NYT Spelling Bee 3-26-21 final

The rule of threes. Yesterday Jessica Walter. Today Larry McMurty and Beverly Cleary. I hadn’t heard of Larry McMurty, but still sad. I’m getting ready to take a three-day break for Passover, and I’m kinda scrambling to write this post.

Yesterday I didn’t miss any easy words. That’s exciting for me because it’s the closest I’ve gotten to Queen Bee in a while, and I don’t recognize the missed words.

Meatier Misses

GEWGAW: A showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless.

From etymonline:

gewgaw (n.)

early 13c., giuegaue, contemptuous reduplication, of uncertain origin, possibly connected with Old French gogue “rejoicing, jubilation; joke, prank, mockery, game;” or jou-jou “toy,” baby-talk word, from jouer “to play,” from Latin jocare (see joke (n.)).

WIGWAG/WIGWAGGING: North American informal Move to and fro. I had not heard of this.

Today’s summary

Final score: 33 words for 107 points.
Genius minimum: 106 points.
First word: CHICKPEA.
Pangram: GARBANZO.

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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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