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The Anniston Star

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blondie

HOROSCOPE By Bernice Bede Osol

Hagar the Horrible

Beetle Bailey

Snuffy Smith

Your tenacity and strength will be put to good use this year. Eliminate any of the doubts or uncertainty that have been holding you back. Your discipline and dedication will be a winning combination. Onlookers will be amazed by your accomplishments. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — When an older relative or friend needs a hand, you must exhibit patience. Go the extra mile to help them out, and realize that besides needing physical assistance, they may also be feeling lonely. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — A friend will be grateful for your empathy, and you will be able to offer helpful solutions. A key part of your popularity is your unselfish willingness to aid others. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Your work should be your top priority. Concentrate on finding the best possible way to complete your goals. Examine all your resources, even those you may have previously disregarded. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — There is progress ahead if you assert yourself in the workplace. Show your employer how devoted and capable you are, and your efforts will be remembered when opportunities arise. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be a leader, not a follower. You have unorthodox and original ideas that you should be sharing with others. People will be glad to come on board once your vision is presented. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You will

gain respect if you share your good will with your family and colleagues. Many organizations rely on volunteers for assistance, so choose a cause you believe in and offer your services. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Stay in the background and don’t share your secrets. Someone may decide to stir up trouble by turning your words against you. A person you considered dependable will disappoint you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Get active and shake up your routine by trying something new. Keep an open mind, gather with friends or family, and take part in a pastime that will stimulate your senses. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Someone close to you may need help. Be supportive and understanding, but don’t offer more time, effort or cash than you can afford. A financial gain is apparent. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t let your emotions dictate your course. Acting on impulse will lead to trouble. Take your time, remain calm, and voice your opinions clearly, or someone will take offense. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Be proactive and offer positive suggestions for streamlining and making improvements to your workplace. You’ll be rewarded for helping a co-worker solve a troubling problem. Be humble at all times. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Love is in the air. Improve your self-esteem by making time to indulge in a small pleasure. Prove to your partner that he or she is still first in your heart.

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 Theater attractions 6 Big fusses 11 Gallery display 14 Taxpayer’s worry 15 Real estate offering 16 Sinking ship signal 17 Takeout option 19 Wash. neighbor 20 Personal IDs 21 Ambulance destinations, for short 22 Comfy shoe 24 Biblical pronoun 26 Bic products 27 Subject for a meteorologist 33 Ross of the Supremes 34 “__ won’t be afraid”: “Stand By Me” lyric 35 French lady friend 36 Jerusalem’s land: Abbr. 37 Look after 41 Chicken __ king 42 Swindle 44 Prefix with classical 45 Bernese Alps peak 47 Bill Gates or Paul Allen, vis-à-vis Microsoft 51 Those, to Tomás 52 On an ocean liner, say 53 All for __: to no avail 56 Co. that merged into Verizon 57 Gas company with toy trucks 61 Egyptian snake 62 Summoned up 65 Curtain support 66 Shed __: cry 67 Muhammad Ali’s boxing daughter 68 Exec. moneyman, and a hint to 17-, 27-, 37-, 47- and 62-Across 69 Requirements 70 Aggravate

2 Comments from the confused 3 Supreme Norse god 4 __-Salem, N.C. 5 Fr. holy woman 6 1994 Denis Leary film about a crook who acts as an arbiter 7 Gut-punch reactions 8 Batman and Robin, e.g. 9 Italian tenor standard 10 Spiritual Arizona resort 11 “Keep dreaming” 12 Came by horse 13 Old Russian royal

DOWN Monday, April 7, 2014 1 Animal pouches

GOREN BRIDGE

18 Flower starter 23 Nick and Nora’s dog 25 Former Congressional gp. concerned with Communist infiltration 26 Univ. teacher 27 “The __ Kid”: ‘50s TV Western 28 Former Calif. NFLer 29 __ a kind: unique 30 Mental picture 31 Persian Gulf ship 32 Pretty close 33 Checker, e.g. 38 Provide critical comments for 39 Curious George cre-

ators Margret and H.A. 40 Actress Russo 43 Video file format 46 Boise resident 48 Trash bin 49 Old cowboy movies 50 Previously owned 53 Drug cop 54 Dating from 55 High hairstyle 56 Happy 58 Emerald Isle 59 Normandy battleground 60 One-horse carriage 63 Dixie general 64 St. Pete’s state

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

WITH TANNAH HIRSCH & BOB JONES ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

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

The bidding:

♠ A Q 10 9 6 3 ♥ 8 6 3 ♦ 8 4 ♣ 9 6

What call would you make?

