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The Anniston Star

Monday, May 12, 2014

Blondie

HOROSCOPE By Bernice Bede Osol

Hagar the Horrible

Beetle Bailey

Snuffy Smith

Aim for harmony in your business and personal relationships this year. You will fall short of your goals if you give in to self-doubt. Spend more time doing things that relax and revive you. Size up your situation until you know what you want, and make your dreams come true. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You are always ready to lend a hand, and it will win you many friends and valuable allies. An associate will provide the key needed to help you realize a professional opportunity. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You will be admired for your creative talents. You may be in a mood to party, but don’t give in to excess. Overindulgence will lead to stress and weight gain. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Problems with your partner may require professional help. If you are not getting the honest feedback you need, get legal advice. Taking a casual “wait and see” attitude could be costly. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You can’t take things at face value. Someone may be stretching the truth. Rather than depend on others, you will need to do some independent digging to get the real story. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This is not a good time to lend or borrow. Someone may try to take advantage of you. Steer clear of any loan requests, and keep tabs on your possessions.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Concentrate on personal pleasures rather than group involvements. Take time to pamper yourself. It will help dispel the worry and uneasiness that are distracting you from your goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It may be a favorable time to invest. Look into antiques, art or other objects that have the potential to increase in value. Choose items that also enrich your life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t be deceived by a fast talker. Your trusting nature could cost you. Rely on your instincts. If something seems too good to be true, stay away. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You will get ahead if you overcome your shyness. Others cannot help you until they know what you have to offer. Be self-assured and promote your assets and potential. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s important to clear up unfinished business and stay on top of small details. Do whatever it takes to prepare for obstacles that may stand between you and your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Your partner may be trying to keep something from you. If you are getting conflicting information, keep the conversation going until you find out exactly what’s going on. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t be deterred by cynics. Be committed to your choices, and you will be able to forge ahead and get what you want in the end.

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 Big-eyed birds 5 Spanish house 9 Witchy woman 14 Toy in the sand 15 For whom the memo is intended: Abbr. 16 Window sticker 17 Frozen breakfast brand 18 *Pre-performance audio test 20 Zap, as leftovers 22 Carnival city 23 Bunny features 24 Gallery display 25 *Area marked with police tape 28 New England whitefish 30 Pipe joint 31 “Huzzah!” 33 Singer Ronstadt 36 Puddle-bottom earth 39 Objects of worship 40 Historic timespan 41 Theater platform 43 Bench for flock members 44 Zapped while resisting arrest, say 46 Turbaned Punjabis 47 Quick hellos 48 Concur 50 *Disturbing potential, as of a gory film scene 54 Lbs. and ozs. 57 “All __ Jazz” 58 Crew blade 59 Spread out ungracefully 61 *Best possible poker hand 64 Athletic shoe brand 65 Many a low-budget flick 66 Bassoon cousin 67 Steam outlet 68 Horror or romance, e.g. 69 Sunbeams Monday, May 12, 2014 70 “Understood”

DOWN 1 La Scala production 2 Put money (on) 3 *Lasers at a rock concert, e.g. 4 Gin flavoring 5 Fidel or Raœl of Cuba 6 From __ Z 7 __ und Drang 8 Sharpshooter Oakley 9 Atlanta-based health org. 10 Fix, as a shoe 11 Humpback whale’s home 12 Mother-of-pearl 13 Lodge fellows 19 Supplied medicine to

GOREN BRIDGE

21 Word puzzle that involves a quotation 26 Waits at a light, say 27 School reunion organizer 29 Swindle 31 Shrill bark 32 Star pitcher 34 Wrath 35 Eight-time French Open champ Rafael 36 Cause a sensation, or what the first words of the answers to starred entries may do 37 “Blech!” 38 __ Moines 42 Bit of business attire

45 Demand from 47 Windbag’s bagful? 49 Overdoes the praise 50 Glistened 51 “Surprise Symphony” composer 52 Heroic behavior 53 Vacation island off Venezuela 55 Package-fastening rope 56 Fine-grained rock 57 Math course with sines and tans 60 Sitarist Shankar 62 “Do the Right Thing” director Spike 63 __ milk

