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12-14

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) - 8

(June 21-July 22) - 8

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - 9

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - 8

Taurus

Follow your heart,
especially today.
Your luck goes the
distance. Choose your
path carefully,
and put your talent
to work.
Create something
beautiful.

Leo
(July 23-Aug. 22) - 7

(April 20-May 20) - 9

Collaborate with a
partner to magnify the
impact of your efforts.
Invest in a shared dream.
Consider all possibilities.
You can get whatever
you need.

Gemini

Look at things from
another’s view.
Listen to what your
family wants, and let
them know they’ve been
heard. Enjoy domestic
comforts together.

Virgo
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - 8

(May 21-June 20) - 8

Get your mind around a
groundbreaking idea.
Consider another view
philosophically.
Prioritize obligations to
make space for new
possibilities.
Start with the basics.

The workload intensity
rises. Get the whole
gang to help out.
Creative partnerships
produce brilliant
solutions.The truth gets
revealed in a lovely way.

SUDOKU

The difficulty level for today’s Sudoku puzzle is:

Profitable ventures
require your attention.
Cajole someone into
paying up.
Follow through on what
you said you’d deliver.
You can accomplish
great things.

1

You can do more than
you thought.
Discover more options
than you knew about.
Pursue an enticing
opportunity that grows a
personal passion project.

Sagittarius

8
5
2 9
4
7

Pisces
Relax and enjoy the
scenery. Adapt the
itinerary as you go along.
Advance your
educational agenda
through research,
study and exploration.
You’re gaining wisdom.

You’re especially
sensitive and intuitive.
Keep your feet on the
ground. Wait for better
conditions, rather than
risk slipping backwards.
Develop an innovative
idea.

5
1

6 3

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

LNAFEL

7
3
2
4
9
1
5
8
6

4
6
1
5
8
2
3
7
9

5
9
8
7
6
3
1
4
2

3
5
4
6
2
7
8
9
1

8
7
9
1
3
5
2
6
4

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

SATEE

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

PRUNS
1214Sudoku.ccw

4

4

Go for the big prize.
Assume authority with a
career opportunity,
and go further than
expected. Dress for
success, and ask
friends for support.
(Feb. 19-March 20) - 8

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - 6

3 9 6

2

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - 8

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - 9

5 9
3

3
8

Aquarius

Scorpio

Medium

3 2
8

Your team is hot.
Far horizons beckon.
Follow hunches and
intuition.You don’t have
to start from scratch.
Look at what you have
differently.

1
2
6
8
4
9
7
5
3

6
1
3
9
7
8
4
2
5

9
8
5
2
1
4
6
3
7

2
4
7
3
5
6
9
1
8

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All Rights Reserved.

Check out the new, free JUST JUMBLE app

Review budgets,
spreadsheets and
numbers to revise plans
for family priorities.
Monitor investments and
savings. Get advice from
someone experienced.
Good news comes
from afar.

YUSANE
Answer
here:
Yesterday’s

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

(Answers tomorrow)
Jumbles: ROYAL BUNCH
SEASON
SHOULD
Answer: The woodwind player went fishing with his
buddy and hoped to catch a — BASS SOON

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

ACROSS
1 Place for peas or
z’s
4 Bridge measure
8 Like traffic at a
bottleneck
14 “Norma __”
15 She famously
said “Play it” to
49-Across
16 Saved to watch
later
17 Horace’s “__
Poetica”
18 Year-end
rewards
20 One-step-at-atime toy
22 “Only __”: NPR
sports program
23 Silver State
capital
26 “The Mindy
Project” actor
Barinholtz
29 Well-endowed
org.?
30 McKellen and
McShane
31 Said further
33 Real estate unit
34 Acted bullish?
35 Classic TV intro
which can be
applied to the
starts of the four
other longest
puzzle answers
41 Volunteer’s offer
42 “Vaya con __”
43 Attach with string
44 Half of half-andhalf
45 Flower painted by
van Gogh
49 See 15-Across
50 Bad break
52 Really worry
55 __ Tunes
56 Dugout
loudmouth
60 Horseplayer’s
hangout, for short
61 “Good News”
Grammy winner
Kathy
62 Workshop gadget
63 Opposite of
paleo64 Wimps
65 Cheek or lip
66 “Yakety __”: rock’n’-roll novelty hit
DOWN
1 “Donnie __”:
Depp film

2 Part of a winter
hat
3 Appetite
4 Michael Moore
film about
healthcare
5 “No more
fighting!”
6 Pack animal
7 “Don’t think so”
8 Cheap smoke
9 Actress Fey
10 Egg cell
11 Trident-carrying
god
12 “My goodness”
13 Pigs out (on), for
short
19 Creatures in
caves
21 Pres. advisory
team
24 “The Alienist”
novelist Caleb
25 Boss’ demand
often followed by
“now!”
27 Shrewd
28 Circular current
31 Tori of pop
32 Head-slapper’s
cry
33 Long, long time
35 Search engine
results

36 Director Kazan
37 Basic principles
38 Big head
39 Sandy
sediment
40 Like a really bad
comedy skit
44 Fictional detective
Mr. __
45 U.N. workers’
agcy.
46 Sentences that
need fixing
47 Summer drink

48 Posh stadium
seating
50 Hindu princes
51 “The
Highwayman”
poet
53 “Hair” parts
54 Biblical pronoun
56 Big name in
luxury autos
57 __ de cologne
58 Rite Aid
competitor
59 Soul maker

ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:

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By Ed Sessa
(c)2017 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

12/14/17

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