Wow this Spelling Bee took a long time. I was going to give up when I had about 130 points, but I continued going. I got there at 11:09pm. Whew. Also first pitch for the Dodgers-Giants game is scheduled for 6:37 tomorrow evening. After Saturday night’s game, these two home games may be exciting!!!
Yesterday I missed EGGPLANT, ENGAGE, GALA, GALL, GLEN, GNAT, LEGATE, and TEENAGE.
PLANGENT: (of a sound) loud and resonant, with a mournful tone.
“beating with a loud sound,” 1822, from Latin plangentem (nominative plangens), present participle of plangere “to strike, beat” (from PIE root *plak- (2) “to strike”). Related: Plangently; plangency.
AGATE: An ornamental stone consisting of a hard variety of chalcedony (quartz), typically banded in appearance.
GALANGAL: An Asian plant of the ginger family, the aromatic rhizome of which is widely used in cooking and herbal medicine.
Final score: 47 words for 188 points.
Genius minimum: 186 points.
First word: GORILLA.
Last word: LARIAT.
Pangrams: LITIGATOR, ALLIGATOR