NYT Spelling Bee 5-16-21

I got to genius in about seven minutes. I guess it was to my benefit that it was so short because I had a busy day today. I’m actually writing this a little after midnight on Sunday, so whatever the day has in store it still has in store. So why not write this now? I feel like a late night talk show host who records the show at 9am. You know, except that I post this about the time they go on, and it’s almost a full day before posting.

There will be no Spelling Bee post tomorrow due to the holiday of Shavuot, but I’ve got some other posts planned and preset. I know that even before 1am on Sunday.

Yesterday I missed ADDEND but I got ADDENDA!, ELAN, LUNULA, LUNULAE evey time!, NAAN, NADA, and UNLADE.

Meatier Misses

DUNNED: Made persistent demands on (someone), especially for payment of a debt.
ELAND: A spiral-horned African antelope that lives in open woodland and grassland. It is the largest of the antelopes. I’m really happy this is here while mazal/mazel, horchata, and torta aren’t.

They look so soft! I’m happy to post a pic not from hunting sites. There are a lot on hunting sites.


ENDUE/D: Endow or provide with a quality or ability.
ENNEAD: A group or set of nine. Wow! I am terrible when it comes to nines. I’ve missed NONILLLION an equal number of times as well as NINETEEN and NINE. Good thing I’ve got a 10 for a finacee. (I won’t Spelling Bee tomorrow, and it doesn’t mean I’m not safe! Also she’s way out of my league, but nobody tell her! Shhhhhh!)
LANDAU: A horse-drawn four-wheeled enclosed carriage with a removable front cover and a back cover that can be raised and lowered.

The first BMW whose horsepower was easy to verify.

Today’s summary

Letters: AFGINUW
Final score: 23 words for 122 points.
Genius minimum: 118 points.
First word: AGAIN.
Pangram: GUFFAWING.
Tweets:

OK I’m headed to bed. It’s 12:50am on Sunday. This is the earliest I’ve ever completed my blog post. While I’m out for Shavuot, scheduled things will post, including the next installment of @ccaallaahh’s cushion series on Tuesday at 10am and other cool stuff on Monday, including the first NYT Crossword in ages.

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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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