NYT Spelling Bee 2-10-21 final

Hello from Day 18 of the reopening of California. While there so many things to say about the impeachment trial and how well put-together the House Managers’ presentation is and how sad it’s going to be to watch Bruce Castor and David Schoen try do anything coherent. But the key takeaway from today is from the show The Prisoner. On Wednesday nights, I watch The Prisoner with Calah and Ari through Amazon watch party. Tonight’s episode was #5 The Schizoid Man. The episode was set on February 10. And it was Wednesday. What are the odds!



Meatier Misses

KETCH: A two-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailboat with a mizzenmast stepped forward of the rudder and smaller than the foremast.

Ride the Buccaneers’ parade in style!

KITH: One’s friends, acquaintances, and relations.

From etymonline:

Middle English kitthe “people, race, kinsmen, family,” also “homeland, native region; kinship, relationship; knowledge, news; propriety, custom,” from Old English cyðð “kinship, relationship; kinsfolk, fellow-countrymen, neighbors; native country, home; knowledge, acquaintance, familiarity,” from cuð “known,” past participle of cunnan “to know” (see can (v.)), from PIE root *gno- “to know.”

The alliterative phrase kith and kin (late 14c.) originally meant “country and kinsfolk” and is almost the word’s only survival in Modern English. Some cognates have evolved different senses, such as Dutch kunde “skill, competence,” German Kunde “knowledge, news, tidings.”

Today’s summary

Final score: 24 words for 149 points.
Genius minimum: 146 points.
First word: CLAWING.
Pangram: CLAWING! First time I got a pangram as the first word in a while.

No tweets for this one. Sorry.

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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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