Happy Arbor Day and happy Lag BaOmer! They were saying it would be record-breaking temperatures in LA today, and I don’t know yet if records were set, but it’s definitely been hot. Yet tomorrow the temperatures are supposed to drop from today’s almost-90 to almost-70. Drop in 20 degrees day over day. Do I understand? No. Am I appreciative? Very much so!
Yesterday I missed ACAI, CACTI, CANCAN, GIGANTIC, INTACT, KICK, KICKING, KNICKNACK, TACIT, TACT, TACTICIAN, and TINCT.
CANTATA: A medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra.
CATKIN: A flowering spike of trees such as willow and hazel. Catkins are typically downy, pendulous, composed of flowers of a single sex, and wind-pollinated.
Final score: 47 words for 197 points.
Genius minimum: 197 points.
First word: EXTANT.