Calah and I decided to take a little road trip, so we’re on that now. I’m actually writing this in the wee hours of Sunday morning before going to bed, but we’re heading out early and we’ve got a lot of road ahead of us. It’s just a short trip, but since I’ll have unreliable access to this stuff on Sunday, I’m writing it now. Yay!
Yesterday I missed DEFINE, DENIED, DIGNIFIED, DIGNIFY, DIGNIFYING, DING, DINGED, DYEING, EGGING, ENGINE, EYEING, FENDING, FIEF, FIEND, FIFE, FIFED, FIFING, GENIE, GENII, INDIE, and INNIE.
FINNED: Has fins.
INDIGENE: An indigenous person.
“born or originating in a particular place,” 1640s, from Late Latin indigenus “born in a country, native,” from Latin indigena “sprung from the land, native,” as a noun, “a native,” literally “in-born,” or “born in (a place),” from Old Latin indu (prep.) “in, within” + gignere (perfective genui) “to beget, produce,” from PIE root *gene- “give birth, beget,” with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups.
Indu “within” is from archaic endo, which is cognate with Greek endo- “in, within,” from PIE *endo-, extended form of root *en “in.” Related: Indigenously.
Final score: 24 words for 95 points.
Genius minimum: 90 points.
First word: ZOMBIE.
Last word: EMBEZZLE.
Pangram: IMMOBILIZE and MOBILIZE.