D3 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 | COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. SUDOKU DAILY CROSSWORD HOW TO PLAY ACROSS Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. The easiest puzzles appear on Monday with difficulty increasing throughout the week. 1 Word with a wave 4 Table __ 10 Big name in Norwegian history 14 Political scientist Bremmer 15 Undermines 16 Fountain with a wind 17 According to 18 Frenetic drummer’s output? 20 Literally, halfyear periods 22 Hawaii, on many maps 23 Cast doubt upon 24 They’re not from around here 25 Like a professional gambler’s life? 29 Expected 30 Theme park array 31 Marine bird 32 Stinky 33 Legislative creation 37 “Wonderful!” 38 Debate fixtures 39 Consistently wins prizes for carrots, turnips, etc.? 42 Butter source 44 Row divider 45 Golf nickname 46 Flat out? 50 Specially designed Valentine’s Day burgers? 52 Veer sharply 53 Like Magellan, for long periods 54 Correctly, old-style 55 ORD posting 56 Jumbotron displays, briefly 57 “Good riddance” 58 Worked on PREVIOUS SOLUTION Happy Birthday © 2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC. By Jeffrey Wechsler DOWN 26 Tundra’s lack, usually 27 Try to strike 28 Bunker of note 32 Stew 33 Helping hand 34 Worshipped 35 Ones who do things by the book? 36 __ Cruces 37 Sticky 38 Aaron and Eli, in the Old Testament 39 Carried on 40 “The Golden Arm” of the Baltimore Colts 41 “At the __ Core”: Burroughs novel 42 Authoritative type of bull 43 Wipe out 46 Hematology prefix 47 Traditional dairy farm item 48 Ship that sailed from Iolcus 49 “Zounds!” 51 Luke’s pilot pal 1 Prejudice 2 Official school color since 1894 3 Jewelry artisan 4 Stretch in therapy, say 5 Evidence of a large impact 6 Wander 7 Month between Shevat and Nisan 8 Hat-hanging aids 9 Montpelier-to Providence dir. 10 Christmas morning cry 11 Auto options 12 When some local news is broadcast 13 Road workers’ garb 19 “Greatest gymnast ever,” per Retton 21 Like storied North Pole workers 24 Not up 25 Home security giant Broadcast journalist is 91. Folk singer is 87. Actor is 77. Actorproducer Barbara Walters Ian Tyson Josh Taylor Michael Douglas Cheryl Tiegs Mark Hamill Colin Friels Heather Locklear Aida Turturro Tate Donovan is 76. Model is 73. Actor is 69. Actor is 68. Actor is 59. Actor is 58. Actor is 57. Basketball Hall of Famer is 55. Actor is 52. Actor is 51. Actor is 51. Actor is 43. Actor is 43. Actor is 40. Rapper is 40. Actor is 39. Actor/rapper (aka Childish Gambino) is 37. Actor is 36. Actor is 31. Actor is 29. Scottie Pippen Will Smith Sparks Zeta-Jones Clea DuVall Robbie Jones Chris Owen T.I. Hal Catherine Previous Puzzle Solved Lee Norris Donald Glover Zach Jordan Emmy Woods Gavaris Clarke DOONESBURY GARRY TRUDEAU DAILY BRIDGE CLUB: BYFRANKSTEWART He cashes the ace, ruffs a club, discards dummy’s last two hearts on the K-Q of spades and ruffs his jack of hearts in dummy. The recommended play may cost an extra undertrick on an unlucky day, but South should be willing to invest 50 points to get the best chance for 13 tricks. Eddie Kantar surely holds the record for journalistic longevity in bridge. Eddie has contributed quality articles to bridge publications for more than 65 years. Kantar’s specialty is “test your play” features. A favorite theme — he has published books about it — is combining chances. In today’s Kantar deal, North-South have a good natural auction to a grand slam. After South ruffs West’s club opening lead, how should he play? After South draws trumps, he can combine his chances in the major suits. First he takes the A-K of hearts. If the queen fell, South could claim the rest. When instead East-West play low, South finesses with dummy’s 10 of spades. at most nine points. Since your hand is as strong as can be, bid four diamonds. Partner may hold K 8 6 4, A K 6, A Q 9 3 2, 4. PRICKLY CITY SCOTT STANTIS DAILY QUESTION: You hold: A 10 5 4 3 2 K J 6 5 J 7 3. Your partner opens one diamond, you respond one heart, he bids one spade and you return to two diamonds. Partner then bids two hearts. What do you say? ♠ ♣ ♥ ◆ Warring kids are barriers in couple’s relationship ANSWER: Your partner has a good hand. He remains interested in game though your preference bid of two diamonds showed 18 years. Without fail, every time we’re on the phone and she gets another call, she’ll say, “Oh, letme call you right back,” but she never does. Sometimes days will go by until I call her or she callsme, and then she acts like nothing happened. We could be in the middle of a conversation but she doesn’t call back. Or, she’ll callme while she’s driving somewhere and end the call when she has arrived at her destination, if she hasn’t already hung up to take another call. Is she a true friend? What should I say or do? After years of feeling unimportant in her life, it has really started to get to me lately. lives is very sad. Unless you can accept living with the status quo (which has to be painful), the answer to your question is: Move on. HOROSCOPESBY HOLIDAY: BY HOLIDAYMATHIS Dear Abby: In 2014, I loaned a family friend $5,000. At the time, and ever since, I never asked the reason for the loan. Over time we lost touch. However, we recently reconnected and decided to go on a road/camping trip throughout theWest. Three days in, we