NYT Spelling Bee 5-23-21 final

Well, I didn’t get there, and I played to the end of the day after not realizing I hadn’t gotten to genius. I was four points short. Eighteen minutes to get 40 more points. I only got 36. That’s how it goes.

I got a new fun thing that will help me with projects now and in the future. It took up a lot of my time today as I worked on a project that I’ll write about in a future Tuesday series. OK, it was the pliers. But this is my new machine:

You’ll hear me say this again and again: Everyone knows the benefits of eye protection and masks when grinding and sanding. But coveralls and gloves are awesome. Especially for metal dust. That stuff is no joke. Coveralls may look goofy, but they make going back inside without worrying about taking outside in with me so much easier and better and everything. And no one brags about gloves, but when sanding? Hand oils don’t get on the pieces, and your hands get scraped less. I’d like to shake the hand of whoever invented gloves.

Yesterday I missed AWING, INWARD, WAGING, WANING, WANNA, WINDWARD, and WINGDING.

Meatier Misses

INDRAWN: attributive (of breath) taken in.
WIGWAG/GING: North American informal Move to and fro.

Today’s summary

Letters: EBLNOTV
Final score: 48 words for 156 points.
Genius minimum: 160 points
First word: BEET.
Pangram: BENEVOLENT.
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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).

One thought on “NYT Spelling Bee 5-23-21 final”

  1. You kids have it easy. When I was a youngster we had to do the crossword uphill in both directions!

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