Wow! The last day of September! Wow!
I made it to genius tonight after working on it throughout the day.
I missed just three words yesterday, and I wouldn’t have gotten those without brute forcing the puzzle.
CHOKY: I can’t believe this actually a word. But it is, and it’s the adjective form of CHOKE. Like what can happen with a three-foot putt.
CIRRI: A bunch of cirrus clouds.
ICHOR: The blood of the Greek gods. Here’s a related interesting read from Stanford.
Final score as I quit for the day: 34 words for 145 points, four points in excess of the genius minimum. Probably well short of the maximum.