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Page 6 January 5, 2012 by Linda Thistle 83 6 7 .] i 2 1 4 8 5 3 2 1 8 4 95 57 26 76 9 11 3 7 1 6 I 4 7 51 1 6 9 2 I 4 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column clown and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK: * * Moderate ** Challenging * * * Hoe BOY! O 2012 K Features Synd., In To make a nice ice pack, enclose several ice cubes in a sealable plas- tic baggie, then wrap in a bandana. You can tie the ends together to keep the cover from slipping. When you want to refreeze, put the baggie in the freezer, and hang the bandana to dry. It will dry very quickly and can be reused soon. Want to get the most bang for your buck at the takeaway salad bar? Load up on bacon, walnuts, cheese, meats and dried fi&apos;uits; go light on green beans, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, celery, radishes and chickpeas, which are marked up 200 percent to 300 percent. "When you clean out your fish tank, recycle the used water by pour- ing it oil your house or garden plants. 1 don't know what it is in the water, but it makes shrubs and flowers grow like crazy." -- Patti in Orlando, Fla. "The all-time best remedy for a runny nose or sore throat doesn't cost hardly a thing: It's plain old salt water. Mix a half-teaspoon into a cup of hot water and gargle two to three times a day. If the taste is off-putting, try swishing a bit of mouthwash in your mouth just before you gargle with the salt water. This works really well, and even my doctor thinks it's a great idea." -- F.L. in Michigan. Use salt to clean out your garbage disposal. Kosher salt has larger grains that work very well. Dump a half-cup in the disposal, run the cold water and hit the switch. The grains scour the inside, leaving a better-smelling drain. 1. Who has hit the most career home runs in Detroit Tigers history? 2. Name the most recent Yankees starting pitcher to be elected to the Hall of Fame. 3. When was the last time the Uni- versity of South Carolina won a con- ference championship in football? 4. Name the three NBA players who have finished a season shooting at least 50 percent from the field, 50 percent from the 3-point line and 80 percent from the free-throw line. 5. Entering the 2011-12 NHL cam- paign, how many consecutive sea- sons had the San Jose Sharks won the Pacific Division? 6. In 2011, 21-year-old Austin Dil- lon became the youngest driver to win a season championship in NAS- CAR Truck Series history. Who had been the youngest? 7. True or false: During his career, Jim Courier played in the men's sin- gles final in all four of tennis' Grand Slarn events. A,swers I. AI Kaline, with 399 home runs. 2. Phil Niekro, who pitched for the Yankees in 1984-85. 3. It was 1969, as a member of the ACC. 4. Steve Kerr (1995-96), Tim Legler (1995-96) and Detlef Sehrempf (1994-95). 5. Four consecutive seasons. 6. Travis Kvapil was 27 when he won it in 2003. 7. True. He won two Australian Opens and two French Opens, and lost in the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open once each. R.F.D. by Mike Marland OURVEAR,/vg-- E IJt TINKIOrliVE!/ ['-'-"i ( AND IArrT4E ....__ " blOUR (SI41NS i LOOK I" ! Out on a Limb by Gary Kopervas t 1. Name the two famous rockers who died a week apart in the fall of 1970. 2. What was most memorable about Mitch Miller's television show in the early 1960s? 3. Which group released "Fortunate Son," and when? 4. Singer James "Shep" Sheppard was a member of what two early groups? 5. Which group released "So Far Away" and "Walk of Life," and when? 6. Who snagged a Grammy in 1983 for "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"? Answers 1. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. In both cases it was a drug overdose, likely accidental. Both were 27 years old. 2. "Sing Along With Mitch" (1961- 1964) was a music program with the lyrics to songs helpfully rolling at the bottom of the screen. (YouTube it for a sample of old-fashioned family entertainment.) 3. Creedence Clearwater Revival, in 1968. The anti-establistunent song has appeared in a number of movies, including "Forrest Gump," as well as a jeans commercial. 4. The Heartbeats (earlier known as the Hearts) and Shep and the Limel- ites, best known for the 1961 hit "Daddy's Home." 5. Dire Straits, 1985. The two songs did fairly well, but it was the group's "'Money for Nothing" that got the Grammy that year. h COMICS: What is the name of Hi and Lois' youngest daughter? 