Asbury Park Press from Asbury Park, New Jersey on December 13, 2020 · E6
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6E | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2020 | ASBURY PARK PRESS e ACROSS 1 Springlike 7 Word in France’s national motto 14 Scratched, say 20 Skin care brand 21 Michelle’s successor 22 Alpine climbing tool 23 Newspaper for jeans wearers? 25 Shake and bake, e.g. 26 Rodeo ropes 27 Essen article 28 For example 29 “Leaves and Navels” artist 30 Philippine money 33 General on a menu 34 “A Beautiful Mind” mathematician 36 At the discretion of 37 Preceding periods 38 Apple platform 39 Newspaper for newlyweds? 43 Venetian Renaissance artist 45 Chinese currency 47 Six-time NBA MVP, familiarly 48 Hi-tech medical image 50 Investor’s concern 52 Like a solid theory 56 U.S. maritime agcy. 57 Newspaper for attorneys? 61 Not std. 62 Div. that, in its first year of existence, produced a World Series champ 64 Best poker pair 65 Phnom Penh river 66 Saltimbocca spice 68 Company whose spoofed horror film ad has the line, “Why can’t we just get in the running car?” 71 Swimmer Ledecky 73 Racer Ferrari 74 Paperwork, often 76 Get exactly right 78 Fake 80 Island with Dutch as an official language 81 Newspaper for chefs? 84 Diminish 87 12th-century English king 89 Place to park it 90 Fulfill 92 It starts in the 60s, by most reckonings 95 Mine car 97 Wee bit 98 Newspaper for traffic cops? 102 2010 health law: Abbr. 104 Coal-rich valley 105 Cut 106 Sad 107 Four-term prez 108 Auto repair bill component 109 Seine summer 110 Prefix with cycle 112 Deg. for drillers 114 Like an accomplice 116 Make changes to 118 Newspaper for Schwinn owners? 123 Insect-sized superhero 124 Puts away 125 Poetic Bible book 126 __ skills 127 Large chamber groups 128 Americans in Paris, maybe DOWN 1 Short cleaner 2 “Casino Royale” (2006) actress Green 3 High-__ monitor 4 Phobia, e.g. 5 Diarist first name with a diaeresis 6 Glaudini of early “Criminal Minds” episodes 7 Consulate cousin 8 Artwork base coat 9 Bar order 10 Frying medium 11 Create 12 Clothing store display aid 13 Kernel holder 14 “Look!,” to Luis 15 Sore 16 King of Spain 17 NY/NJ’s __ Mountains 18 Applies 19 Absolute ruler 24 Due times four 28 Team in some pickup games 30 San Diego’s __ Park 31 Aquafina rival 32 Newspaper for hairstylists? 35 Doo-wop syllable 36 Short seller’s concern 38 Steamed 39 Reagan’s first secretary of state 40 Photo-sharing app, briefly 41 Once called 42 1992 Robin Williams role 44 Part of un opéra 46 Keats’ “Sylvan historian” 49 Where Coca-Cola is KO 51 Complain 53 Newspaper for metalworkers? 54 Emmy winner Kay 55 Wafflers brand 58 Singer Turner’s memoir 59 “Give __ minute ... “ 60 Glyceride, for one 63 Longtime “Band of Renown” leader 65 “Ben-Hur” villain 66 Ousted Iranian 67 Bern’s river 69 Caboose, for one 70 Artist’s medium 72 Angers 75 Clapton woman who’s “got me on my knees” 77 Deceive 79 Italian wine hub 81 2000 A.L. MVP Jason 82 Gideon Fell creator John Dickson __ 83 Bk. fair organizer 85 Key of Schumann’s “Spring Symphony” 86 Joyce __, Winona Ryder’s “Stranger Things” role 88 Mount __: Charley Weaver’s home 91 “Don’t go in there!” 93 Grissom on “CSI” 94 Scholarly 96 “O, that way __ lies”: Lear 98 On __: famous 99 Sloppy kiss 100 Had because of 101 Baggage porter 103 Foam footwear 107 Sole order 108 Tenth of 12 popes 110 Nonstick kitchen brand 111 Ex-Cub Sandberg 113 Part of DOS: Abbr. 115 “Nuh-uh” 117 Little dickens 118 Undergrad degs. 119 Friend of Fidel 120 Dockworker’s gp. 121 CPR expert 122 Blog feed format letters ACROSS 1 Official proclamation 6 Crunchy salad ingredient 11 Hotel employee 15 Diminish 19 Thus far 20 Cutting edge 21 “Don’t look __ like that!” 22 Ben Gurion Airport is its hub 23 Poker pack 25 Hustler with a cue 27 Clip wool from 28 Play for time 30 “No bid” 31 Roughs it 35 22 Across destination 37 Author-paid publishers 43 Slightest 46 Shepard who walked on the moon 47 Beachcomber’s finds 48 Few and far between 49 Teachers’ org. 51 Coffee concoction 53 Jazz instrument 56 Impudence 57 Online shopping mecca 58 Sail support 59 Standing up for 62 Scale note 63 School-support orgs. 65 HS class 66 Barbecue briquettes 67 On a spree 72 Elevate 74 Batman and Robin, e.g. 75 Masquerade (as) 76 Color TV pioneer 79 Success-vs.