I didn’t make it all the way to genius. I mean 53 words and I’m still not there? With Shabbat starting earlier and earlier, I had to bow out.
Yesterday I missed GUNPORT (absurd pangram), GURU, OUTRO, PRONOUN, PURPORT, ROTOR, and TUTOR.
GORGON: Each of three sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, with snakes for hair, who had the power to turn anyone who looked at them to stone.
Final score: 53 words for 183 points.
Genius minimum: 189 points.
First word: NOTION.