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Crosswords
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT)
Crossword puzzles take the form of a square grid of black and white squares. The goal of this word puzzle is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. (HARTFORD COURANT) « Show less

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  • Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

    Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study. The study's researchers caution, however, that people shouldn'...
  • On whom should 'The Simpsons' pull the RIP cord?

     
    An earlier blog post repurposed for the Sunday print column "The Simpsons" producer Al Jean recently announced plans to kill off one of the animated series' regular characters later this season — the 25th — or early next season. He......
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Larry Miller was born in Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y., today in 1953. This birthday guy is probably best known for playing the role of Walter Stratford, both in the 1999 movie "10 Things I Hate About You" and the short-lived 2010...
  • Vera Belle Lunsway

    Vera Belle Lunsway
    Vera Belle Lunsway, age 86, of Corona del Mar, passed away Saturday June 29, 2013 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach California.  She was born October 7, 1926 to James Herbert McCorkle and Iva Lou (Mallory) McCorkle in Gem, Kansas.  She had one older...
  • Good news and bad news

    I finally did it. I went down kicking and screaming, but I did it and have now joined the ranks of those who have had. “Colonoscopy,” my doctor said when she walked into the examining room. We were having my yearly “thing.” I...
  • Eva Loraine Taylor, 78

    Eva Loraine Taylor, 78
    Eva Loraine Privette Taylor, 78, of Junction City, formerly of Stanford, passed away  Monday Aug. 5.   Born March 8, 1935, in Lincoln County, Eva was a daughter of the late Virgil and Minnie Owens Privette. She was a member of Faith Temple Pentecostal...
  • Crossword comment

     
    Today's online crossword puzzle violates what I should think would be the first rule of Monday (at least) puzzles: One across should be easy, so easy that it lures you into the puzzle. Here's the clue: "Abbr. on old Eurasian......
  • Barbara Mae Schnoebelen January 4, 1930 - August 8, 2013

    Barbara Mae Schnoebelen January 4, 1930 - August 8, 2013
    Barbara Mae Schnoebelen, aged 83, died peacefully on August 8, 2013 at her home of 53 years, in Burbank California, after a struggle with multiple organ failure. She was born January 4, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois; the daughter of Murray and Fannette...
  • I am just on today, or is the Wednesday crossword unusually easy?

     
    The Trib's Wednesday online crossword puzzle usually takes me at least 13 minutes to finish (I give up at 15 minutes, as there is only so much time I want to devote to idle brain warmup exercises). Today I finished......
  • Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers

    Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers
    In decades past, if someone mentioned the word "fitness," he or she was probably talking about calisthenic routines performed in a spandex body suit. Today, the term "fitness" is as likely to encompass the body as it is the mind. More than simply...
  • Study: Some people just like liking things

    Study: Some people just like liking things
    How do you feel about that new project the boss just handed you? What about spinach? A Shakespearean sonnet? How about vaccines? For years, social scientists have known that our likes and dislikes are a function of many things: our education, our...
  • A Six-Letter Word For Brain Health: Orgasm

    I was just reading yet another article on how to keep your brain healthy. Brain health is a big deal with baby boomers. You cannot pick up a magazine, or newspaper, or visit a website these days without running across a treatise on the topic. If...