Hello from Day 12 of the current California COVID curfew. The rules are changing a little bit, but they’re not getting any less restrictive.
Yesterday’s misses were pretty good.
Great words like ATTAINT, BIENNIA (two-year blocks), IAMB, IAMBI, MINIM, MINIMA, TIBIAE.
I should have gotten ANTI, IMITATE, INNATE, MEANIE, MEANTIME, MITT, NINETEEN, TEATIME.
TANNIN: A yellowish or brownish bitter-tasting organic substance present in some galls, barks, and other plant tissues, consisting of derivatives of gallic acid, used in leather production and ink manufacture.
TATAMI: EVERY TIME! A rush-covered straw mat forming a traditional Japanese floor covering. I feel like I need to get one to remember it.
Today was significantly faster than yesterday.
Final score: 36 words for 147 points.
Genius minimum: 146 points.
First word: THROUGHOUT
Pangrams: OUTGROWTH, WROUGHT
Bad spellings: WORTHOG isn’t WARTHOG.