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Across: 1 Use, 2 Via,
4 Aisle, 7 Duo, 8 Cot,
9 End, 11 Cow, 13 River,
Down: 1 Under, 2 Vicar,
3 Attic, 4 Age, 5 Etc,
6 Raw, 10 Dye, 12 Opt.
Stick for beating as punishment
To pull suddenly
Fat of a Tibetan ox
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.
As a former employee in the
automotive industry, I hope I can
be forgiven for spilling the beans
on one of the great tricks of the
trade. There is a good reason why
some dealers or shops won t put
the price of the vehicle on the win-
dow: Customers often will quote
a number they are willing to pay
for the vehicle that exceeds the
amount the seller would part with
It s an effective strategy that does-
n t work every time, but it works
often enough to make it a viable
It s a trick that I often implement
in my poker game. If somebody is
willing to pay more for a product,
Observation is one of the most
important components of playing
winning poker, but one of the first
things you need to identify are the
players who defend both their small-
and big-blind money to the death.
You can squeeze a lot of profit from
the game by exploiting this major
weakness in their strategy.
Any player who sees the flop three
times in these positions after two
orbits would qualify as an early tar-
get. The standard raise in a no-limit
game is approximately three to four
times the value of the blinds. Most
experts will tell you that whatever
increment you use as a standard
raise, you should keep it consistent
so it won t turn into a tell of strength
or weakness. You would be leaving
a lot of money on the table if you
The opponents who defend to the
death can make the game very easy.
Since you already know that you
would be throwing away money by
raising these players frequently in
hopes of stealing their blinds, all
you have to do is wait for a premium
hand and then launch the attack.
True blind defenders don t pay a
lot of attention to the price they
have to pay to see a flop. Their logic
is that they are already committed
to the pot. If they are willing to call
a standard raise, they also will call
a bet that is five to six times the
value of the big blind. So make
After the flop, the blinds are
always at a positional disadvantage.
Since frequent defenders will do so
with a large range of hands, it s often
safe to assume that you have the
best hand after the flop, provided
you maintained rigid standards.
Johnny Gamble: And moving a
few feet from the poker room into
the sports book ... due to multiple
reports that put the eligibility status
of Heisman Trophy-winning soph-
omore quarterback Johnny Manziel
in the realm of uncertainty because
of alleged NCAA violations, the Las
Vegas Hilton sports book (the straw
that stirs the entire sports-betting
landscape) has stopped taking bets
on all Texas A&M football games
and individual proposition bets,
according to the Las Vegas Review-
Leading up to the season, A&M
was the darling of the betting win-
dow as the most-betted-on pro-
gram, but whenever news arises that
puts odds into doubt, sports books
traditionally pull bets and err on the
side of caution.
According to industry experts,
Manziel s worth to the Aggies ranges
from six to eight points per game
on the gambling line, and A&M s
odds to win the Southeastern Con-
ference were listed at 9-to-1 with
him, and 12-to-1 without him.
1 Take advantage of
2 By this route
4 The bride and groom
walk up it
7 Pair of performers
8 Child's bed
11 Female bovine animal
13 Large stream
14 Playground slide
1&4D Not yet old enough
3 Storage loft
6 Not cooked
10 Colouring for hair or ma-
12 Make a choice
IF PLAYERS DEFEND BLINDS AT ALL COSTS, CHARGE EXTRA
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Before the flood:
Keep a portable radio, flashlight, emergency supplies and a
first aid kit on hand.
Monitor the radio for weather updates and evacuate immedi-
ately if you are told to do so.
Move your furniture and valuables to higher floors of your
home or place them high if possible.
Bring in all loose items from outside, like garbage cans and
yard furniture for safe keeping.
Turn off the main electrical switch and other utilities.
Place important documents and valuables in plastic and store
them in a safe place.
During the flood:
Do not walk through flowing water. Just six inches of moving
water can knock you off your feet.
Never attempt to cross a swollen stream, river or gully by
foot or vehicle. The force of these waterways can have deadly
If your vehicle stalls in rising water, abandon it immediately
and climb to higher ground. A mere two feet of water can
float a large vehicle, even a bus.
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-soaked.
Check appliances and motors for damage and do not use them
until they have been cleaned and dried.
Watch out for wild animals, snakes and centipedes.
Have your electrical wiring checked before turning on the
Purify water before using. Use chlorine bleach or water puri-
fying tablets. Boil tap water for ten minutes.
Are you ready for aflood?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Floods are the leading cause of disaster-related death
in the Caribbean, but since most can be forecasted,
You should have time to prepare. Your Red Cross
urges You to get ready. There are simple steps You
can take to help protect Your family from a flood.
T&T Red Cross Society
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