NYT Spelling Bee 10-9-20 final

Today was a very long puzzle! Like, wow! I was happy just to get to genius level, but then I continued when I thought of a couple more words.

I missed a lot of words yesterday. Some of them I should have gotten without question. I’ll dive right in.

EPEE: Classic crossword answer. I guess it shows that I haven’t posted a crossword puzzle in a while, and I need to get back to that so I can get words like this one.
PENMEN: A penman is someone who rights with a specified degree of skill, according to OED. Penmen are many of those.

How did I miss this one?!

TEMPT: Calah probably will be happy that my mind doesn’t even go there. Though now I have half a mind to ask her if she got this one. No, no. I’d better not. But now I wonder.
TEEPEE: I shouldn’t have missed this.
TUNEUP: Same with this one. Especially because I work on my own bikes because I don’t want to pay exorbitant bike shop fees.
UNPEN: Initially I read this as the writing utensil. I didn’t know how you could unpen a letter except to deny, deny, deny. But this is like letting an animal loose. Makes WAY more sense.

Today’s final score for me was 50 words for 255 points. I found one pangram, and based on my ability to get to genius (minimum of a whopping 244 points), I don’t think there was a second pangram.

Since I cannot grab today’s answers tomorrow, will someone please capture today’s answers and put them in the comments section? I know there’s no guarantee anyone will do that, but I’d like to know what I miss because Queen Bee is probably like 327, and maybe there’s another pangram.

I’m off tomorrow for Shmini Atzeret, but I’ll be back on Sunday night after Simchat Torah ends.

Stay safe, everyone!

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I'm a guy living the #raabidfun lifestyle. I figured I would create a blog about crossword puzzles I do. The idea is to do the NYT crossword and the WSJ crossword daily as much as I can. That includes when I don't finish and have clearly failed. They can be difficult. Also I am not an attorney, and any legal analysis in this blog reflects my interpretation, which means it can be flawed and should not be relied upon for use in legal matters (especially against me).

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