I feel like there’s a chance that I can go beyond where I am now in today’s puzzle, but since the debates are coming up soon, here’s my analysis of yesterday’s misses:
EDDIED: past tense verb form of the whirlpooling. Should I have gotten this one? Meh. I wouldn’t have thought of it.
ENNUI: My mind didn’t go there, and I’m bummed about that.
INDIE: I probably should have gotten this.
INNIE: This one, too.
NINEPIN: A substantially worse form of bowling.
PINNIPED: The clade that includes seals and walruses (walri?). I’d never heard this before, and I don’t know if I’ll remember it, but now I know a new thing.
PINUP: Oh well.
So it wasn’t so bad last night, but there certainly were words I missed.
Current (and possibly final) score: 29 words for 106 points with minimum genius at 85.