LIVING OMAHA WORLD-HERALD THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014 L.A. Times crossword puzzle is running in today’s Classifieds. BRIDGE DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Plead 4 Yanks 9 Marathon 13 Death notice, for short 15 Amphitheater 16 Declare openly 17 Qualified 18 Bawler 19 Bird’s beak 20 Made less taut, as a rope 22 Doing nothing 23 Hit the __; depart 24 Anger 26 Like Jacuzzi waters 29 Penalizes 34 Express one’s viewpoint 35 Sat for an artist 36 “You __ My Sunshine” 37 Jewelry for the finger 38 Is fond of 39 Store away 40 Peg for Tiger 41 Felt sick 42 Napped leather 43 Helped out 45 Overlaid with gold 46 Actress __ West 47 Skater’s oval 48 __ up; support 51 Commenting 56 __ it in for; intend to harm 57 Stay away from 58 Weaver’s frame 60 __ tea 61 Josh with 62 Days of __; times long past 63 Harp of old 64 Go into 65 Actor Berry BY TANNAH HIRSCH AND BOB JONES TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY Four spades had no play for EastWest — they were off three aces and a trump trick — but bidding it brought a likely profit when North misjudged by bidding on to five clubs. The contract seems hopeless. Can South find a way to make it? West continued with another spade at trick two, won by South, who immediately led a low heart. West split his honors, playing the queen, losing to the board’s ace. Declarer cashed the ace and king of clubs, drawing trumps, and led another low heart. West rose with the king and shifted to the jack of diamonds, but it was too late. The fall of East’s 10-nine of hearts meant that dummy’s jack and then seven of hearts provided parking places for both of declarer’s low diamonds. Five clubs bid and made! West could have defeated this contract a couple of different ways. A shift to the jack of diamonds at trick two would have done the job. Declarer would have to judge well, ducking the first diamond and winning the second, to hold his losers to three tricks. The diamond shift is far from obvious and few would find it. West could also have ducked the second round of hearts, allowing dummy to win the jack. East-West would never win a heart trick, but they would get two diamond tricks in return — a trade West would love to make right now. SUDOKU DOWN 1 Feathery scarf 2 Flows back 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 21 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Fish’s breathing organ Wild dog Miscalculated Harness strap Leg joint Tiny fish in a tin Dog bite danger Passionate Jailbird’s room Author __ Stanley Gardner __ up; getting emotional Apple’s center Get __ of; shed Vital artery Secret agents Chianti and Chablis __ fun at; ridiculed Secondhand Despised FROM THE ARCHIVES Wear away __ up; sutured Stack Able to read and write In a pouty way As poor __ church mouse Basin Get in the way of Structural beam Elevate Dr. __; TV psychologist Risqué Above Level; smooth Castle trench Wall recess VP Al __ Fellows HOROSCOPE BY JACQUELINE BIGAR KING FEATURES SYNDICATE HISTORY “Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.” Bergen Baldwin Evans, American author (1904-1978) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today’s birthdays: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Russell Baker is 89. Singer Buddy Greco is 88. College Football Hall of Famer John Brodie is 79. Singer Dash Crofts is 76. Rock singer David Crosby is 73. Country singer Connie Smith is 73. Comedian-actor Steve Martin is 69. Actor Antonio Fargas is 68. Singer-musician Larry Graham is 68. Actress Susan Saint James is 68. Actor David Schramm is 68. Author Danielle Steel is 67. “Far Side” cartoonist Gary Larson is 64. Olympic gold medal swimmer Debbie Meyer is 62. Actress Jackee Harry is 58. Actress Marcia Gay Harden is 55. Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson is 55. Singer Sarah Brightman is 54. Actress Susan Olsen is 53. Actress Halle Berry is 48. Actress Catherine Bell is 46. Rock musician Kevin Cadogan is 44. Actor Scott Michael Campbell is 43. Actress Lalanya Masters is 42. Actor Christopher Gorham is 40. Actress Mila Kunis is 31. TV personality Spencer Pratt is 31. NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is 27. 32 33 35 38 39 41 42 44 45 47 48 49 50 52 53 54 55 59 All puzzle solutions are on Page 2E. Contact the writer: [email protected] August 14, 1944: The federal government allowed the manufacture of certain domestic appliances, such as electric ranges and vacuum cleaners, to resume on a limited basis. 1848: The Oregon Territory was created. 1900: International forces, including U.S. Marines, entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreign influence. 1909: The newly opened Indianapolis Motor Speedway held its first event, a series of motorcycle races. 1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. 1945: President Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. 1951: Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, 88, died in Beverly Hills, California. 1969: British troops went to Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics. 1973: U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt. 1980: Workers went on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, in a job action that resulted in creation of the Solidarity labor movement. Actress-model Dorothy Stratten, 20, was shot to death by her estranged husband and manager, Paul Snider, who then killed himself. 1989: South African President P.W. Botha announced his resignation after losing a bitter power struggle within his National Party. 1994: Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the terrorist known as “Carlos the Jackal,” was captured by French agents in Sudan. • 5E THE WORLD-HERALD A roller coaster from Playland Park is reflected in a water hole at Dodge Park in October 1959. To order reprints of our photos, contact the World-Herald library at 402-444-1014 or [email protected] WHAT’S FOR DINNER? BY ADDIE BROYLES COX NEWSPAPERS AUSTIN, Texas — This Girl Scout cookie-inspired pie comes from Allison Kave, a baker with an online pie shop called First Prize Pies, who recently published her first book, “First Prize Pies: Shoo-Fly, Candy Apple, and Other Deliciously Inventive Pies for Every Week of the Year (and More)” (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, $29.95). After winning the Brooklyn Pie Bake-off, Kave started her own pie business, and her all-star creations, including Root Beer Float Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie and Irish Car Bomb Cream Pie, quickly led to a book deal. Try your hand at making some of them at home. Samoa Pie For the shortbread crust 1½ cups shortbread cookie crumbs, from 15 to 20 cookies 2 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For filling 2 cups sugar ¼ cup corn syrup ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup