Baltimore Sun : 2020-08-01

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4 SPORTS SPORTS THE BALTIMORE SUN | | SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020 TODAY’S TV Australian Rules Football Gold Coast vs GW Sydney. 1:30 a.m. ESPN2 Baseball Cincinnati at Detroit. 6 p.m. FS1 Boston at Yankees. 7 p.m. 45 5 Tampa Bay at Orioles. 7:30 p.m. MASN2 Texas at San Francisco. 10 p.m. MLB Korean Baseball Hanwha at LG. 3:55 a.m. ESPN NBA Miami vs Denver. 1 p.m. ESPN Utah vs Okla. City. 3:30 p.m. ESPN N. Orleans vs Clippers. 6 p.m. ESPN Lakers vs Toronto. 8:30 p.m. ESPN WNBA Minnesota vs Connecticu­t. 4 p.m. NBA Wash. vs Chicago. 6 p.m. NBA NBCSWA Los Angeles vs Seattle. 8 p.m. CBSSN Boxing S. Fulton Jr. vs. A. Leo. 9 p.m. SHOW Golf European Hero Open. 7:30 a.m. GOLF PGA St. Jude Invitation­al. Noon GOLF PGA St. Jude Invitation­al. 2 p.m. 13 9 PGA Ally Challenge. 2 p.m. GOLF LPGA Drive On. 4:30 p.m. GOLF PGA Barracuda. 7 p.m. GOLF NHL Rangers vs Carolina. Noon NBCSN Chicago vs Edmonton. 3 p.m. 11 4 Florida vs Islanders. 4 p.m. NBCSN Montreal vs Pittsburgh. 8 p.m. 11 4 Winnipeg vs Calgary. 10:30 p.m. NBCSN PLL Championsh­ip Series Redwoods vs Atlas. 1 p.m. 11 4 Motorcycle Racing Road Atlanta. 3 p.m. FS1 Super Rugby Highlander­s vs Blues. 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 Soccer MLS: S. Jose vs Minnesota. 8 p.m. ESPN2 MLS: NY FC vs Portland. 10:30 p.m. FS1 Tennis 2020 (Re)Open. 8:30 a.m. TENNIS World Team Tennis. 2 p.m. CBSSN 2020 (Re)Open. 2:30 p.m. TENNIS World Team Tennis. 5 p.m. CBSSN the new york times crossword no. 0627 Bridge Play Frank Stewart You’re today’s East, and North-South reach 3NT. South’s 2NT invites game, and since North has nine points — a maximum single raise — he accepts. He bids the nine-trick notrump game, not the 11-trick club game. West leads the deuce of diamonds, dummy plays low and your king wins. To return your partner’s lead is tempting, but South surely has something in diamonds to bid 2NT, and since West’s lead suggests only four diamonds, a diamond return may not set up enough defensive tricks. South dealer N-S vulnerable ACROSS 1 Rim coating, at times 5 2018 Stanley Cup champs, to fans 9 Nudges 13 Styling substance 15 ___ button 16 Put on, despite the put-off? It travels from D.C. to Boston in about seven hours 18 Liner recliner 19 Seeped 21 “You ___ worry” 22 Bring about, as confusion 23 Angle 24 Targets of social reform 25 Monopoly card with property info 28 Factor in the price of paper towels 29 Sign at a museum exhibit, maybe 30 Home of Florida Atlantic University 31 Singer/ songwriter with the 2008 top 5 album “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” 32 Word that goes before and after “after” 35 Cared 36 Enchanting sort 37 Bulk purchase at the post office 38 Mars, to Jupiter 39 More morose 41 Betty who sang “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” 43 Opens the door for, say 44 Something you wouldn’t use your hands to touch 45 What has a large following on a college campus? 48 Double shifts at work, e.g. 49 Deterrent to getting a credit card NORTH 10 6 5 K6 A843 Q963 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ WEST Q72 874 J962 K74 EAST A9843 10 9 5 3 K7 52 ♠ ♠ ♥ ♥ ♦ ♦ 17 ♣ ♣ SOUTH KJ AQJ2 Q 10 5 A J 10 8 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ South 1 2 NT West Pass Pass North 2 3 NT East Pass All Pass ENTRY ♣ ♣ Say you brave partner’s wrath by shifting to a low spade: jack, queen, five. When he returns the seven, play low to keep communicat­ion. You hope he has an entry plus a third spade. Sure enough, South has only eight tricks. When he loses a club finesse to the king, West leads his last spade, and you win and run your suit. South could — maybe should — make 3NT by winning the first trick and finessing in clubs. Taking advantage of your opponents’ misguesses is part of winning. 2 Opening lead — ♦ DAILY QUESTION ♠♥ ♦ ♣ You hold: KJ A Q J 2 Q10 5 A J10 8. You open one club (your range for a1NT opening is 15 to17 points), and your partner bids one spade. The opponents pass. What do you say? Bid 2NT, promising 18 to maybe 20 points with balanced pattern. A bid of two hearts would be an error. Though that bid would be a “reverse” and would show substantia­l extra strength, it would suggest a more distributi­onal hand: longer clubs than hearts. ANSWER: 50 “Ahh” 51 Russian lead-in to -evich or -evna 52 Pennsylvan­ia county or its seat 9 Like the era that began in the early 1600s 10 Some infant wear 11 Republic of ___, theocratic setting of “The Handmaid’s Tale” 12 A lot 14 Matching 15 Baker’s Joy alternativ­e 20 Chinese menu descriptor 21 Winter air quality 22 He’s “waiting in the sky” in a classic David Bowie song 26 “Pfft, how hard could it be?!” 27 Regular guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” 29 Part of a plane 3.0 31 Miss-taken identity? Italian playwright who won the 1997 Nobel Pri e in Literature 33 Nonbinary, in a way 34 “___ out!” 35 Things that go “Bang!” 36 Jacked 37 ___ Center, home of the Denver Nuggets 40 Stew thickener 42 Pair of overalls? 43 Disney character who sings “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” 46 Walk-___ 47 Audible “OMG!” By Ryan McCarty —Tribune Media Services 32 ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S PUzzLE DOWN 1 Theatergoe­r’s reproof 2 Small battery type 3 How ballet dancers move 4 Baldness is the result of losing them 5 Countrywid­e, say 6 What to do if you’d like a hand 7 Snap 8 Miss Beadle of “Little House on the Prairie,” e.g. Annual subscripti­ons are available for the best of Sunday crosswords from the last 50 years: 1-888-7-ACROSS. Online subscripti­ons: Today’s pu le and more than 2,000 past pu les, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). Share tips: nytimes.com/wordplay. Crosswords for young solvers: nytimes.com/ learning/xwords. 8/1/20

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