Hello from Day 65 of the current California COVID constant curfew! There was a hail in LA today. It was like half an hour of pea size hail that built up on roofs and on the ground. It was crazy to see it before it all disappeared.
Yesterday even though I got 420 points, I missed CONNECTIVE, CONVECTIVE, CIVIC, CONCOCTION, CONTINENCE, EVICTEE, INCONTINENCE (and I still don’t), INCONTINENT, INNIE, INTO, NICOTINE, TECTONIC, and TOONIE.
NICOTINE: I don’t smoke, but I take in nicotine on the regular. Nicotine is in food I eat. And it’s in food you eat. No, credit does not go out to Big Tobacco or Monsanto. Rather, nicotine is present in nightshades, including potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplants. And tobacco, of course.
Tomatoes are so close to tobacco that they are plagued by the same pest. Sure, there are differences between the tomato hornworm and the tobacco hornworm, but each eats off the other’s menu without issue.
And the similarities don’t stop there.
In 2001, out came a book about the dangers of tomatoes to those who want to kick the habit. Yes, How Can You Expect to Stop Smoking If You Eat Tomatoes? makes sense. No, not the subject matter. Because AYFKM? But the book has been out of print now for two decades.
Final score: 23 words for 113 points.
Genius minimum: 107 points.
First word: HIDE.