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The Anniston Star

Monday, November 18, 2013

STAR LITE

Blondie

HOROSCOPE By Bernice Bede Osol

Hagar the Horrible

Beetle Bailey

Snuffy Smith

A philosophic transformation is heading your way. Learning about who you are and what you want will introduce you to out-of-the-ordinary ways of doing things. Let your mind wander and use your skills and desires to explore assorted and uncommon outlets. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Follow the path of least resistance. Head in whatever direction will bring you joy. Take the time to grasp each moment and get the most out of whatever comes your way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Put more thought behind your actions. You may feel the restless need to make a change, but you must only do so for the right reason and without introducing force. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Get in the groove and make things happen. Your enthusiasm will spark interest and allow you to stay in control of whatever situation you face. Advancement can be yours. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Listen and respond carefully. Giving in to demands will not help you take care of your responsibilities. A change in the way you handle pushy people will be necessary. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Emotional matters may disrupt your plans. Make allowances for individuals who are facing uncertainty, but don’t take a back seat. Be brave and bold and move forward

with your plans. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — A last-minute change of plans will work in your favor. Avoid anyone trying to push you in a direction you don’t want to go. Stick to basics and control excess. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Take responsibility for your actions. Be ready to call the shots and make the changes that suit you best. Partnerships will be held together through courage. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Your sudden leap to action in defense of a situation or individual will capture attention and bring you good fortune. Be true to your beliefs and carry on. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Sit tight and do what suits you, not what others suggest. You have more control than you realize, so you must shy away from making an impulsive move for someone else’s benefit. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Gauge what’s going on around you before making a move. You must take care of business first to ensure no one gets in your way when it’s time to play. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Take your place in the spotlight and call the shots. Promote your beliefs and drum up support. Your strength of character will attract both personal and professional interest. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A personal relationship or domestic situation must not be allowed to dictate what you do. A change may be in order, but it has to be what works for you.

Mutts

Garfield

Zits

Born Loser

Jump Start

Wizard of Id

B.C.

Pickles

Dilbert

Baby Blues

Get Fuzzy

Bound & Gagged

Mother Goose and Grimm

Dennis the Menace

Family Circus


THE CLASSIFIED CHALLENGE ACROSS 1 Michael who plays Alfred in many Batman movies 6 Mess maker 10 Remote 13 Lightweight synthetic 14 Nothing, in Nicaragua 15 Scheme in which three of four lines rhyme 16 First two reindeer named in Rudolph’s song 19 Jai __ 20 Fury 21 Baseball legend Mickey 22 It has a trunk but no wheels 24 Layered cookie 25 Use a mouse to move a file between folders, say 30 Queue between Q and U 33 Charged, infantry-style 34 The Beatles’ “Abbey __” 35 Administer, as justice, with “out” 36 Eden exile 37 Thorax organs 38 Thor’s father 39 Book part 40 Former Atlanta arena 41 Lopsided 42 Make a typo 43 List of behavioral recommendations 45 Cry of dismay 47 Ten-speed unit 48 Prisoner 50 “How can __ sure?” 51 Ring of light 55 2003 prequel subtitled “When Harry Met Lloyd” 58 Many Keats poems 59 Stunt rider Knievel 60 Sprinkles or drizzles 61 Was in first 18,__!” 2013 62Monday, “Don’tNovember touch that 63 Supplement

DOWN 1 Sonata ending 2 Inland Asian sea 3 “Casablanca” heroine 4 Diamond gem 5 Santa Barbara-to-Las Vegas dir. 6 Marching band percussion instruments 7 Freeway division 8 Unusual 9 Snits 10 Accounted for, as during calculations 11 36-Across’ second son

GOREN BRIDGE

12 Steak request 15 Diarist Frank 17 Nothing, in Nice 18 50-and-over org. 23 Critter before or after pack 25 Fall in folds 26 Plane tracker 27 Made “talent” from “latent,” e.g. 28 Prima __ 29 1980 De Niro film about a boxer 31 Clown heightener 32 Camp shelters

35 British heavy metal band with the album “Ace of Spades” 37 Not as tight as before 41 Cavity filler’s org. 43 Census gathering 44 Regard 46 Research sites 48 Revered entertainer 49 Naked 50 Inventor’s spark 52 Bone-dry 53 Gave for a while 54 Roughly 56 506, in old Rome 57 Bikini top

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Crossword,Sudoku Puzzle and Jumble solutions are included below.

