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Las Vegas Optic (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Las Vegas, New MexicoACROSS 1 Flowerpot material 11 Hung up on esses 15 Communism and others 16 Excited by 17 Letters to the editor 19 Draws to a close 20 Bold and sassy 21 “Superman” actor Christopher 22 Brazen one 23 Supply provisions 24 “___ well” 27 Figure to shoot for 28 Bundle 29 Common carrier 32 Early afternoon hour 35 Monopoly square 39 Babysitter’s handful 40 007 41 Eagle’s home 42 Amniotic ___ 44 Fix firmly, in a way 45 Boozehound 48 Demolished a London flat 51 Acclaim 52 “Boola Boola” collegians 53 The “fat” in “Fat Tuesday” 57 Lets have it 60 Famous clinic 61 Used Western Union 62 Negotiation problem 63 Providing support DOWN 1 Grow bored or impatient 2 Adam lived there 3 This puzzle’s theme word 4 Towel holders 5 Pub favorite 6 ___ Christi 7 Baddies 8 Wedding cake parts 9 Cantank-erous 10 Fanged Nile menace 11 Like some equations 12 Map inside a map 13 Carell of Hollywood 14 Baffling problem 18 “Blackfish” animal 22 Bygone music system 24 “Don’t forget about me” 25 Go bungee jumping 26 Man in the making 27 Islands dish 28 ___ Lanka (Ceylon) 29 It may come after many moons? 30 Coffee container 31 Young boy 32 Ripped 33 Bide one’s time 34 Poem with complex stanza forms 36 Major network 37 ___ an egg (bombed) 38 Increase motor speed, briefly 42 Skilled mariner 43 Word with “industrial” and “martial” 44 Dwell permanently 45 Contract conditions 46 Deep blue sea 47 Costa del Sol feature 48 Strike anew 49 Last Olds model produced 50 “Cops” sound 53 ‘60s sports cars 54 Indian royal 55 Breezed through, as an exam 56 Eyelid affliction 58 Pan Am alternative 59 Mantra syllables Crossword Puzzle Friday’s Solution Bigar HorosCoPes HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 30, 2015: This year you are able to easily grasp both sides of an issue. As a result, you might waffle over which point of view to support. You are extremely playful this year, as if you were a kid again. You will be surrounded by people who are in touch with their authen- tic selves. If you are single, that status eas- ily could change, if you so desire. A friend- ship could play a strong role in your love life. If you are attached, the two of you often have dif- ferent ideas about which people you should reach out to, so enter- taining will be challenging. Just enjoy the different characters you bring together. LEO encourages you to let go more often and have fun. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You’ll be energized and ready to tackle someone who is standing in your way. Allow yourself some freedom in how you approach this situation. Being flexible could become a high pri- ority. Tonight: You are extremely verbal and direct. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You can be very direct, but will that serve you well? Perhaps detaching and under- standing more of what might be happening with each individual would be better. You will find a solution that works for everyone involved. Tonight: Head home, and buy a treat on the way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You could feel awkward in a discussion that makes you feel out of sorts. Worry less. Understand that your ability to reach out to this person has not changed -- he or she simply has turned inward. Tonight: Get together with a friend. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Sometimes you become possessive. Security has always been a primary concern for you. Ask yourself what it will take to make you feel safer and more confident. You might need to have a discussion with sev- eral people who know you well. Tonight: Pay bills first. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You’ll realize that you are on a very expansive and fortunate path. Stop for a moment and look at everything that has occurred in recent months. Is there an area of your life that you might want to change? Start put- ting more energy there. Tonight: Respond to someone’s call. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Don’t push yourself too hard. You might be irritated about the fact that you aren’t getting the information you want. Resist causing an argument; you can get the same information from some- one else. Tonight: Take a step back, and observe what’s happen- ing around you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You can’t always make everyone happy, but you have a tendency to try hard to do so. Trying to be a ray of sunshine is natural, but it is not your job to make others happy. Trust that you have the wherewithal to handle any issue. Tonight: Head home early. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Take charge of a matter that affects others, and they will appreciate your efforts. Try not to be too demanding! The unex- pected could throw your schedule into chaos. Relax, and let go of any controlling instincts for now. Tonight: A must appearance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Allow yourself to see the big picture, even if an issue trig- gers you. Do whatever you need to do in order to avoid letting let a situation control you. You have the power and strength to ride out this matter. Your inner strength and discipline will emerge. Tonight: Relax to a good movie. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Deal with someone directly, rather than push others away. Not everyone understands the issues you are dealing with, nor do they need to. However, having a confidant might be important, as you’ll need some- one to bounce ideas off of. Tonight: Togetherness works. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Defer to others, and gain a better sense of direction through active conversation with a part- ner. You might realize that you’re not as dependent as you had thought you were. Listen to a dear friend’s suggestion, and every- thing will work out. