LIVING OMAHA WORLD-HERALD MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014 L.A. Times crossword puzzle is running in today’s Classifieds. BRIDGE DAILY CROSSWORD BY TANNAH HIRSCH AND BOB JONES TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY Q 1 — East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠J 10 3 ♥A J 3 2 ♦Q J 8 ♣K 5 4 Right-hand opponent opens one spade. What call would you make? A — Perhaps this hand meets the minimum qualifications for a take-out double, but with the worst distribution in bridge (4-3-3-3), we prefer 14 points to double. Pass. Q 2 — Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A K ♥Q 10 9 ♦K Q 10 4 3 ♣6 4 3 Right-hand opponent opens one spade. What call would you make? A — Another tempting take-out double, but a T/O double asks partner to pick the trump suit. Instead, we want to suggest our good suit as trumps. Bid two diamonds. Q 3 — Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠4 ♥K Q 5 4 ♦A K 9 4 ♣K 8 7 3 Right-hand opponent opens one spade. What call would you make? A — A perfect takeout double. In fact, this hand is good enough to make a voluntary raise at our next turn, showing 18 points, regardless of which suit partner bids. Q 4 — Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠Q 7 6 ♥A K Q 8 3 ♦7 6 4 ♣A Q The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1♥ Pass 1♠ Pass ? What call would you make? A — This hand, with its excellent five-card suit, is worth 18 points. The diamond holding is a worry, but not enough to deter us from describing our hand properly. Bid two no trump. Q 5 — North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A K 10 3 ♥4 ♦A J 8 5 ♣10 9 3 2 The bidding: NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST 1♥ Pass 1♠ Pass 2NT Pass ? What call would you make? A — Tempting to look for slam, but partner is unlikely to have a four-card minor or he might have bid it rather than two no trump. We have a combined 30-31 points, but with no suit fit, it is unlikely to produce 12 tricks. Go quietly. Bid three no trump. Q 6 — Both vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠K 9 ♥A J 9 4 ♦K 7 5 ♣A K Q 2 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 2NT Pass *3♦ Pass ? *Transfer, 5 hearts any strength What call would you make? A — Not knowing about the excellent fit will cause partner to pass three hearts with many hands that would give you adequate play for game. Four-card support and a ruffing value call for aggression. Jump to four hearts. ACROSS 1 Burial place 6 German wife 10 Prius & Taurus 14 Sensible reasoning 15 Make a salary 16 Death notice, for short 17 Drug addicts 18 Machine at banks, for short 19 “The __ Ranger” 20 Think deeply while relaxing 22 Pompousness 24 Blood analysis sites 25 Disease that causes red spots and fever 26 Anew 29 Melodies 30 Heavyweight Muhammad __ 31 Sing like an Alpine goatherd 33 Cavalry sword 37 To the __; fully 39 Travis or Quaid 41 Etna’s output 42 Iron alloy 44 Suffers defeat 46 Big __; 18-wheeler 47 High-powered light beam 49 Legally responsible, as for an accident 51 Hates 54 Assassinated 55 Resound 56 Soldier’s dining room 60 Region 61 Opposite of “Giddyap!” 63 Leg bone 64 Swim __; diver’s flippers 65 British noble 66 Backstreet 67 Pupil’s ordeal 68 Recolors 69 Sown grains SUDOKU DOWN 1 Long-faced Valleys Fishhook, e.g. Malicious Become furious TV program Hollers __ out at; attack verbally Naps Stored away For __; temporarily Rush of chilly air in a room Uncanny Adolescents Makes airtight Extra amount Up to the task Fibbed Sets down Stable meal HOROSCOPE UP NEXT Write a caption for the photo at left. We print a new photo each Monday and its best captions the following Monday. Entries, including your name and city, are due by noon Friday. Send to: creativecaptions @owh.com or Creative Captions, Omaha WorldHerald, 1314 Douglas St., Suite 700, Omaha, NE 68102. “There are two cardinal sins from which all the others spring: impatience and laziness.” Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Today’s birthdays: Actress-singer Sally Kellerman is 77. Actor Stacy Keach is 73. Rock musician Charlie Watts is 73. Actor Jerry Mathers is 66. Actress Joanna Gleason is 64. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 60. Comedian Dana Carvey is 59. Actor Gary Grimes is 59. Pop musician Michael Steele is 59. Actor Liam Cunningham (TV: “Game of Thrones”) is 53. Actor Navid Negahban is 50. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 46. Actress Paula Cale is 44. Actor Anthony Montgomery is 43. Actor-comedian Wayne Brady is 42. Actor Zachary Quinto is 37. Actress Nikki Cox is 36. Actor Justin Long is 36. Actor Deon Richmond is 36. Actress Morena Baccarin is 35. Soccer player-coach Abby Wambach is 34. Country singer Dan Cahoon (Marshall Dyllon) is 31. Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward is 28. Actress Brittany Curran is 24. Actor Sterling Beaumon is 19. 