A short and long puzzle as the same time! Certainly a fun one. I tried for Queen Bee, but I fell short. Not disappointed with my result, though!
Yesterday I missed ALMANAC and MALL.
I also missed MANCALA, the game with the stones and the board with the wells. I missed MINICAM, but if it’s small enough, doesn’t everybody? Technology, man, I’m telling you.
CAIMAN: A semiaquatic reptile similar to the alligator but with a heavily armored belly, native to tropical America. Also spelled cayman as in Cayman Islands?
CATMINT: Another word for catnip?! Get outta town! Unbelievable.
CLAMANT: Demanding attention/urgent? m-w.com knows of this word, but lexico doesn’t. I’m not convinced that it’s a word.
INIMICAL: Tending to obstruct or harm.
LAMA: An honorific title applied to a spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism, whether a reincarnate lama (such as the Dalai Lama) or one who has earned the title in life.
LAMINA: A thin layer, plate, or scale of sedimentary rock, organic tissue, or other material. Right, like laminate. Pretty sure I’ve missed this before.
LIMINAL: Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
TATAMI: proof that I cannot learn this word even when I post a picture of this straw mat.
Final score: 31 words for 100 points.
Genius minimum: 78 points.
First word: HEAVILY
Glaring omission: ALEE