NYT Spelling Bee 8-31-21 final

It’s the last day of August! And as seems to be consistent with Los Angeles weather during the month, it rained today. As you know from my woodworking projects, I pay more attention to what’s put out on the street toward the end of a month because that’s when people move out and get rid of furniture. So they leave furniture out by the curb, and then it rains, and everything is damaged and I get nothing because I prefer not to pick up warped furniture.

Yesterday I missed both pangrams, ANNIHILATION and INHALATION, AIOLI (as usual), ALTO, ANON, ANTI, HALAL, INHALANT, INITIAL, INITIATION, IOTA, LANAI, LANOLIN, NATAL, TAHINI, TALI, TANNIN, and TITILLATION.

Meatier Misses

HATHA: YOGA! A yoga system of physical exercises and breathing control.
LANTANA: A tropical evergreen shrub of the verbena family, several kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals. I never can remember this word. I always wonder what the thing is that is like ALANTA but isn’t. No amount of wracking my brains is enough.


NATANT: Swimming or floating.

Today’s summary

Letters: IEGHTWY
Final score: 16 words for 72 points.
Genius minimum: 69 points.
First word: EIGHTY.
Last word: WIGHT.
Pangram: WEIGHTY.

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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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