both realized it was a poor idea to travel together for an extended period of time. He has now become quite nasty and speaks ill ofme. Should I write and request payment of the loan or let it go? ARIES (March 21-April 19). SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There will be no shortage of ideas; some you generate, some drop in from the ether, some are presented to you on shiny platters, bite-sized and delicious. Those are the ones to start with. When it’s your turn to step out in front, just take it and get it over with. You’ll feel you have nothing to contribute, but your presence and spirit of willingness are all that’s required. JeannePhillips DearAbby Dear Abby: I gotmarried to a wonderful guy 14 years ago, but after a year of marriage, our children (his 10-year-old andmy 12- and 13-year-olds) couldn’t stand one another and caused a lot of problems. I was brokenhearted when he gaveme divorce papers. Imoved out but continued to date himwithout our kids around. Seven years ago, after his son moved out, I moved back in, but he won’t ask me to remarry him. My kids get along finewith him, but his son hatesme and refuses to come to any holiday or birthday celebration that I host. Should Imove out and move on? I feel like I have wasted 14 years ofmy life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As nice as you are, it actually isn’t so easy to give a good compliment. One will be required of you though, so start thinking about things to like. Best case scenario, you’re genuinely moved, and then it’s easy. You’d rather be a follower than a leader who doesn’t know the way. This is why you’ll get themap, read the book, talk to the locals and learn all you can about what’s ahead. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The breezy way is not to dwell on exchanges that already happened or get too heavy into plans for the future. You’ll love what unfolds from a playful, lighthearted moment. If you feel things are going nowhere, then you’ll make a move in any direction because you can’t stand the feeling of being trapped. Any which way you go will free up the flow. You don’tmind the feeling of want; in fact, it’s a comfort when compared with related feelings, for instance the feeling of not knowing what to want or feeling that you should want what you don’t. Everything you’re born with is a neutral phenomenon. There’s nothing right or wrong about anything that came with the package. Winning belief of the day: All is ripe and ready to be what you make of it. Fear is a lot more useful than most of the other emotions, and yet it goes unappreciated. Fear keeps people safe. Sure, it often works harder than it needs to. It will be lucky to thank it anyway. — Not Finished in — Out of Pocket in Vegas CANCER (June 22-July 22). the East AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Dear Not Finished: Dear Out of Pocket: Your longtime friend is inconsiderate. Rather than wait endlessly, call HER back the same day. And when you do, tell her exactly how her lack of concern for your feelings hasmade you feel. Do not, however, expect her to like it, because inconsiderate people rarely do when it is pointed out to them. If you had the forethought to put INWRITING the fact youwere lending this person money, you have a prayer of having the loan repaid. If you didn’t, you can try writing to this family (former) friend, but legally it won’t be worth the paper your letter is written on. If that’s the case, consider this an expensive lesson. P.S. Because no effort was made over the last six years to repay your generosity, your road tripwas doomed before it started. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Unless you are in themedical field, there will be no need to fix anyone today, including yourself. A “let it be” attitude will carry you gently to the harbor. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your cycle of responsiveness will make a difference in how people treat you. If you’re always there delivering on needs, you will certainly be taken for granted. Change it up. It’s a good day to say “no.” — Hopeless in Ohio IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Even though your dignified approach to most everything will be celebrated and imitated, your glory days are ahead. Your inner circle is tight but someone new will warm their way right into it bymelting your heart. The finances get more organized, and you’ll have more to put toward the things that matter. Sagittarius and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are 7, 12, 28, 40 and 9. Dear Hopeless: I wish you had mentioned why this “wonderful guy’s” son hates you. Could it be he blames you for the failure of his parents’marriage, or was it something else? That thisman has allowed his son to dictate how the two of you will spend your Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s not the first time you’ve said what the others are thinking, but you’re a little bolder about it today. They’ll either laugh — because the truth is hilarious — or they’ll silently shuffle you right to their heart. Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Dear Abby: I have a very good friend I’ve known for PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
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