NYT Spelling Bee 11-14-20 final

Some crazy words in this one. I feel like there was more than one pangram, but all I got is one. I’m also proud of the one I got. And I have Michael Cohen to thank for that.

I didn’t miss too many yesterday, but while I likely should have gotten COCCI (by now), ICONIC, and TYCOON.

I still refuse to admit ICONICITY into my brain.

And UNCTION (The action of anointing someone with oil or ointment as a religious rite or as a symbol of investiture as a monarch.) still hasn’t made an impression on me. Maybe that will change.

Today’s spelling bee kept going. I thought it would be a middle-long puzzle from the genius minimum, but it started going fast with all the big words. And then it slowed down to a crawl.

The reason I credit Michael Cohen with me getting the pangram is that the word ACOLYTE appears numerous times in his book Disloyal.

Final score: 47 words for 179 points.
Genius minimum: 172 points.
First word: ALLOCATE.
Pangram: ACOLYTE.
Final word: TEETOTAL!

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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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