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Crossword Countdown

A puzzle for the Omer

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The Hebrew calendar is a confusing thing. Most of us can’t tell their Tishrei from their Nisan. What better way, then, to learn about the themes and traditions of each Hebrew month than to figure it out for yourself in a challenging crossword puzzle? The puzzle will appear regularly on the second Tuesday of each month. This month, we have counting on our minds.

TO PLAY: Type in the answers in the puzzle or select the clue you wish to solve in the right column.

Click here for the answers.

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Susan Zuckerman says:

very good puzzle, not too difficult, not too easy.
only had to call out to my husband twice!

rivka says:

With all due respect Mr. Friedman, the game was, as Israelis would say,”al hapanim.” Only like 6 words have anything to do with Judaism, the spelling is Ashkenazic-biased (e.g. “bas”), and it does not specify the number of words involved when the answer is a phrase. Oh well.

Ummm…where in the crossword, did we “learn about the themes and traditions of each Hebrew month?” Did I miss that? If you’re going to have a Jewish crossword….make it Jewish.

Not a bad puzzle. Even though only 6 entries might relate to Judaism, there are many biblical references. Also, I believe there are more Ashkenazic jews in America. The bit about learning about Hebrew months is a come-on from the website directors and not the puzzle maker. I challenge the two naysayers to come up with their idea of what they think the puzzle should be. It’s not easy. Thank you, Ethan. I’ll be back in May.

Debbie says:

Tough crowd! I liked the puzzle. I counted about 12 answers that were related to Judaism, including the biblical references, holiday references and Israel. Granted not all of those were related to the Hebrew month, but still I would say this had a strong Jewish theme. As a regular solver of the NYTimes crossword puzzle (at least on the easy days), I think that the number of answers related to the theme is higher than average.

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Crossword Countdown

A puzzle for the Omer

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