WITH TANNAH HIRSCH & BOB JONES ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q 1- North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

Right-hand opponent passes. What action would you take?

♠ J 9 3 ♥ A K Q J 4 ♦ K Q 10 2 ♣ J

A - Open one heart. Some 10-point hands are worth opening. This is one of them. Five-five and six-four distributions with the honors concentrated in the long suits should be promoted aggressively.

What call would you make? A - Pass. You have a bit extra in both points and distribution, but not enough extra to look for slam and no room left to show your distribution. Q 2 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠73♥ KQ532♦ AJ73 ♣J3

The bidding has proceeded: WEST NORTH EAST Pass Pass 1NT

SOUTH ?

What action would you take?

A - Pass. The primary requirement for bidding over an opponent’s one no trump is a good suit. This hand doesn’t have one. Even if we had some gadget available that would allow us to show both of our suits at the two-level, we would still pass.

Q 5 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A64♥ 98543♦ 94 ♣742

The bidding has proceeded: NORTH 1♠

EAST Dbl

SOUTH ?

What call would you make? A - Bid two spades. Many tournament players use a two-club bid over the double to show a sound raise to the two-level, leaving the simple raise to show a weakish hand like this. That’s great, but we would still bid two spades even without that gadget. Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 10 5 ♥ K Q 10 3 2 ♦ K ♣ 7 4 3

Q 3 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding has proceeded:

♠J8♥K53♦KQJ76♣J62

How would you proceed?

You are the dealer. What is your call? A - Pass. There are some 11-point hands that are worth an opening bid. This isn’t one of them. Secondary honors, queens and jacks (also 10s), are worth more when they are connected with other honors. The black jacks in this hand are isolated and may be worthless. Q 4 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 5 3 ♥ Q J 9 8 3 2 ♦ 3 ♣ 10 5

WEST

NORTH 1NT

EAST Pass

SOUTH ?

WEST

A - Playing transfers over one no trump, start with two diamonds and continue with two spades over the forced two-heart response. Should this locate a fit, you can consider slam prospects. Settle for three no trump otherwise. Without transfers, start with a Stayman two clubs and continue with a jump to three hearts should partner deny a major.

Answer:

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 3NT Pass

HIKER DECAY KNIGHT MINGLE

SOUTH 1♥ ?

The Army general who played in the tennis tournament was — HIGHLY RANKED

The bidding has proceeded:

(Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones welcome readers’ responses sent to tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

The Star’s on TWITTER

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

REKHI ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

CADYE THGINK NEMLIG

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

A: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: BATCH MONEY FIGURE JOYFUL Answer: When a lion is great at word puzzles, he’s known as “King — OF THE JUMBLE.”

For the latest in local news, visit www.AnnistonStar.com


THE CLASSIFIED CHALLENGE ACROSS 1 Michael who plays Alfred in many Batman movies 6 Mess maker 10 Remote 13 Lightweight synthetic 14 Nothing, in Nicaragua 15 Scheme in which three of four lines rhyme 16 First two reindeer named in Rudolph’s song 19 Jai __ 20 Fury 21 Baseball legend Mickey 22 It has a trunk but no wheels 24 Layered cookie 25 Use a mouse to move a file between folders, say 30 Queue between Q and U 33 Charged, infantry-style 34 The Beatles’ “Abbey __” 35 Administer, as justice, with “out” 36 Eden exile 37 Thorax organs 38 Thor’s father 39 Book part 40 Former Atlanta arena 41 Lopsided 42 Make a typo 43 List of behavioral recommendations 45 Cry of dismay 47 Ten-speed unit 48 Prisoner 50 “How can __ sure?” 51 Ring of light 55 2003 prequel subtitled “When Harry Met Lloyd” 58 Many Keats poems 59 Stunt rider Knievel 60 Sprinkles or drizzles 61 Was in first 18,__!” 2013 62Monday, “Don’tNovember touch that 63 Supplement

DOWN 1 Sonata ending 2 Inland Asian sea 3 “Casablanca” heroine 4 Diamond gem 5 Santa Barbara-to-Las Vegas dir. 6 Marching band percussion instruments 7 Freeway division 8 Unusual 9 Snits 10 Accounted for, as during calculations 11 36-Across’ second son