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

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BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS

♠ 10 4 ♥ 10 6 ♦ A K 4 3 2 ♣ Q J 10 2

Right-hand opponent opens three spades. What call would you make? A - Many red-blooded men and women will feel the urge to bid with this hand, but it is not good enough to act at this level. Pass. Q 2 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠J86♥ Q3♦ A976532 ♣3

You are the dealer. What call would you make? A - We know, we know. This is a poor suit and a poor hand, but we cannot give away the one- and two-levels to the opponents at this vulnerability. Open three diamonds. Q 3 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding: EAST Pass Pass

SOUTH Pass ?

WEST NORTH Pass 1♣

What call would you make? A - Do not even think about jumping to two hearts to show a near opener. That is an old-fashioned concept that time has proven to be a poor idea. Bid one heart. Q 5 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 5 ♥ A Q 8 7 4 ♦ 10 8 7 ♣ J 3

The bidding: SOUTH 1♥ 2♠ ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass Pass 3♥ Pass

What call would you make? A - Partner has shown an invitational hand with three hearts and only four spades. He would have bid three spades with five of them. You have enough to accept. Bid four hearts.

♠ K 4 3 ♥ A 4 ♦ J 10 4 3 ♣ A Q 10 6

Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding:

♠ K 8 7 ♥ 9 8 7 5 ♦ K 10 9 4 ♣ K J

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass Pass 2♠ Pass

What call would you make?

The bidding: SOUTH Pass ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass

What call would you make?

Q 4 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A 7 5 ♥ A Q 10 8 2 ♦ 7 6 5 ♣ J 4

A - Should you be using the Drury convention, where a two-club response by a passed hand shows 10 points and a fit for opener’s major, this is the perfect time for it. Otherwise, don’t punish partner, who may have opened a bit light. Bid two spades.

Answer:

A - Partner has made a sign-off bid and we should usually respect that and pass. This hand, however, has reevaluated to 15-plus in support of spades. Bid three spades.

DOUBT CIVIC PAPAYA HOMELY

SOUTH 1♦ 1NT ?

The triger’s twin brother was a — COPYCAT

Q 1 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

(tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

The Star’s ON TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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LEMHOY

Check out the new, free JUST JUMBLE app

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

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

Print answer here: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: CRIMP CROAK DETACH ROCKET Answer: Dinner at the expensive steakhouse was — A RARE TREAT

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


THE CLASSIFIED CHALLENGE ACROSS 1 Big-eyed birds 5 Spanish house 9 Witchy woman 14 Toy in the sand 15 For whom the memo is intended: Abbr. 16 Window sticker 17 Frozen breakfast brand 18 *Pre-performance audio test 20 Zap, as leftovers 22 Carnival city 23 Bunny features 24 Gallery display 25 *Area marked with police tape 28 New England whitefish 30 Pipe joint 31 “Huzzah!” 33 Singer Ronstadt 36 Puddle-bottom earth 39 Objects of worship 40 Historic timespan 41 Theater platform 43 Bench for flock members 44 Zapped while resisting arrest, say 46 Turbaned Punjabis 47 Quick hellos 48 Concur 50 *Disturbing potential, as of a gory film scene 54 Lbs. and ozs. 57 “All __ Jazz” 58 Crew blade 59 Spread out ungracefully 61 *Best possible poker hand 64 Athletic shoe brand 65 Many a low-budget flick 66 Bassoon cousin 67 Steam outlet 68 Horror or romance, e.g. 69 Sunbeams Monday, May 12, 2014 70 “Understood”

DOWN 1 La Scala production 2 Put money (on) 3 *Lasers at a rock concert, e.g. 4 Gin flavoring 5 Fidel or Raœl of Cuba 6 From __ Z 7 __ und Drang 8 Sharpshooter Oakley 9 Atlanta-based health org. 10 Fix, as a shoe 11 Humpback whale’s home 12 Mother-of-pearl 13 Lodge fellows 19 Supplied medicine to

