Happy Thanksgiving from Day 8 of the Current California COVID Curfew!
It’s been kind of a weird day. I certainly missed going to my elementary school’s alumni Thanksgiving breakfast. I also missed having dinner with my family.
I’m surprised that yesterday’s spelling bee only had one pangram. I was fairly certain I had missed at least one, but it turned out that I had not.
I did miss CONTORTION, CONTRITION, CRITIC, TINCT, TRITON.
TORI: A geometry word! Surfaces or solids formed by rotating a closed curve, especially a circle, around a line that lies in the same plane but does not intersect it (e.g., like a ring-shaped doughnut).
TORII: The gateway of a Shinto shrine, with two uprights and two crosspieces.
TORTONI: An Italian ice cream made with eggs and cream, typically served in a small cup and topped with chopped almonds or crumbled macaroons.
TRICORN: (of a hat) having a brim turned up on three sides. Maybe also hamantaschen?
TRICOT: A fine knitted fabric made of a natural or man-made fiber.
On the earlier topic of me missing CRITIC, there’s the award-winning Mel Brooks short!
Final score: 33 words for 151 points.
Genius minimum: 144 points.
First word: ANOMALY