NYT Spelling Bee 10-14-20 final

A Hydra has no brain, no circulatory or respiratory system, nor even any musculature, yet it poses a real danger to small freshwater aquarium fish.
The Spruce Pets

AARGH! Like, really? That spelling?

Yeah, we’re already going with yesterday’s misses.

ALAGAL: I got ALGA but not ALGAL. That one’s on me.
DRAY: That cart the Budweiser Clydesdales pull.
DRYAD: Well, I just learned that this is a tree nymph from Greek Mythology.
DYAD: A thing composed of two parts. Got it.
HALAL: I won’t miss this one again, I think.
HALYARD: You don’t have to be a seaman to know what this thing is, but it probably helps.
HYDRA: More Greek mythology, but I’d heard of this one. What I didn’t know earlier was that it’s also the name of some freshwater polyps. That’s what that opening quote is about.
LALLYGAG: I’ve certainly missed this one before.
YARD: No excuse.

Today’s puzzle was incredibly long. I was at 190 points when I took a walk to mail my ballot. When I got back, I found a second pangram immediately and then got to genius and kept going. If I hadn’t, I would have missed TORAH. That would have been crazy embarrassing.

Final score: 56 words for 255 points.
First word: Couch

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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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