NORTH 1NT

EAST Pass

SOUTH ?

WEST

A - A good suit is the primary requirement when you overcall one no trump. This is about the minimum acceptable strength, so we would bid two spades at this vulnerability.

A - Should you employ transfers, bid two hearts, showing five spades, and re-bid three hearts, showing four or more hearts as well. If transfers are not part of your system, start with two clubs, Stayman, and continue with a jump to three spades should partner bid two diamonds.

Q 2 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

Q 5 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

♠ K 2 ♥ 10 ♦ K J 9 6 5 2 ♣ K 7 5 4

♠ A K 9 7 2 ♥ 9 8 ♦ A ♣ K 10 8 7 3

The bidding:

The bidding:

SOUTH ?

WEST

What call would you make? A - This is the kind of problem you face after an overcall like in question #1. Remember that making nine tricks is usually much easier than 11. You have a spade stopper, so bid three no trump. This problem would be much more difficult had the overcall been two hearts. Q 3 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A8762♥ 754♦ 9 ♣AQ93

The bidding:

WEST NORTH EAST 1♦ Pass 2♦

SOUTH ?

What call would you make?

A - You might have stumbled onto a robbery in progress. Bid two spades before you are stolen blind. Q 4 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A8764♥ J863♦ AJ ♣43

SOUTH 1♠ ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 2♠ Pass

What call would you make? A - “Five-five, come alive” is an old bridge adage. This hand needs very little to make a game. Bid four spades! Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠AKQ43♥ Q75♦ A62 ♣A5

As dealer, what call would you make? A - Some players would promote this hand, because of the five-card suit, and open two no trump. We agree with that concept, but prefer that the five-card suit be a minor suit. Open one spade. (Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones welcome readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. E-mail responses may be sent to tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

Answer:

EAST 2♠

SNIFF AGENT DIVIDE BOTTOM

NORTH 1NT

The student forgot to go to school because he was — ABSENT-MINDED

Right-hand opponent opens one no trump. What call would you make?

The Star’s ON TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

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

FINSF ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

NATGE DEVIDI

TMOOBT

Saturday’s

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

-

A:

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: KOALA EVENT FEISTY HAIRDO Answer: The horse wasn’t feeling well because of — HAY FEVER

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


THE CLASSIFIED CHALLENGE ACROSS 1 Theater attractions 6 Big fusses 11 Gallery display 14 Taxpayer’s worry 15 Real estate offering 16 Sinking ship signal 17 Takeout option 19 Wash. neighbor 20 Personal IDs 21 Ambulance destinations, for short 22 Comfy shoe 24 Biblical pronoun 26 Bic products 27 Subject for a meteorologist 33 Ross of the Supremes 34 “__ won’t be afraid”: “Stand By Me” lyric 35 French lady friend 36 Jerusalem’s land: Abbr. 37 Look after 41 Chicken __ king 42 Swindle 44 Prefix with classical 45 Bernese Alps peak 47 Bill Gates or Paul Allen, vis-à-vis Microsoft 51 Those, to Tomás 52 On an ocean liner, say 53 All for __: to no avail 56 Co. that merged into Verizon 57 Gas company with toy trucks 61 Egyptian snake 62 Summoned up 65 Curtain support 66 Shed __: cry 67 Muhammad Ali’s boxing daughter 68 Exec. moneyman, and a hint to 17-, 27-, 37-, 47- and 62-Across 69 Requirements 70 Aggravate

2 Comments from the confused 3 Supreme Norse god 4 __-Salem, N.C. 5 Fr. holy woman 6 1994 Denis Leary film about a crook who acts as an arbiter 7 Gut-punch reactions 8 Batman and Robin, e.g. 9 Italian tenor standard 10 Spiritual Arizona resort 11 “Keep dreaming” 12 Came by horse 13 Old Russian royal

