NYT Spelling Bee 2-1-21 final

Hello from Day 8 of the opening of California. 2/1/21 so 2121 today. It rained this morning and is supposed to rain tomorrow night. Crazy weather for LA in February. Either way, it’s supposed to max out at 69 tomorrow.

I barely eked out a genius finish tonight. Likely I missed a bunch yet, but it was a pretty long spelling bee.

Yesterday I missed BOHO, BOOBOO, HOLY, LOLL, ROLL, and YOOHOO.

Meatier Misses

BRIO: Vigor or vivacity of style or performance.
From etymonline: “liveliness, vivacity,” 1734, from Italian brio “mettle, fire, life,” perhaps a shortened derivative of Latin ebrius “drunk.” Or via Proven├žal briu “vigor,” from Celtic *brig-o- “strength,” from PIE root *gwere- (1) “heavy.” Probably it entered English via the musical instruction con brio.
My take on this was, “Oh, it’s like borracho.” Calah said, “Oh, like inebriated.” She’s right. I’m wrong. Borracho is a portmanteau of botella and morratxa.
ROILY: (chiefly of water) muddy; turbulent.

Today’s summary

Final score: 55 words for 268 points.
Genius minimum: 265 points.
First word: LONGING.

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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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