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Catch of the Day (midi)

· By acommonrose · Published 13 days ago

Puzzle inspired by a children's book I loved as a kid. Please read the spoiler-tagged text after solving.
This puzzle was inspired by a recent crossword that clued CARP as "Gefilte fish ingredient". While I think that's a great clue, my sister (a relatively new solver) pointed out that according to the children's book "How Yussel Caught the Gefilte Fish", any fish could be a gefilte (and in reality, gefilte fish can be made from many types of fish, though carp is a popular choice). In the book, Yussel, a young boy, goes out fishing with his father to catch the gefilte fish for Shabbat dinner that night. However, he is disappointed when he catches a carp, pike, and trout, but no gefilte. In the end, through the magic of Shabbat/family/cooking, Yussel's mother transforms the fish he caught into gefilte fish. As a tribute to the book (and to gefilte fish), I thought I'd make this puzzle. My only regret is that I couldn't find a good grid set up that included HORSERADISH, a common gefilte fish accompaniment and 11-letter word.
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  • Frisco17 5:29 · 13 days ago
    JEW PUZZ LFG
    • Becca Usuallyproperlyhydrated 10:12 · 13 days ago
      I learned something about gefilte fish today!
      • Mike D 5:11 · 13 days ago
        Great puzzle, and even better after reading the story behind it! DONNE
        13A DONNE"For whom the bell tolls" writer
        through me for a loop - kept trying to figure out how to squeeze Hemingway into 5 squares 😂
        • Jake A 🤓5:24 · 13 days ago
          Loved this puzzle and loved the story behind it even more.
          • Norah 🤓7:02 · 12 days ago
            NICE
            • Coyote Dembicki 🤓16:01 · 11 days ago
              This was super fun! Loved the theme, the story is even better
              1ACatch that could become 20A
              Friday night food that could be made from any of five entries in this puzzle[-----------]
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              Across
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                Catch that could become 20A
                Friday night food that could be made from any of five entries in this puzzle[-----------]
              2. 5A
                Sends out
              3. 10A
                Possible bedtime for a night owl
              4. 12A
                Catch that could become 20A
                Friday night food that could be made from any of five entries in this puzzle[-----------]
              5. 13A
                "For whom the bell tolls" writer
              6. 14A
                Wafer flavor
              7. 15A
                "Haven't a clue"
              8. 17A
                First element bent by Aang
              9. 18A
                Lil ___ X
              10. 19A
                Video game shopkeeper, e.g.
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                Friday night food that could be made from any of five entries in this puzzle
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                Manhattan spirit
              13. 26A
                French noun that sounds like an English interjection
              14. 27A
                Machine used by an EMT
              15. 28A
                Like many men with "bi wife energy"
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                Algebra I topic
              17. 33A
                Hello in Hilo
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                Catch that could become 20A
                Friday night food that could be made from any of five entries in this puzzle[-----------]
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                Common student job
              20. 37A
                You might need to name one in a Sporcle quiz
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                Catch that could become 20A
                Friday night food that could be made from any of five entries in this puzzle[-----------]
              Down
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                Catch that could become 20A
                Friday night food that could be made from any of five entries in this puzzle[-----------]
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                Writer of many trad. songs
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                The so-called biggest little city in the world
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                Type of press
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                Home of Vulcan's forge
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                Med. scan
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                ___ Palace (Hawaiian landmark)
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                Flowers that spurred a historical "mania" (but that, despite popular beliefs, had no major effect on the Dutch economy!)
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                Compound found in taro or cassava
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                Participation prize, sometimes
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                First name at a beauty counter
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                Gets, as a concept
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                What an aglet goes through
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                Hat named after a play starring Sarah Bernhardt
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                Dine in
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                Prepare for a road trip
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                "Lol"
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                ___ canai (Southeast Asian dish)
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                "Huh, I guess so"
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                Format of many grades (abbr.)
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                "Trans women ___ women"
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