DOWN Monday, April 7, 2014 1 Animal pouches

GOREN BRIDGE

18 Flower starter 23 Nick and Nora’s dog 25 Former Congressional gp. concerned with Communist infiltration 26 Univ. teacher 27 “The __ Kid”: ‘50s TV Western 28 Former Calif. NFLer 29 __ a kind: unique 30 Mental picture 31 Persian Gulf ship 32 Pretty close 33 Checker, e.g. 38 Provide critical comments for 39 Curious George cre-

ators Margret and H.A. 40 Actress Russo 43 Video file format 46 Boise resident 48 Trash bin 49 Old cowboy movies 50 Previously owned 53 Drug cop 54 Dating from 55 High hairstyle 56 Happy 58 Emerald Isle 59 Normandy battleground 60 One-horse carriage 63 Dixie general 64 St. Pete’s state

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

WITH TANNAH HIRSCH & BOB JONES ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

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

The bidding:

♠ A Q 10 9 6 3 ♥ 8 6 3 ♦ 8 4 ♣ 9 6

What call would you make?

NORTH 1NT

EAST Pass

SOUTH ?

WEST

A - A good suit is the primary requirement when you overcall one no trump. This is about the minimum acceptable strength, so we would bid two spades at this vulnerability.

A - Should you employ transfers, bid two hearts, showing five spades, and re-bid three hearts, showing four or more hearts as well. If transfers are not part of your system, start with two clubs, Stayman, and continue with a jump to three spades should partner bid two diamonds.

Q 2 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

Q 5 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

♠ K 2 ♥ 10 ♦ K J 9 6 5 2 ♣ K 7 5 4

♠ A K 9 7 2 ♥ 9 8 ♦ A ♣ K 10 8 7 3

The bidding:

The bidding:

SOUTH ?

WEST

What call would you make? A - This is the kind of problem you face after an overcall like in question #1. Remember that making nine tricks is usually much easier than 11. You have a spade stopper, so bid three no trump. This problem would be much more difficult had the overcall been two hearts. Q 3 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A8762♥ 754♦ 9 ♣AQ93

The bidding:

WEST NORTH EAST 1♦ Pass 2♦

SOUTH ?

What call would you make?

A - You might have stumbled onto a robbery in progress. Bid two spades before you are stolen blind. Q 4 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A8764♥ J863♦ AJ ♣43

SOUTH 1♠ ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 2♠ Pass

What call would you make? A - “Five-five, come alive” is an old bridge adage. This hand needs very little to make a game. Bid four spades! Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠AKQ43♥ Q75♦ A62 ♣A5

As dealer, what call would you make? A - Some players would promote this hand, because of the five-card suit, and open two no trump. We agree with that concept, but prefer that the five-card suit be a minor suit. Open one spade. (Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones welcome readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. E-mail responses may be sent to tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

Answer:

EAST 2♠

SNIFF AGENT DIVIDE BOTTOM

NORTH 1NT

The student forgot to go to school because he was — ABSENT-MINDED

Right-hand opponent opens one no trump. What call would you make?

The Star’s ON TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

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

FINSF ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

NATGE DEVIDI

TMOOBT

Saturday’s

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

-

A:

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: KOALA EVENT FEISTY HAIRDO Answer: The horse wasn’t feeling well because of — HAY FEVER

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


THE CLASSIFIED CHALLENGE ACROSS 1 Theater attractions 6 Big fusses 11 Gallery display 14 Taxpayer’s worry 15 Real estate offering 16 Sinking ship signal 17 Takeout option 19 Wash. neighbor 20 Personal IDs 21 Ambulance destinations, for short 22 Comfy shoe 24 Biblical pronoun 26 Bic products 27 Subject for a meteorologist 33 Ross of the Supremes 34 “__ won’t be afraid”: “Stand By Me” lyric 35 French lady friend 36 Jerusalem’s land: Abbr. 37 Look after 41 Chicken __ king 42 Swindle 44 Prefix with classical 45 Bernese Alps peak 47 Bill Gates or Paul Allen, vis-à-vis Microsoft 51 Those, to Tomás 52 On an ocean liner, say 53 All for __: to no avail 56 Co. that merged into Verizon 57 Gas company with toy trucks 61 Egyptian snake 62 Summoned up 65 Curtain support 66 Shed __: cry 67 Muhammad Ali’s boxing daughter 68 Exec. moneyman, and a hint to 17-, 27-, 37-, 47- and 62-Across 69 Requirements 70 Aggravate

