NYT Spelling Bee 12-23-20 final

Hello from Day 35 of the current California COVID constant curfew. Did you hear that all the markets in DC are sold out of carbonated drinks? It’s true! People are burping their way through Lafayette Park saying, “Pardon me.”

Yesterday I missed the easy AMMO, ANON, KNOLL, KNOWN, and MONO.

Meatier misses

KOAN: A paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment.
KOLA: A small evergreen African tree which is cultivated in the tropics for its seeds (cola nuts).

Kola tree from https://realtropicals.com/product/caffeine-kola-nut-tree-cola-nitida/

MAKO: A large fast-moving oceanic shark with a deep blue back and white underparts. Reread. It’s underparts, not underpants.

Adorbz. https://www.scubadiving.com/where-dive-mako-sharks

Today’s summary

Final score: 26 words for 111 points.
Genius minimum: 103 points.
First word: MAMMON my new favorite NYTSB word. I don’t want to miss it again.
Pangram: PHANTOM

No E for no effort!
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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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