NYT Spelling Bee 10-13-20 final

Wow! Almost halfway through October. Whattttt.

This puzzle was kinda wack. There was only one (and a half?) vowels, so that made the game pretty tough.

But first! The stuff I missed yesterday!

ANNOTATOR: I definitely don’t fault myself for missing this one. Rather, I’d have been proud if I’d thought of a word this long.
ARRANT: A word I hadn’t heard before but has an interesting etymology: arrant (adj.)
late 14c., variant of errant (q.v.); at first merely derogatory, “wandering, vagrant;” then (16c.) gradually losing its opprobrious force and acquiring a meaning “thoroughgoing, downright, notorious.”
DOTARD: I feel like I’ve missed this before, but its etymology also is worth noting.
DUAD: I’ll keep this in mind for the future.
NAAN: There is a restaurant in the college town next to UCSB called Naan Stop. While I’ve never been to the restaurant, I’ve passed by it hundreds of times.
NATANT: Swimming or floating? I don’t think I’ve seen this before, but how could I not have?
NONART: This feels like it should be hyphenated, but it’s not.
NOTATOR: Someone who takes notes. That is to say not Amy Coney Barrett.
NURTURANT: The ability to take care of someone? I would have guessed this is a place where you wouldn’t prefer to buy food but know you have to in order to replenish what your body needs.
OUTRAN: I shouldn’t have missed this.
TOAD: Welp.

Anyway, I pulled a genius out of this one.

Final score: 34 words for 129 points.
First word: Array

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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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