CROSSWORD PUZ­ZLE

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LIFE - Edited by Rich Nor­ris and Joyce Ni­chols Lewis

“GET WITH IT” By MATT McKIN­LEY

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late night out 14 Frozen dessert 20 Snack chip 21 Deroga­tory state­ment Puddy tat’s quarry Away Bag­gage porter “__ dif­fer­ence” Throat tis­sue Org. as­so­ci­ated with long lines 2016 Olympics golf gold medal­ist Justin __ Honey brand Some­thing to soak in 36 “Re­cap­ping ... ” 38 Blanc with many voices Re­sort NE of Los Alamos By Pizza par­lor lure “Duh!” evoker Stick in a par­lor Hitched Street __ Pond growth Hang­ing on by a thread Vin­tage au­tos Throbbed Frozen drinks Ounce Pa­triot Si­las Round fig. Wise In me­dias __ In full view Lit­er­ary motto words Se­cur­ing strings See 51-Down Set­ting of Ca­mus’ “The Plague” 83 Wind with keys 87 Soon, in verse 88 One way to fly 89 On 91 AFC South, e.g. 92 Typ­i­cal fast­food of­fer­ing Tossed in a chip Even Bed­side tog­gle switch Crafty Fence pieces Case in Eng. class Like some dress pat­terns Only pres­i­dent who was also chief jus­tice

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Mid­dle March Smoked sal­mon Com­pen­sate for prior lazi­ness, per­haps Hill work­ers Sault __ Marie It may be her­bal Dis­com­fit­ing dis­plays 8 9

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60 62 Shoes may be left on them Lake that ana­grams 43Down Movie mogul Mar­cus Clever re­mark Land that ana­grams 39Down City south of Salem Kids Ozarks, e.g.: Abbr. Po­lite re­fusal With 79-Across, 2003 N.L. Cy Young Award win­ner Lane co-worker “It’s __ good sign” Golfer’s thrill Un­ac­com­pa­nied Put be­hind bars Coun­try poem Scratch­ing post users 63

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Even the best-in­ten­tioned se­crets are still se­crets, and they’re dan­ger­ous. It’s in your grand­daugh­ter’s best in­ter­est to know who her bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther is. How­ever she pro­cesses it, it’s in­for­ma­tion she de­serves to have, one of the more prac­ti­cal rea­sons be­ing for the sake of her medical records.

Help your daugh­ter talk through her fears. She’s said she is afraid her daugh­ter will flip out, so ex­plore the worst-case sce­nar­ios there. She’s only 16; she can’t very well pack up and start a new life over this news. She might threaten as much, but once the dust set­tles, she’ll still be there, and so will all of you.

As a fam­ily, you can re­as­sure her that bi­ol­ogy does not make a fa­ther. Love and com­mit­ment do. The man who tucked her in and read “Green Eggs and Ham,” taught her how to ride a bike, kissed her bruises when she fell, spent hours try­ing to grasp the con­cepts of ge­om­e­try so he could help her study, dried her tears when the other kids left her out, dried his own tears on all her first days of school — he is her real fa­ther. And that will al­ways be the whole truth.

As the au­tumn sea­son sets in, I feel as if there is a void in my earthly ex­is­tence. I do have to ad­mit that I have had sui­ci­dal episodes in my re­cent past. My spir­i­tual be­liefs have been, in a way, torn apart since June of this year. I still be­lieve in God, even though I mistrust him or her for the mo­ment. Thank you for tak­ing the time to read this. — A Tor­mented Soul

If you’re hav­ing any sui­ci­dal thoughts, please call the Na­tional Suicide Preven­tion Life­line, at 800-273-8255, im­me­di­ately. There are peo­ple there 24 hours a day who would love noth­ing more than to lis­ten and help.

Though I don’t know the de­tails of your life or what has hap­pened to shake your faith re­cently, I know there are peo­ple who care about you. Count me among them.

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