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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 834

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BY HENRY BOLTINOFF CM y u a co o c CO to 1 by David L. Hoyt Sunday Puzzle ACROSS CLUE ANSWER ARNTSEG PTSREIC AAR E MESE CTIOPLA LRYEAID co 0) u. c 3 8 I. Peculiar 6. Muscles 8. Region 9. Appear I I. Of local or temporary interest 12. Easily DOWN I Find at least six differences in details between panels 3 O c it: o CO CLUE Neptune's weapon In a different form A large city Falter Pattern Potato ANSWER DIRTTEN WA E N LATAATN MUTSELB ESTLICN SDPU 1 rrn s rt i i H i 1 44' c 0) X XI n O) c BONUS (2 words) How to play Complete the crossword puzzle by looking at the clues and unscrambling the answers. When the puzzle is complete, unscramble the circled letters to solve the BONUS. CLUE: This actor's real last name was Crocetti o O uttJmvi uwvQ-Q pndg-oot H9uS-0Z M"-VZl I'oi-VU ut5-ve JV-V deoMJ.-V9 euus-vi :ga3MSNV . 6061 1 or o o X 1999 Tribune Media Services. Inc & Hoyt Designs. All Rights Reserved Send comments to TMS - 435 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400, Chicago, I ilr-R I TV r . . THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Henri Arnold and Mike Arglrlon Unscramble these six Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form six ordinary words. Hope I can borrow the money bank" - that scrambled word game! By HfcNHI AHNOLD and MIKE AHGIRION The letters of these crazy words are all mixed up. To play the game, put them back into the right order so that they make real words you can find In your dictionary. Write the letters of each real word under each crazy word, Out only one letter to a square. I SALOON ! RALCOR I I I I I I LA; CI 999 Tnbuna Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PERRAY KAR i i i k A I 1 k IROING WIMS ' n I Q s tnunun AcTSflAREELriGLEErispRAY VV ARJF fL L k L.iL.A JLJi-LIliL. e jja 1L iiAi - -LL .L AiL "iA.B.lJl n .AAiL s L JLH H E R s L K ALJ S jS A S S GH A T El. .'.J "I S L E 1 L I L Y C C A G Y Jc P R a s s n s r"l"I"is i n s ns a g eT h e SLSLL G LA J.JSiA. A R JLiliL R s E J Z. A lTlJE N T I "reHe o'ns JW I P ed ME N DUG A LirZlS I PLfL I N U. iJS, G E JLiL JL N SIS C I G A RL O VJ'"'' -'1 O R Ot'ZJO H Oil L E EK EMAIL nc ANSpDEMONSLACE A AJ.X A R. SLILR. A l ill u s j a cLJ M U L Ti JO W N S JESS EI, 1 A N T N E L Y OL U B Ttj ATM "bl iU C L A Li.! I 1L E G OjljA R G O F fo P H E L I A A JL.P JAX "1 A H . JL A Ail 1 J AH jyi o AJUii XJOJLX-L iLUl. P E 1 T I E R J T e In Id i, Js" t 1 e I a 1 l LJ e 1 l I s 1 e ir o U) a CL c O w . O w c LYZA I 1 I 4 I WHO WS TDNTO LOOKING FOR IN THE BANK? Y"i 1 I JELGAN I I Y N I I kJ Iw APEARD ri k j k j I BINNEG i ri i WHAT MOM SAIP WHEN SHE DROPPEP EGO ON HER APRON. n Color me1 01 999 Trtxjne Mode Service. Inc. , Al Rtghu Rueivad. Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon. You are now ready to solve today's Jumble For Kids. Sludy the picture for a hint. Then play around with the letters In the circles. You'll find you can put them In order so that they make your funny answer. PRINT YOUR ANSWER IN THE CIRCLES BELOW . ... rue r ON the " f Y Y Y1 rYYYY Y Y Y k A AK AK A kAAAAAAA -i . ....... . , , , i r O B B I E S Bridge Quiz by Steve Becker BEGINNER'S CORNER Sheinwold's Bridge by Frank Stewart South dealer E-W vulnerable NORTH K 1097643 064 109 8 rnnii ' m m 6 m m w ffi 0 -tit. m ' 5 i i m PI m mm it ii m u m m m m m e mm, m EAsf 82 ?542 OKQ10 Q8754 WEST None ?KJ97 OAJ8732 K32 Chess moves Nisipeanu Ivanchuk 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qd2 dxc6 7. Nc3 Qe7 8. Be2 Nf6 9. 0-0 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 Qxe4 11. Rel 0-0 12. Bd3 Qd5 13. b4 Bxf2ch?? 14. Qxf2 Resigns Solution to Beginner's Corner: 1. ... Qhlch! 2. Kxhl Bf3 (a double-check) mate. abcdefgh BLACK MATES IN 2 Hint: Set up a double-check. IVANCHUK BLUNDERS after 13. M Ivanchuk Chess by Shelby Lyman An enigma of recent years is the decline of Anatoly Karpov probably one of the top five players in the history of the game. At the beginning of 1995, Karpov was the world's second-ranked player only a small step behind Garry Kasparov. Today, Kasparov would be expected to win hands down over his once-formidable rival who is now ranked only 10th in the world. Why the steep decline? At 48, Karpov is admittedly past his peak, but years do not tell the whole story. Consider Viktor Korchnoi, the bitter protagonist of Karpov's youth. At the anomalous age of 68, he is ranked 16th in the world. In 1995, he was only 23rd. And Jan Timman for many years a top player and only months younger than Karpov has virtually the same rating he had five years ago. A clue to Karpov's waning performance is to be found in his one-sided defeat in a recent exhibition match with Viswa-nathan Anand. Both players were allowed to use computers and databases to aid their analysis. Surprisingly, Karpov was awkward with even the simple mechanics of computer use. If b IE A',, 'ill 0 5 :3 km f,; & r z 1 ra m a & You have the following hand, both sides vulnerable: A74 KJ83 7 4AQ962 1. Your left-hand opponent bids One Notrump (16 to 18 points), your partner passes, and your right-hand opponent bids Two Diamonds (natural). What would you bid now? 2. You bid One Club, and your partner responds One Heart What would you bid now? 3. You bid One Club, your left-hand opponent bids Three Diamonds, your partner bids Three Hearts, and your right-hand opponent passes. What would you bid now? 4. Your right-hand opponent bids One Diamond, which you double, and your partner responds One Heart What would you bid now? 1. Double. Assuming that two diamonds is a sign-off bid showing zero to seven high-card points and requesting the opening bidder to pass, a double for takeout is obviously best There is, of course, an element of risk in doubling two diamonds, but, even so, the fact remains that it is more risky to pass. It would be a mistake to let the opponents walk off with a partscore which they seem likely to make when there is a good chance that your side can also make a partscore. Counting the hidden value of the partscore, you lose at least 300 points every time you let the opponents make a partscore when you can make one of your own. Losses of this sort cannot be justified by pleading safety. 