PUZZLE NO. 720
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question? 11.Just bought 20.Determine 22.Antenna 23.Pans
THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: VIRGO, LIBRA, AND SCORPIO.
Vegetable stir-fry with tofu Colorful and tasty, this stir-fry is cooked in the microwave and ready in less than 20 minutes. INGREDIENTS: • 60 ml (1/4 cup) oil • Blanched whole almonds • 240 g (8 oz) tofu • 4 spears broccoli • 120 g (4 oz) pea pods • 120 g (4 oz) bean sprouts • 120 g (4 oz) baby corn-on-the-cob • 1 red pepper, sliced • 125 ml (4 oz) water chestnuts, sliced • 1 clove garlic, minced • 125 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable stock
Week of August 17 to 23, 2014
ARIES You think about selling or buying a property.You find housing that is less costly, which considerably improves the entire family’s quality of life. TAURUS You take the time to spoil yourself and perhaps envisage buying a new car as well. You respond to a re- quest for help, which requires you to do a lot more travelling than usual. GEMINI By making a few calculations you may realize that you can afford your ambitions. You find the neces- sary funds to realize one of your biggest dreams. CANCER You may feel a little discouraged by the scale of the job at hand. But as you progress, you realize that you have the makings of a winner. LEO Take a step back in order to gain a better perspective on a situation. On a professional level, allow your- self to hope for something closer to your convictions. VIRGO Your vacation is barely over but you’re already thinking about your next trip with a group of friends. You might have to organize a meet- ing at the office which gathers to- gether a lot of people. LIBRA You feel a sudden urge for advan- cement, especially on an intellectual level. This spontaneous inclination leads you to consider undertaking a new career. SCORPION After a short period of reflection, you make some important deci- sions regarding your personal or professional future. A business trip could be organized fairly quickly. SAGITTARIUS The ideal compromise does not always exist, especially when there are several people involved. You need to use your imagination to cre- ate more harmony around you. CAPRICORN A series of small successes is sure to enhance your self-esteem. This is also what gives you the credibi- lity to promote a project that is dear to your heart. AQUARIUS You set up a home office that is ex- tremely functional and where you are inspired to work. Your manage- ment talents are beginning to sur- face and you make plans to start your own business. PISCES Love occupies most of your thoughts. A subtle exchange of affection helps you see that the feelings are mutual.
distance 27.Sticky stuff 28.Lime skin 30.Antique
ACROSS 1. Trade 5. Physique, shortly
matter 54.Undercover man 55.Humbly docile
29.Resounded 31.Aviators 33.Counted calories 34.Mommy’s sister 35.Round objects 36.Crimson or cerise 37.Reply 40.Wonderland girl 41.Abandoned 45.18-wheeler 48.Mine material 49.Smell 50.Like 51.Emulate Ice-T 52.Fairy-tale giant 53.Printed
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ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 720
garment 13.Act like 14.Feel sore 15.Happily ____ after 16.Gun, as an engine 17.Kitten sound 18.Flat-topped hill 19.Wear down 21.Martial art 23.Not amateur 26.Give consent
DOWN 1. Flower
support 2. Knitted 3. Epochs 4. Pet bird 5. More exposed 6. Sung drama 7. Loyal 8. Feeble, as an excuse 9. Smashing serve 10.Owl’s
• 30 ml (2 tbsp) cornstarch • 60 ml (4 tbsp) soy sauce • Dash sherry • Dash sesame oil • Salt and pepper • 4 green onions, sliced
NUMBER OF SERVINGS: 4
PUZZLE NO. 452
DIRECTIONS: Heat a browning dish for 5 minutes in the microwave, on high. Add the oil and fry the almonds for 5 minutes, stirring often to brown evenly. Remove the almonds from the dish and set them aside. Cut out the broccoli flowerets and reserve. Slice the stalks diagonally. If the corn cobs are large, cut in half lenghtwise. Cook the broccoli and the corn together for 1 minute on high. Add the garlic, red pepper, pea pods, water chestnuts and the broccoli flowerets. Mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, sherry, stock, and cornstarch together. Pour over the vegetables and cook 1 minute on high. Add the bean sprouts, almonds, green onions and the tofu, cut in small cubes. Cook 30 seconds on high. Serve immediately.
ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 452
HOW TO PLAY : Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: You must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column, or 3x3 box.
Recipe and photo: The Complete Microwave Cookbook, Judith Ferguson, Collins Royal.
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