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PUZZLES

The difficulty level for today’s Sudoku puzzle is:

3 2

Medium

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

1 7
6 3

5 4
7

Answer to
Previous Puzzle

7

1
5
6
8
7
2
3
9
4

6

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

9
4
3
5
1
6
7
2
8

2
7
8
9
3
4
5
6
1

HOROSCOPE

3
1
2
7
4
5
6
8
9

4
6
7
3
8
9
1
5
2

5
8
9
6
2
1
4
7
3

6
9
4
2
5
3
8
1
7

7
3
5
1
9
8
2
4
6

8
2
1
4
6
7
9
3
5

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) - 8

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - 7

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - 9

Dreams distract from
work responsibilities.
Ignore rumors or gossip.
Envision how you’d like
things to go, and then
take one small step after
another.

Taurus
(April 20-May 20) - 8

Plan a trip, exploration or
adventure. Launch later;
avoid traffic or complications and do the research
before embarking.
Recharge and study the
options.

Gemini
(May 21-June 20) - 8

Prioritize positive balances in shared
accounts. Patiently hold
the line. A barrier could
cause financial delays,
traffic or misunderstandings. Resist expensive
temptations. Collaborate.

Negotiate and refine
plans with your partner.
Slow to avoid misunderstanding or upset.
Maintain patience
despite challenges. Wait
to advance.Talk about
dreams and possibilities.

Leo
(July 23-Aug. 22) - 9

Prioritize your work and
health. Slow down to finish faster. Avoid obstacles or accidents. Gentle
pressure gets farther
than force. Patiently
stretch and prepare.

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

Relax and enjoy simple
pleasures. Savor something delicious with
someone you love. Avoid
sparking arguments or
fuss. Share patient support with family.
Consider romantic
dreams.

CRYPTOQUOTE

Consider plans for
domestic renovation.
Delays, misunderstandings or traffic could complicate things. Plot your
dreams and visions.
Imagine, sketch and
research materials and
sources.

Patiently take charge for
what you want.Tempers
may be short. Don’t
antagonize anyone. Wait
for better conditions to
advance a personal project.

Scorpio

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - 7

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - 7

You can see what’s missing in your plot. Keep
secrets and confidences.
Postpone travel, shopping or financial discussions. Speculate on
inventive ideas.

Sagittarius
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - 8

Navigate challenging
obstacles around income
and finances. Expect
delays or mix-ups with
transport or communications. Don’t throw your
money around. Relax
and recharge.

By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

CITPH
RMACP
RAADIF
KRROBE

Pisces
(Feb. 19-March 20) - 7

Collaborate on a team
project while avoiding
meetings or gatherings.
Misunderstandings spark
easily and tempers may
be short. Patiently contribute your grain of
sand.

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
by mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek .

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

Retreat into your inner
sanctuary. Avoid travel,
risk or expense. Leave
your money where it is.
Imagine a dreamy outcome. Make plans and
preparations.

One letter stands for another.

BY BIL KEANE .

JUMBLE

Aquarius

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.

THE FAMILY CIRCUS

BRIDGE

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All Rights Reserved.

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SUDOKU

10-12

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

Answer
here:
Yesterday’s

(Answers tomorrow)
Jumbles: VIDEO
SUITE
FAMILY
THROAT
Answer: The young girl had never been able to read the
clock until today. This was her — FIRST TIME

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

ACROSS
1 Crosses by
wading
6 Bag-checking
org.
9 Juice buy
14 Spreads used
instead of butter
15 Bar passer, briefly
16 Latin bears
17 Crude carrier
19 De La Garza of
“FBI”
20 “Stop stalling!”
21 Like a stunt pilot’s
maneuvers
23 Disfigure
24 Part of an act
26 Notable biblical
birth
28 “Inferno” poet
30 Tour de France
saison
31 Gem set by itself
35 “She loves you”
followers, in song
39 What may be
before now?
40 Old nuclear agcy.
41 Chicago winter
hrs.
43 Statesman with
an eponymous
jacket
44 Court case
46 It’s useless to
argue with one
49 Predicament
51 “Speed Racer”
genre
52 Hikers’ flasks
56 Serena’s sister
59 Time to
remember
60 Twist in pain
62 Barbershop
sound
64 Kaka’ako crooner
66 Dramatic
descents, and a
hint to each set of
circles
68 Prenatal test,
informally
69 Circus closing?
70 Pigeon shelters
71 Like starfish
72 Legal thing
73 It’s quite a blast
DOWN
1 __ chain
2 Hodgepodges

10/12/21

By Alan Olschwang

3 Bit of antiquity
4 Punctuational
symbol of
completeness
5 U.S. ID issuer
6 Word before
heart or heed
7 Less lax
8 Skylit courts
9 Good thing to
spend with one’s
kids
10 Internet
acronym
11 “Ditto”
12 Approached
aggressively
13 Lachrymose
18 Swaying hip-hop
dance
22 Downed
25 “Rebel
Without a
Cause” co-star
27 Sign of success
29 Clock sound
31 Collector’s goal
32 Yossarian’s
“Catch-22”
tentmate
33 Island garland
34 Janet Yellen’s
field: Abbr.
36 Physicians’ org.

Monday’s Puzzle Solved

©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

37 Scary “2001”
computer
38 Fifth of a musical
series
42 Desk chair
feature
45 Admiral’s rear
47 ’70s tennis star
Ilie
48 Two fins
50 Gen-__
52 Aromatic closetlining wood

10/12/21

53 Barbecue draw
54 Child minder
55 Fertilizer
compound
57 Act in concert
58 Angle
calculations
61 Escaping-steam
sound
63 Verbal nudge
65 Step on it,
quaintly
67 BYU or NYU

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