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Readers who aren't Tennessee football fans weigh in on South Carolina loss. They didn't hold back | Adams

  Readers who aren't Tennessee football fans weigh in on South Carolina loss. They didn't hold back | Adams I owe Tennessee football a thank-you. Because of the team's high-profile season, I'm now receiving literary contributions from fans outside Tennessee. © The Associated Press Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker (5) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) Missouri and South Carolina fans weighed in this week. But most of my emails came from disgruntled Tennessee fans after a shocking 63-38 loss to the Gamecocks.

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JUMBLE

Jumbles: LARVA    PINCH    STERO    FIERCE

Answer: The eyeglasses prescription was out-f-date and needed a – REVISION

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Arizona Cardinals: Sean Kugler controversy mentioned in newest 'Hard Knocks' episode

  Arizona Cardinals: Sean Kugler controversy mentioned in newest 'Hard Knocks' episode As promised, there was no Eno Benjamin news but there was a compelling scene from coach Kliff Kingsbury about the release of Sean Kugler on "Hard Knocks."In a clip that lasted less than a minute, that was the biggest takeaway Wednesday night from the third and latest installment from HBO’s and NFL Films’ “Hard Knocks – In Season with the Arizona Cardinals.

CRYPTOGRAPHY PUZZLES

Celebrity Cipher

"If only I'd known my differentness would be an asset, then my earlier life would have been much easier." – Bette Midler

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Ole Miss football comes up short vs Mississippi State, Lane Kiffin gets first Egg Bowl loss

  Ole Miss football comes up short vs Mississippi State, Lane Kiffin gets first Egg Bowl loss Ole Miss football fell to Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl after having a chance to tie late. A failed two-point conversion play left the Rebels short.The Rebels suffered a 24-22 defeat to Mississippi State on Thursday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, with the game's outcome decided by a failed two-point conversion attempt with 1:25 left at the end of a 99-yard Ole Miss touchdown drive only made possible by Will Rogers' goal-line fumble.

Cryptoquote

IT IS DECEMBER, AND NOBODY ASKED IF I WAS READY. – SARAH KAY

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Cryptoquip

I GOT MY BROTHER A SIGNED COPY OF A "LORD OF THE RINGS" BOOK AS A TOLKIEN FOR MY APPRECIATION.

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OTHER PUZZLES

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ORZO    ZITI    PENNE    ROTINI

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Two strangers connected by an accidental text in 2016. Now, they've shared 7 Thanksgivings.

  Two strangers connected by an accidental text in 2016. Now, they've shared 7 Thanksgivings. Wanda Dench texted a Thanksgiving invite to the wrong person, Jamal Hinton, who was then a stranger. Seven years later, they're still friends.Wanda Dench, 65, texted her grandson’s phone number in November 2016, not realizing he had changed it and her Thanksgiving dinner plans were being sent to a teenager she’d never met.

Lexigo

MAMMAL, LASAGNA, AMASS, SEEMED, DIESEL

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Dua Lipa breaks into acting: The story of her success in photos

  Dua Lipa breaks into acting: The story of her success in photos Dua Lipa breaks into acting: The story of her success in photos

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Scrabblegrams

7 Little Words

  1. LACES
  2. QUANDARY
  3. SPAMMING
  4. REFUTED
  5. PETER
  6. RENDERS
  7. MILAN

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Who’s better right now: Eagles or Cowboys? NFL analysts weigh in .
Coming off a blowout loss in the playoffs last season, the Eagles had hoped to upgrade their roster in a quest to go deeper into the postseason. They added free-agent cornerback James Bradberry, drafted defensive tackle Jordan Davis in the first round and traded for wide receiver A.J. Brown in their most significant moves. And, at 11-1, heading into Sunday’s game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium, the Eagles are atop the NFC East and holding the top seed in the conference with five games remaining. © Tim Hawk/nj.

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