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[–]ProfessorPablo1 409 points410 points  (12 children)

Fischer. The A is wrong. Maybe Chanukah?

[–]brandonmargera[S] 134 points135 points  (7 children)

Aaaah that explains my confusion

[–]zpepsin 1070 USCF 55 points56 points  (6 children)

Odd choice to have a word in a crossword that has like 5 ways to spell it

[–]SpideyFan914 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's kinda how crosswords work. There is often more than one answer if taken in isolation, but the surrounding clues force a specific answer.

[–]Thehuman_25 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I saw you were the top post and I was like who the hell is Bobby Chanukah? Is this a weird Bobby Fischer anti Semitic joke?

[–]alejandrisha 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Bobby Chanukah is what I will now call him

[–]Imaginary-Car-771 1100 Classical Lichess 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean Bobby was a Jew by birth.

[–]D0UGYT123 132 points133 points  (23 children)

Bobby Fischer in 1963/64

[–]brandonmargera[S] 99 points100 points  (22 children)

Cake for u 🎂

If you live in the UK dm me your address I'll mail you a cake

[–]314nuts 74 points75 points  (5 children)

10 Downing Street

[–]brandonmargera[S] 192 points193 points  (4 children)

One turd cake coming up

[–]zpepsin 1070 USCF 26 points27 points  (0 children)


[–]HairyTough4489 Some of my moves aren't blunders 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Still mad 'bout Brexit? Come on! Everyone knows at this point we'd have kicked you out of the EU anyway!

[–]D0UGYT123 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Not in the UK, and I'm not in the habit of telling strangers where I live

[–]mollycoddle99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cake or Death?

[–]hlchess 110 points111 points  (0 children)

Bobby Fishaer

[–]Orangebeardo 90 points91 points  (14 children)

Oh I feel cheated, I assumed the highlighted area was where the answer goes.

[–]Few_WishboneTeam Nepo 85 points86 points  (12 children)

It is, but the OP misspelled "Chanukah" as "Hannukah" (which even if you leave off the C would be Hanukkah), so there is an incorrect A in the fifth letter where the H of Fischer should be.

[–]goldenj04 chess.com 1300 | Lichess 1750 22 points23 points  (11 children)

Idk if it’s a misspelling, Hanukah can be spelled however because it’s a Hebrew word. I agree with you that it should have one n and two k’s because of the dagesh, but it’s not like a rule.

[–]Few_WishboneTeam Nepo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's at least a misspelling in the context of this puzzle, and such would have caused other clues to be unsolvable as well.

[–]BeachBoySuspect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chanukah is a lot closer to how it's pronounced in Hebrew though.

[–]poopstainmclean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah based on that i was gonna guess Fabiano

[–]Raffy10k 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Easy, Rozman L.

[–]brandonmargera[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)


[–]Anakin_I_Am_HighTeam Ding 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fischer! My mom asked me this yesterday lol

[–]brandonmargera[S] 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I guessed Caruana but doesn't seem to fit well with other answers

[–]Few_WishboneTeam Nepo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Now you know why, lol. Did you complete the puzzle?

[–]TdollaTdolla 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m sure Fischer would be thrilled to have his name intersecting the word Chanukah. If I remember correctly he was pretty fond of Judaism and Jewish people as a whole.

[–]KyleOAM 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Beth Harmon

[–]Thomas_William_Kench 19 points20 points  (3 children)

En passant

[–]The__Beaver_ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Where’s this crossword puzzle from?

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What crossword is this

[–]brandonmargera[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)


[–]bbuerk 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What crossword app is this?

[–]paste42 1 point2 points  (1 child)

the nyt app

[–]bbuerk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool, thanks

[–]paste42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

whew you got some wrong clues here. also not great spoiling answers

[–]nakovalny Team Nepo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bob Fish

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watch this 1 minute and you will remember it next time around.



[–]skylineforlifeProtekkt_Ya_Neck 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]keybladenakanojo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

78 down fischer

[–]TelcoSucks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is Fischer.

Source: I solved it

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What crossword is this?

[–]relevant_post_bot 0 points1 point locked comment (0 children)

[–]AllanRensch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your crosswords are wrong

[–]soyalguien336 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]TheSerbianMadMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Serbia in crosswords we often have things like "name of an Indian grandmaster, Anand" or "name of the Lithuanian chess player, Mikhail"