NYT Spelling Bee 1-9-21 final

Hello from Day 51 of the current California COVID constant curfew. Today was quite the day! Another 737 went down, Kim Jong Un is singing from his Greatest Hits album about how he’s going to destroy America, and Republican senators are turning on the president.

Yesterday I missed DONEE, NODE, and ODEON as easier words.

Meatier Misses

AEON: A ridiculous way to spell EON.
HODAD: a nonsurfer who frequents surfing beaches and pretends to be a surfer. Wait, WHAT?! How did THIS make it in? Keep in mind that real words like TORTA, HORCHATA, AROAR, MOLAL, TALIT, MAZEL, MAZAL, and many others are conspicuously absent, but we have HODAD?
HOODOO: A run of bad luck associated with a particular person, group, or activity. Alternatively, a column or pinnacle of weathered rock. Pretty much the same.

Thor’s Hammer in Bryce Canyon National State Park. Wow.

Today’s summary

Final score: 55 words for 184 points.
Genius minimum: 181 points.
First word: CALICO.
Pangram: COCKTAIL.

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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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