NYT Spelling Bee 12-27-20 final

Hello from Day 39 of the current California COVID constant curfew. The earliest we’d emerge from this is tomorrow, but according to the LA Times today, we’re not close to being out of the woods.


Meatier misses

AGAR: A gelatinous substance obtained from various kinds of red seaweed and used in biological culture media and as a thickener in foods.
APPARAT: The administrative system of a communist party, especially in a communist country. Oh, I knew this!
ARGOT: The jargon or slang of a particular group or class.
ARHAT: (in Buddhism and Jainism) someone who has attained the goal of the religious life.
ATTAR: A fragrant essential oil, typically made from rose petals. Somehow, this also is spelled otto.
GRAPPA: A brandy distilled from the fermented residue of grapes after they have been pressed in winemaking.
HOAR: Grayish white; gray or gray-haired with age.
PARATHA: (in Indian cooking) a flat, thick piece of unleavened bread fried on a griddle.
TROTH: archaic, formal Faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking.

It bears reminding that TORTA was not in the word list.

Today’s summary

Final score: 17 words for 91 points.
Genius minimum: 85 points.
Pangram: wait a second, did I not yet get the pangram?


Final score: 19 words for 114 points.
Additional words: BIKINI and BEEKEEPING.

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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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