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COMICS &

02-23

PUZZLES

HOROSCOPE

BRIDGE

BY LINDA BLACK

Tribune Media Service

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries

Cancer

Libra

Capricorn

(March 21-April 19) - 7

(June 21-July 22) - 6

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - 7

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - 7

Focus on the job at hand.
Read the fine print before
signing anything. Ignore
rumors or gossip.
Forgive miscommunications, but keep written
records.

Lay low and recuperate.
Finish your work in private. Learn a valuable
trick.Take things slow, as
the possibility of error is
high.

Adapt to current circumstances. Avoid extra
expense or hassle.
Proceed with caution;
traffic or obstacles could
cause delays. Listen to
the news for updates.

Aquarius

(July 23-Aug. 22) - 7

(April 20-May 20) - 7

Support a friend who’s
going through a rough
patch. Pull together in a
community effort. Have
patience with misunderstandings. Serve with
empathy and compassion.

Income and expenses
can fluctuate. Grab a
chance to make some
extra cash. Minimize
financial risks, and hold
off on something you
don’t really need.

Gemini

Virgo

(May 21-June 20) - 8

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - 7

Scorpio

Prioritize fun with family
and someone attractive.
Anticipate some disagreement. Old assumptions get challenged.
Forgive small transgressions and insensibilities.
Apologize whenever
appropriate. Love is fundamental.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - 7

Review the actual numbers before making a
decision. Don’t believe
everything you hear.The
sales pitch may not
match the true quality.

Sagittarius
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - 7

Pisces

Compromise is necesKeep
taking
care
of
busisary
to get anything
yourself for now. Save
ness,
one
step
at
a
time.
done.You
won’t have to
energy for existing
defer gratification forresponsibilities and keep Let go of a preconcepplotting. Pamper yourself tion. Look at the situation ever. Listen to a variety
with small pleasures like from a different perspec- of views before chooshot water and bubbles.
tive.
ing.
Keep personal dreams to (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - 7

SUDOKU

The difficulty level for today’s Sudoku puzzle is:

6

7 4
3
8
3

5
9 6
7

6
6

Relax at home with family. Household duty calls.
Don’t take on any new
challenges yet. Postpone
travel. Decrease stress
every way you can.

9
4
3 1
8

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

Answer to
Previous Puzzle

NIESUG

1
3
6
4
8
7
9
5
2

8
9
7
1
2
5
6
4
3

5
2
4
9
6
3
8
1
7

9
8
3
5
4
6
2
7
1

4
7
1
2
3
8
5
9
6

AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW

WISHING WELL

HERE IS A PLEASANT LITTLE GAME that will give you a message every day. It’s a numerical puzzle designed to spell out your fortune.
Count the letters in your first name. If the number of letters is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the number is less than 6, add 3. The result
is your key number. Start at the upper left-hand corner and check one of your key numbers, left to right. Then read the message
the letters under the checked figures give you. © King Features Syndicate, Inc. 2000. World rights reserved

PLUGGERS

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

CYITH

One letter stands for another.
In this sample, A is used for the three L’s, X for the two O’s, etc. Single letters, apostrophes,
the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different.

BY BILL KEANE .

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek .

Fill in the grid so that every row,
every column and every 3x3 grid
contains the digits 1 through 9
with no repeats.

CRYPTOQUOTE

THE FAMILY CIRCUS

JUMBLE

RFOEF
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Medium

7 1 8 5
2

3 4

(Feb. 19-March 20) - 5

6
5
2
7
1
9
4
3
8

2
4
5
8
7
1
3
6
9

3
1
8
6
9
4
7
2
5

7
6
9
3
5
2
1
8
4

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All Rights Reserved.

CANUNE

Check out the new, free JUST JUMBLE app

Taurus

Leo

Get out and move your
body to grow your heart
stronger.The workload or
chaos factor could
increase. Rest well, and
nurture your health.

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

Answer
here:
Yesterday’s

(Answers tomorrow)
Jumbles: MESSY
DOUSE
FLINCH
EMBODY
Answer: The company couldn’t make a profit selling
origami, so the — BUSINESS FOLDED

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES DAILY CROSSWORD
Edited by Rich Norris & Joyce Nichols Lewis

ACROSS
1 Med. recording
4 Type sizes
9 “__, then ... ”
13 __ Post: Nassau
County, N.Y.
school
14 Spectacle
15 Haunted house
sound
16 Letters on a
communications
corp. logo
17 *Dog that really
needs a bath?
19 The Gray Lady of
the press: Abbr.
20 Exile of 1979
21 Els on greens
22 *Donkey that has
mastered the
hurdles?
26 AB negative,
among blood
types
27 Cockpit no.
28 Prepared
29 Big Ben feature
30 Odysseus’ faithful
dog
32 *Holiday
employment
schedule in
“Animal Farm”?
39 Friend of
d’Artagnan
40 Unsullied
41 One-fifth of MD
44 Swindle
45 Any Beatle, say
47 *Offer to acquire
a rising agent?
51 Give one final
flicker
52 Greatly reduced
sea
53 Old possessive
55 When required ...
or a terse hint to
solving the
starred clues
58 Where Simone
Biles won four
golds
59 Welsh actor
Roger
60 Subway
entrance
61 Lake Mich. state
62 Criteria: Abbr.
63 Thompson of
“Creed”
64 Org. with a tee in
its logo

By Jeffrey Wechsler

DOWN
1 Joie de vivre
2 Lockup
3 Throaty
4 Hunter’s need
5 Trap during winter
6 Sound on some
San Francisco
streets
7 Small batteries
8 Muddy abode
9 “__ very hard,
and ... play very
hard”: Maya
Angelou
10 Regional animal
groups
11 “Forrest Gump”
actor
12 Most stale
17 Voids
18 Bully
23 __ toast
24 Baby food array
25 Bit of aquatic life
26 Nutritional fig.
30 Cadillac compact
31 Hue of many
Renaissance
drawings
33 Long list
substitute, briefly
34 “Cat on __ Tin
Roof”
35 Xperia maker

2/23/18
Thursday’s Puzzle Solved

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36 Best
37 Causing to foam
38 Marshy expanse
41 Pleasures shared
by Churchill and
Castro
42 It might be stuffed
at home
43 Like one who is
beside oneself?
45 How land prices
are often
calculated

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46 Lean (on)
48 Stab
49 Refreshing
spot
50 Range with one
end in
Kazakhstan
54 Small figure
wielding much
force?
56 Del. winter hrs.
57 Jeanne d’Arc,
e.g.: Abbr.

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