Hello from Day 18 of the current California COVID constant curfew! The full lockdown starts tomorrow.
Today marks real progress for me, and it’s progress I imagine will have an extremely short life.
I got TATAMI.
I found the NYT Sunday Crossword to take less time to do, and I reiterate that I’ve come around to the ones that have a 76-point genius minimum.
Yesterday I missed COCOON, COHO, IONIC, NONCOM, ONION, OOMPH.
CIOPPINO: An Italian American stew of seafood cooked with tomatoes and wine. Reminder that there’s no HORCHATA and no TORTA ever.
COCCI: I often forget this type of spherical or roughly spherical bacteria.
Final score: 53 words for 237 points.
Genius minimum: 216 points.
First word: AMENITY
Final word: INANIMATE