The Spokesman-Review (Spokane) : 2019-02-11

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THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW MONDAY NORTHWEST 7 FEBRUARY 11, 2019 NORTHWEST THE DAILY COMMUTER MISS MANNERS DEAR ANNIE | By Jacqueline E. Mathews ACROSS Shared interests are a plus, not a must have Florida visitor wants to get outside 1 Important family member 4 Sneezy, Happy or Grumpy 9 Rip-off scheme 13 Relocate 14 Mistake 15 Drifter 16 Biblical book 17 Imaginary; not factual 19 WWII president 20 Walkways 21 Relaxes 22 Criticizes harshly 24 Texter’s giggle 25 Notorious Al 27 Like a forest 30 Skillful 31 Ice cream portion 33 By way of 35 Brooches 36 Piece of silverware 37 Cry 38 Senator Cruz 39 Black suit 40 Jessica or Hope 41 Loan shark 43 Way of doing things 44 Disabled car’s need 45 __ Rica 46 Flower stalks 49 Baseball or rugby 51 Org. for Rockets & Raptors 54 Golfers’ tops 56 West or Sandler 57 Weapons 58 Thrill 59 Lunch spot 60 Trial run 61 Regal 62 Peculiar this sort of thing is also a self-fulfilling prophecy. This relationship may now be doomed, but only because you’ve decided it may be, not because she doesn’t like Spider-Man. What is the proper amount to tip a hairdresser? When I was growing up, 15 or even 10 percent seemed customary. Recently, I saw something in a magazine that said I should be tipping my hairdresser 20 percent and tipping the shampoo girl or boy (if there is one) an additional $5! I get my hair done once a month, so that would really start to add up. But of course, I’d certainly hate to be rude. What is the etiquette? By Annie Lane CREATORS SYNDICATE I’ve been seeing this woman for about a month. She is beautiful and smart and thinks I’m funny, which is a plus. It’s been getting more serious. But recently, when we were trying to decide which movie to see, some new info came to light. It turns out she hates superhero movies and comic books. This is a total turnoff to me, to the point that I now think this relationship may be doomed. Should I end things now before I get deeper, or am I being petty? DEAR ANNIE: By Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION DEAR ANNIE: When we go to my wife’s sister’s house in Florida for two weeks in the winter, she thinks I should spend all my free time inside in front of the TV with them. That is their main entertainment most days. My wife has no problem doing this. She is not happy that last year I spent so little time with them in front of the TV. To me, if you are with family, then let’s do family stuff: games, coffee, talk time etc. Can’t do much talking when the TV is going. They have a great screened-in porch with a pool that is heated. A great view of stuff going on. Great seating with nice chairs and table. I do lots of reading on the porch. I love reading and do 30 books a year, so it isn’t something I just do there. Should I waste great warm weather eight hours a day in front of the TV or just an hour or two? If this were about youngsters passing their lives staring at screens, Miss Manners would say that it was imperative to call in the adults. How sad that this is about adults. You have presumably tried prying your relatives away with suggestions of games or other family activities. So all Miss Manners can hope to do is to rescue you. With your hostess putting in full days watching television, the household is probably not running entirely smoothly. As a long-term guest and relative, it would be kind of you to offer to help. Many such offers, such as running errands and gardening, would take you out into the sunshine. My brother is getting married this year for the fifth time. How much do I spend on a gift? DEAR MISS MANNERS: Created by Jacqueline E. Mathews 2/11/19 Saturday’s Puzzle Solved 6 Part of the foot 7 Goes bad 8 When to say “TGIF”: abbr. 9 Protective plate 10 Dove sounds 11 Lie next to 12 Velvety green ground cover 13 Monogram for actor Fox 18 Group of Brownies 20 Breathe heavily 23 __ off; severs 24 Crazy as a __ 25 Crunch or Kangaroo: abbr. 26 “Bye, Pierre!” 27 Courts 28 Fair; impartial 29 San __, CA 31 __ on; incite 32 Corn on the __ 34 Ridiculed 36 Murdered 37 60-__ light bulb 39 Grouchy 40 In case – MARVEL MEGA-FAN DEAR MARVEL MEGA-FAN: – SALON-GOER IN SHREVEPORT DEAR SALON-GOER: Tastes don’t make or break a relationship. It can definitely help to have shared hobbies, but shared hobbies alone can’t form the bedrock of a serious romantic relationship. Shared values do. And mutual respect. And oh, yes, love. All that is to say yes, it does seem a bit petty to me to break up with her over this, but deal breakers are in the eye of the holder. Plus, Twenty percent is a fair tip for someone with whom you’re entrusting your crowning glory. As for tipping assistants, proffering at least a small tip is usually appropriate, especially if they’ve been more hands-on. ©2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. 