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Across: 1 Dab. 2 Bug.
4 Doubt. 7 Tow. 8 Two.
9 Oak. 11 Rye. 13 Hands.
Down: 1 Dutch. 2 Bites.
3 Grope. 4 Duo. 5 Tar.
6 Bee. 10 Kay. 12 Yak.
To veto a suggestion
To put in motion, to agitate
Solution to Friday's puzzle
The word may sound familiar, but do you know
what it means?
Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.
FIVE ANNOYANCES THAT CAN THROW YOU OFF YOUR GAME
In a game of pinball, when a play-
er excessively "tilts" the machine,
it shuts down and a turn is lost.
When a poker player tilts, it s a sure
sign of turning a bad situation into
a self-induced implosion of your
chip stack or, even worse, your
The instigation in most instances
of poker tilt revolves around a huge
lost pot that should have been yours
if not for an unfortunate mathemat-
ical incident. But that isn t always
the case; people can lose the mental
grip needed to play an optimal way,
and it may have nothing to do with
the cards themselves.
When a play-
er acts out of turn, it s a major breach
of etiquette. The player is taking away
the right of others to play their hands
accordingly. It s sort of nice to know
the person acting after you has inten-
tions of raising before you commit
chips to the pot, but it doesn t over-
ride the fact that he or she has min-
imized your table presence.
If it happens once, the oversight
is no big deal. If that same player
continues to do it and the dealer
doesn t rectify the situation, it can
fester into poor decision-making.
Live poker was always
intended to be a social game. When-
ever I see a game that looks like it
could be played in a law library, I ll
pass and look for something else with
a pulse. There s no poker scene in
the movie Animal House, but some-
thing in the living room of Delta
House would be right up my alley.
If you aren t comfortable with the
environment, it will translate into
the quality of your poker.
When it s time to
"colour up" in tournament formats,
the host takes the chips of smaller
value and trades them in for bigger
ones. If your chips don t change out
cleanly, you may find yourself racing
with other players. The dealer then
distributes the cards, with the bigger
chips going to the players showing
the highest-valued cards.
It sounds like a minor, petty thing
to lose these races, but it can lead to
strange reactions akin to losing a big
pot. And it can really hurt if you
already were short-stacked in relation
to the blind levels.You are dealt two
kings, but the dealer declares a mis-
deal when a card is discovered tucked
in the till or one of their fancy flips
exposes a card. The dealer may forget
to burn a card before the turn, and
the result is a voided card that would
have made your hand. These things
happen, and the best reaction is to
always chalk it up to human error
and not take it personally. People
tend to get cranky when they are too
hot, and they have a hard time con-
centrating when they are too cold.
This element of being human doesn t
go away in a poker game, and either
of these extremes can make the exit
sign look more appealing than any
chip stack in front of you. As for the
hunger thing, that should consistently
be taken care of before you take your
seat---unless your goal is to induce
tilt in your opponents while slopping
down a sandwich in between hands.
2 Insect nuisance
7 Haul by rope
8 One plus one
11 Whisky grain
13 Factory workers
14 School written piece
1 Language of the
2 Cuts with the teeth
4 Performing couple
5 Cover with bitumen
6 Insect which stings
12 Tibetan beast
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Before a hurricane:
Know the location of the nearest emergency shelter in your area.
Trim the trees in your yard,so limbs won't fly around during a
If you have hurricane shutters, inspect them now and repair dam-
Know the location of the main electrical breaker and the gas and
water valves in your home.
Make a list of the items in and around your yard to bring in or tie
down when a tropical storm or hurricane approaches. For exam-
ple: TV antenna, plants, garbage cans and yard furniture.
Check your insurance policy for coverage on wind and flood dam-
age, especially if you're in a low-lying area.
Keep a portable radio, flashlight (both with extra batteries),
emergency supplies, first aid kit, canned food and bottled water
on hand throughout the hurricane season.
Keep yourself updated as to the weather conditions and the pos-
sibilities of severe weather.
Have your emergency numbers at hand and in a convenient loca-
Designate an interior room with no windows or external doors as
a "Safe Room."
Determine escape routes and places to meet if separated.
Have an out-of-the-area-friend as a family contact so all have a
single point of contact and someone knows where you are.
Make a plan for your pets if you need to evacuate.
Take First Aid and CPR Classes. Your Red Cross can provide you
with the same.
When a hurricane approaches:
A hurricane watch is given when the hurricane is possible within
When a hurricane is 24 hours away, a hurricane warning is issued.
Hurricane landfall is imminent.
When a hurricane warning is issued, you should board up your
windows and doors, bring in loose items from outside, shut off
electrical, gas and water hook-ups and seek safe shelter.
During a hurricane:
Stay away from windows and stay inside if you are not told to
Beware that the centre of a hurricane, or the eye, can be very
calm and deceptive. When the eye passes, the storm is not over.
Stay inside because the fury of the winds will return, this time
from the opposite direction.
Remain in your safe location until the storm has passed com-
pletely and the all clear has been given.
Are you ready for ahurricane?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
As we brace for the unpredictability of
the hurricane season, it is important
to be prepared. Here are some simple
steps to help protect your family from
a storm or hurricane.
T&T Red Cross Society
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