I learned something to day about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: They do tree trimming at no cost to you! They want to make sure that the wires don’t get taken over by trees, so they send out guys to trim the trees. I think that’s nice. They say that people who aren’t certified to trim trees around wires absolutely shouldn’t do that. There’s even a certification for it.
Yesterday I missed EIGHTIETH, EMIT, HEAT, HEATH, HEIGHT, MATTE (SHAME ON ME!!!), MITIGATE, and TEATIME.
AGATE: An ornamental stone consisting of a hard variety of chalcedony, typically banded in appearance.
HAMATE: A carpal bone situated on the lower outside edge of the hand. It has a hook-shaped projection on the palmar side to which muscles of the little finger are attached.
Final score: 28 words for 145 points.
Genius minimum: 141 points.
First word: POLYGAMY.