2/11/19 49 Fodder storage tower 50 Minister’s advice 52 Never in need of shampoo 53 Toulouse friend 55 That woman 56 Hubbub 42 Maximum 43 Tidbit 45 Terra-__; roof tile material 46 Argument 47 __ off; left suddenly 48 Trees with grayish bark DOWN GENTLE READER: 1 Frame of mind 2 Blows one’s budget 3 Blanc or Brooks 4 Malign 5 Judge’s orders Send your questions for Annie Lane to [email protected] HOROSCOPES VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Take in a new concept or way of thinking. You like the results and decide to learn more about this mindset. opportunity. HINTS FROM HELOISE – ROGER H., SOUTH BEND, IND. DEAR READERS: By Jacqueline Bigar For those who receive a daily paper, here are some suggestions for the plastic sleeves that go over the newspaper: Use as an umbrella cover for storage. Decorative outdoor banners can be stored in them. Slip over golf clubs for storing. KING FEATURES SYNDICATE Today’s sound off is about age discrimination. DEAR READERS: LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) – HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2019: Maintain a close tie. This person has more savvy and knowledge in handling partnerships and financial matters. An offer might look good, but it does not present a lot of possibilities. HELOISE DEAR HELOISE: I retired last year from a job I held for more than 25 years. I’m in excellent health, and I want to work part time. Before I retired, I was a district manager and well-respected in my field. My resume was done professionally and mentions the awards and achievements of my career. The problem is, no one seems to want to hire people my age. I’m not alone because I’ve heard the same thing from other retirees who want to put in an honest day’s work but can’t get hired. We’ll work for the money that’s offered; we’ll show up on time and do the job. We have so much experience and numerous skills, but age discrimination is our biggest problem. Employers should really take a second look at retirees and give us a chance to show how loyal, trustworthy and reliable a senior employee can be when given the This year, you might be more anchored than usual. However, events encourage you to be more flexible. Touch base with your innate gentleness, and you will know what to do. A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Taurus. – HELOISE DEAR HELOISE: SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Improving your health is as easy as brushing and flossing your teeth, or so says my dentist. Is this really true? DEAR MISS MANNERS: Defer to others, knowing that you need to understand their views. Let them follow their chosen path and see the results they get. – ALICIA ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) GENTLE READER: V., LINCOLN, N.D. Curb a newfound tendency to be extravagant. You might not realize the damage until after the fact. Recognize what you offer. Traditionally, presents are given only for first weddings, but try telling that to serial bridal couples. Of course, there is nothing against doing so anyway if one is so inclined. If you are, Miss Manners can only admire your optimism. However, there have never been any rules about how much to spend. Alicia, yes, it’s true. Research has found a link between oral care and overall health. Bacteria will in time build up in the mouth, making the gums susceptible to infection. Before long, the infection becomes gum disease, which affects the whole body. Your dentist can tell you more in detail. Readers, I strongly suggest making an appointment with your dentist for a cleaning and X-rays to ensure you stay as healthy as possible. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Stay earthbound and out of risky areas. Ultimately, you will be a lot happier. Focus on the task at hand. You will provide a complete product or result when you do. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You charge into various situations highly energized and feeling great. Your decisions today will reflect the energy of this day. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Your creativity might be called upon. Share your thoughts openly, without judgment about others’ ideas. Those around you seek success but try the shorter route. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, You sense much going on, yet you cannot define exactly what you are feeling. Say little; listen without judgment. Later, some of the activity around you, as well as your thoughts, will make sense. – HELOISE NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD Puzzle number 0107 I Edited by Will Shortz; AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Your stubbornness might cause a problem, not only for you but also for those who deal with you. Determine what the basis of your stubbornness is in each case. ACROSS 32 Physicians, for short Obtain Mountain overlooking Tokyo Casino floor V.I.P. Make tiny criticisms Ruler of old Russia Broadcast ___ tai (cocktail) Bygone monthly for the 12-to-20 set “The A-Team” actor with a mohawk Road hazards that need filling “Be patient!” “Your turn,” on a walkie-talkie Appear to be Surface of a sty Peeved Dessert loaf 66 Cheap cigar, slangily CBS forensics franchise Midwife’s delivery Sailor “I know what you’re thinking” feeling, for short First word in a fairy tale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 ___ San Lucas (Baja resort city) Chew the fat Maze runner in an experiment Brewery products Pitcher’s stat “Uncle!” Five-time N.B.A. championshipwinning coach with the Lakers and the Heat Cable channel with many science shows, familiarly “Ready, ___, fire!” Ballad, e.g. Circus enclosure Garfield, to Jon Arbuckle Notable statistic for Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates Opening number? Prosciutto, e.g. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) 14 15 16 67 33 34 You know what you want. Whether you can realize that goal depends on your ingenuity and fortitude. Trust that if you really want something, you will give 100 percent in manifesting that desire. 5 8 17 18 19 68 69 70 20 21 22 23 37 40 PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) 14 15 16 17 Speak your mind, because others see your feelings on your face. You might not be able to hide strong reactions well. 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 43 71 LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) 32 33 34 35 36 44 45 46 Assume control if given the opportunity. Most people will acquiesce or agree with your decisions. An associate shares an unusually dynamic concept. 37 38 39 40 41 42 DOWN Dynamic; Positive; Average; So-so; Difficult 1 2 3 Salary limit ___ carte Software trial runs Duel overseer in “Hamlet” Do stuff? Warlike Greek god Musket attachment Width’s counterpart Santa ___ winds Proceeding from low to high America’s largest firearm manufacturer Secret ___ (007, for one) Egyptian god usually pictured with the head of an ibis Apple computer Neighbor of Homer on “The Simpsons” “___ and Circumstance” Break off a relationship Yanks (on) 43 44 45 19 46 47 48 49 50 50 51 52 53 54 55 4 20 21 23 24 56 57 58 59 51 JUMBLE By Jeff Knurek and David Hoyt 5 6 60 61 62 63 64 65 Unscramble these Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. 54 56 66 67 68 7 27 TAKEW 69 70 71 57 59 60 62 8 PUZZLE BY ANDREW KINGSLEY 29 9 10 28 Drift, as an aroma Hi-___ screen Singer with the 1961 hit “Big Bad John” Comforting words Place to shower and brush one’s teeth Cookie with creme in the middle Never, in Nuremberg 53 Four: Prefix 41 42 Tehran’s land Eartha who sang “C’est Si Bon” Perfect attendance spoiler Yankees legend ___ Howard Originally named Egyptian pyramid, e.g. John, Paul and John Paul Undeveloped seed RSUBT 30 55 Highperformance engine 31 35 11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE 44 P O I N T E A L A R M S I N T E R N G R A N A R Y S I T S O N I A M W O M A N T O E O U T C R Y N A T O I N A S P I R A L D I D L Y M E A N I L P A N S X E R I S C A P I N G S I M O N E B I L E S S Y S T E M E R R O R P I N T S A T E C A R S A R F S H A C K E D U P R O U E S T A D I A S S E I C E S H E E T P R A I S E A C L T E A R R E S T E D H O S E R S O N S E T S DOGRUN 58 Dishevel, as the hair 12 47 36 38 13 61 Work ___ sweat 48 49 SIYEFT 63 Extra 15% or so for a waiter 39 18 22 51 Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon. 64 Simple as ___ ©2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. 40 52 65 Henna, for one 24 Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 7,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). 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