GOREN BRIDGE

21 Word puzzle that involves a quotation 26 Waits at a light, say 27 School reunion organizer 29 Swindle 31 Shrill bark 32 Star pitcher 34 Wrath 35 Eight-time French Open champ Rafael 36 Cause a sensation, or what the first words of the answers to starred entries may do 37 “Blech!” 38 __ Moines 42 Bit of business attire

45 Demand from 47 Windbag’s bagful? 49 Overdoes the praise 50 Glistened 51 “Surprise Symphony” composer 52 Heroic behavior 53 Vacation island off Venezuela 55 Package-fastening rope 56 Fine-grained rock 57 Math course with sines and tans 60 Sitarist Shankar 62 “Do the Right Thing” director Spike 63 __ milk

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

©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS

♠ 10 4 ♥ 10 6 ♦ A K 4 3 2 ♣ Q J 10 2

Right-hand opponent opens three spades. What call would you make? A - Many red-blooded men and women will feel the urge to bid with this hand, but it is not good enough to act at this level. Pass. Q 2 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠J86♥ Q3♦ A976532 ♣3

You are the dealer. What call would you make? A - We know, we know. This is a poor suit and a poor hand, but we cannot give away the one- and two-levels to the opponents at this vulnerability. Open three diamonds. Q 3 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding: EAST Pass Pass

SOUTH Pass ?

WEST NORTH Pass 1♣

What call would you make? A - Do not even think about jumping to two hearts to show a near opener. That is an old-fashioned concept that time has proven to be a poor idea. Bid one heart. Q 5 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 5 ♥ A Q 8 7 4 ♦ 10 8 7 ♣ J 3

The bidding: SOUTH 1♥ 2♠ ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass Pass 3♥ Pass

What call would you make? A - Partner has shown an invitational hand with three hearts and only four spades. He would have bid three spades with five of them. You have enough to accept. Bid four hearts.

♠ K 4 3 ♥ A 4 ♦ J 10 4 3 ♣ A Q 10 6

Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding:

♠ K 8 7 ♥ 9 8 7 5 ♦ K 10 9 4 ♣ K J

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass Pass 2♠ Pass

What call would you make?

The bidding: SOUTH Pass ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass

What call would you make?

Q 4 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A 7 5 ♥ A Q 10 8 2 ♦ 7 6 5 ♣ J 4

A - Should you be using the Drury convention, where a two-club response by a passed hand shows 10 points and a fit for opener’s major, this is the perfect time for it. Otherwise, don’t punish partner, who may have opened a bit light. Bid two spades.

Answer:

A - Partner has made a sign-off bid and we should usually respect that and pass. This hand, however, has reevaluated to 15-plus in support of spades. Bid three spades.

DOUBT CIVIC PAPAYA HOMELY

SOUTH 1♦ 1NT ?

The triger’s twin brother was a — COPYCAT

Q 1 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

(tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

The Star’s ON TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

IVCIC PPAAAY

LEMHOY

Check out the new, free JUST JUMBLE app

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

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

Print answer here: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: CRIMP CROAK DETACH ROCKET Answer: Dinner at the expensive steakhouse was — A RARE TREAT

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


THE CLASSIFIED CHALLENGE ACROSS 1 Big-eyed birds 5 Spanish house 9 Witchy woman 14 Toy in the sand 15 For whom the memo is intended: Abbr. 16 Window sticker 17 Frozen breakfast brand 18 *Pre-performance audio test 20 Zap, as leftovers 22 Carnival city 23 Bunny features 24 Gallery display 25 *Area marked with police tape 28 New England whitefish 30 Pipe joint 31 “Huzzah!” 33 Singer Ronstadt 36 Puddle-bottom earth 39 Objects of worship 40 Historic timespan 41 Theater platform 43 Bench for flock members 44 Zapped while resisting arrest, say 46 Turbaned Punjabis 47 Quick hellos 48 Concur 50 *Disturbing potential, as of a gory film scene 54 Lbs. and ozs. 57 “All __ Jazz” 58 Crew blade 59 Spread out ungracefully 61 *Best possible poker hand 64 Athletic shoe brand 65 Many a low-budget flick 66 Bassoon cousin 67 Steam outlet 68 Horror or romance, e.g. 69 Sunbeams Monday, May 12, 2014 70 “Understood”