GOREN BRIDGE

12 Steak request 15 Diarist Frank 17 Nothing, in Nice 18 50-and-over org. 23 Critter before or after pack 25 Fall in folds 26 Plane tracker 27 Made “talent” from “latent,” e.g. 28 Prima __ 29 1980 De Niro film about a boxer 31 Clown heightener 32 Camp shelters

35 British heavy metal band with the album “Ace of Spades” 37 Not as tight as before 41 Cavity filler’s org. 43 Census gathering 44 Regard 46 Research sites 48 Revered entertainer 49 Naked 50 Inventor’s spark 52 Bone-dry 53 Gave for a while 54 Roughly 56 506, in old Rome 57 Bikini top

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Crossword,Sudoku Puzzle and Jumble solutions are included below.

WITH TANNAH HIRSCH & BOB JONES ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q 1- North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

Right-hand opponent passes. What action would you take?

♠ J 9 3 ♥ A K Q J 4 ♦ K Q 10 2 ♣ J

A - Open one heart. Some 10-point hands are worth opening. This is one of them. Five-five and six-four distributions with the honors concentrated in the long suits should be promoted aggressively.

What call would you make? A - Pass. You have a bit extra in both points and distribution, but not enough extra to look for slam and no room left to show your distribution. Q 2 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠73♥ KQ532♦ AJ73 ♣J3

The bidding has proceeded: WEST NORTH EAST Pass Pass 1NT

SOUTH ?

What action would you take?

A - Pass. The primary requirement for bidding over an opponent’s one no trump is a good suit. This hand doesn’t have one. Even if we had some gadget available that would allow us to show both of our suits at the two-level, we would still pass.

Q 5 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A64♥ 98543♦ 94 ♣742

The bidding has proceeded: NORTH 1♠

EAST Dbl

SOUTH ?

What call would you make? A - Bid two spades. Many tournament players use a two-club bid over the double to show a sound raise to the two-level, leaving the simple raise to show a weakish hand like this. That’s great, but we would still bid two spades even without that gadget. Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 10 5 ♥ K Q 10 3 2 ♦ K ♣ 7 4 3

Q 3 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding has proceeded:

♠J8♥K53♦KQJ76♣J62

How would you proceed?

You are the dealer. What is your call? A - Pass. There are some 11-point hands that are worth an opening bid. This isn’t one of them. Secondary honors, queens and jacks (also 10s), are worth more when they are connected with other honors. The black jacks in this hand are isolated and may be worthless. Q 4 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 5 3 ♥ Q J 9 8 3 2 ♦ 3 ♣ 10 5

WEST

NORTH 1NT

EAST Pass

SOUTH ?

WEST

A - Playing transfers over one no trump, start with two diamonds and continue with two spades over the forced two-heart response. Should this locate a fit, you can consider slam prospects. Settle for three no trump otherwise. Without transfers, start with a Stayman two clubs and continue with a jump to three hearts should partner deny a major.

Answer:

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 3NT Pass

HIKER DECAY KNIGHT MINGLE

SOUTH 1♥ ?

The Army general who played in the tennis tournament was — HIGHLY RANKED

The bidding has proceeded:

(Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones welcome readers’ responses sent to tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

The Star’s on TWITTER

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

REKHI ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

CADYE THGINK NEMLIG

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

A: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: BATCH MONEY FIGURE JOYFUL Answer: When a lion is great at word puzzles, he’s known as “King — OF THE JUMBLE.”

For the latest in local news, visit www.AnnistonStar.com


THE CLASSIFIED CHALLENGE ACROSS 1 Michael who plays Alfred in many Batman movies 6 Mess maker 10 Remote 13 Lightweight synthetic 14 Nothing, in Nicaragua 15 Scheme in which three of four lines rhyme 16 First two reindeer named in Rudolph’s song 19 Jai __ 20 Fury 21 Baseball legend Mickey 22 It has a trunk but no wheels 24 Layered cookie 25 Use a mouse to move a file between folders, say 30 Queue between Q and U 33 Charged, infantry-style 34 The Beatles’ “Abbey __” 35 Administer, as justice, with “out” 36 Eden exile 37 Thorax organs 38 Thor’s father 39 Book part 40 Former Atlanta arena 41 Lopsided 42 Make a typo 43 List of behavioral recommendations 45 Cry of dismay 47 Ten-speed unit 48 Prisoner 50 “How can __ sure?” 51 Ring of light 55 2003 prequel subtitled “When Harry Met Lloyd” 58 Many Keats poems 59 Stunt rider Knievel 60 Sprinkles or drizzles 61 Was in first 18,__!” 2013 62Monday, “Don’tNovember touch that 63 Supplement

