As everyone else is well aware by now, the Spelling Bee went down last night. I didn’t get to play before going to bed, and that kinda… stung. But we’re back, so hooray!
I posted earlier about the fallen tree that was offered on free stuff curbside in Los Angeles. The picture bears reposting because hilarious.
Yesterday I missed CITABLE, ABACI, ACETAL, BIBLICAL, CABALA, CELEB, ELECTEE, LAIC, LAICAL, LICIT, and LILAC.
BALLETIC: Relating to or characteristic of ballet.
CALCITE: A white or colorless mineral consisting of calcium carbonate. It is a major constituent of sedimentary rocks such as limestone and is deposited in caves to form stalactites and stalagmites.
ECLAT: Brilliant display or effect. Not to be confused with ELAC, the school that is the subject of the basketball edition of Last Chance U. The show asks as the beginning what you think of when you hear East Los Angeles. It turns out that it’s exactly what you think of… if you’re from the Los Angeles area.
LACTEAL: Of milk. Recently I was playing Codenames online with friends of mine. My opening clue was “NONDAIRY,” attributed to three tiles. The first selection by my team was “MILK.” That was not one of my tiles.
Final score: 23 words for 118 points.
Genius minimum: 116 points.
First word: NONFICTION.