Happy Independence Day!!! It’s now 12:15 am on July 4, and I’ve finished the Spelling Bee. I knew I wouldn’t have time today–and there may be stories from today that I’ll share later–but I did what I could to get this out almost 24 hours from now. I hope I’m back home by now, but just in case I’m not, this is scheduled to go out at normal time.
Yesterday I missed ADDENDA, APNEA, INDIE, INNIE, NAAN, NADA, NAIAD, NANNIED, NEAP, NINEPIN, NIPPED, NIXED, PANINI, PEND, PENDED, and PENNE.
ADENINE: A compound which is one of the four constituent bases of nucleic acids. A purine derivative, it is paired with thymine in double-stranded DNA.
APIAN: Relating to bees.
ENNEAD: A group or set of nine.
PINNIPED: A carnivorous aquatic mammal of the order Pinnipedia, such as a seal or walrus.
Final score: 30 words for 97 points.
Genius minimum: 97 points.
First word: KNIT.