NYT Spelling Bee 6-12-21 final

Today we watched Joe Rogan get burned in skywriting. It started off with a marriage proposal that followed with “SHE SAID YES,” which was then followed by the sappiest stuff and then “JOE ROGAN IS LITEALLY (sic) 5 FOOT 3.”

Yesterday I missed CANNULA, HAUNCH, NAAN, NATAL, and ULNA.

Meatier Misses

LACUNA: An unfilled space or interval; a gap.

From the Online Etymology Dictionary

lacuna (n.)

“blank or missing portion in a manuscript,” 1660s, from Latin lacuna “hole, pit,” figuratively “a gap, void, want,” diminutive of lacus “pond, lake; hollow, opening” (see lake (n.1)). The Latin plural is lacunae. The word has also been used in English from c. 1700 in the literal Latin sense in anatomy, zoology, botany. The adjectival forms have somewhat sorted themselves: Mathematics tends to use lacunary (1857), natural history lacunose (1816), and lacunar (n.) is used in architecture of paneled ceilings (1690s), so called for their sunken compartments. Leaving lacunal (1846) for the manuscript sense.

LANTANA: A tropical evergreen shrub of the verbena family, several kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals.

From Nature & Garden. Good tips on plant care.

LUNULA: The white area at the base of a fingernail.
NUTHATCH: A small songbird with a long strong bill, a stiffened square-cut tail, and the habit of climbing down tree trunks head first.

All About Birds has a page all about the Nuthatch!

Today’s summary

Letters: TADEIMY
Final score: 53 words for 220 points.
Genius minimum: 214 points.
First word: DAYTIME.
Pangram: DAYTIME.

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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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