NYT Spelling Bee 4-12-21 final

I decided to make a pizza because I’m hungry. I looked in the fridge after having had to throw away one bag of cheese today because it was moldy and found a second bag of moldy cheese. Completely sealed. Sell by July of this year. I do not understand. I’m glad I had one more bag of cheese. Now it’s open. I’ll have to get more.

Yesterday I missed NEOCON and a bunch of words I don’t know.

Meatier Misses

FLOUNCE: Go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner. This is the second pangram. I’ve never heard this used. It also isn’t fluid ounce.

From etymonline:

flounce (v.)

1540s, “to dash, plunge, flop,” perhaps from Scandinavian (compare dialectal Swedish flunsa “to plunge,” Norwegian flunsa “to hurry, work hurriedly,” but first record of these is 200 years later than the English word), said to be of imitative origin. Spelling likely influenced by bounce. Notions of “anger, impatience” began to adhere to the word 18c. Related: Flouncedflouncing. As a noun from 1580s in reference to a sudden fling or turn of the body; by mid-18c. especially as expressing impatience or disdain.

EFFLUENCE: A substance that flows out from something.
FECULENCE: The quality of or containing dirt, sediment, or waste matter. Essentially, crappiness.
LUNE: A crescent-shaped figure formed on a sphere or plane by two arcs intersecting at two points.

Intuitive, really.

NUCLEON: A proton or neutron.

Today’s summary

Final score: 17 words for 94 points.
Genius minimum: 88 points.
First word: WILLOWY.

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