After the earlier post, I had a breakthrough and got way beyond the minimum genius level.
I happened upon a tweet of someone who got all the answers to today’s puzzle, and that meant I saw the max count and score. I would have preferred not to see that, but I can’t unsee it, either.
That led me to keep pounding away, and now I have a single word left, and I don’t know what it is. I’m tearing out my hair because I know there’s just one more, and I haven’t yet gotten it.
And it’s not GALAGA, which is also a shame.
I’ve blacked out the total since I’ve disclosed the above information.