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.
Easy ones were ALTO, AMMO, ATOLL, LOAM, LOOM, MAMMOTH, TATTOO, TOMB, and TOOL.
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.
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
Word I’m proud to have gotten: WANNABE
Omitted Jabberwocky word despite a prior Spelling Bee’s use of GALUMPH as the pangram a while back:
Other snubs: JOBBA, NABOO, BAJA, BEANO