­sured west­ward along the ce­les­tial equa­tor from the zenith cross­ing. 52. Any tri­an­gu­lar fore-and-aft sail (set for­ward

of the fore­mast) v 1. 53. A sup­port con­sist­ing of an ar­range­ment of straps for hold­ing some­thing to the body (es­pe­cially one sup­port­ing a per­son sus­pended from a para­chute). 59. A He­brew prophet in the Old Tes­ta­ment

who op­posed the wor­ship of idols. 62. Of or re­lat­ing to or de­rived from or con­tain­ing boron. 64. A tech­ni­cian who is highly pro­fi­cient and en­thu­si­as­tic about some tech­ni­cal field (es­pe­cially com­put­ing). 68. The blood group whose red cells carry

both the A and B anti­gens. 70. South Amer­i­can wood sor­rel cul­ti­vated for

its ed­i­ble tu­bers. 71. Hav­ing an oblique or slanted di­rec­tion. 72. Monoamine ox­i­dase in­hibitor (trade name

Nardil) used to treat clin­i­cal de­pres­sion. 76. A graph­i­cal record­ing of the car­diac cy­cle

pro­duced by an elec­tro­car­dio­graph. 78. Com­ing next af­ter the ninth and just

be­fore the eleventh in po­si­tion. 79. A loose sleeve­less outer gar­ment made

from aba cloth. 80. Golden Ital­ian liqueur fla­vored with herbs. 83. Free from liq­uid or mois­ture. 84. Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing or show­ing sor­row or un­hap­pi­ness. 85. Small genus of some­times spiny shrubs or

small trees. 86. A col­loid that has a con­tin­u­ous liq­uid phase in which a solid is sus­pended in a liq­uid.


1. Di­vulge in­for­ma­tion or se­crets. 2. (ob­stet­rics) The num­ber of live-born chil­dren a woman has de­liv­ered. 3. A cut of pork ribs with much of the meat

trimmed off. 4. An ac­tor's line that im­me­di­ately pre­cedes and serves as a re­minder for some ac­tion or speech. 5. United States mu­si­cian (born in Ja­pan) who mar­ried John Len­non and col­lab­o­rated with him on record­ings (born in 1933). 6. A no­tice­able de­cline in per­for­mance. 7. (Old Tes­ta­ment) The He­brew prophet who led the Is­raelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a jour­ney known as the Ex­o­dus. 8. A unit of en­ergy equal to the work done by an elec­tron ac­cel­er­ated through a po­ten­tial dif­fer­ence of 1 volt. 9. Bound or se­cured closely. 10. Small air-breath­ing arthro­pod. 11. Sys­tem of mea­sure­ment based on cen­time­ters and grams and sec­onds. 12. Trop­i­cal Asian star­lings. 13. The brother of your fa­ther or mother. 14. Any broad thin ex­panse or sur­face. 19. Stout-bod­ied in­sect with large mem­bra­nous wings. 21. A dry scab formed on the skin fol­low­ing a

burn or cau­ter­i­za­tion of the skin. 24. A for­mer agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was re­spon­si­ble for re­search into atomic en­ergy and its peace­time uses in the United States. 27. A ra­dioac­tive transuranic el­e­ment syn­the­sized from cal­i­fornium. 28. A plant hor­mone pro­mot­ing elon­ga­tion of

stems and roots. 30. (in­for­mal) Of the high­est qual­ity. 32. Any or­ganic com­pound formed by adding

al­co­hol mol­e­cules to alde­hyde mol­e­cules. 34. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially

in Turkey). 37. By bad luck. 38. Be seated. 40. A Hindu prince or king in In­dia. 41. An in­de­pen­dent ruler or chief­tain (es­pe­cially in Africa or Ara­bia). 42. A Chadic lan­guage spo­ken south of Lake

Chad. 45. A go­nadotropic hor­mone that is se­creted

by the an­te­rior pi­tu­itary. 46. A stiff chiti­nous seta or bris­tle es­pe­cially of

an an­nelid worm. 49. A law passed by US Congress to pre­vent em­ploy­ees from be­ing in­jured or con­tract­ing dis­eases in the course of their em­ploy­ment. 51. A fi­brous am­phi­bole. 54. Sup­port re­sem­bling the rib of an an­i­mal. 55. Chief of the Vanir. 56. The sense or­gan for hear­ing and equi­lib­rium. 57. A soft sil­ver-white duc­tile metal­lic el­e­ment

