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02-16

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) - 6

(June 21-July 22) - 9

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) - 9

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - 9

Profits abound over six
months, with this
Aquarius Eclipse.Your
wanderlust is getting
worse. Plan or take a trip,
conference or class today
and tomorrow.

Surrender to love and it
deepens after the
Aquarius Eclipse, growing over six months.
Exercise energizes you.
Find great music, and
dance with an angel.

Begin a lucrative sixmonth phase with
yesterday’s Eclipse.You
know what to say today
and tomorrow. Listen to
others and get your message out.

Leo

(April 20-May 20) - 9

Transform your career
over six months, with
this Aquarius Eclipse. Let
your friends know what
you’re up to today and
tomorrow. Self-discipline
plus passion equals success.

Gemini

(July 23-Aug. 22) - 8

Your collaboration
reaches new heights over
the next six months,
influenced by this
Aquarius Eclipse. Make
financial decisions
together through tomorrow.You’re in tune.

(May 21-June 20) - 8

Virgo

Discover new possibilities for academic growth
and development.
Explore new educational
terrain over the next six
months, inspired by this
Aquarius Eclipse. Career
prospects sparkle.

Partnership gets results
today and tomorrow.
Fresh inspiration surges
into your work, fitness
and health, with the
Aquarius Eclipse.The fun
gets you moving.

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - 8

SUDOKU

The difficulty level for today’s Sudoku puzzle is:

7

5

Relax and enjoy home
comforts with family and
friends for a few days.
The Aquarius Eclipse initiates a six-month
domestic renewal phase.
Get cozy.

Sagittarius

4
2
6
5
7
9 4 6

Keep your objective in
mind.Today and tomorrow get profitable. Push
your personal boundaries for six months, with
the Solar Eclipse in your
sign.

Pisces
(Feb. 19-March 20) - 7

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - 7

Prepare your home for
entertaining today and
tomorrow.Your audience
grows over the next six
months after the
Aquarius Eclipse. Share,
connect and network.

Spiritual, intellectual and
emotional growth comes
naturally over the next
six months after yesterday’s Aquarius Eclipse.
Envision the future you
want.You’re a powerful
force.

4

8

1

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

Answer to
Previous Puzzle

TAVLYS

6
7
8
9
3
1
4
5
2

2
3
1
4
5
7
6
8
9

5
9
4
8
6
2
3
7
1

8
4
9
2
1
6
5
3
7

3
2
6
7
8
5
9
1
4

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

PLUGGERS

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

TLASN

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.

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

LITET
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Medium

2
8 2 5
1 4
9

9

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) - 9

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) - 7

2
3

Aquarius

Scorpio

1
5
7
3
9
4
8
2
6

4
6
3
1
2
8
7
9
5

9
1
5
6
7
3
2
4
8

7
8
2
5
4
9
1
6
3

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All Rights Reserved.

EGNEVA

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Taurus

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

-

Review your priorities,
and adjust upcoming
plans. File, sort and organize. Control spending
impulses. Slow down,
and give yourself permission to daydream.

Yesterday’s

(Answers tomorrow)
Jumbles: STUNG HALVE EMBARK GYPSUM
Answer: When B.B. King passed away in 2015, his
fans — SANG THE BLUES

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

ACROSS
1 Scratch __:
woodworking
tools
5 Split wide open
9 Green “Sesame
Street” character
14 Scallion relative
15 Sea predator
16 Asian city
translating to
“place of the
gods”
17 *Protection for a
press feeding
frenzy?
19 Tight headgear
20 Masseur’s
workplace
21 Word with fly or
about
22 Shining example
24 What a burglar
hopes not to be
26 *Result of nodding
off at an auction?
27 *Sandwich-centric
extremists?
30 Fort Collins sch.
31 Merits
32 Italian capital
34 Dilute
38 Letters for John
Smith?
39 Besmirch
42 Dudley the
Dinosaur’s org.
43 Books with test
answers
45 Twitter’s bird, e.g.
46 One with a title
48 Cry of discovery
50 *Where to read
all the latest
computer port
news?
52 *Female
employee of a
tech giant?
56 Poems of praise
57 Lincoln output
58 “No seats” sign
59 Egg producer ...
and product
62 Tuesday dish?
63 Rating reduction
responsible for
the answers to
starred clues
66 Expect
67 Northern
terminus of I-79
68 Lute family
members

By David Alfred Bywaters

69 ATM features
70 Kind of lily
71 Tendency
DOWN
1 Help for the poor
2 Sob
3 Acting on bad
advice
4 __ jump
5 Explode
6 Parched
7 Chem. pollutant
banned in 1979
8 Canvas support
9 Elvis hits, e.g.
10 Decathlon event
11 Chocolate
substitute
12 “Me too”
13 Lost it
18 Elder hostile?
23 River through
New Mexico
25 Seaside eagle
26 Immobilizing lawenforcement tool
27 Nose, slangily
28 Camp sight,
perhaps
29 Forrest Gump,
for one
33 Some are
tributarios
35 Cordial greeting

2/16/18
Thursday’s Puzzle Solved

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36 Notion
37 Not
40 Budget competitor
41 Cylindrical
sandwich
44 Took care of
things
47 Sorrow
49 Construction site
apparatuses
51 World’s thirdlargest island
52 Tiny bits

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53 Serious fight
54 Former
Portuguese
territory in China
55 Aconcagua’s
range
58 Way more than a
sip
60 Paradise
61 Animal home
64 Willamette Valley
state: Abbr.
65 Obstacle

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