The Samurai Of Puzzles

by the Mepham Group Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit See answers on page B/33  

Goren On Bridge: Disappearing loser

North cue bid four diamonds as a mild slam try, but South wasn’t interested. In fact, even four spades is a poor contract because the North and South hands are “mirrored” with the same distribution. There appear to be four certain losers – two hearts, one diamond, and one club. South won the opening diamond lead with dummy’s ace and […]



ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming week you are likely to be filled with warm feelings toward others. You may inadvertently step on some toes while seeking companionship. Heightened ambition could desensitize you to the word “no.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Guard against financial losses. The Full Moon may light up areas where you are spending money on numerous […]

House Decorating Contest Winner Announced

The Marco Island House and Business Decorating Contest finals were held on Friday, December 15. The judging committee had the difficult task of evaluating the Top 10 homes, but they reached a decision. The 2017 House Decorating Contest winner was Maria Schilke, who decorated her brightly lit house at 865 Swan with neon candy canes, stars and a train. If you […]