IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 30 Tuesday, 13 October 2009 London Lite Intheright-handpicture,Jamiesafroislarger,thepatternonhisbagis upsidedown,theseamonthecuffofhiscoatismissing,hisnecklaceis smallerandthematerialshowingbehindhisleghasmoved Much as you dislike clashes with others, you have to admit that there are one or two impossible individuals who are oblivious to anything but a direct confrontation. However, theyve recently adopted a new and even more underhand tactic. This means that when dealing with them, youll need to be twice as canny. You know how dangerous it is to make promises that you only think you can keep. However, others arent so scrupulous, which means theyre letting you down at the last minute. While this is upsetting, its also superbly timed, as its freeing you to pursue new, and better, options. Little is more tedious than dealing with somebody who has absolutely no sense of humour. Yet thats exactly what youre facing. The problem is, they take your humorous remarks seriously. Obviously this could lead to problems. Forget about being witty. Just take the same rather dry approach to matters that they do. Being right is one thing. And being a Capricorn, youre sure your facts are correct. However, being able to compromise certain of those facts so that others can feel they, too, are able to influence a decision is another matter. Its about people. And in this situation, whats wisest, goes. Over the past month or two, youve been dealing with both burdensome obligations and the consistently demanding mood of the individuals involved. The patience youve shown has been admirable. Now that this cycle is coming to a close, that patience and understanding will be rewarded in a wonderful way. Ordinarily youre tolerant about the foibles of friends and loved ones. But a certain individual has been increasingly obnoxious about ideas they regard as pivotal, and feel that they must inform everybody. Listen once, then you can tell them youre not interested, and very firmly. Facts may be facts. But one tricky individual youre dealing with regards even the most fundamental information as something they can customise according to their needs and what helps to achieve their goals. Treat everything they say as unreliable until proven otherwise. You sometimes forget that not everybody shares your sense of humour and dont always take the genuine complaints of certain individuals as seriously as theyd like. This is the case now, and you need to mend some fences. Waste no time on excuses. Simply ask how you can help, and then do all you can to lend them a hand. During the past six weeks, while the restless and somewhat driven Mars has been in Cancer, youve been unusually demanding and edgy. But youve also got a lot done. So as it departs your sign and you look back on what youve accomplished, youll feel a huge sense of achievement. For ages youve known that in certain situations youve been short-changed. But you couldnt be bothered to deal with it. Now that there are several planets accenting the part of your chart that involves such matters, the odds are good that circumstances will take things out of your hands. And not a moment too soon. Certain issues are best discussed the minute they appear. But what youre contending with now is far more complex. Youre dealing with a conflict thats inextricably linked to the ego of the individual involved. Forget about urging the necessary changes. Theyll make them when they want to, and not before. Answer:alley-stair-mac-lean(novelistAlistairMacLean) No 657 ACROSS 1. Individual (10) 7. Ventilated (5) 8. Exceptional (7) 10. Appalled (8) 11. Arena (4) 13. Use (6) 15. Road (6) 17. Fall (4) 18. Affluent (4-2-2) 21. Certificate (7) 22. Asserts (5) 23. Descriptive proposal (10) DOWN 1. Severs (5) 2. Heater (8) 3. Part of the foot (6) 4. Accustomed (4) 5. Stupid (7) 6. Shrewd (4-6) 9. Navigational beacon (10) 12. Resolute (8) 14. Thrive (7) 16. Narrate (6) 19. Signs (5) 20. Pitch (4) Yesterdays solution No 656 Across: 6 Disable; 7 Delay; 9 Lay; 10 Incessant; 12 Philatelist; 15 Controversy; 17 Flatterer; 19 Sly; 21 Feint; 22 Release. Down: 1 Vital; 2 Ban; 3 Plan; 4 Senseless; 5 Sadness; 8 Settle; 11 Whetstone; 13 Loosen; 14 Boulder; 16 Clasp; 18 Even; 20 Bet.Answers tomorrow STARSShelley von Strunckel Forecasts whats in the stars for you For your weekly in-depth forecast, call the number next to your star sign Aries Call 0906 650 5430 21 March-19 April Taurus Call 0906 650 5431 20 April-20 May Gemini Call 0906 650 5432 21 May-20 June Cancer Call 0906 650 5433 21 June-22 July Leo Call 0906 650 5434 23 July-22 August Virgo Call 0906 650 5435 23 August-22 September Libra Call 0906 650 5436 23 September-22 October Scorpio Call 0906 650 5437 23 October-21 November Sagittarius Call 0906 650 5438 22 November-21 December Capricorn Call 0906 650 5439 22 December-19 January Aquarius Call 0906 650 5440 20 January-18 February Pisces Call 0906 650 5441 19 February-20 March Libra Call 0906 650 5436 23 September-22 October Jonty Clark LiteCrossword Splitpersonality Can you work out the name of the famous person from these pictures? Now that your ruler Mercury has joined the sun in accenting practical matters, you should finally be able to discuss tricky issues with the diplomacy necessary. Thats no guarantee others will be tactful. But at least youll be in a position to influence whatever it is they do or dont say. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of The X Factors Jamie Archer. Answers below Scribblepad ARIES 0906 8336 504 TAURUS 0906 8336 505 GEMINI 0906 8336 506 CANCER 0906 8336 507 LEO 0906 8336 508 VIRGO 0906 8336 509 LIBRA 0906 8336 510 SCORPIO 0906 8336 511 SAGITTARIUS 0906 8336 512 CAPRICORN 0906 8336 501 AQUARIUS 0906 8336 502 PISCES 0906 8336 503 Foryourmonthlyforecastcall: Calls cost 60p per minute. The astro-line horoscopes are updated every Friday Live Astrology: Now you can speak to one of Shelleys professional astrologers live. Call 09064 001016* for a one-to-one consultation with Britains finest astrologers. Or send a text with any question you may need guidance with. 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