NYT Spelling Bee 2-28-21 final

Hello from Day 36 of the reopening of California. I made the mistake of watching Trump speak at CPAC. I got alerted that it was live on YouTube, so I figured I’d have a listen. Errant for certain. Among the silliest points was that after he promoted the idea that we used to be able to have real discussions and debates and the ability to disagree with one another without it leading to ugliness, Trump rattled off a list of names of people he declared as RINOs who had spoken out against him and therefore should be voted out of office. So there’s that.


Meatier Misses

CANNA: A tropical American plant with bright flowers and ornamental broad, flat leaves. Somehow I always forget CANNA lily and CALLA lily. When will I ever learn?
CANTATA: A medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra.
NATANT: Swimming or floating.

from etymonline:

“swimming, floating,” 1707, from Latin natantem, present participle of natare “to swim,” frequentative of nare “to swim” (from PIE root *sna- “to swim”). Related: Natantly.

TANNIC: Relating to tannin.
TATTY: informal Worn and shabby; in poor condition.

Today’s summary

Final score: 17 word for 72 points.
Genius minimum: 70 points.
First word: ANIMA.
Tweets: Long-time readers of my tweets are aware that I gripe about proper nouns while being full aware that they do not qualify for the word list.

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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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