NYT Spelling Bee 10-12-20 final

As expected, I missed a lot of yesterday’s answers. I mean I barely cleared genius, so there’s no surprise there. Tonight will be the same type of result. Some of my misses were reasonable, and some of my misses were silly.

EFFETE: This is a new word to me, and this is my understanding of what it means: The quality of someone who is so schooled in something that they lose all relevance to the real world.
FEINT: I know this word. I convinced myself that I should have gotten this one, but I fooled myself!
FETTLE: I had never heard this word before, but it simply means condition as in state of being. I find the etymology to be interesting and not intuitive.
FIEF: I don’t fault myself for missing it, but now I know to look for it.
FLEE: :/
LEFT: Dude, I don’t even know.
LEFTIE: I’m used to this word ending in a y. So IDK what you want from me, NYT Spelling Bee.

Today I struggled throughout the day to break through the genius barrier. I was at 189 points from 45 words–just one point shy of genius. Finally NARRATOR pushed me over.

There were two pangrams I found today. ROTUNDA was the first, but then Calah said she found a pangram. She said hers started with a T. A T? So I dug around and found the 10-letter TURNAROUND. So go Calah for getting that behemoth a few words into the puzzle.

Final score: 46 words for 197 points.
First word: RATATAT

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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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