Happy Independence Day (observed)! I was really happy to have finished yesterday’s Spelling Bee. We were up in Santa Barbara, and we walked legitimately for 20 miles, though my phone only recorded 19.57. But with all the dust and stuff from yesterday, I have been sneezing like crazy today. I’m going to take a Benadryl and pass out so I’m all good for work in the morning.
Yesterday I missed BLIN, BLINI, BLINK, INFO, KINK, LILT, OINK, and TOOLKIT.
BIOTIN: A vitamin of the B complex, found in egg yolk, liver, and yeast. It is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids and glucose.
BOBOLINK: A North American songbird of the American blackbird family, with a bill resembling that of a finch. The male has black, buff, and white plumage.
BONITO: A smaller relative of the tunas, with dark oblique stripes on the back and important as a food and game fish.
Final score: 36 words for 182 points.
Genius minimum: 176 points.
First word: GROOM.
Pangram: MOURNING and UNMOORING.