NYT Spelling Bee 1-5-21 final

Hello from Day 47 of the current California COVID constant curfew. What a day this has been! We’ll find out later what the results are from the Georgia elections, but that it’s even this close is amazing.

Yesterday I missed ACACIA, ACAI, CHAI, and CHIC.

Meatier Misses

ACACIA: A tree or shrub of warm climates that bears spikes or clusters of yellow or white flowers and is frequently thorny. I know I’ve missed this one before. Oh, yeah. The Lion King tree. One of these days I’ll get it.

Acacia tree nail polish! That is the business!

CANID: A mammal of the dog family (Canidae).
CANNA: A tropical American plant with bright flowers and ornamental broad, flat leaves. OK so there’s calla lily and canna lily? All right. Noted.
DACHA: A country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home. Chances Mitch McConnell has one of these? Some.
INDICA: A subspecies of the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa indica, having a short stem and broad leaves and grown mainly for use in drugs. Good to know that weed variants are captured here but still no HORCHATA and no TORTA. That’s just rude not to have snacks.
INDICIA: formal Signs, indications, or distinguishing marks.

Update! NYT and WSJ have said that Warnock has sent Loeffler packing.

Today’s summary

Final score: 26 words for 109 points.
Genius minimum: 106 points.
First word: ICILY.
Pangram: CORNILY.

Massive response to the Coolio tweet. And it almost didn’t even happen.
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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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