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Without much effort, you seem to have put yourself in a pivotal position. Stay levelheaded when dealing with key people in your life. Aim for what you want in a meeting. A discussion will help others understand your direc- tion. Tonight: Take a hard look at your finances. JaCqueline Bigar BETWEEN THE LINES By Lester J. White DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married more than 20 years and have three children. What I haven’t had is a real desire for sex -- nor have I ever had, as far as I know, an orgasm. Before my wedding, my mother warned me that sex was over- blown, uncomfortable and messy, but she said I had to put up with it if I wanted kids and a good marriage. Movies, TV shows and ED ads all suggest that “normal” women are just looking for the next opportunity to jump into bed with their man. Am I a freak? Are there others like me? What do I tell MY girls as they grow up? -- WAITING IN WICHITA DEAR WAITING: Your mother did you no favor by saying what she did about sex. Sex can be “messy,” but it is also supposed to be pleasurable, and both parties should be able to enjoy it. If sex is painful, then something is wrong. I would never label you a freak. However, you may be asexual, because some people are. If you have never expe- rienced an orgasm, you may have married a man who was also sexually inexperienced. It’s a mistake to judge what sex is supposed to be like from media and/or advertis- ing. People pitching products can be notoriously unreliable, and some television shows and movies strive for shock value. Your gynecologist would be a far more reliable information resource. As to what to tell your daughters, there are many books on the subject, and your gynecologist may be able to recommend some litera- ture. But please do not give your daughters the same mes- sage your mother gave to you, because it was wrong. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: I have two daughters, “Mary Beth,” 48, and “Anne,” 50, who do not talk to each other. The last time we were all together was a fam- ily vacation in 2010. They live in different states, and I travel to visit them for the holidays. They have similar lifestyles -- married, children, work out- side the home -- but they don’t reach out to each other. When Mary Beth wrote her feelings to Anne, they were viewed as hurtful and vindic- tive. I received a copy of the letter, but I didn’t think they were. That was two years ago, and Anne never sent a reply. She said, “Oh, Mom, I don’t know what to write. Can you help?” Frankly, I think Anne prefers the lack of contact with her sister, and that even though they are sisters there is no bond between them. What do you suggest? The silence is unbear- able. I want to hear the “noise” again. -- DISAPPOINTED MOM IN RENO DEAR DISAPPOINTED MOM: Nowhere in your letter did you mention how Mary Beth feels about the fact that her letter may have caused an estrangement. As an adult, Anne should have responded to that letter. It isn’t unusual in families that are geographically separated for sibling bonds to loosen. Work, marriage and children can be profoundly distracting. I’m advising you to contin- ue to see both daughters, but not involve yourself in their relationship. I’m not sure what kind of “noise” you’re looking for, but if you poke into this, it could be an explo- sion. ** ** ** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. dear aBBy aBigail Van Buren WIFE WHO DOESN’T ENJOY SEX GOT BAD WEDDING DAY ADVICE BABY BLUES HAGAR THE HORRIBLE DILBERT BLONDIE TIGER MUTTS ZITS TINKERSONS Monday, March 30, 2015 5las Vegas OPTIC Dear Readers: Many of you wrote in regarding a recent SOUND OFF. It was about people not waiting their turn when lanes merge. Here is what one reader had to say: “You recently had a reader com- ment that he/she didn’t like people who don’t merge into traffic when a lane is shutting down ahead, but instead keep driving ahead and try to get in at the last minute. That is actu- ally the way they do merges in some other countries, and it’s much more efficient, utilizing both lanes until people take turns merging at the bot- tleneck. So when you see this happen- ing on the highway, don’t shake your fists at the other drivers. Remember that there are differences of opinion on this, but engaging in ‘zipper merg- ing’ is common elsewhere. We should all just calm down and avoid the road rage!” -- Susan, via email Many of you shared Susan’s opinion. I believe the reader who wrote the original Sound Off was not talking about people “zipper merg- ing,” but instead forcing their way in or changing lanes in an effort to get ahead and not wait their turn. If we all followed the “zipper merg- ing” technique, each waited our turn and allowed cars to merge one by one, there would be a lot less frustra- tion! Keep those letters coming. I love reading everyone’s opinion! -- Heloise P.S.: While on this subject, please, readers, use a turn signal so others will know what your intention is. Oh, yes, allow one car in rather than be a “lane hog.” FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Here are other uses for plastic takeout containers: * Keep and store leftovers in them. * Make a homemade face scrub and keep it in takeout bowls. * Store craft supplies in them. * Use as travel pet bowls. * Keep small toys in them. -- Heloise RECIPE QUESTION Dear Heloise: Regarding your Easy Baked Italian Chicken recipe, do you need to bake it covered? Thanks so much! -- Marlys W., via email Thanks for the question, Marlys! You do not need to bake the chicken recipe covered. And remember that this recipe is a starting point. Feel free to season as you see fit, depending on which Italian dressing you choose to use. Need the recipe again? Or want to try one of my other All-Time Favorite Recipes? Order my pam- phlet. Just go to my website, www. Heloise.com, to order, or send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Recipes, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Need to cut calories when baking? Use nonfat dried milk powder instead of whole milk in your recipes. -- Heloise Heloise Hints from Heloise ‘Zipper Merging’ Unites Drivers E-mail: Heloise@ Heloise.com

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