(liq­uid at nor­mal tem­per­a­tures). 58. An in­ter­val dur­ing which a re­cur­ring

se­quence of events oc­curs. 60. In a nice way. 61. Any of var­i­ous spiny trees or shrubs of the

genus Acacia. 63. A heavy odor­less col­or­less gas formed dur­ing res­pi­ra­tion and by the de­com­po­si­tion of or­ganic sub­stances. 65. (with `in') Guardian­ship over. 66. For­mally mak­ing a per­son known to an­other or to the pub­lic. 67. The uni­va­lent hy­dro­car­bon rad­i­cal C2H5 de­rived from eth­ane by the re­moval of one hy­dro­gen atom. 69. A small cake leav­ened with yeast. 73. A unit of ab­sorbed ion­iz­ing ra­di­a­tion equal to 100 ergs per gram of ir­ra­di­ated ma­te­rial. 74. One of the five ma­jor classes of

im­munoglob­u­lins. 75. Of or re­lat­ing to a mem­ber of the Bud­dhist peo­ple in­hab­it­ing the Mekong river in Laos and Thai­land. 77. United States liq­uid unit equal to 4 quarts

or 3.785 liters. 81. Be­ing five more than fifty. 82. A hard mal­leable duc­tile sil­very metal­lic

el­e­ment that is re­sis­tant to cor­ro­sion.

You take the time to stop and talk with neigh­bors or lo­cal ser­vice providers to­day. Trees may need trim­ming or se­cur­ing fu­ture plans for neigh­bor­hood hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions is in the works. There are op­por­tu­ni­ties to share per­spec­tives with friends about the com­mu­nity. Con­trib­ute to im­prove­ments. Some time set aside for up­grad­ing your do­mes­tic en­vi­ron­ment moves along very well. This may mean the pur­chase of ap­pro­pri­ate con­tain­ers to im­prove upon a re­cy­cling pro­gram in your home. Gen­eral good feel­ings and a sense of sup­port and har­mony make this a happy time. Your home en­vi­ron­ment, friends and sur­round­ings in gen­eral be­come sim­pli­fied and re­ceive en­cour­age­ment. Young peo­ple have a lot to teach you now-lis­ten.

Your morn­ing is spent work­ing on a per­son­al­ized spend­ing plan. You are suc­cess­ful in find­ing money for the hol­i­day ex­penses. Let op­ti­mism carry you through a dif­fi­cult dilemma to­day. An open mind and a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude are your best keys to un­der­stand­ing. Re­joice in the wealth of your re­la­tion­ships. Your ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship may be in a state of change. The change could be for the pos­i­tive, par­tic­u­larly if there is more ef­fort to focus on one an­other more often. Your sup­port sys­tem is be­com­ing more se­cure. You are able to dis­pense with some of the unessen­tial and de­velop what is most ba­sic and true in your en­vi­ron­ment. You en­cour­age bet­ter sup­port. You and your friends may find time to do a bit of char­ity work. Your ef­forts are in­fec­tious.

Mak­ing a good im­pres­sion and putting your best foot for­ward takes on greater im­por­tance as a new cy­cle gets un­der­way in your life. Ap­pear­ances and style may count most at this time as you shop for that new look you want to achieve. You are de­ter­mined and am­bi­tious. Per­haps you will be go­ing to a new job in­ter­view. A new ro­man­tic in­ter­est calls to chat later to­day. Ro­mance, the arts and oth­ers of life's plea­sures hap­pily en­ter the scene all af­ter­noon. You en­cour­age neigh­bors and friends to take used books to the city li­brary. You like to think that your city has a good li­brary and you vol­un­teer to help where and when you can. Week­end chores as well as some fun ac­tiv­i­ties with loved ones or an­i­mal friends com­plete your day.

