NYT Spelling Bee 7-19-21 final

I’ve found the best way to get Calah to read my blog is to have her read it as I type. Otherwise she’ll wait for a month and a half or so for the blog posts to pile up and then take some time to read all of them. This often is when I’m trying to tell her other things. The only way she can get me to stop is by saying she’s reading things I’ve written.

OK she’s gone. I was writing that more for her entertainment. She really does let them pile up, but I only know she’s reading them near me when she starts laughing or sending me pictures of typos that I then correct. It’s good to have her on my side, and by this time next month, she and I will be married.


Meatier Misses

MALEFIC: literary Causing or capable of causing harm or destruction, especially by supernatural means.

malefic (adj.)

“doing mischief, producing disaster or evil,” 1650s, from Latin maleficus “wicked, vicious, criminal,” from male “ill” (see mal-) + -ficus “making, doing,” from combining form of facere “to make, do” (from PIE root *dhe- “to set, put”). Related: Malefical (1610s).

ICEFALL: It’s like snowfall but with ice.

Today’s summary

Letters: IFGLNOW
Final score: 48 words for 301 points.
Final score: 49 words for 310 points.
Additional word: INFILLING.
Final score: 50 words for 311 points.
Additional word: LION.
Final score: 51 words for 318 points.
Additional word: LOGGING.
Final score: 52 words for 326 points.
Additional word: NIGGLING.
Final score: 53 words for 331 points.
Additional word: LINGO.
Final score: 54 words for 338 points.
Additional word: GINNING.
Final score: 55 words for 339 points.
Additional word: LOIN.
Final score: 56 words for 348 points.
Additional word: NONILLION.
Final score: 57 words for 355 points.
Additional word: FOGGING.
Final score: 58 words for 361 points.
Additional word: WILLOW.
Final score: 59 words for 366 points.
Additional word: IGLOO.
Final score: 61 words for 381 points.
Additional words: WINNOW and WINNOWING.
Final score: 62 words for 382 points.
Additional word: OLIO.
Final score: 63 words for 389 points.
Additional word: WOOFING.
Final score: 64 words for 396 points.
Additional word: LOLLING.
Final score: 65 words for 397 points.
Additional word: INFO.
Final score: 66 words for 404 points.
Additional word: ONGOING.
Genius minimum: 297 points.

I kept pushing, and if I can’t get to Queen Bee with 107 points above genius minimum, what am I even doing?

First word: FOLLOWING.

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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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