Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 91
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July 11, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 91

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Crossword Puzzle ·AlUlGlElPl lElNlTlEMClRETEIDBMlAlTlEll Answer for Sunday, July 4, Cryptoquip: LITTLE TOT PLAYED WITH TOY PANDA WHEN SHE WASN'T SLEEPY. CRYPTOQUIP Q U U P O C S I O G C K I D V Z Z R S I G F S P U D I J G F K I I Q V Z Z I R K I C X X U F O R X J Today's Cryptoquip clue: J equals P ·TREBI isrfoL i p|isj iNl'l'lDlEl ·DBTlElSmElDl 1 IClOlRlE ·IVlRlSl pi TERINlAlU ACROSS for fish 83 Negrito 117 A figure of speech lElLlSI I lNlOlRlFBr?M W I I *mP I"*All-- lElSI ISlTlRlAlwlSllPl I |p|ElRBiclAlRlE:ll--lEISISI iiii 10 Seed integument 15 Important harvest in India 19 Hawk's leash 28 Durable wood 21 French historian 22 -- and Harrow 23 Detail 24 Battery terminals 25 African antelope 26 Classify 27 Change direction (Naut.) 29 Child's toy 31 Incites; instigates 33 Snug retreat 34 Silken 36 Son of Kish 37 Baby's bed 40 A marvel 42 Bristly v 46 French composer 47 Moist 48 Postal abbr. 50 Restrain through fear 51 Footless animal 52 Networks 53 Of a bristle 55 Fishing boat of India (var.) 56 Roman numeral 57 Greek letter 58 City in Conn. 60 Squadron of war vessels (abbr.) 61 Moved circularly 63 Trap 65 Begin a voyage 67 Soft mud 69 Daggers 71 Girl's name 72 Utilize 76 Hindu garments 78 Caner's material 82 Philippine ·'w*-««" 121 Buckeye I ~ J ~" "~~ ~~ OT 8- State 12 Small 53 Gibe 92 Portable 88 Blue-footed 122 Site of piece 54 Word for floats 2El Taj Mahal 13 Sacred TMrd 94 Tree of 90 German 123 Kind of inter- 57 Cyclades Ceylon naintor wheat dictions island 96 Peel painter fenges 97 A clumsy 91 Of punish- 124 Doctor's ^J, 59 Essence failure « me £-r M * Loos of roses 99 Roof 92 A fruit 125 Girl's 15 Fnd«i 62 Adherent: timber 93 African . nickname « SS a suffix 101 Wanderers antelope 126 Lively 17 Carbon 64 Genus of 102 Cotton 95 Let bait dance diamond *se fabric bob and 127 Harvests 1ft pTMTM-;*!,,,, W Cereal 104 Singer j; n 140 --. . . io £ reposition . ·· i uutcn og American grain Mel 96 Romeo painter inventor 68 Spurious: 106 Charlotte slew him 129 Germ comb. -97 Member of DOWN 30 Toward f orm 107 A fruit a fraternal 1 A blunder the mouth 70 Asian 108 Continuing order 2 Dancer's ® Wooed country impulse 98 Elder skirt 34 Apes 72 Heads 109 Become 100 Strange 3 Dill 35 Balls of 73 Useful weary 102 Blotted plant ^read 74 Gigantic 110 City in out 4 sent . 37 Desire one Italia 103 Protective back 38 Swift 75 Uncanny 112 Undefiled ditch 5 Rest 39 Eschew 77 O f sound 113 Korean 105 Large 6 Concerning *° Mongrels 7J c j flw statesman artery 7 Sudden 41 Prohibit go Divert 114 Ceramic 106 Floating shock « Indians gl Entitled square craft 8 Chemical * Intern- M Fleet us ship's 107 Make a suffix 8 ence African Car 8° claim for 9 A psycho- 45 Heath ^ area 111 Letter neurosis 7 Daughter M gL^ ng Brisk 112 Thrust 10 Cancer or of Lo^ article energy out Capricorn 49 Wild cat gg Adverse 120 Umpire's 116 Novelist ll Poet's of Asia 91 Mo dels call Ambler word 52 Conduce 6 s S Average time of solution: 64 minutes. i 19 23 27 j j 37 46 51 56 61 n 7Z 8Z 88 95 98 Hi 107 116 122 126 2 in is n 73 · 108 J · 19 m TM · 109 4 33 jjj 62 67 · 89 103 · 9, · 28 · 57 85 · 94 · m · s 20 24 9, 52 *0 · 99 117 25 27 6 a, 47 '^ 68 95 · 104 7 · 40 63 'Wt " 100 · no 8 m * ty · B4 lOb Wl lib 9 29 H 64 Ifc 9, 101 III W p · 30 · SB m 96 · · · 10 21 2i 9 53 · yi ny 124 28 I I H ii 4B U 70 as 9 20 12 i; m 41 6i W, " 9 12 li 3b H 49 71 9, B6 · Ob H 42 B 5-4 IB m 102 W 'jjj P i2 SO P i9 s y? · P B 16 " 26 b b B 66 B y^ ^ ·;s 29 ' « = . B 4"i faO 8 iy 87 B 14 1 1 · 44 Up 80 B 14 18 n 45 B 81 B IS Gambler's Luck By Doane R. Hoag LONDON. England, July 11. 