Finally a return to a somewhat reasonable point minimum for genius!
But we’ll go over yesterday’s misses first.
LEONINE: This is a new word for me. It means of or resembling a lion or lions. Cool.
LINTEL: A horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window. Interestingly enough, this is the answer to a crossword clue today!
LOONIE: The Canadian one-dollar coin.
TITTLE: In huge contrast, this is a tiny amount or part of something.
TOILE: An early version of a finished garment made up in cheap material so that the design can be tested and perfected. Oh that’s how to spell it? I think I heard this on Project Runway.
TONTINE: Oh yeahhhh. This is the death pool.
TOONIE: The Canadian two-dollar coin.
WIENIE: Another spelling of weenie. Weird.
WINNOW: Remove the chaff from the grain.
Back to today:
I was really happy that FLIMFLAM was a word. I heard that word for the first time years ago watching an episode of Cheers! I was ready to tweet about it not being a word, but it went!
Final score: 44 words for 165 points
Genius minimum: 153 points
First word: FAMILIARLY