Hello from Day 4 of the premature opening of California. It threatened rain all day today, and finally the skies broke open this evening. It’s coming down pretty hard now.
Yesterday I missed BEET, BEGET, and TEEM.
ABEAM: On a line at right angles to a ship’s or an aircraft’s length.
AGATE: An ornamental stone consisting of a hard variety of chalcedony, typically banded in appearance.
AMEBA: Dumb spelling of amoeba. A single-celled animal that catches food and moves about by extending fingerlike projections of protoplasm. Amoebas are either free-living in damp environments or parasitic.
AMEBAE: Many of the dumb spelling of amoeba.
BEGEM: To adorn with gems. I’d read it as BEG-um. It’s bee-GEM.
GAMETE: A mature haploid male or female germ cell which is able to unite with another of the opposite sex in sexual reproduction to form a zygote.
YEGG: A burglar or safecracker.
Final score: 34 words for 193 points.
Genius minimum: 191 points.
First word: CANDID.