NYT Spelling Bee 11-4-21 final

I promised a story last night, but I didn’t get back in time to tell it.

At 8pm or so on November 4, 2019, I had my first audition in my journey to become a magician member of the Magic Castle. To become a magician member of the Magic Castle, you have to be recommended by a magician member in good standing, write some essays, and then perform magic for about a dozen phenomenal magicians. It’s like performing comedy for comedians, but instead of them just being experts in bit formation and crafting, they’re also experts in different parts of magic. I had practiced my set for months and months, and when I went to perform, I did what I had set out to do. Despite my best efforts, it wasn’t what they were looking for, and they recommended that I try again.

Ultimately, I passed the audition, and now I’m a magician member. And last night, I was hanging out at the Magic Castle, and I was asked to perform in one of the impromptu areas because most magicians were attending a lecture elsewhere in the building. That meant a deficit of magicians available to perform for a group that was eager to see magic. I usually have the stuff that can fit in my pockets when I go, but last night I had decided to travel light. So I didn’t have what I otherwise would have used for a bigger set.

I performed a single trick for a pretty great audience. What a crazy two years.


Meatier Miss

UNGUENT: A soft greasy or viscous substance used as ointment or for lubrication.

Today’s summary

Letters: CAEGKMO
Final score: 18 words for 48 points.
Genius minimum: 44 points.
First word: MACE.
Last word: COMMA.
Pangram: GAMECOCK.

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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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