The News Tribune : 2020-07-12

Puzzles : 31 : 5Q

Puzzles

Puzzles 5Q JULY 12 SUNDAY 2020 THENEWSTRI­BUNE.COM THEOLYMPIA­N.COM By Ian Riensche SUDOKU PUZZLER HOROSCOPE CROSSWORD Use logic and process of eliminatio­n to fill in the blank cells using the numbers 1 through 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and 3x3 block. The difficulty level ranges from Super Easy to Diabolical. IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2020: Where you focus your time and energy will make a difference this year. Trust and believe in yourself. The puzzles and comics on this page and the next were produced for publicatio­n Saturday and ran online in our eEdition. We repeat them here as a courtesy to readers who follow their favorites throughout the week. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Stop before you say something you’ll regret. Handle pent-up energy wisely. Romance is in the stars. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take the role of leadership in order to make a difference. A change you make will get compliment­s. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for effective ways to help others without jeopardizi­ng your health. Self-improvemen­t and romance are favored. 4 stars www.sudokupuzz­ler.com JUMBLE WORD GAME CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stick to the rules to avoid consequenc­es. Don’t argue with someone who can disrupt your life or future. 2 stars 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” is not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed. Directions: LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be productive and take care of physical tasks. Don’t think about making a change until you tidy up loose ends. 5 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When boredom sets in, it’s time to make adjustment­s. Look for a new way to add some excitement to your life. 3 stars Today’s word: LAZURITE LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stick to personal projects. Don’t debate with someone who doesn’t share your opinions. 3 stars (LAZURITE: LAZ-yoorite: A relatively rare translucen­t greenish blue mineral.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Something unfamiliar will tempt you. Follow the path that will lead to knowledge, wisdom and experience. 3 stars Average mark 33 words. Time limit 45 minutes. SAGITTARIU­S (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Can you find 48 or more words in LAZURITE? The list will be published Monday. Make someone you love happy. Keep your distance from outsiders, and avoid meddling. 5 stars Find the 7 words to match the 7 clues. The numbers in parenthese­s represent the number of letters in each solution. Each letter combinatio­n can be used only once, but all letter combinatio­ns will be necessary to complete the puzzle. CLUES SOLUTIONS CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): 1 science fiction’s Harlan (7) ___________ soothing (9) ___________ mortarboar­d wearer, in short (4) ___________ burn brightly (5) ___________ DIY designatio­n (8) ___________ science of crops (8) ___________ hiding in the bushes, say (7) ___________ Not everyone will agree with you, especially if you try to make changes that affect others. Keep the peace. 2 stars Yesterday’s word: ENVELOPS 2 3 seen seep seven sleep sloe slop slope sloven sole solve sone spleen elevon elope else elves epos even neve noel noes nose novel venose vole leno lens lone lope lose love open oven peel peen peon peso pole pone pose 4 5 AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): 6 You’ll have plenty of energy, ideas and plans that make your place a happy, fun-loving environmen­t. 4 stars 7 GR EL ZE NS DE PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): AGR HOM SON NG AD Show strength and courage when dealing with people trying to entice you with temptation. Do your best. 3 stars LI LUR ONO BLA OLI MY CO EMA NG KI ©2020, Distribute­d by Andrews McMeel for UFS By Eugenia Last Friday’s Answers: 1. STITCHING 2. ANDREESCU 3. INTENTIONA­L 4. TEMPESTUOU­S 5. SWEEP 6. PARTICIPAT­E 7. SHOOTING 7/11 No. 0606 NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD ACES ON BRIDGE DEAR ABBY 14 21 Viewed Browns, perhaps Tending to change Croak Sad end? They’re planted by plants Denizens of New York City sewers, per an urban legend Suffragist Elizabeth ___ Stanton 31 Tom Wolfe’s “___ in Full” State bordering the Pacific Banned outdoor game Shepard who wrote “Pretty Little Liars” ACROSS 40 Unlikely race favorite Baseboard fastener Kicks in Tony soprano? Paid tribute to Riding on Hedging word Stir up Hands Brie ___, star of 2019’s “Captain Marvel” Airy treat Indicate agreement Stand with dogs, say Novelist O’Brien Tries for, in a way Source of fine wool Adapt, say “___ You” (1975 Minnie Riperton hit) Presidenti­al dog of the 1940s Ancient Dead Sea kingdom 49 Pop star with top 40 hits in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s Scene of WWI fighting Fighter in the fictional Battle of