NYT Spelling Bee 5-6-21 final

May gray was in full effect today in LA. For those who don’t know about May gray and are more familiar with June gloom, it’s June gloom but earlier. But the wind made for a situation that was not conducive to sanding. In an additional projects, my PS4 kept shutting off with no warning, and it was really frustrating. I decided to try to fix it myself. I got partway through, but then I found that I needed security torx, and I just have regular torx. That project will be a blog post of its own later.

Yesterday I missed a couple of the pangrams, even though I had gotten four. DOMINANT and NONDOMINANT were the ones I missed.

I also missed ADDITION, AMMONIA, AMINO, DIAMOND, DOODAD, NOMINATION, OTTOMAN, and TATTOO.

Meatier Misses

DIATOM: A single-celled alga which has a cell wall of silica. Many kinds are planktonic, and extensive fossil deposits have been found.

The Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh has a good writeup about the diatom.


MONOMANIA: Exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing.
TOMTIT: A popular name for any of a number of small active songbirds, especially a tit or a chickadee.

Today’s summary

Final score: 24 words for 123 points.
Genius minimum: 96 points.
First word: MINT.
Pangram: IMPUTING.

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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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