NYT Spelling Bee 10-11-21 final

Today’s Dodger game was rough to take in. Lots of chances and no follow-through. The solo home run off Max Scherzer was enough to carry the Giants all the way, and the defense kept snuffing out would-be Dodger rallies. The wind with gusts that turned the sky to grays and browns did nothing to help the boys in blue put any runs on the board. Really disappointing, but maybe tomorrow will be better.


Meatier Misses

Some of these are real random words that show how ridic this thing is.

ARIL: Botany An extra seed-covering, typically colored and hairy or fleshy, e.g., the red fleshy cup around a yew seed.
GIRT: past participle of gird
GLIA/GLIAL: Anatomy The connective tissue of the nervous system, consisting of several different types of cell associated with neurons.
GRIOT: A member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.
LITTORAL: Relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake.
OTALGIA: Medicine Earache.
TAIGA: The sometimes swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes, especially that between the tundra and steppes of Siberia and North America.

Today’s summary

Letters: FACILOR
Final score: 37 words for 149 points.
Genius minimum: 144 points.
First word: FRAIL.
Last word: COLORIFIC. That was a desperation play. I did not know that was a word.
Pangram: ???

It’s like the Fail Whale, but also it’s not.
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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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