The weekend’s here! Whew. During a break today I called the offices of my senators and representative to add my name to the list of people upset at the lackluster performance by the Democrats in government. I’m generally for bipartisanship. I like teamwork and stuff. You know, except for when the sides agree to make it worse for the rest of us. In the case of one side wanting things to be good and the other side wanting things to be bad, I want bipartisanship if both sides want things to be good. I absolutely do not want bipartisanship if the side that wants things to be good decides to join the side that wants things to be bad in the name of finding a way to agree. I don’t even care which political party wants the good and wants the bad. I’m in favor of the good.
Yesterday I missed FATAL, FATE, FATEFUL, FETA, FETAL, HULA, TAFFETA, TATTLETALE, TELLTALE, and THETA.
FLAUTA: A Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla that is rolled around a filling of meat and cheese and then fried. Does this signal inclusion of TORTA and HORCHATA?
HAFT: The handle of a knife, axe, or spear.
LUTEAL: Relating to the corpus luteum.
ULULATE: Howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion, typically grief.
Final score: 44 words for 188 points.
Genius minimum: 186 points.
First word: CACTI.