NYT Spelling Bee 11-21-20 final

Hello from Day 3 of the current California curfew! Today’s spelling be was extraordinarily short. I decided against going for Queen Bee because I was happy to get to genius.

In yesterday’s behemoth spelling bee, I missed a bunch.


I would have searched for but probably not found BLOTTO, BOOHOO, MOOLA, and MOOLAH, though I really probably never would have found MOOLA. Who spells it without the H?

I never would have gotten ABLOOM. Especially because they are inconsistent with A-words. Like AROAR isn’t in the word list ever.

BAOBAB: Oh, right! A tree I always forget.

Crazy baobab tree

BOHO: As I was typing this word out I remembered that it’s short for bohemian. Ugh.
HABOOB: A violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer, especially in Sudan, bringing sand from the desert. Also a hilarious word. Because I’m 12, apparently.

Today’s brief puzzle and decision to quit at genius led me to decide to grab the featured image from the computer instead of from my phone. That’s why it looks different. I know you were wondering.

Final score: 18 words for 56 points.
Genius minimum: 51 points.
First word: ANEW
Pangram: JAWBONE
Word I’m proud to have gotten: WANNABE
Omitted liquors:

Omitted Jabberwocky word despite a prior Spelling Bee’s use of GALUMPH as the pangram a while back:


I bet whip wouldn’t work, either. Get with the times, New York!
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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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