An auc­tion gives you the op­por­tu­nity to add to a hobby col­lec­tion. The day brings a lot of fun ac­tiv­i­ties. If you are with friends, be sure to take pic­tures. This is the time you make mem­o­ries. You are ac­tively in­volved on a so­cial level, tak­ing a big­ger part in col­lec­tive events. Be­ing in touch with ideas and peo­ple on a grand scale keeps your mind busy. Stop­ping at book­stores and shops that feed the mind, you will find plenty of beau­ti­ful ways to help the planet and learn about life in gen­eral. The study of psy­chol­ogy or self-help tools may be help­ful in un­der­stand­ing or aid­ing oth­ers. You feel a love of or­der and law-an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and duty. There is a lit­tle time left this af­ter­noon to fin­ish up some chores. Be­fore get­ting out of bed this morn­ing you may be sur­prised by your kids who want to smother you with kisses or your fun-lov­ing mutt may slurp your face or you are hugged by a lover. Birthday wishes and lovely kisses are yours for the day. You have a ba­sic self-es­teem that is plain for all to see. Sev­eral so­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties will show you in the best pos­si­ble light at this time. Sev­eral peo­ple may drop by your place this af­ter­noon. You could find your­self in long con­ver­sa­tions about some fu­ture plans with more than one per­son. It is stim­u­lat­ing just be­ing with you. The con­clu­sions you have about an im­por­tant mat­ter in your life are on tar­get. Your at­ti­tude is most grate­ful and cel­e­bra­tion time is most fun. Happy birthday!

Avoid scat­ter­ing your en­ergy. Stay cen­tered and de­pend on your re­serves. Roll up your sleeves and get to work on those home projects. You will work smart, not hard. There will be no re­grets to­day-you get a lot done. When your chores are fin­ished, you con­cen­trate on your fa­vorite hobby. You have good mu­si­cal knowl­edge and may learn a new piece of mu­sic to­day. You may even work on some mu­sic that you have been try­ing to cre­ate. Your vi­sion is never lim­ited-any­thing is pos­si­ble. You are pop­u­lar and in de­man­dresult­ing in sev­eral phone calls that are from ac­quain­tances want­ing you to come out and play with them this evening. You so­cial­ize with en­thu­si­asm, know­ing that too soon win­ter

brings some ac­tiv­i­ties to a halt. It takes a con­cen­trated ef­fort to get all of your chores done to­day. Stay fo­cused on the fin­ish line. Plenty of at­ten­tion is fo­cused on your home, friends and sur­round­ings in gen­eral. You could be work­ing on a pic­ture al­bum or scrap­book, or shuf­fling keep­sakes into a more or­ga­nized place. You will feel that your life is bal­anced and you keep your­self busy, se­cur­ing your po­si­tion. You are mak­ing notes for jobs to be ac­com­plished and gen­er­ally com­plet­ing odd-and-end tasks around the house. You could gain from young peo­ple this af­ter­noon. The young peo­ple around you have lists of their own to com­plete and you set a good ex­am­ple for them. You may spend time to con­sider the food and gifts to be pur­chased dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son-a plan has be­gun. You will find your­self in a very prac­ti­cal mood-work­ing with in­stead of against your­self. You may have some se­ri­ous or con­tem­pla­tive mo­ments. There is a yearn­ing for ad­ven­ture and travel to far hori­zons-you re­main stead­fast in your deter­mi­na­tion to fin­ish what­ever project you start to­day. You must go all the way with what­ever you have started. You might con­sider a home-based busi­ness. If you have some­thing that oth­ers would read­ily want to buy, you could have the an­swer to your need for monetary re­wards, va­ri­ety and change. Re­la­tion­ships are be­gin­ning to look ex­em­plary. Your per­sonal goals are in sight. You will en­joy your­self in a so­cial set­ting this evening. Your

whole en­vi­ron­ment takes on an al­most oth­er­worldly hue.


Capricorn (De­cem­ber 22-Jan­uary 19)

Aquarius (Jan­uary 20- Fe­bru­ary 18)

Sagittarius (Novem­ber 22-De­cem­ber 21)

Pisces (Fe­bru­ary 19-March 20)

Virgo (Au­gust 23-Septem­ber 22)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Can­cer (June 21-July 22)

Leo (July 23-Au­gust 22)

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