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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 2, 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, MAY 2, 2015 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 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 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 48 49 1. Advice given to be helpful 4. Use your teeth 8. Coffee choice 10. Full vocabulary of a language 12. Surveillance item 13. Browser module 15. What you plug a electric guitar into 16. Points the rifle 18. School bus driver on The Simpsons 19. Lie detector 22. Pole with a blade at one end 23. Almost but not quite 24. Rightful proprietor 26. Symbol for potassium 27. Twenty- third Greek letter 28. Like fresh potato chips 31. Thread used for surgical sutures 34. Unit of geological time 35. Assisting to discover 38. Out of harms way 40. Chime of bells 41. A Beatles wife 42. County seat of Kerry, Ireland 44. Cause to vanish 46. Look amused 47. Small ornamental cases 48. Starchy tubers 49. Supporting vote Across 1. Flat region on either side of the forehead 2. Beverage cooler 3. Section of a piece of writing 4. Belt buckle, for one 5. Drill instructors call 6. Former Montreal player 7. Type of carpet 8. He starred in The Departed 9. Somewhat 11. Stiff hairs 12. Pop bottle top 14. Unit of atmospheric pressure 17. Be allowed to 20. They have shaggy hair 21. Unfriendly feeling 25. Parts of some costumes 27. Event with floats 28. ___ la vie! 29. Laughs loudly 30. Very bad reputation 31. Shuffleboard stick 32. Envisioned place of perfection 33. Prongs 36. Swords with bowlshaped guards 37. Gap between peaks 39. Lambs nom de plume 43. Nightmarish street of film 45. Popular middle name T R A C T I O N S T A T T U R B O T N O M A D S S E A J E T S N I D U S A R I E S P A G O D A P A N D A S A I M I T W A S A L E A S H O R E D E E D S A R E C O R A M B R Y S A M I T E B A U M F U S I F O R M E R R C A B I N W O O M O U L T G E N R E Last Saturday’s answer S T A Y S O D BY CECIL ROSNER / cecilrosner@ shaw. ca chess scrabble Canadian Criss Cross / by Walter D. Feener / Answers next Saturday H E is considered by many to be the best chess player of all time, but some analysts have been wondering just how sharp Gary Kasparov still is at the chessboard. At 52, Kasparov has been retired from serious tournament play for a decade. He spends most of his time promoting chess education in the schools, and criticizing Vladimir Putin’s administration in Moscow. Though he was the youngest world champion ever when he won the title in 1985, Kasparov has watched as international chess became a fiercer and even younger- person’s game in the last few years. It wasn’t surprising that there were dire predictions when he agreed to play an exhibition match against his friend and old rival, Nigel Short. The two met in a world championship match in 1993, with Kasparov winning handily by a score of 12.5 to 7.5. But Short continued to stay active in tournament chess, and today he remains 60th on the international rating list. The exhibition match was set for St. Louis and was labelled the Battle of the Legends. No one disputes that Kasparov is a legend, and Short himself was once a prodigy at the board and the first Englishman to play in a modernera world title match. Anyone doubting Kasparov’s abilities was quickly shaken back to reality as the match unfolded. There were two rapid and eight blitz encounters, and when it was over Kasparov emerged the winner with an 8.5 to 1.5 score. Many of the games featured entertaining tactical moves, and Kasparov wasn’t afraid to go for the jugular. “ I feel great energy today,” he tweeted during the match. “ More relaxed and just wanted to attack, boom boom boom.” He told the Chessbase website that he was pleasantly surprised at his play. “ I felt like it was time to play as I had played 20 or 30 years ago: Just have fun — and attack, attack. So I did it in every game, and it worked.” Short, who had just come off a win at the Thailand Open, felt shell- shocked. “ Things started to go from bad to worse. By the last game, I didn’t see anything at all. I didn’t see a single move,” he told Chessbase. Even tweets calling Kasparov the “ Beast from Baku” didn’t faze the former world champion, who tweeted back that he was never fond of the label in the past, but doesn’t mind it so much these days. The match was a treat for any fan who managed to visit the Chess and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, which has quickly become one of the showcase centres for chess in the U. S. The club has more than 1,000 registered members and organizes about 80 tournaments every year. Inevitably, people will now expect to see Kasparov enter more events. The ultimate, of course, would be a return to a serious tournament at regular time speeds. No one is holding their breath that will happen anytime soon. . . . For the latest local chess results, and a schedule of upcoming tournaments, check www. chessmanitoba. org. . . . This week’s problem: Mate in 2 ( Funk). Solution to last problem: White mates with 1. Qb7. 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 Down D_ 18_ May- 02- 15_ FF_ 01. indd D18 4/ 30/ 15 5: 37: 18 PM

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