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Bigar’s stars

- By Madalyn Aslan

In a recent online game, the player with this hand bid 3H. Partner drove to 6H, down 3. This hand is not worth a bid at this level. Pass.

It is tempting to bid 3S, but the singleton in partner’s suit is not an asset. Bid 2S.

If you bid 5H you will negate the value of your partner’s pre-empt. Pass.

You have reasonable defense and no reason to think your side can take 9 tricks. Pass.

You could not be faulted for opening 1C, but the prime vales and the good five-card suit easily make this hand worth 15 points. Open 1NT.

You will drive to game in hearts eventually, but a 4-4 spade fit might be better. Bid 1S.

UNSEEN HIDDEN ENCORE OBLONg SPRawL aPPEaR She used fresh fruit to make her own juice and was — Pleased as punch

There must always be those with the fire of rebellion in their blood! There must be those who will dare to fight an unbeatable enemy! Only thus can the race of man remain strong and fearless! — Stan Lee of Marvel Comics (Lewis) MUMFORD: THE CONDUCT OF LIFE: Life is the only art we are required to practice without preparatio­n and without being allowed the preliminar­y trials, failures and botches that are essential for the training of a mere beginner. a. Mariachi I. Hold up Q. Tear into B. Upstart J. Eritrean R. On a spree C. Mingle K. Cling S. Fire away D. Flawed L. On the air T. Leftist E. Oblique M. Newsbeat U. In a while F. Righto N. Dishearten V. Fete g. Dieter O. Utterly w. Earthborn H. Top hat P. Carries on

ARIES (March 21-april 19)

You might be asked to take on responsibi­lities that you’d prefer to leave to someone else. Those in charge know that your dynamic energy is needed in this situation. The experience will ultimately raise your profile. Tonight: Be patient with stressed-out friends. This Week: Love is what matters most.

TAURUS (april 20-May 20)

Dive right in when you’re asked to share your wisdom with someone who’s eager to learn. You can convey a step-by-step process clearly and fully. Expect a text or email from out of the country. Tonight: Re-read an old book. This Week: Schedule a family meeting.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Practice the art of receiving. It really is possible for a gift to be given with no strings attached. Let a friend give you the treat you so richly deserve. Your heartfelt thanks will flow freely. Tonight: Think romantic thoughts. This Week: Voice your opinions tactfully.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

a client, close friend or romantic partner will tug at your heartstrin­gs today. Be a good listener and offer your support, but don’t let anyone’s negative energy bring you down. Make a long-delayed amorous advance. Tonight: Time for love. This Week: Innovation is a game changer. LEO (July 23-aug. 22)

Make time for a workout, swim or long walk. Vigorous exercise supports your mental health and makes your body even stronger. You could meet a likeminded friend while you’re engaged in an activity you love. Tonight: Update your planner. This Week: Make amends with a friend. VIRGO (aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Join a friend for online shopping and keep each other’s spending in check. Shop for artwork to brighten your living space. You could find something valuable in the attic or basement. Plan a gathering to show it off. Tonight: Humorous essay. This Week: Make time for hot romance.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Look through old photos, diaries and other memorabili­a from your childhood. Continue your online genealogic­al searches. You are bound to find more informativ­e and surprising facts. get in touch with relatives to share the news. Tonight: Count your blessings. This Week: Children and grandchild­ren come first.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Care for tools you use every day. Your car could use a maintenanc­e check, or your phone might need an update. Preventive maintenanc­e stops trouble from getting in your way. Tonight: Read in bed. This Week: Support your favorite charity.

SAGITTARIU­S (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

go after an opportunit­y to earn extra money with a fun and profitable side hustle. add to your savings and accumulate enough cash to support your insatiable passion for learning and travel. The energy you need is there. Tonight: Strategize. This Week: Lead a group or meeting.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your quest for success could lead to a self-help course. You’re always looking for new ways to be the best at what you do. an old boss or supervisor might contact you with an interestin­g proposal. Tonight: Use your headphones. This Week: get physical indoors and outdoors.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Let your imaginatio­n run wild, and the solution to a problem will be more obvious than you thought possible. Your colleagues will be astounded at your creative approach, and you’ll be rewarded for your ingenuity. Tonight: Network with intriguing contacts. This Week: Set down your intentions.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Tackle a problem or project by asking for help from your friends. Let people gather together as they assist you. You’ll transform a grueling task into a fun and entertaini­ng way to laugh and play. Tonight: Turn lemons into lemonade. This Week: Step up your search for vacation deals.

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