2 Comments from the confused 3 Supreme Norse god 4 __-Salem, N.C. 5 Fr. holy woman 6 1994 Denis Leary film about a crook who acts as an arbiter 7 Gut-punch reactions 8 Batman and Robin, e.g. 9 Italian tenor standard 10 Spiritual Arizona resort 11 “Keep dreaming” 12 Came by horse 13 Old Russian royal

DOWN Monday, April 7, 2014 1 Animal pouches

GOREN BRIDGE

18 Flower starter 23 Nick and Nora’s dog 25 Former Congressional gp. concerned with Communist infiltration 26 Univ. teacher 27 “The __ Kid”: ‘50s TV Western 28 Former Calif. NFLer 29 __ a kind: unique 30 Mental picture 31 Persian Gulf ship 32 Pretty close 33 Checker, e.g. 38 Provide critical comments for 39 Curious George cre-

ators Margret and H.A. 40 Actress Russo 43 Video file format 46 Boise resident 48 Trash bin 49 Old cowboy movies 50 Previously owned 53 Drug cop 54 Dating from 55 High hairstyle 56 Happy 58 Emerald Isle 59 Normandy battleground 60 One-horse carriage 63 Dixie general 64 St. Pete’s state

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

WITH TANNAH HIRSCH & BOB JONES ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

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

The bidding:

♠ A Q 10 9 6 3 ♥ 8 6 3 ♦ 8 4 ♣ 9 6

What call would you make?

NORTH 1NT

EAST Pass

SOUTH ?

WEST

A - A good suit is the primary requirement when you overcall one no trump. This is about the minimum acceptable strength, so we would bid two spades at this vulnerability.

A - Should you employ transfers, bid two hearts, showing five spades, and re-bid three hearts, showing four or more hearts as well. If transfers are not part of your system, start with two clubs, Stayman, and continue with a jump to three spades should partner bid two diamonds.

Q 2 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

Q 5 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

♠ K 2 ♥ 10 ♦ K J 9 6 5 2 ♣ K 7 5 4

♠ A K 9 7 2 ♥ 9 8 ♦ A ♣ K 10 8 7 3

The bidding:

The bidding:

SOUTH ?

WEST

What call would you make? A - This is the kind of problem you face after an overcall like in question #1. Remember that making nine tricks is usually much easier than 11. You have a spade stopper, so bid three no trump. This problem would be much more difficult had the overcall been two hearts. Q 3 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A8762♥ 754♦ 9 ♣AQ93

The bidding:

WEST NORTH EAST 1♦ Pass 2♦

SOUTH ?

What call would you make?

A - You might have stumbled onto a robbery in progress. Bid two spades before you are stolen blind. Q 4 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A8764♥ J863♦ AJ ♣43

SOUTH 1♠ ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 2♠ Pass

What call would you make? A - “Five-five, come alive” is an old bridge adage. This hand needs very little to make a game. Bid four spades! Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠AKQ43♥ Q75♦ A62 ♣A5

As dealer, what call would you make? A - Some players would promote this hand, because of the five-card suit, and open two no trump. We agree with that concept, but prefer that the five-card suit be a minor suit. Open one spade. (Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones welcome readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. E-mail responses may be sent to tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

Answer:

EAST 2♠

SNIFF AGENT DIVIDE BOTTOM

NORTH 1NT

The student forgot to go to school because he was — ABSENT-MINDED

Right-hand opponent opens one no trump. What call would you make?

The Star’s ON TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

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

FINSF ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

NATGE DEVIDI

TMOOBT

Saturday’s

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

-

A:

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: KOALA EVENT FEISTY HAIRDO Answer: The horse wasn’t feeling well because of — HAY FEVER

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

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