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05-16

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) - 9

(June 21-July 22) - 7

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - 9

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - 7

Leo

Taurus

(July 23-Aug. 22) - 7

(April 20-May 20) - 8

Support your partner and
be supported. Strengthen
your collaboration by
keeping your side of the
bargain. Share results
and new tricks.
Coordinate and strategize.

Gemini

The gentle approach
works best at home with
family. Make improvements after figuring out
what’s wanted and
needed. It’s a good time
to talk.

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

(May 21-June 20) - 8

Edit communications
carefully. Impracticalities
and foundational weakness become apparent.
Once the message is polished and approvals are
complete, share it far and
wide.

Focus on immediate
actions to handle urgencies. Clean up the mess
later. Communications
issued now go the distance with long-lasting
results.Take care of business.

SUDOKU

The difficulty level for today’s Sudoku puzzle is:

3
9
1

7

Move quickly to catch a
profitable windfall.
Compute expenses, and
provide excellent service.
Emotions could affect
your workplace. Adapt to
changes. Find a hidden
opportunity.

Scorpio
Use your power responsibly.You don’t want to
run over anyone. Keep a
diplomatic tone as you
advance a personal project. Communications go
further than expected.

Sagittarius

(Feb. 19-March 20) - 7

Peaceful settings soothe
your spirit.You’re especially sensitive. Alternate
between physical exercise and quiet reverie.
Consider the words of
elders and ancestors.
Rest and think.

Get adventurous. Get out
and explore a curious
subject. Can you mix
business with pleasure?
Enjoy classes, conferences and workshops.
Learn new tricks, and
share them.

Easy

1

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

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

3
2

1
4 8

8
2
1
4
3
7
5
9
6

3
9
7
6
5
8
1
2
4

6
4
5
9
1
2
7
8
3

5
3
6
2
9
4
8
1
7

9
7
8
1
6
5
3
4
2

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.

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

DPATA
NYOEKM

Answer to
Previous Puzzle

CRYPTOQUOTE

BY BIL KEANE .

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek .

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6

THE FAMILY CIRCUS

JUMBLE

VIWEA

8

9

Consider professional
assignments and opportunities. A challenge or
competition requires
dedication. Begin a testing period. Focus and
winning is entirely possible. Get team support.

Pisces

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - 6

3 6
9 7

6
5

Aquarius
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - 8

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - 8

5

2
3 7

Resolve structural breakdowns with teams and
committees. Confer with
allies, and keep communication channels open.
Replace something volatile with something
secure. Stay cool.

Get the free JUST JUMBLE app • Follow us on Twitter @PlayJumble

Set duties and responsibilities aside for a bit, and
go have fun. Plan an
adventure with someone
beloved. Devote yourself
to the pursuit of happiness.

2
1
4
7
8
3
9
6
5

7
5
2
8
4
1
6
3
9

4
8
9
3
7
6
2
5
1

1
6
3
5
2
9
4
7
8

RNYETD

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

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All Rights Reserved.

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Manage practical
expenses and payments
with shared accounts.
Study the matter, and
update financial plans.
Discuss priorities, and
make sure you’re on the
same page.

“

”
(Answers tomorrow)

Yesterday’s

Jumbles: LILAC
MONEY
SIDING
CONVEX
Answer: Mary Shelley’s success as an author was a
result of her having — NOVEL IDEAS

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

ACROSS
1 Expert in Islamic
law
6 Classroom tools
12 Nation partly in
the Arctic Circle
14 Left
15 “I didn’t lie!”
16 Select, as a jury
17 Classic 1818
novel
19 Otoscope target
20 Unnamed
character in
17-Across
24 In a calculating
way
27 Antipoverty agcy.
28 Actor Stephen
29 Prefix with plus
31 Reduce in status
35 Author of
17-Across
37 Slapstick
reaction
39 Borrow, but not
really
40 “__ you serious?”
41 Talk and talk
43 Namely
47 1974 portrayer of
17-Across
52 “__ scale of 1 to
10 ... ”
53 1931 portrayer of
20-Across
56 King in 1 Kings
59 Shoulder piece
60 Like some rural
bridges
61 July 4, 1776,
notables
62 Green field?
63 Campus figures
DOWN
1 Kind of heart
valve
2 Easily led astray
3 Rich dessert
4 Something to do
5 Map box
6 “Did my heart
love till now?”
speaker
7 Detach, as a
dress pattern

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By Jeffrey Wechsler

8 Isn’t straight
9 Big stretch
10 Deeply regret
11 Mo. town
12 High winds
13 Honolulu-born
singer
14 Go back for a
second helping
18 A dandelion’s
are called
blowballs
21 Fox NFL analyst
Aikman
22 “Ick!”
23 Fled
25 Future JD’s
exam
26 Mongolian tent
30 Shaggy rug from
12-Across
32 Kosovo
neighbor: Abbr.
33 Surfeit
34 How-to
presentation
35 Bearing
36 Prominent New
York City feature
37 Give a little
38 Not post-

Wednesday’s Puzzle Solved

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42 Short dogs, for
short
44 Like some
scarves
45 Works out
46 Last family to
keep a White
House cow
48 Dangerous
virus
49 Lennon love
song

5/16/19

50 Twist
51 Fleet
54 Heated state
55 Large green
moth
56 One may
be choked
back
57 Dedicatee of
49-Down
58 __ alone: not to
mention

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