Baltimore Sun : 2020-02-14

COLLEGE BASKETBALL : 18 : 6

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

6 SPORTS COLLEGE BASKETBALL THE BALTIMORE SUN | | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020 . ● the new york times crossword no. 0110 Frank Stewart Bridge Play South dealer N-S vulnerable Cy the Cynic has gone through dozens of romantic relationsh­ips and treats them all with a dose of disdain. I happen to know that Cy bought multi-packs of Valentine’s Day cards, all of which read “I Love Only You.” Cy is no less cynical about his partnershi­ps at bridge; his partners invariably let him down. In today’s deal from a penny game, Cy was West and led his singleton spade against four hearts. He struck gold in a way: East took the K-A and led a third spade for Cy to ruff. ACROSS 50 Capable, jocularly 52 “Black Panther” genre 58 Term for a group of moles 61 20th- and 21st-century artist known by his first name 62 “Sounds about right” 63 Not as likely to hold water, say 64 One who goes through the motions? 65 “Goodness gracious!” 1 Expressive cartoon avatar 8 Absorbs 14 Like some congressio­nal bills 15 A home in the major leagues? 16 Loud and disorderly 17 Steals 18 When some contest entries are submitted, just in time 20 In particular: Abbr. 21 Language suffix 22 Car ad abbr. 25 Proofreade­r’s notation 28 Alley ___ 30 1954 Patti Page hit that begins “It was winter when you told me you were leaving” 33 Leap out, so to speak 34 Over threefifth­s of its land is owned by the federal government 36 Perfume 37 Some fruit filled desserts 40 Tampa suburb named after a pope 41 Flip a top off 42 Sign 43 Boil 45 Tory party symbol 46 Gym units 47 Series ender 48 TV character who went to high school for 122 years NORTH J63 AQ83 J94 Q84 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ WEST 4 654 Q852 K 10 7 5 3 EAST AK82 7 K 10 7 3 J962 ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ SOUTH Q 10 9 7 5 K J 10 9 2 A6 A ♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ South 1 3 West Pass Pass North 2 4 East Pass All Pass ♠ ♥ ♠ ♥ INADEQUATE Alas, that defense was inadequate. Declarer won the diamond return, drew trumps and discarded dummy’s remaining two diamonds on his good spades. Making four. Perhaps Cy’s opening lead — in South’s first suit — was questionab­le, but East misdefende­d. East knows from the bidding that Cy’s opening lead is a singleton. East beats the contract if he leads the eight of spades at Trick Two. Cy ruffs and shifts to a diamond, and the defense cashes a diamond when East gets in with his ace of spades. ♠ Opening lead — 4 DOWN 1 Manhattan, e.g., informally 2 Mononymous model 3 Hardware fastener 4 MontSaint-___ (French tourist island) 5 High winds 6 Puff pieces? 7 “Insecure” creator Rae 8 Greeted someone 9 Succotash ingredient, at times 10 Part of some McDonald’s restaurant­s 11 Convened 12 Article in Arles 13 Workplaces for dets. 15 Decides 19 Gradually steal 23 P’s and q’s typer 24 Take umbrage at By Brendan Emmett Quigley DAILY QUESTION ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S P LE ♠ ♣ ♥ You hold: AK82 7 K 10 7 3 J 9 6 2. Your partner opens one heart, you bid one spade, he rebids two hearts and you try 2NT. Partner then bids three clubs. What do you say? Partner suggests six hearts, probably four clubs and minimum opening values. If he held a hand such as 4, A Q 10 8 5 2, A 4, A Q 5 3, his second bid would have been three hearts or two clubs. Pass. If you had A K 8 2, 7, 10 8 7 3, A 9 6 2, a raise to four clubs would be acceptable. 25 “Skip me” 26 Highlights collection, maybe 27 Java product 29 Locale of a noted 1941 attack 31 Letters on cosmonauts’ helmets, once 32 Newsroom units 34 The “I” of I. M. Pei 35 Penguin predator 38 Languor 39 Admit defeat, in modern slang 44 Money maker 46 Funnies 49 Premium ticket spec 51 Make into mush 53 What Vulcan was the god of 54 Golden State school inits. 55 Goddess wearing a vulture headdress 56 Check 57 “What’s ___ …” 58 Meaning of an embossed “S,” maybe 59 Smack on the street, e.g., for short 60 Side-to-side motion ♦ ANSWER: ©2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC Annual subscripti­ons are available for the best of Sunday crosswords from the last 50 years: 1-888-7-ACROSS. Online subscripti­ons: Today’s puzzle and more than 2,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). Share tips: nytimes.com/wordplay. Crosswords for young solvers: nytimes.com/ learning/xwords. , - % ! " ! # $ ! % $ & ! ' () ! " $ ! ## % * & " $ $ " # ! " $ # & * ! $ ! % ! ## # & " $ ! $" $ " & + % 2/14/20

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