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12-05

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) - 6

(June 21-July 22) - 8

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - 8

Domestic comforts
draw you in. Focus on
immediate goals,
and leave long-term
concerns for later.
Clean and organize your
space, and settle into it.

Focus on personal
projects close to home.
Clean up a mess.Take
extra care of yourself.
A new haircut or style
polishes your
presentation.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - 8

Taurus

Leo

(April 20-May 20) - 7

(July 23-Aug. 22) - 5

Engage in private
conversations to refine
public statements.
Writing projects provide
satisfying results,
although distractions
could slow progress.
Focus on fundamentals.

Relax and enjoy peaceful
moments in privacy.
Meditate on where
you’ve been and where
you’re going.
Do what seems right,
even if nobody else
knows.

Gemini

Virgo

(May 21-June 20) - 9

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - 7

Focus on short-term
financial goals.
Strategize and plan.
Share resources
within your networks.
Figure out how to get
what you need with
what you have.

Collaborate with friends
to go further.
Focus on community
efforts for benefit now.
Handle urgencies and
leave long-term
planning for later.
Sidestep obstacles.

Aquarius

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - 7

You may encounter
blocked roads in your
exploration. Slow down
and look around to
discover alternate routes.
Sometimes deviations
can provide hidden
treasure.

Sagittarius

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - 9

There’s plenty of work.
Postpone what you can
to focus on immediate
priorities. Guard your
health and well-being
while keeping
(or changing) your
promises.

Pisces

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - 7

(Feb. 19-March 20) - 7

Focus on short-term
financial objectives.
Make sure your family
has what’s needed.
Think outside the box.
Stay in communication.
Share, barter and trade.

Relax, and take it easy.
Don’t give up if what
you try doesn’t work.
Anticipate obstacles.
Exceptional patience
may be required.
Family comes first.

3
9 6
1 8 2
3 4
4 2 7
1
7
3
9
1
8
6
1
5
2
4 7
9

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

Answer to
Previous Puzzle

MUTUNA

5
2
1
9
3
7
8
6
4

3
6
7
2
4
8
5
1
9

4
9
8
5
1
6
7
2
3

8
1
3
6
5
4
9
7
2

9
7
4
1
2
3
6
8
5

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

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

USEQT

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

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

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek .

VONEY
1205Sudoku.ccw

Easy

5

JUMBLE

2
5
6
7
8
9
3
4
1

6
3
9
4
7
2
1
5
8

7
4
5
8
9
1
2
3
6

1
8
2
3
6
5
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7

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All Rights Reserved.

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The difficulty level for today’s Sudoku puzzle is:

Scorpio

Listen closely to your
partner. Avoid automatic
reactions, and allow time
to cool irritations.
Avoid time-sucking
arguments, and handle
what’s happening now.
Work together.

EGDELP
Ans.
here:
Yesterday’s

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

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SUDOKU

Professional puzzles
have your attention.
Slow to avoid roadblocks
and barriers; sidestep
them or wait.
Handle urgent deadlines,
and postpone the rest.

(Answers tomorrow)
Jumbles: ELUDE
DERBY
BRIGHT
FILTHY
Answer: When the storm knocked out power to the
school, the students were — “DE-LIGHTED”

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

ACROSS
1 Place that can
precede the starts
of 20-, 30-, 36-,
46- and 52-Across
5 Spanish red wine
10 Office fill-in
14 Yours, in Tours
15 Sign up, in
Sussex
16 Jai __
17 The Volunteer St.
18 Putting the
squeeze on
20 *Company that
maintains
network
messages
22 Bygone Toyotas
25 Lets up
29 ’60s United
Nations secretary
general
30 *Apple music
player
33 Beauty at a ball
34 Ivan the Terrible,
e.g.
35 Crime family
leader
36 *Springsteen’s
ensemble
40 “Mazel __!”
42 Take a chance
43 Soft leather
46 *“My stars!”
49 Counterbalance
50 Instruments for
Yo-Yo Ma
51 Traveled like
Huck Finn
52 *Willa Cather
novel set in
Nebraska
57 Arms-aroundknees swimming
pool jump
60 Gillette brand
64 Curved molding
65 Written reminders
66 Worker finishing
an éclair
67 Invasive plant
68 Terse summons
from the boss
69 Bird that can
precede the starts
of 20-, 30-, 36-,
46- and 52Across
DOWN
1 __ Tuesday:
Mardi Gras
2 Chowed down
3 Potter pal
Weasley

4 Necessary
nutrients
5 Meal
6 Cross inscription
7 Baseball analyst
Hershiser
8 Kid around
9 “Not to
mention ... ”
10 Kilt pattern
11 Inventor Whitney
12 Superhero suffix
13 Animal that can
precede the starts
of 20-, 30-, 36-,
46- and 52Across
19 Employed
21 Painter Édouard
22 Long sandwich
23 Versatile vehicle,
for short
24 Soil acidity
measure
26 Most mournful
27 Eclectic musician
Brian
28 Prince, to a king
30 Grenoble’s river
31 Liver spread
32 Heavenly body
34 Drop of sadness
37 Old cereal box
no.
38 To the same
extent

39 Informal “No more
talk”
40 Twitch
41 Poetic tribute
44 Low grade
45 Itinerary approx.
47 Copied
genetically
48 Fat-reducing
procedure, briefly
49 Words ending a
threat
53 Quaint lodgings
54 Bassoon kin

55 Basketball Hall of
Famer Archibald
56 Grade sch. level
57 Animal that can
precede the starts
of 20-, 30-, 36-,
46- and 52Across
58 Single-malt datum
59 Family tree word
61 Longhorn State
sch.
62 DVR button
63 Genesis craft

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

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By Kurt Krauss
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