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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE D18 MORE PUZZLES GET YOUR MIND GAMES WEEKLY, 44 pages, with Manitoba- themed crossword. Call 204- 697- 7001 or email fpcirc@ freepress. mb. ca D18 puzzles SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015 PLAY ONLINE: Interactive version at www. winnipegfreepress. com Average time of solution 65 minutes KING FEATURES SYNDICATE How to play Fill in the grid so that each row if nine squares, each column of nine and each section of nine ( three squares by three) contains the numbers 1 through 9 in any order. There is only one solution to each puzzle. YESTERDAY’S ANSWER Yesterday’s answer 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 14 15 16 17 11 12 13 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 1. 237 mIllilitres 4. Be able 7. Radioactivity unit 9. Uninterested 11. Use a small amount of money to try to win a larger amount of money 12. Able to bend easily 14. Assistant to Santa 15. Fragrant wood 17. Fiddler crab genus 18. Hackneyed 20. Gunshot sound 21. Central pillar of a winding staircase 22. Wickedness, in the Bible 24. Hebrew letter 26. Have an evening meal 27. Talking bird 30. Gold is one 34. Tower next to a barn 35. Covered with scales 37. Entire amount 38. Home to the historic Castle Kilbride in Ontario 39. Sault ___ Marie 40. Piece of fried bread dough in Newfoundland 42. Uncles child 44. Speckled fish 45. Of an angular form of Arabic script 46. Have a meal 47. Second person of the Trinity Across Down 1. A period of time when people may not go outdoors 2. Internet address 3. Making atonement 4. Coconut fibre 5. Equip with weapons 6. Cloud of gas and dust in outer space 7. Give birth on a farm 8. You can see with them 9. Grass leaves 10. Car window decoration 11. Unskilled labourer 13. Battering device 16. Cotillion honouree 19. Of yesteryear 20. Animal with two feet 23. Giving off light 25. Capable of flying 27. One qualified to fly a plane 28. The power to attract 29. Spread for drying 31. Include free 32. Top floor 33. Trent tributary 34. Was in session 36. Light quick kiss 38. Boxing match 41. ___ fault 43. Mysterious sight in the sky R O L L H I G H R I S E P O I N T E R O C K E T M A A M M A R M E T R O S O L E S C A R E E R T U P P E R O N E S P R A T A N Y D R Y E R B E F O R E M A P S U M G A U C H E L A W N S H E I R L O O M N E A T I N K E N N U I E V E A D I T S A T O L L Last Saturday’s answer O L E L A D Y scrabble Canadian Criss Cross / by Walter D. Feener / Answers next Saturday W HAT differentiates the average defender from the expert is the ability to count. The skill lies in counting everything: points, tricks, distribution, etc., and in applying deductive reasoning to the information received. Consider this apparently difficult deal. The auction ( neither side vulnerable) is: S W N E 1 . 2 . 2 . 3 . 4 . ( end) West leads the ace of hearts and this dummy is placed on the table: NORTH . Q 8 7 . 10 6 2 . A J 9 6 . 10 3 2 You are East, holding: EAST . 6 3 . J 8 5 4 . K Q 5 2 . Q 8 5 West wins the first trick and persists with the king of hearts, ruffed by declarer. South next cashes the ace of spades and leads a low spade to the queen, partner following with the four and nine. After ruffing dummy’s last heart, declarer leads the 10 of diamonds, upon which partner plays the three and dummy the six. Upon winning the queen, what do you return? A heart would concede a ruff and discard while a diamond return would give south an immediate second trick in that suit. It is therefore tempting to conclude that the only chance is to switch to a club, playing partner for two club honours. A club switch is both dangerous and unnecessary, however. What is required instead is to trust partner’s distributional signals. His play of the three of diamonds indicates an odd number in that suit, either a holding of three cards or a singleton. That means that declarer, having shown precisely seven major suit cards, must have two ( or four) diamonds and therefore four ( or two) clubs. The realization should lead inescapably to the best play: the return of a diamond directly into dummy’s tenace! That play cannot give away the contract, whereas a club shift might. Declarer’s hand: SOUTH . A K J 10 5 2 . 7 . 10 8 . A J 7 4 If South has to play clubs himself, two losers in the suit are inevitable against correct defence. If you shift to a club, the second defensive trick in clubs, the setting trick, thereby disappears. BY BRIAN PAULS bridge RATING: HARD Answers to puzzles on this page appear on the next page, except where noted BY ADRIAN POWELL S U D O K U D_ 18_ Mar- 28- 15_ FF_ 01. indd D18 3/ 26/ 15 4: 50: 55 PM

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