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.
GEWGAW: A showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless.
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.
Final score: 33 words for 107 points.
Genius minimum: 106 points.
First word: CHICKPEA.