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Wednesday, August 19, 1987
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*• A THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednesday, August 19, 1987 Bridge Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Ostrich 5 Red (comb. form) 9 Rainy 12 Poetic foot 13 Air (comb, form) 14Yoko 15 Dishes 17 Baseball player Yel. 18 Sultan's wives 19 Marches 21 Advise 23 Family member (sl.) 24 United 27 Foretell 29 Ready for harvest 32 "The Cometh" 34 Shows scorn 36 Protective barrier 37 Hurls 38 Become sound 39 Actor Montand 41 Mao- tung 42 Actor Sparks 44 Safety agency (abbr.) 46 Spectacle 49 More strange 53 French yes 54 In the interim 56 Vase 57 Deserve 58 Responsibility 59 License plate 60 Eye infection 61 Welshman, e.g. DOWN 1 Wealthy 2 Hearty laugh (comp. wd.) 3 Turkish title 4 Al Capp character 5 Cold and damp 6 Piled 7 Odd (Scot.) 8 People of action 9 Most forested 10 Grafted, in heraldry 11 Kids 16 Unicellular organisms 20 Buenos 22 An Osmond 24 Crave 25 Behold (Lat.) 26 Driving batty 28 Rocky Mountain park 30 Club leader (abbr.) 31 Existence 33 Riot 35 Non-attending person (comp. wd.) Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH »-U-n *5 t. A 9 6'S3 *AQJ5 4KQ5 WEST EAST *Q6 *A983 VQJ102 *K87 * 10 8 4 f 7 6 2 * A 10 7 3 4864 SOUTH * K J 10 7 4 2 ! *4 *K93 *J92 Vulnerable: East-West Dealer: North West North East South 1* Pass 1 * Pass 2 * Pass 2» Pass 2 NT Pass 4 » Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: V Q 40 Devoted worshiper 43 Noblewomen 45 Tor a special purpose (2 wds.) 46 Show displeasure 47 Distinctive air 48 in apple-pie order 50 Eat in style 51 Jewish month 52 Relax 55 Compass point (c)1987 by NEA, Inc A tricky combination By James Jacoby South did well to jump to four spades. North had extra values to bid two no-trump, and quite likely had a singleton spade. In that case, four spades would be the best game contract, since the defenders might be able to deprive North of long spade tricks if he played no-trump. The major-suit game was reasonable, but declarer foundered in playing the trump suit. South won dummy's ace of hearts and led a spade back to his jack. After that start there was no way to avoid losing two more trump tricks, and he had to go set a trick. Declarer would have done better by playing a low spade and putting up the king. When that held, his next play should be a low spade. With the queen beating the air, declarer could then use his jack to force out the ace, and his 10 would pick up the outstanding trump. How can you figure out the right play? It's not easy, but here's how to look at it. Nothing matters if the defenders' trumps are 3-3. If the card you play loses to the ace or queen, you are going to play another honor next to force out the defender's remaining honor, and hope that the suit divides. It also does not matter if West holds A-x of spades. He will win, and later his partner will take two more tricks. But there is a difference involved when West has Q- x. as here. Now declarer wins by rising with the king and next playing low. He would also gain when West started with the singleton queen, but not enough to hold his trump losers to only two. A new book by James Jacoby and his father, the late Oswald Jacoby. is now available at bookstores. It is ~Jacoby on Card Games." published by Pharos Books, © 1987, NEWSI'APEK ENTKHI'HISG ASSN Astrogroph Bernice Bede Osol birthday Thursday, Aug. 20,1987 In the year ahead, you will be more content with a small group of intimate friends with whom you have much in common than you will be with a large circle of acquaintances. Remember that good things come in small packages. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your intuition could reveal things today that your logic may overlook. Give credence to your insights, especially if you feel very strong about something. Trying to patch up a broken romance? The Matchmaker set can help you understand what it might take to restore the relationship. Mail S2 to Matchmaker, c/o this newspaper P.O. Box 91428. Cleveland. OH 441013428. KIT 'N' CARLYLE ?by Larry Wright VIRGO (Aug. 23-S«pt. 22) Strive to maintain high expectations in all of your dealings today, even those you consider mundane. The results should prove pleasing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You will attract favorable attention wherever you go (oday. There will be a aura of authority about you that is free from pretense. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Your involvements with others will turn out successfully today if you're non-judgmental. Don't be disturbed by their shortcomings, nor overawed by their attributes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Matters that require your attention today should work out to your benefit; you'll properly utilize all the resources at your disposal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Diplomacy and tact are your two greatest assets today. They can effectively be used to ward oft complications should any develop. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) If you set- tie down to business and don't let frivolous interests sidetrack you, today will be very productive and rewarding. Keep busy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) You don't need a lot of people around you today to thoroughly enjoy life. The quality of your companions will be of greater importance than the quantity. ARIES (March 21-April 19) This is a good day to finalize several situations that you have left hanging. At this time, you are both a good starter and a good finisher. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Keep your schedule as flexible as possible today. You are likely to be a trifle restless and resentful if everything is too structured or restrictive. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Focus your efforts today on matters that can contribute to your financial security This is your strong suit, and you should do OK for yourself. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You have the gift today to take charge of sticky situations and get them back on their proper path. Associates will appreciate this skill more than you do. © 1987. NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN SNAFU 1 " by Bruce Seattle I can only paint half...the red squares have to be done by members of a different union!" CELEBRITY CIPHER Cetebrlly Cipher cryptograms ar« crMled from quotations by lamous people, past and prewnt Each letter in the cipher stands lor another Today's clue: C squats L. ' J FLW'E MWFXIUENWF VPXIX EPX JFXNU OLKX G I L K . J ' K OMUE ZCNF E P X A ' I X E P X I X . ' — Z N C N I U L W . PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "The recipe for a good speech takes a lot of shortening." — Willis Johnson. © T987 By NEA. Inc. ALLEY OOP " ; by D»v» Gr«u* SEE IF YOU CAN FIND THIS MA.N SOMETHING TO WEAR, MR. HOWARTH WE'RE HEADED ARE WE? FOR THE WHO ARE,/ROANOKe,AND I'M LIEUTENANT WILLIAM OJSHING, U.S. NAVY.' MOW SUPPOSE YOU TELL ME WHO WO ARE, MISTER! AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING OUT HERE! MY NAME'S AL...AND/...I CAN'T TO TELL YOU TH 1 ( SEEM TO TRUTH, LIEUTENANT, ( REMEMBER! I PON'T KNOW WHY I'M OUT HERE.' CAPTAIN EASY <?by Crook* & Cacale (60lMe SOMEWHERE, AMI60?J_ ~" OH.SREAT; PERFECT: FBANK AND ERNEST "by Bob Thaire. ARLO AND JANIS ' by Jimmy Johnson IN FIVE SECONDS. I'M GOIttfi TO CREAMyOU.' THE BORN LOSER • by AM Sansom &\\ILY WPITKTHAT HE ACVEPLOCK, THE GRI2ZWELLS u by Bill Schorr 'WILIAR.C? FURgAU 3U5TT ~ METOTV!ErVOVlE5... A WCNPERFUL 5EN5E. OF HUMOR. BUGS BUNNY • by Warner Bros. / SITRK5HTP0WN f H MAY WAVE PICKEP THE WCONG PENTIST FROM THE YELLOW PA0ES •'' MR. MEN'" AND LITTLE MISS" by Hargreaves & Sellcri SUR£, , , ?THE££ h 5TOL-EN i': V WITH AM ^ANYTHING • ?' \AM-S^INS ' WINTHROP 'byDickCavalli THEY SAY MY MEW COLLAR " K ILLS FLEAS AND TICKS R3R SIX A\ONTHS." I LIKE THE FAST THAT IT KILLS FLEAS... SLIT WHY DOES IT ] HAVE- TC ~IC< FOR / SIX MONTHS? / EEK & MEEK • by Howie Schneider J CAM'T AFFORD ID 6UV HEALTH S-H MV MOJEV HP6 UO IW IT EITHER

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