Hello from Day 14 of the opening of California. In a game I did not watch due to making awesome wood stuff to be covered in upcoming Tuesday woodworking posts, Tom Brady broke the hearts of many, many Patriots fans and won the Super Bowl. I caught only the first three quarters of last year’s Super Bowl because Calah’s flight was landing at LAX, and I surprised her by picking her up. What neither of us knew at the time was that COVID was a thing that also was making its way around on flights, but neither of us knew it then. Now the vaccines are out, and we’re waiting our turn.
Yesterday I missed ANON, NONE, OOMPH, OPEN, POMPOM, and POOH.
AEON: Dumb spelling of EON.
MAMMON: Wealth regarded as an evil influence or false object of worship and devotion. It was taken by medieval writers as the name of the devil of covetousness, and revived in this sense by Milton.
OPAH: A large deep-bodied fish with a deep blue back, silvery belly, and crimson fins, living in deep oceanic waters.
PHONEME: Any of the perceptually distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another, for example p, b, d, and t in the English words pad, pat, bad, and bat.
Alternatively, phone me?
POME: A fruit consisting of a fleshy enlarged receptacle and a tough central core containing the seeds, e.g., an apple or pear.
POMPANO: An edible butterfish that lives in shoals along the east coast of North America.
Final score: 43 words for 158 points.
Genius minimum: 153 points.
First word: ENTENTE.