Hello from Day 40(?) of the current California COVID constant curfew. The stay-at-home orders were set to expire today, but it was more like they couldn’t expire before today. Gov. Newsom said today that we’ll hear from someone tomorrow about more stay-at-home orders. I guess if he had complete information, he’d be Gavin Newall.
Today I tried for Queen Bee. I’m writing this post at 7:44pm, and although I have more than four hours left, I don’t think I’m going to find more. As I’ve said in the past, I don’t look at the sites that say how many words there are with the starting letter and length, so I have no idea how tall the mountain is. There have been a few puzzles I’ve missed Queen Bee by a single word, but that’s how it goes. In my experience, the surprise of getting to the Queen Bee level makes up for the disappointment of when yet another found word doesn’t exhaust the list.
And on the topic, I missed just two yesterday.
BINNING: The act of throwing things away.
GIBE: An insulting or mocking remark; a taunt. Fitting!
A note on yesterday’s pangram: If I had missed BEEKEEPING, for the spelling bee, that would have been completely unacceptable.
Final score: 53 words for 208 points.
Genius minimum: 167 points.
First word: ALGAE
Final score: 54 words for 214 points.
New word: GALENA
Still no Queen Bee.