2. HISTORY: Which Allied general defeated German field marshal Erwin Rommel in North Africa during World War II? 3. POETRY: Who was the Greek cre- ator of pastoral poetry? IN 141H .H:OL, ALL LETTER,hEN JEKETS I "su!m I. :emil uo!lnlos ACROSS 1 Gorilla 4 Year-end visitor 9 Col. Sanders' chain 12 Droop 13 Up to the point that 14 Ultra- modernist 15 Tennessee city 17 Cheerios ingredient 18 Moving truck 19 Makes into law 21 Revealing swimsuit 24 Polio vaccine pioneer 25 Director Howard 26 Explosive letters 28 Leaf pore 31 Teensy bit 33 A Gabor sister 35 Get an -- effort 36 Consume fully 38 Priestly vestment 40 Workweek end (Abbr.) 41 Weeded, in a way 43 Rented Wishing Well ym00g L00osswom 1 12 15 I 21 25 31 36 2 I 22 II 45 46 48 54 57 45 Wild horse 47 Antiquated 48 Have a bug 49 It's all in your head 54 Hockey surface 55 "What's in _?)) 56 Rowing need 57 -- Angeles 58 Acquires 59 Resort DOWN 1 Request 2 Skillet 3 Id counterpart 4 Learned one 5 Foolish 6 Super Bowl 1-- 10 11 II 29 30 II 52 53 org. particle 7 Stories 34 "May I do 8 Sports that for venues you?" 9 Cheaper 37 Eat like a copies bird 10 Accomplish- 39 Scadett ment O'Hara and 11 Barracks her ilk beds 42 Karan of 16 Louis -- fashion 20 Can. prov. 44 Citrus 21 Scottish beverage hillside 45 Jump (out) 22 Greek vowel 46 Puerto- 23 Flaws in follower lumber 50 Erstwhile 27 Dam org. of acorn 1933 51 Two. in 29 Additional Ti uana 30 Sahara-like 52 Space 32 Unstable 53 Historic time MAGIC MAZE BOXING DAY 4. ART: Which Early Renaissance S A M T S 1 R H C C Z W U R P artist painted "The BirthofVenus"? 3 2 4 6 7 4 3 7 6 4 5 7 5 5. TELEVISION: Who were the only S F P S A R U T U O k T O witnesses totheshootingofMr. Bums 6 4 5 6 2 5 4 7 3 2 3 5 8 M J H E C Z X O D U S Q N L J on "TheSimpsons"? C C V C O E E E C C C A B 6. EXPLORERS: What was the 7 2 5 3 7 6 7 6 5 7 8 2 4 G A'W' E W Z E A L A N D'Ej C Z X nationality of explorer Edmund Hill- N U B E D E T S O O E S E ary? 6 8 4 8 3 7 5 6 4 8 6 2 3 7. MUSIC: Which actress/singer's S F D L S O U H U E A E S V T E R e N L [ J D A L Y H D theme song was"QueSera, Sera"? 7 8 7 3 2 6 2 6 7 2 7 4 3 8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the T X H U N S E T E R R N P only bachelor to serve as U.S. presi- 5 6 3 8 4 8 5 7 4 8 5 6 2 E C A H Y W V D L N T L B Y N dent? N E H I A B D S F L S N G 9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 4 8 4 6 2 3 6 4 2 3 2 4 3 R P N S P A D A N A C A G E A famous 20th-century leader once said, R E A E I E D I E L S D D "If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide"? HERE IS A PLEASANT LrrrLE GAME that will give you e L K I G E E E Y C L R B U N message every ay. It's n numedcal puzzle designed to spell 10. LANGUAGE: What is the mean- out your fortune Count the letters in your first name. If the ing of the word "aplomb"? number of letters is 6 or more, subtr=K:t 4. If the number is less th=S.=,Z.T,,=,isyoukey-be. St=t=t,u- B Z X W U L T S R T P T R O E Answers per left-hand corner and check one of your key numbers, left 1. Trixie to right. Then read the message the letters under the 2. Oen. Bernard Montgomery checked figures give you. O M L S E L A S J O I O S M R BY i [II0[IJ,'B [lltllJll HENRY aOLTINOFF 3. Theocritus 4. Botticelli 5. Maggie and Santa's Little Helper (the dog) 6. New Zealand 7. Doris Day 8. James Buchanan 9. Mohandas Gandhi 10. Confidence I I t  cO GED B AYXWT CWOU U I TSGN I P POHS TF I GA Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all dkections - forward, backward, up, down arid diagoilatl. Australia Gifts New Zealand Shopping OK, I AM GOING TO SPEND AN HOUR SHOVELING, 50 , Letter BOX bYisLlneda ITWOULbBEN'CE'FOUCOULbWA'TATLEAST <- "-  [i / ' Emaa;i SEr:ees '5!rlh :! i If i2wt r :t:lh THAT LONG BEFORE IT 5TARTS 5NOWIN6 AGAIN. } Rnd at least six differences in details ,tween panels, above the diagram. When completed, the row I I  indicated will spell out a word or words. '-"  A NI l I'I I I , I lcll, 'HI ,E,O, : - ', i00iil i,iii , . >1 ILl I Iol Io111 leu!qeo "0 "luaJall!P s! lOdeeloo "l, "lueJalllp si Jleqo " I u [ I I r-- I I I ., I I aouis e seq PIqS "; ",,m^uoo E sq PlO ',':sesda/e,!o I", Jo,, dinEF2atu,eJ SynJ.. inc. 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The words in gdd A contain the same letters as the corresponding words in grid B. 1. A short distance. S ' p ' " 1. Part of many families. 2. Raced a bet. A I 2. Found on radios. 3. Cardes electdcity. N L 3. Great dyer. 4. Allows both genders. D I E 4. Secret signals. "0 "1 "N-mrl " "IHI "g "mod-do - t :meow coins from any of the rows. He can even remove all the coins in a row if he wants to. Play goes back and forth until only one coin remains on the table. The player who is (arced to remove this coin is the loser. While roles are simple, you'll find that the game is a lot of fun. @ 2012 King Features Synd., . All rights teered. A DRIVE4N DIVERSION! To solve this pmbm, you must replace the letters pdnted on the bag with the digits 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9, so fft  , you have a correct addition problem. The same letters get the same digits. Can you get a higher total than we did? 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