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.
Final word: TEETOTAL!