32 34 35 36 38 40 43 45 48 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 62 Got up Elderly Manly Great joy Daring deeds At any __; regardless Upper limb Not detected Gigantic Bubbling away on the stove Dishwasher cycle Flower stalks Despise Practical jokes Shapes; forms Oohs and __; shows delight Flutter about Irritate Mexican mister CREATIVE CAPTIONS HISTORY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 21 23 25 26 27 28 29 All puzzle solutions are on Page 2E. Contact the writer: [email protected] June 2, 1864: After decades of scorched-earth warfare, leaders of the Circassians, a Muslim ethnic group in the Caucasus region, surrendered in Sochi to the army of the Russian Empire, which proceeded to expel hundreds of thousands of Circassians. 1886: President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, 21, in the Blue Room of the White House. 1897: Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” 1924: Congress passed a measure that was then signed by President Calvin Coolidge guaranteeing full American citizenship for all Native Americans born within U.S. territorial limits. 1941: Baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37. 1953: The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI. 1966: The U.S. space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface. 1979: Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country. 1997: Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. 1999: South Africans went to the polls in their second post-apartheid election, giving the African National Congress a decisive victory; retiring president Nelson Mandela was succeeded by Thabo Mbeki. • 5E T H E A S S O C I AT E D P R E S S An overwhelming number of readers had the same idea when faced with this photo of an Indian street vendor and his wares: “Yes, we have no bananas,” wrote in Rosemary Titus of Norfolk, quoting from the 1922 Frank Silver and Irving Cohn song. Other submissions: “364, 365, 366 ...” Gayle Dahlkoetter, Homer, Neb. “How did I get in this jam?” Gator Burns, Omaha “Finally! Everything I need for the Ultimate Fruit Salad is here!” Grace Horacek, seventh grade, Papillion “Do I look like I just fell off a fruit truck?” Sydni Sasso, Omaha His customers are a peeling. Dick Schell, Omaha “Special today! Fill your bag or HAT with apples!” Coleen Bockelmann, Omaha “One potato, two potato, three potato more!” Roni Hunt, Bellevue “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts. There they are a standing in a row...” Marilyn Gustafson, South Sioux City, Neb. Fruit salad in the rough. James Swanson, Kearney, Neb. “Picky! Picky!” Millie Iske, Springfield “I must stand in my stand and not squat among the kumquats.” Richard Thies, Omaha If he puts your purchase in a cloth bag, you have fruit in the loom. John Balkovic, Omaha “Must have been a bumper crop this year!” Margaret Rihanek, Omaha “This one came from right over ... there!” Jan Luce, Ankeny, Iowa T H E A S S O C I AT E D P R E S S “It is a never ending job trying to get these sorted into the right bins.” Joan Benson, Council Bluffs The Artist Known as Prince of Produce. R.F. Corderman, Bedford, Iowa I hope he has a real estate license. Why? Because he is going to have to sell a lot.” Kathy Oberg, Bellevue “We are a ‘certifiedorganic’ supplier for the ecologically minded juggler.” Dawna Pitts Nelson, Omaha “No, I didn’t tuck any in my shirt!” Jim Keil, Omaha “You can never get enough of a good thing.” Mickey Coren, Omaha “I wish the ‘Fruit Loop’ guy would hurry up and buy this fruit.” Marlene Talmon, Omaha “Yeah, it’s a boring job. But no one else wanted it, the big bosses don’t bother me with advice ... and I have job security, too.” D. David De Land, Bellevue WHAT’S FOR DINNER? A cheesecake is not always a sweet dessert, as this savory version with zesty crust proves. Visit www.taste ofhome.com for more recipes. Nacho party cheesecake 1¾ cups crushed nacho tortilla chips 1/3 cup butter, melted 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened ½ cup mayonnaise 1 envelope taco seasoning 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1½ cups finely chopped cooked chicken breasts 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream Whole kernel corn, cubed avocado, chopped tomato and sliced ripe olives Salsa, optional Assorted crackers or additional nacho tortilla chips, optional Combine crushed tortilla chips and butter; press onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, taco seasoning and flour until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the chicken, cheese blend and onions. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 F for 60 to 70 minutes or until center is almost set. Gently spread sour cream over the top; bake 10 minutes longer or until set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Just before serving, remove sides of pan. Garnish with corn, avocado, tomato and olives. Serve with salsa and crackers if desired. Makes 24 servings. BY JACQUELINE BIGAR KING FEATURES SYNDICATE Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign. A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Leo. Happy birthday for Monday, June 2, 2014: This year, you say what you feel in a direct yet charming way. You often discover that life has a surprise for you waiting just around the corner. When you’re upset, you tend to withdraw. Communication is one of your strengths. Remember to be sensitive with your tone of voice, as your words could carry a lot of anger in the way they are expressed. If you are single, someone you meet from mid-July on could be significant in your daily life. You will meet this person in your daily travels. If you are attached, you are more direct about your feelings. You might opt to take a couples’ class with your significant other. By next year at this time, you will be much closer to your sweetie. Leo can be proud, and he or she always demands to be on center stage. 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) ★★★★★ — Your creativity surges and adds an interesting touch to whatever you do. A partner has been on the warpath the past few months, so choose your words with care. Buy a token of affection for this person. Tonight: Act as if you don’t have a care in the world. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★ — Do not push someone too far, as you could get an unusually strong reaction. Maintaining an even pace will be difficult. Investing in your home will be an even better idea than you originally might have thought. Refuse to get cornered in an argument. Tonight: Happily head home. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ — Count on your intuition to take the lead should you become insecure when dealing with one of the many people you count on. Just listen to your inner voice, and you will be fine. A child or loved one will express caring toward you. Tonight: Hang with a friend or two. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ — Stay on top of your finances. A mistake made right now could be rather costly. You also might need to get several estimates before doing some work on your home. Don’t just assume that the cheapest way is to do it yourself. Tonight: Stay close to home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★★ — You’ll feel empowered and ready to tackle any task that might appear. A situation with a boss could demand extra time and attention. This person likes to demonstrate how much power he or she has. Don’t take this personally. Handle what you must. Tonight: Be in the limelight. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ — You might want to see a situation in a new light. First, determine how much your innate prejudices could be affecting your perspective. Use care with spending, as you might be inclined to go to extremes financially as you process an emotional matter. Tonight: A must appearance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ — You’ll want to get through a problem quickly. Be careful as to how assertive you are. Your actions could make someone more defensive than need be. Be gentle with handling an important emotional tie. The unexpected could occur with a partner. Tonight: Find your friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ — Approach forthcoming news with an eye toward making the right decision, and others will follow your lead. A partner might share some deep insight into what is going on. Have a long-overdue discussion. Someone might be quite controlling. Tonight: Out late. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ — You might want to look at a situation that surrounds a potential trip. You have a unique way of handling pressure, and you will use this skill in a meeting. Be more forthright in how you deal with a problem. Tonight: Try something new. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ — You could be worn out by a sequence of events that emerge from out of the blue. Know when to push back and say “enough.” A partner will fill in for you, should you request it. A child or new friend could become quite controlling. Detach some. Tonight: Let the good times roll. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ — You could be taking on too much, even for you. Allow greater give-and-take within a relationship. News from a distance will be exhilarating, but think before rushing into action. You might be looking at some long-term ramifications. Tonight: Sort through invitations. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ — Dive into work, and get as much done as possible. Everyone has his or her limits, and you are no different. Someone might want to be a more active leader and have more control. How do you feel about the situation? What works best for you? Tonight: Relax at home.
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