DOWN 1 La Scala production 2 Put money (on) 3 *Lasers at a rock concert, e.g. 4 Gin flavoring 5 Fidel or Raœl of Cuba 6 From __ Z 7 __ und Drang 8 Sharpshooter Oakley 9 Atlanta-based health org. 10 Fix, as a shoe 11 Humpback whale’s home 12 Mother-of-pearl 13 Lodge fellows 19 Supplied medicine to

GOREN BRIDGE

21 Word puzzle that involves a quotation 26 Waits at a light, say 27 School reunion organizer 29 Swindle 31 Shrill bark 32 Star pitcher 34 Wrath 35 Eight-time French Open champ Rafael 36 Cause a sensation, or what the first words of the answers to starred entries may do 37 “Blech!” 38 __ Moines 42 Bit of business attire

45 Demand from 47 Windbag’s bagful? 49 Overdoes the praise 50 Glistened 51 “Surprise Symphony” composer 52 Heroic behavior 53 Vacation island off Venezuela 55 Package-fastening rope 56 Fine-grained rock 57 Math course with sines and tans 60 Sitarist Shankar 62 “Do the Right Thing” director Spike 63 __ milk

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

©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

BRIDGE

SOLUTIONS TO TODAY’S PUZZLES

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS

♠ 10 4 ♥ 10 6 ♦ A K 4 3 2 ♣ Q J 10 2

Right-hand opponent opens three spades. What call would you make? A - Many red-blooded men and women will feel the urge to bid with this hand, but it is not good enough to act at this level. Pass. Q 2 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠J86♥ Q3♦ A976532 ♣3

You are the dealer. What call would you make? A - We know, we know. This is a poor suit and a poor hand, but we cannot give away the one- and two-levels to the opponents at this vulnerability. Open three diamonds. Q 3 - Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding: EAST Pass Pass

SOUTH Pass ?

WEST NORTH Pass 1♣

What call would you make? A - Do not even think about jumping to two hearts to show a near opener. That is an old-fashioned concept that time has proven to be a poor idea. Bid one heart. Q 5 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 5 ♥ A Q 8 7 4 ♦ 10 8 7 ♣ J 3

The bidding: SOUTH 1♥ 2♠ ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass Pass 3♥ Pass

What call would you make? A - Partner has shown an invitational hand with three hearts and only four spades. He would have bid three spades with five of them. You have enough to accept. Bid four hearts.

♠ K 4 3 ♥ A 4 ♦ J 10 4 3 ♣ A Q 10 6

Q 6 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

The bidding:

♠ K 8 7 ♥ 9 8 7 5 ♦ K 10 9 4 ♣ K J

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass Pass 2♠ Pass

What call would you make?

The bidding: SOUTH Pass ?

WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass

What call would you make?

Q 4 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ A 7 5 ♥ A Q 10 8 2 ♦ 7 6 5 ♣ J 4

A - Should you be using the Drury convention, where a two-club response by a passed hand shows 10 points and a fit for opener’s major, this is the perfect time for it. Otherwise, don’t punish partner, who may have opened a bit light. Bid two spades.

Answer:

A - Partner has made a sign-off bid and we should usually respect that and pass. This hand, however, has reevaluated to 15-plus in support of spades. Bid three spades.

DOUBT CIVIC PAPAYA HOMELY

SOUTH 1♦ 1NT ?

The triger’s twin brother was a — COPYCAT

Q 1 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

(tcaeditors@tribune.com.)

The Star’s ON TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

IVCIC PPAAAY

LEMHOY

Check out the new, free JUST JUMBLE app

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

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

Print answer here: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: CRIMP CROAK DETACH ROCKET Answer: Dinner at the expensive steakhouse was — A RARE TREAT

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

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