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.
Anyway, I pulled a genius out of this one.
Final score: 34 words for 129 points.
First word: Array