1755--He was known to the sporting world as "Old Q", the greatest gambler of his time. He would bet on anything. He'd play cards all night, and had wagered $50,000 on a single throw of the dice. During a lifetime of gambling it was said he had won no less than a million and a half dollars at the race tracks. But it was on this day in 1755 that he made the bet that made him famous for all time. "I'll wager 10.000 Pounds," he said, "that I can send a letter 50 miles in 50minutes!" Since this was half a century before railroads had been invented, and a century and a half before a u t o m o b i l e s o r a i r p l a n e s , i t seemed impossible. His friends roared with laughter. "You've flipped your wig. Q!" they shouted. "You've really done it!" But Old Q stuck to his guns. His friends rushed in to take him up on the bet, pressing money into his hand and even giving him odds of ten to one. When all-the bets were down, they handed him a letter. "There, now!" they laughed. "Let's see you send that letter 50 miles in50minutes!" Smiling slyly, Old Q folded the letter into a small packet and stuffed it into a hollow cricket ball. Then he had 20 cricket players standing 100 feet apart hurl the ball back and forth between them exactly 2,640 times. In even less than 50 minutes time the ball had traveled a total distance of 264.000 feet, or 50 miles . . . and crafty Old Q collected his winnings: 100.000 pounds--half a million dollars--and enduring fame! Another famous gambler was the incredible Sam Davis of early-day San Francisco. Dust-stained and travel-weary, Sam drifted into town one day in 1850 and bought his way into a poker game. His luck was unbelievable. Within a few hours he was $12,000 richer. But Sam's luck didn't stop with that one poker game. He shot craps. And won. Played roulette. And won. Bet a thousand dollars on the number of bean sprouts in a plate of chop suey. and won. Pretty soon people got tired of Sam's fantastic luck. They decided he was cheating. And in the gold- rush town of San Francisco in 1850, the penalty for cheating was death. They tied Sam's hands behind his back and put a noose around his neck. Sam screamed for mercy. "I never cheated in my life!"' he swore. "I'm just lucky, that's all!"' "Make him prove it!" somebody shouted. So the miners got a whole big barrel of white navy beans. Among them they put one single black bean. Stirring them up thoroughly, they put a blindfold over Sam's eyes and untied his hands. "Now let's see how lucky you are! Draw the black bean, and you live. Draw a white one, and you die!" Sam's hand shook and his lips moved in a silent prayer as he. reached into the barrel. A hush fell over the crowd. "This is murder!" a woman in the crowd shouted. But the miners, all of whom had.lost money to Sam, were adamant. "Let him draw!"' His face shining with sweat and his lower lip trembling, Sam felt around through the beans. Finally his fingers closed over one of them. Slowly he drew out his hand. Still blindfolded, he held the single bean up for all to see. A shout of utter disbelief went up from the crowd. But there was nothing to do but cut the noose and let Sam go. For in his shaking fingers was one black bean! Probably the most amazing bit of gamblers' luck of all time occurred in Milwaukee, VVis.. in 1937, in a smoke-filled room over a drug store four men were playing draw poker. Looking on, kibitzing, was 55-year-old Joseph Pelian. After a round of excited betting, every chip was shoved out to the center of the pot. Joe Pelian went around from player to player, peeked at each hand, and grew very, very pale. When the betting was finished and each hand was laid down, it became e v i d e n t why Joe had turned so pale. In one hand there was a Straight. In one, a Diamond Flush. In a third, a Full House of aces over jacks. And in the fourth. Four Kings! "Hey. Joe!" somebody shouted. "How would you play these hands!" But Joe Pelian didn't answer. He had dropped to the floor dead. (Copyright Doane Hong 1976) CHARLESTON. W. VA. -2r,m

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