Hello from Day 52 of the current California COVID constant curfew. Tomorrow will be a crazy day in the house. I looked this evening and saw nothing on the schedule, but that ought to change by morning.
Yesterday I missed AIOLI, ALKALI, ATILT, CALLALOO, ITALIC, KOALA, KOLA, LAICAL, LICIT, OLIO, TALI, TILT.
CLOACA: A common cavity at the end of the digestive tract for the release of both excretory and genital products in vertebrates (except most mammals) and certain invertebrates. Specifically, the cloaca is present in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes.
OCOTILLO: A spiny scarlet-flowered desert shrub of the southwestern US and Mexico, which is sometimes planted as a hedge.
Here’s where we all feign surprise at two words on the menu: HORCHATA and TORTA.
Final score: 48 words for 191 points.
Genius minimum: 183 points.
First word: CATARACT.