toasted shredded coconut For the topping ¼ cup toasted shredded coconut 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped or chips ¼ cup heavy cream Make the crust: Grind the cookies in a food processor until finely ground or seal them in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Pour in the butter (they’re very buttery already, so use just a little at a time) and mix (hands are best for this) until the texture is that of wet sand. Firmly press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie pan. Chill the crust in the freezer or fridge while preheating the oven to 350 F. Bake it for about 10 minutes, until golden, and then let it cool completely. Make the filling: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir together ½ cup water, the sugar, and corn syrup until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Cook over medium-high heat, moving the pan around occasionally, until the caramel has turned a dark amber and reached 360 degrees on a candy thermometer. Keep a close eye at this stage, as the caramel can burn very quickly! Remove the caramel from the heat and immediately start to whisk in the butter. Be very careful here: The caramel will start to bubble violently and release a lot of hot steam. Open the chilled can of coconut milk, and spoon off the thick white coconut cream from the top, discarding the remaining water. Whisk this coconut cream into the caramel until it is fully dissolved, then add the vanilla and salt. Stir in the toasted coconut, and pour the filling into your prebaked pie shell. Refrigerate the pie, uncovered, for at least 1 hour, until the surface is set. Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the surface of the pie. Make the topping: Heat the cream until scalded, and then pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute, then whisk until glossy. Using a fork, drizzle the ganache over the surface of the pie in a crosshatch pattern, then sprinkle over the toasted coconut. Return the pie, uncovered, to the fridge to fully set, for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight. Serve the pie at room temperature. Running a sharp knife under hot water will make it easier to slice through the sticky caramel filling. This pie can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, covered in plastic wrap. 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 Leo and a Moon in Aries. Happy birthday for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014: This year is the first year of a new 12-year luck cycle. Focus on your goals, and you will be able to manifest them more easily. If you are single and romance and being in a committed relationship are your desires, it is more than likely to happen. There will be many different potential suitors as you zero in on finding Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, the two of you demonstrate a newfound closeness and a silliness that remind others of young love. You enjoy the energy that Aries has, but you won’t want him or her to influence you too frequently. 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) ★★★★ — You might notice that others are shielding themselves from you. Some people even might become exhausted after speaking with you! Be your spontaneous self, and reach out to those who enjoy your high-voltage ways. Tonight: You are top dog. Go for what you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★ — You seem to be maintaining a low-key position and a laid-back attitude around others. You might not expect any uproar, but you do see the possibility of a lot of sudden change. You could gain unusual insight into someone you care about. Tonight: Get some extra zzz’s. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ — You’ll zero in on what you want. A meeting could allow greater give-andtake between you and someone else. You might be on the same page, but an unexpected twist could arise. Be aware of this person’s perceptions. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ — Take a deep breath before starting an important conversation. Be careful if it involves someone whom you feel you have to answer to. Don’t let a situation become too difficult; otherwise, you could be on the receiving end of a strong reaction. Tonight: Play it low-key. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ — You’ll be more than willing to try out a new idea or take a vacation to some strange land. You understand the value of offbeat situations opening up your mind. For now, all you might be able to do is find a restaurant with unusual cuisine. Tonight: Have a one-on-one chat. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ — You are very sure of a partner, and you feel extremely stable. Your confidence could be a result of your ability to tolerate whatever heads your way. Think about this when someone brings an unusual dynamic into your life. Tonight: Do your own thing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ — Others continue to dominate your plans, regardless of what you might have decided your priorities would be. You work well with others, but know what will happen if this becomes a pattern: You could become resentful. Be careful. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ — You will want to move through a problem more quickly than is possible. Relax with a slower pace. An element of disruption could surround your day. Understand that the unexpected might prove to be more exciting. Tonight: Release stress through some exercise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ — You’ll come up with one good idea after another. Your creativity seems to flow in many different directions. A loved one will delight in your imaginative flights of fancy. Make some delightful plans in the near future. Tonight: Act like the weekend is already here. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ — Stay centered and close to home, if possible. You even might consider working from home or taking a personal day. You are likely to have a lot of events coming down the pike. Zero in on your needs once more. Deal with one person directly. Tonight: Follow the music. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ — Make calls and listen to what others share. You will need to unravel some personal issues or a grudge. A loved one is a source of excellent advice, and he or she is likely to pitch in and help. Don’t let anyone rain on your parade. Tonight: Meet up with a favorite person. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ — A daily issue keeps arising, and you’ll need to clear it out. Don’t forget to make an appointment for a checkup with your doctor. You might feel frustrated by the lack of returned calls from a certain someone. Tonight: Treat yourself to a new wardrobe item.
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