DOWN 1 Sonata ending 2 Inland Asian sea 3 “Casablanca” heroine 4 Diamond gem 5 Santa Barbara-to-Las Vegas dir. 6 Marching band percussion instruments 7 Freeway division 8 Unusual 9 Snits 10 Accounted for, as during calculations 11 36-Across’ second son

GOREN BRIDGE

12 Steak request 15 Diarist Frank 17 Nothing, in Nice 18 50-and-over org. 23 Critter before or after pack 25 Fall in folds 26 Plane tracker 27 Made “talent” from “latent,” e.g. 28 Prima __ 29 1980 De Niro film about a boxer 31 Clown heightener 32 Camp shelters

35 British heavy metal band with the album “Ace of Spades” 37 Not as tight as before 41 Cavity filler’s org. 43 Census gathering 44 Regard 46 Research sites 48 Revered entertainer 49 Naked 50 Inventor’s spark 52 Bone-dry 53 Gave for a while 54 Roughly 56 506, in old Rome 57 Bikini top

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Crossword,Sudoku Puzzle and Jumble solutions are included below.

WITH TANNAH HIRSCH & BOB JONES ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS Q 1- North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

Right-hand opponent passes. What action would you take?

♠ J 9 3 ♥ A K Q J 4 ♦ K Q 10 2 ♣ J

A - Open one heart. Some 10-point hands are worth opening. This is one of them. Five-five and six-four distributions with the honors concentrated in the long suits should be promoted aggressively.

What call would you make? A - Pass. You have a bit extra in both points and distribution, but not enough extra to look for slam and no room left to show your distribution. Q 2 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠73♥ KQ532♦ AJ73 ♣J3

The bidding has proceeded: WEST NORTH EAST Pass Pass 1NT

SOUTH ?

What action would you take?

A - Pass. The primary requirement for bidding over an opponent’s one no trump is a good suit. This hand doesn’t have one. Even if we had some gadget available that would allow us to show both of our suits at the two-level, we would still pass.

Q 5 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A64♥ 98543♦ 94 ♣742

The bidding has proceeded: NORTH 1♠

EAST Dbl

SOUTH ?

What call would you make? A - Bid two spades. Many tournament players use a two-club bid over the double to show a sound raise to the two-level, leaving the simple raise to show a weakish hand like this. That’s great, but we would still bid two spades even without that gadget. Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 10 5 ♥ K Q 10 3 2 ♦ K ♣ 7 4 3

Q 3 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding has proceeded:

♠J8♥K53♦KQJ76♣J62

How would you proceed?

You are the dealer. What is your call? A - Pass. There are some 11-point hands that are worth an opening bid. This isn’t one of them. Secondary honors, queens and jacks (also 10s), are worth more when they are connected with other honors. The black jacks in this hand are isolated and may be worthless. Q 4 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 5 3 ♥ Q J 9 8 3 2 ♦ 3 ♣ 10 5

WEST

NORTH 1NT

EAST Pass

SOUTH ?

WEST

A - Playing transfers over one no trump, start with two diamonds and continue with two spades over the forced two-heart response. Should this locate a fit, you can consider slam prospects. Settle for three no trump otherwise. Without transfers, start with a Stayman two clubs and continue with a jump to three hearts should partner deny a major.

Answer:

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 3NT Pass

HIKER DECAY KNIGHT MINGLE

SOUTH 1♥ ?

The Army general who played in the tennis tournament was — HIGHLY RANKED

The bidding has proceeded:

(Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones welcome readers’ responses sent to tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

The Star’s on TWITTER

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

REKHI ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

CADYE THGINK NEMLIG

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

A: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: BATCH MONEY FIGURE JOYFUL Answer: When a lion is great at word puzzles, he’s known as “King — OF THE JUMBLE.”

For the latest in local news, visit www.AnnistonStar.com


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