NYT Spelling Bee 1-18-21 final

Hello from Day 60 of the current California COVID constant curfew! They say it’s going to be really windy starting tonight and into tomorrow. They say it’ll be sustained 25MPH+ winds and 40MPH+ gusts. It can’t help but bring to mind the old saying: When a window is left open, a door closes. Loudly.

Yesterday I missed COACT, COOPT, LAPTOP, LOATH, OATH, PACT, PLOT, TACT, TALC, TOCCATA, and TOPCOAT.

Meatier Misses

CATALPA: A tree with large heart-shaped leaves, clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers, and long, slender seed pods, native to North America and eastern Asia and cultivated as an ornamental.

Either a tiny hand or a very large leaf.

HATHA: : a system of physical exercises for the control and perfection of the body that constitutes one of the four chief Hindu disciplines.
PALATAL: Phonetics (of a speech sound) made by placing the blade of the tongue against or near the hard palate (e.g. y in yes).
PHAT: informal Excellent.
TACH: short for tachometer.

Today’s summary

Final score: 41 words for 159 points.
Genius minimum: 159 points.
First word: BLOTTO.
Pangram: COLLECTIBLE.
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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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