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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009

Sudoku

DAILY LOTTERY 5 18 23 31 38 Meganumber: 20 Jackpot: \$63M

Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The difficulty level ranges from ★ (easiest) to ★★★★★ (hardest).

1 12 29 38 39 Meganumber: 19 Jackpot: \$16M 7 10 25 27 30 MIDDAY: 0 0 0 EVENING: 7 6 3 1st: 11 Money Bags 2nd: 03 Hot Shot 3rd: 12 Lucky Charms RACE TIME: 1:47.41

MYSTERY PHOTO

Leslie Thomas news@smdp.com The first person who can correctly identify where this image was captured wins a prize from the Santa Monica Daily Press. Send answers to editor@smdp.com. Hint: It’s not on the promenade.

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, California State laws and California Lottery regulations will prevail. Complete game information and prize claiming instructions are available at California Lottery retailers. Visit the California State Lottery web site at http://www.calottery.com

NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY

King Features Syndicate

GETTING STARTED There are many strategies to solving Sudoku. One way to begin is to examine each 3x3 grid and figure out which numbers are missing. Then, based on the other numbers in the row and column of each blank cell, find which of the missing numbers will work. Eliminating numbers will eventually lead you to the answer. SOLUTIONS TO YESTERDAY’S PUZZLE

CHUCK

SHEPARD

■ A nine-hour, 16-officer search of the home of alleged drug kingpin Michael Difalco, near Lakeland, Fla., in March, apparently was not exciting enough. Surveillance video (from Difalco's security system) released by police in September showed that the easily distracted officers also took time out to play spirited frames of bowling on Difalco's Wii game. Since the detectives were unaware of the camera, they uninhibitedly pumped their fists and shouted gleefully with every strike. Police supervisors acknowledged the unprofessional behavior but said the search nonetheless was productive. ■ Bombastic financier R. Allen Stanford was able to maintain secrecy in the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme he allegedly operated for years out of a bank in Antigua because he and Antigua's chief bank regulator had met in secret in 2003 and taken an actual "blood oath" of loyalty. The hematic bonding was revealed by Stanford's No. 2 executive, James Davis, who pleaded guilty in August in federal court in Houston.

TODAY IN HISTORY Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls. Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas. Death of King Gustavus Adolphus the Great of Sweden in the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years War. Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted. The first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot is submitted for publication. American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.

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Santa Monica Daily Press, November 06, 2009
Santa Monica Daily Press, November 06, 2009

The daily newspaper of record for the City of Santa Monica and surrounding areas.