Isengard Shamus ___ factor 36 Beachgoer ponders display of his naked angel tattoo Capital of Chad Charge Face-to-face challenge Yes-man Folklore character whose stockings are tied with eyelashes Course coup 19 Some indie releases ___ Ex (video game franchise) Devotee ’70s sitcom title role Bar assembly Ruby and sapphire Perp’s mark, in cop slang 110%, perhaps Exercises one’s discretion Language introduced in 1995 “I’ll never tell” ___ jazz Forest swingers Lane on the eastern boundary of Covent Garden 1 41 9 15 23 41 42 24 25 26 42 43 16 17 44 45 ed on the sand, so if you receive stares or critical comments, you may be more comfortabl­e covering up. 46 27 46 47 48 18 51 53 56 48 Dear Abby: I am married to the kindest and most wonderful man in the world. We are happy and enjoy each other’s company. He is impotent and was taking medication to correct it while we were dating and at the beginning of our marriage. The medication gave him terrible headaches, so we agreed to just let the sexual aspect of our marriage go by the wayside. That was 10 years ago. I was OK with it until I started dreaming about having sex with random men. Yikes! I love my husband and would never cheat on him. I’m at a loss. Please help. — Just a Dream Being able to talk about these dreams may help them be less troubling and probably less frequent. If discussing them with your husband might upset or threaten him — you know him better than I do — then talk with a trusted friend or relative or a licensed mental health profession­al so you can vent. Of one thing I am sure: The harder one tries to suppress dreams, the more often they occur. 30 20 57 58 JEANNE PHILLIPS 22 23 32 Dear Abby: I’m in my early 30s. I live and work in a beach town and visit the ocean often on my time off. I have a large tattoo on my side, and while it’s tasteful and well done, it depicts nudity (an angel). It’s always covered by a shirt and never exposed at work. While I know we’re living in a progressiv­e era of expression, including body art, I wonder if it’s appropriat­e to go shirtless and display edgier graphic images like mine. Or could it be considered offensive to some folks who are not as open-minded? I see plenty of other people display all kinds of ink at the beach, even with kids around. I have only had positive feedback about mine. The beachgoers I’ve met seem to be open-minded. To cover up or let it show — what are your thoughts? — Tatted in Florida 50 59 26 33 DOWN 52 Mark down Stop discussing Undirected sessions Music genre prefix “Big whoop” Couldn’t contain Going by Leopards and anacondas, e.g. 9 HQ with runways Long faces? Cabinet piece Fail to appreciate Key explorers 1 2 28 35 29 3 54 55 This hand demonstrat­es another opportunit­y for simple deception by declarer. On this one, he throws away a trick to encourage a continuati­on. West leads the spade four against three no-trump, and South can see that he has avoided the most penetratin­g defense but is still not out of the woods. He can maximize his chances for the contract by winning the spade ace and throwing the queen underneath it! East’s spade eight is ambiguous, and West will have to find a good insight into South’s devious mind to get the play right at trick three when he is in with the club king. As the cards lie, he must switch to a heart when he wins his king if he is to set the game. Perhaps West could reason that East cannot have four spades, since with J-9-8-3, he would drop the nine, not the eight, at trick one. West might therefore infer the spade position and declarer’s reason for the play. Yes, one should trust one’s partner, not declarer, but not every partner is capable of drawing such delicate inferences. You should also note that if West has three clubs to the king, he might be able to outwit declarer anyway, by ducking the first club. Then he would get to see a discard from his partner, which would probably be a discouragi­ng diamond. A Smith Echo (East’s trick-two card being attitude for a spade continuati­on) is unlikely to help in this situation, with the honor position known. 4 31 ANSWER TO FRIDAY’S PUZZLE: 5 6 32 7 8 33 Dear Just a Dream: 34 37 38 10 11 39 12 13 Dear Tatted: If you want to get a tan, then go for it, but use sunscreen. However, not all beachgoers will be thrilled seeing a large naked angel getting roast- Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby .com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. By Luis Campos CELEBRITY CIPHER Celebrity Cipher cryptogram­s are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another. Directions: TODAY’S CLUE: L equals T “E LXECF NCS NWLKB WNC IBKDNDAS EYPCLEMS RELX DPECU N I B K MP H H E K C N A A E N B . ... E FCKR N AKL KM YNSH E YK.” — VKXC WTHNWF “No director wants to be directed, but no good director ... would shy away from the good ideas of others.” — Tommy Lee Jones PREVIOUS SOLUTION: 7/11 Puzzle by Doug Peterson By Bobby Wolff 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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