Monthly Archives: May 2022

hello wordl 5-26-22 (contains spoilers)

Got this one done in four!

(7 means not solved successfully)
(7 means not solved successfully)

NYT Spelling Bee 8-4-21 final

Holy smokes the pangram for this one! I tried all sorts of stuff before getting it. HELLOKID, KILLEDHO, LIKEDHO, HIKELODE. Ultimately, I got it. Huge relief.

Also the countdown is to

Meatier Misses

Today’s summary

Letters: ODEIKLH
Final score: 31 words for 119 points.
Genius minimum: 105 points.
First word: LOOKED.
Last word: LIKELIHOOD.

NYT Spelling Bee 5-21-22 (contains spoilers)

I got so close to forgetting to do this. Maaaan. But doing it meant I saw that the hello wordl post from today had missed schedule! WordPress does that sometimes, and it’s really weird.

Yesterday I missed ACCURACY, ARRAY, CRANNY, and RUNNY.

Meatier Misses

ARCANA: Secrets or mysteries.

arcana (n.)

“hidden things, mysteries,” 1590s, a direct adoption of the Latin plural of arcanum “a secret, a mystery,” an important word in alchemy, from neuter of adjective arcanus “secret, hidden, private, concealed” (see arcane). Occasionally mistaken for a singular and pluralized as arcanas, because arcana is far more common than arcanum.

CURACY: The office, position, or work of a curate.
HARRY: Persistently carry out attacks on (an enemy or an enemy’s territory)

Today’s summary

Final score: 43 words for 196 points.
Genius minimum: 170 points.
First word: FOIBLE.