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COMICS &

12-13

PUZZLES

HOROSCOPE

BRIDGE

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) - 9

(June 21-July 22) - 8

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - 9

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - 8

Reserve today and
tomorrow for fun.
Success comes through
taking action, despite the
impulse to run away.
Express your true
feelings. Go for love
and romance.

Taurus

Leo

(April 20-May 20) - 8

(July 23-Aug. 22) - 7

Share promises and
expand a partnership
through tomorrow.
Make a new start.
Act quickly without
spending recklessly.
When opportunity
knocks, open the door.

Focus on home and
family for a few days.
Coordinate upcoming
changes and plans.
Share dreams and
ideas to choose
what works best.

Virgo

Gemini

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - 9

(May 21-June 20) - 8

Get your message out
through tomorrow.
Question authority.
Coordinate your team
response.Take decisive
action. Others move
more quickly, knowing
they can depend on you.

Brilliant ideas arise in
playful moments.
The pace quickens
through tomorrow.
Get outside and move
for natural inspiration.
Profit from a
dreamer’s vision.

SUDOKU

The difficulty level for today’s Sudoku puzzle is:

3
1
4
9

9
8

4
9 2

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - 9

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - 9

Step into power,
leadership and authority.
Your confidence serves
you and others.
Use diplomacy and
avoid controversy.
A rush job pre-empts
scheduled programming.

Sagittarius

A test or challenge has
your attention.
Prepare your
presentation for the
professional spotlight
coming your way.
Winning is a distinct
possibility.

Pisces
(Feb. 19-March 20) - 8

Slip into an adventure
today and tomorrow.
Travel, investigate and
explore new directions.
Toss out the superfluous.
Conditions are
improving.
Document your
discoveries.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - 6

Concentrate on cleanup
and organization for a
few days. Stay sensitive
to a loved one’s wishes.
Stillness and peace feed
your spirit.
Consider what’s ahead.

Easy

7
3

4
7
6 9
6
3
3 5
8

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

UHNBC

Answer to
Previous Puzzle

NASOSE

5
8
2
4
1
6
9
3
7

6
9
1
3
7
2
4
5
8

3
7
4
5
9
8
1
2
6

7
3
5
2
4
1
8
6
9

9
4
8
7
6
5
2
1
3

One letter stands for another.
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.

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

BY BILL KEANE .

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek .

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

CRYPTOQUOTE

THE FAMILY CIRCUS

JUMBLE

YAOLR
1213Sudoku.ccw

6
7

Aquarius

Scorpio

6
1

9

Confer with allies and
teammates today and
tomorrow.Your friends
are your inspiration.
Guard against impulsive
or impetuous behavior.
Relax and play together.

Focus on finances for
growth. Passions get
stirred; keep expenses
within budget, and keep
your tone respectful.
Keep your eye on the
ball.

PLUGGERS

2
1
6
8
3
9
7
4
5

8
6
7
1
5
4
3
9
2

4
5
3
9
2
7
6
8
1

1
2
9
6
8
3
5
7
4

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All Rights Reserved.

Check out the new, free JUST JUMBLE app

Review your resources
with your partner over
the next few days.
Include passion and
fun in your priorities.
Resist the urge to
splurge.
Maintain moderation.

SLUDOH

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

Print your
answer here:
Yesterday’s

(Answers tomorrow)
Jumbles: MONEY
DIGIT
GRITTY
QUENCH
Answer: With each tentacle holding food, the
octopus — “EIGHT” HIS DINNER

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

ACROSS
1 Brainiac
8 Campus eatery,
for short
11 Flying Solo?
14 Brewpub brew
15 Auburn
University home
17 #2 on Rolling
Stone’s 100
Greatest
Guitarists of All
Time
18 Burger bun
flavorings
19 Out-of-date
20 Usual people in a
roundup?
22 Small dogs
24 Trafficking org.
25 Insisted on it
29 Gaming rookie,
in slang
31 “Treasure Island”
author’s initials
33 Cape
34 Six-sided state
36 Steinbeck’s “__
of Eden”
38 Simple card
game
39 Pal of Sleepy
41 “Taras Bulba”
novelist Gogol
43 Org. with
Thunder and
Heat
44 Eggs in a lab
45 Amino __
46 Chew (on)
48 Male bodybuilder
50 Uncle, in Mexico
52 Homecoming
figure
54 Rock show
venues
56 U.K. country
58 Palm
smartphone
60 Welcomers at
the church door
63 Car seller’s
employer: Abbr.
64 Like some
celebrity
memoirs
67 Desperate
69 Salaries
70 Composer
Puccini
71 28-Down,
essentially
72 Solid __ rock
73 Steams up
DOWN
1 Spaceship Earth
locale

35 Hyphenated fruit 57 Area below the
2 Unit at the
pumps
abdomen
drink brand
3 *Friendly words
59 Cookie bits in
37 Droop
to departing
some Milka
39 Qatar’s capital
guests
chocolate
40 Done
4 Old-school “cool” 42 Young fox
bars
5 Has
61 “Born Free”
47 Hotel lobby
6 Spoken
lioness
hangings
7 More heavily
49 Prefix with Saxon 62 Fly high
populated
64 Gratuity
51 Nervous
8 Attorney’s
53 Remove calcium 65 Rock producer
assignment
Brian
deposits from
9 Smart guys?
66 HDTV choice
55 Tennis great
10 *Like medicine
68 HDTV brand
Monica
that works
quickly
ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:
11 Smoked meat
12 Zion Church
letters
13 “One Mic” rapper
16 Pasta sauce
herb
21 *Extremely retro
food regimen?
23 Drunkard
26 Common yoga
pose ... and a
hint to hidden
names in the
answers to
starred clues
27 Former Swedish
automaker
28 Southern veggie
30 *“Cruel Summer”
band
32 Mineo of movies xwordeditor@aol.com
12/13/17

By Brian Gubin
(c)2017 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

12/13/17

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