NYT Spelling Bee 1-16-21 final

Hello from Day 58 of the current California COVID constant curfew. It seemed like a pretty dull day today. I’m not complaining about that. But there was a guy who was stopped with firearms and 500 rounds of ammo in DC? And then he said it was an “honest mistake” to have been there with that? I’m just glad they got the guy.


Meatier Misses

VENAL: Showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery. Rudy, Trump, Bannon.
VENIAL: Denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace. As opposed to mortal sins. Like a misdemeanor, I guess.
VILLANELLE: A nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and with both repeated at the close of the concluding quatrain.

Today’s summary

Final score: 23 words for 102 points.
Genius minimum: 91 points.


Final score: 24 words for 103 points.
New word: PIKE.
First word: PEEKING.
Pangram: PEAKING.

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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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