NYT Spelling Bee 11-20-20 final

Ahhh the penultimate 20th of 20. Today’s spelling bee was kind of a rush job for me, so I wasn’t going to push too hard.

Yesterday I missed some words I shouldn’t have. Chief among those is GENII. If you’re familiar with magic publications, you will recognize this immediately. But I didn’t while I was doing yesterday’s spelling bee. I’m disappointed in myself.

Ones I keep missing: NINEPIN, PENNE, PIGPEN,

GIGUE: A lively piece of music in the style of a dance, typically of the Renaissance or baroque period, and usually in compound time. I must have missed this before, and I’m nearly completely certain that I will miss it the next time. It may prevent me from getting Queen Bee. But that’s how it goes.

There was a word today that I was really annoyed was left out, given what else was there.

ALOHA, Hawaiian for hello/goodbye, was included. MAHALO, Hawaiian for thank you, didn’t make it to the word list. Classic 2020. Thanks, but no thanks!

Final score: 50 words for 153 points.
Genius minimum: 153 points.
First word: ALOHA
Pangram: MOTHBALL
Snubs: MAHALO

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About raabidfun

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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