- failure phrase 82 Biblical brother 84 Uses a spoon 86 Outer limit 87 Femur and tibia 89 Pull with effort 90 Toon collectible 91 Match in a ring 93 Soak up 96 Prime-time hour 97 Iron people 99 Supermarket scanner 102 Trisected 104 Mixed-nuts tidbit 105 Japanese graphic novel 107 Mirage, maybe 110 Locations 114 2001 Microsoft debut 116 Make clearer 121 Get in on the deal 122 Tosca feature 123 River embankment 124 Heavenly fare 125 Natural successor 126 December song 127 Edit 128 Up to one’s ears DOWN 1 LAX datum 2 Performs 3 Mark on a ruler 4 Coal product 5 With one intermission 6 UK counterpart of PBS 7 Menu phrase 8 Tourist’s rental 9 Ten to one, e.g. 10 Egg holder 11 Syrup sources 12 Coral creation 13 Cyberspeak “I think” 14 Hand over 15 Toe the line 16 Quaint complaint 17 Sea dogs 18 Caribou cousin 24 Skirmishes 26 Cathedral topper 29 Had something 32 Speedometer no. 33 Like some concrete 34 Peddles 36 Italian violin maker 37 Poetic low points 38 Santa Anna siege site 39 Of birth 40 Worldwide: Abbr. 41 Crate component 42 Outdated geopolitical letters 44 Symbol of slowness 45 Diagnostic aids 48 Cardinal’s color 50 Grate stuff 52 City on the Rio Grande 54 Does not exist 55 At hand, in verse 56 Long-necked swimmer 58 “Oh, brother!” 60 Some PX patrons 61 Follow the sun 64 Cake cross-section 65 Sense of self 67 Toll road 68 Beatnik’s “Gotcha” 69 Feeling nothing 70 Sitcom half-hour 71 Freight weight 72 Equestrian 73 __-Saxon 76 Inflexible 77 Construction site sight 78 Daisy look-alike 79 Fraction of a min. 80 Blizzard aftermath 81 Saturated 82 Mad Money network 83 “Boy Who Cried Wolf” source 85 Sushi fish 88 Sculler’s item 91 Beatnik’s drum 92 Certain Canadian 94 Boom-box button 95 The Godfather hoodlum Luca 98 School supply item 99 “C’mon, help me out” 100 DDE two-time opponent 101 Puzzle 103 Chicago character 105 Home for hematite 106 Kin of contra- 108 Land in the water 109 Ark passenger 111 Microwave option 112 Peak near Messina 113 Male deliveries 114 Baby’s cry 115 Sign of stage success 117 Mother of 82 Across 118 Hotbed 119 Was first in line 120 Informal refusal HOME IMPROVEMENT: SOME PROJECT SUGGESTIONS BY GAIL GRABOWSKI PAPER TRAIL Edited by Stanley Newman Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Olivia Lux is going from Asbury Park to the Werk Room. The current reigning Miss Paradise at the Asbury Park hotspot Paradise, Lux was among the queens an- nounced as part of the cast for Season 13 of VH1 sensa- tion “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Wednesday afternoon. Lux, 26, hails from the Vineland and Buena Vista Township area of Atlantic County and is currently based in Brooklyn. “Olivia Lux has a lot of components that make up a great performer,” Lux said in an introductory video posted to the “Drag Race” YouTube channel. “She’s fun, she can do a few twirls, she can sing, act, dance. She’s sultry. She’s a little bit whimsical. She gives full- on fantasy.” Lux is one of 13 queens vying for the title of Amer- ica’s Next Drag Superstar — and a $100,000 cash prize. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premieres at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, on VH1, followed by the 9:30 p.m. premiere of the after-show “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.” Lux continues a recent streak of New Jersey queens competing on “Drag Race.” Miss Paradise 2018 and West Philadelphia native Honey Davenport and Cherry Hill’s Ariel Versace were both part of Season 11. Jan, who grew up in Old Bridge, was one of the breakout stars of Season 12. Alex Biese has been writing about art, entertain- ment, culture and news on a local and national level for more than 