NYT Spelling Bee 12-5-20 final

Hello from Day 17 of the current California COVID constant curfew! The real lockdown starts Monday, but I’ve not been making any trouble.

Yesterday I missed TWO of the FOUR pangrams. Four pangrams!

While I got WORKDAY and YARDWORK, I didn’t get DAYWORK or WORKADAY.

WORKADAY? Not special, unusual, or interesting in any way; ordinary. Now I know!

I also missed DOWDY, DOWRY, and ODOR.

Meatier misses

DOORYARD: A yard or garden by the door of a house. I guess this makes sense?
DRYAD: (in folklore and Greek mythology) a nymph inhabiting a forest or a tree, especially an oak tree. Each time I miss this, it’s new to me.
DYAD: Something that consists of two elements or parts. I keep thinking this is with an I, but clearly I is wrong.

Today’s summary

Final score: 34 words for 149 points.
Genius minimum: 145 points.
First word: NICOMPOOP


Final score: 35 words for 166 points.
Genius minimum: 145 points.
First word: NINCOMPOOP
Pangrams: HOMOPHONIC, MONOPHONIC <-the new one

Replaced earlier photo with tweet:


Kind of Ge-petty to leave this one out!
Kettle corn popcorners are my favorite snack on jetBlue. I miss travel 🙁
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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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