2. Three hearts. You have only 14 points in high cards, but because of the heart fit and good distribution, you have the equivalent of a more balanced hand containing 17 or 18 points. If one of your low hearts were a diamond, you would have the values for a raise to two hearts, but with the singleton diamond and the fourth heart, the hand rises tremendously in value. Partner is not required to bid over three hearts, but if he has more than seven points, he can do no less than carry on to game. 3. Four diamonds. There is a chance for a slam, and you would not be showing your full values if you simply bid four hearts. Generally, a cuebid shows the ace or a void in the opponent's suit but in this case you can afford to lie a little because the situation calls for a strong bid of some sort, and there is no better one available. 4. Two hearts. That is all your hand is worth opposite a forced response. Partner may have a terrible hand, and you should 'make allowarAe for this possibility. One consequence is his relative slowness in the early phases of play. As a result, he often later suffers from a disadvantageous shortage of time. Chess genius though he is, Karpov is a technological dinosaur of the modern chess landscape. We can only wish it were not so. Above is an extraordinary blunder by Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine against Romania's Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu from the World Chess Federation championship knockout tournament in Las Vegas. abcdefgh Nisipeanu BLACK TO PLAY anything, the machine at his disposal was more of a hindrance than a help to his play. Because of his computer illiteracy, Karpov bears a considerable handicap each time he competes in tournaments with mostly younger opponents who prepare by combing through chess databases to find flaws in their opponents' opening repertoire. SOUTH AQI5 ?AQ63 095 AJ6 SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1 2 0 4 All Pass Opening lead 0 A cl 999, Los Angeles Times Syndicate Atlanta's Richard Freeman was the unsung member of the most successful team in America in the Nineties. While celebrated tandems Jeff Meckstroth-Eric Rodwell and Bob Hamman-Bobby Wolff had their spectacular moments, Nick Nickell, who sponsored the team, and Freeman, his partner, played steadily enough to win a world team championship and several national events. Freeman, an attorney and former radio "Quiz Kid" with a lightning-fast mind, produced a virtuoso defense in today's deal. As West he started with the ace and another diamond, and East took the queen and shifted accurately to a heart South played low, letting Freeman's jack win. What should West lead next? A diamond return, conceding a ruff-sluff, or a heart return into the A-Q would give South his 10th trick. It may seem that West can lead a low club safely, since East's queen will force the ace, but South can then run all his trumps. After 11 tricks, dummy will be left with the ten of hearts and the ten of clubs, and South will hold the A-Q of hearts. Since West must keep the king of clubs, he must bare the king of hearts, and South will surely lead a heart to the ace, making the contract Freeman foresaw all this: At the fourth trick, he switched to the king of clubs, and South could turn in his sword. South could take the ace and run the trumps, but since East had the queen of clubs, Freeman could afford to keep his king of Stamps by Fred Lee 9- - ""fl jobs were the U.S. Capitol grounds, Biltmore estate in Asheville, N.C., Stanford University and the grounds of the Chicago World's Fair. Academy winners ... Six Hollywood composers will be honored on separate stamps in one of the last issues in the legends of American music series. Los Angeles, Calif. .90001, will handle first-day covers Thursday on the stamps honoring Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, Alfred New-man and Erich Korngold. These Academy Award winners wrote some of the best-loved scores Two countries ... Both Austria and Germany have issued postal items and coins in a fatherson tribute to their internationally famous music. Called "younger" and "elder," the dual honors go to Johann Strauss, father and son. The waltz kings are honored on a German 300-pfennig color stamp depicting waltzing couples, while Austria has issued separate stamps plus a 13-schilling aerogram and a set of tokens. Park designer ... The designer of New York's Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted, is being honored tomorrow with a 33-cent stamp commemorating his career, which began in 1857 with the New York work. First-day ceremonies will be held in his hometown of Boston, Mass. 02205. Other Olmsted (1822-1903) hearts cuarded. South had to lose the. last iea in Hollywood films from the 330s through the 1960s. 1 trick one way or the other.

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