I tried so hard. I got so far. Ultimately, I only got to amazing.
And as for an update on the issue I’d raised to the NYT folks? There is none! They haven’t yet replied.
While I had thought I might be just one off from Queen Bee yesterday, it turns out that was far from reality.
AGAPE, PAYEE? Sure.
DEADEYE: An expert marksman. I deadass have never heard this term before.
GADDED: Went from place to place in the pursuit of pleasure. New to me.
YEGG: A burglar or safe-breaker.?????? On that topic, there were helicopters circling earlier and a perimeter set up by LAPD because there were a couple people who broke into someone’s home. Were they yeggs?
Today was a really rough one. Almost no words to be found. And I’ve come around to that style. They’re way better than the 300-point spelling bees. Or is it spellings bee?
Final score: 19 words for 48 points.
Genius minimum: 53 points.
Note on Pangram: Lauren got it and humblebrags that I might not be familiar with this word. Humblebrag is my interpretation. Hard to tell tone from text.
Missed opportunities: BITEFACE, FACEBITE, FACTBAIT, FACEBAIT, BAITFACE, BEEFEETEE, ATTICBEEF, BEEFFACE, BEEFACE, FEETFACE, FACEFEET, FEETBITE, EATFACE, CAFETEBIA, BAITCAFE