NYT Spelling Bee 1-23-21 final

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.

Meatier Misses

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.

Today’s summary

Final score: 23 words for 113 points.
Genius minimum: 107 points.
First word: HIDE.
Pangram: WEIGHTED.

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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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