15 years. Olivia Lux is a competitor on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 13, premiering at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, on VH1. COURTESY OF VH1 RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13: Olivia Lux goes from NJ to VH1 Alex Biese Asbury Park Press USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY Nothing is impossible, except maybe getting your name removed from a mailing list. Do you think South’s contract of four hearts in today’s deal was impossible? When South jumped to three hearts over East’s opening bid of one spade, not every North would have raised. South was vulnerable, hence he was supposed to have about seven winners. But now- adays, players preempt fearlessly (more like reck- lessly), and though North had three sure tricks, he might have given South some room to operate. West led the jack of spades. South took the ace and led a trump, and East won and led the queen of diamonds. De- clarer was dismayed when his king lost to West. West then cashed his ten of diamonds and led a third diamond. South ruffed, drew trumps and took dum- my’s A-K of clubs, hoping for a miracle. There was none, and he lost a club at the end. Down one. “East opened the bid- ding,” South grumbled. “If he has the ace of dia- monds, I’m home.” After the defense forced declarer to ruff a diamond, four hearts was more than possible. South can cash all but one of his trumps. With four tricks to go, dummy has the Q-6 of spades and A-K of clubs, and South has a trump and his three clubs. If East saves one spade and three clubs, South leads a club to dummy and ruffs a spade, and dummy is high. If East keeps two spades and two clubs, South takes the A-K of clubs, and his hand is high. Actually, the contract is impossible. If the de- fenders lead a club at some point, they remove a vital entry to dummy, and the “trump squeeze” will not function. East dealer Both sides vulnerable BRIDGE FRANK STEWART Impossible contract? Daily Bridge Club Sunday, December 13, 2020 N thing is impossible, except maybe getting your name removed from a mailing list. Do you think South’s contract of four hearts in today’s deal was impossible? When South jumped to three hearts over East’s opening bid of one spade, not every North would have raised. South was vulnerable, hence he was supposed to have about seven winners. But nowadays, players preempt fearlessly (more like recklessly), and though North had three sure tricks, he might have given South some room to operate. West led the jack of spades. South took the ace and led a trump, and East won and led the queen of diamonds. Declarer was dismayed when his king lost to West. West then cashed his ten of diamonds nd led a third diamond. South ruffed, drew trumps and took dummy’s A-K of clubs, hoping for a iracle. There was none, and he lost a club at the end. Down one. “East opened the bidding,” South grumbled. “If he has the ace of diamonds, I’m home.” After the defense forced declarer to ruff a diamond, four hearts was more than possible. South can cash all but one of his trumps. With four tricks to go, dummy has the Q-6 of spades and A-K of clubs, and South has a trump and his three clubs. If East saves one spade and three clubs, South leads a club to dummy and ruffs a spade, and dummy is high. If East keeps two spades and two clubs, South takes the A-K of clubs, and his hand is high. Actually, the contract is impossible. If the defenders lead a club at some point, they remove a vital entry to dummy, and the “trump squeeze” will not function. East dealer Both sides vulnerable NORTH ♠ A Q 6 5 3 ♥ 6 5 ♦ 7 5 3 ♣ A K 4 WEST EAST ♠ J 4 ♠ K 10 9 8 7 ♥ 9 7 3 ♥ A ♦ A 10 9 6 ♦ Q J 8 4 ♣ 8 7 6 3 ♣ Q J 9 SOUTH ♠ 2 ♥ K Q J 10 8 4 2 ♦ K 2 ♣ 10 5 2 East South West North 1 ♠ 3 ♥ Pass 4 ♥ All Pass Opening lead — ♠ J ©2020 Tribune Content Agency, LLC Impossible contract? By FRANK STEWART Tribune Cont nt Agency

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