Category Archives: Other Games

NYT Spelling Bee 10-23-21 final

Tonight Calah and I got our booster shots for the vaccine. How am I eligible? My lovely wife works with the infirm, and I live with her, So as scary as it sometimes is knowing that she intentionally goes into places where the people are guaranteed to be sick to the point of knowing that they need medical attention, there’s the benefit in knowing that I’m at an elevated risk of catching scary stuff. I know that tomorrow is going to be a bear, but 🤷‍♀️.

Yesterday I missed DIME, EDDIED, FIEF, HIDE, HIED, MEDIUM, MUDDIED, and MUMMIFIED.

Meatier Misses

It was a short Spelling Bee, and I didn’t miss anything too nuts.

Today’s summary

Letters: ADEIHNP
Final score: 44 words for 218 points.
Genius minimum: 213 points.
First word: ADDENDA.
Pangrams: PINHEAD and PINHEADED.

NYT Spelling Bee 10-19-21 final

I don’t know what will happen by the time this post publishes at 11:58pm, but it’s looking bad for the Dodgers.

Yesterday I missed BINNING, BOBBIN, NOGGIN, and UNION.

Meatier Misses

GIBING: Making insulting or mocking remarks; jeering.
NUBBIN: A small lump or residual part.

Today’s summary

Letters: FACELTU
Final score: 42 words for 159 points.
Genius minimum: 158 points.
First word: FAUCET.
Last word: FETAL.
Pangrams: FLUCTUATE and EFFECTUAL.

NYT Spelling Bee 10-18-21 final

Ugh the Dodgers lost yesterday after blowing a 2-0 lead and then a 4-2 lead. I’m super annoyed at this 0-2. It should be 2-0.

Yesterday I missed INDUCTEE (the second pangram), DEDUCE, DUETTED, DUNE, DUNNED, NUDE (despite having gotten DENUDE, DENUDED, and NUDIE), TUTTED, TUTTI, UNDID, UNEDITED, UNIT, and UNNEEDED.

Meatier Misses

EDUCE/EDUCED: Formal Bring out or develop (something latent or potential)

Etymoloygy!

educe (v.)

early 15c., in the literal sense, “to draw out, extract; branch out,” from Latin educere “to lead out, bring out” (troops, ships, etc.; see educate). Meaning “bring into view or operation” is from c. 1600. Meaning “to draw a conclusion from data” is from 1837.


ENDUE/ENDUED: Literary Endow or provide with a quality or ability.

Today’s summary

Letters: IBGNOUX
Final score: 21 words for 138 points.
Genius minimum: 122 points.
First word: BOXING.
Pangram: UNBOXING.
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Because GNU’s not Unix!

NYT Spelling Bee 10-17-21 final

As of writing this, I don’t know the result of the Dodger game. I hope the Dodgers won. If the Braves won again, that will be bad. Especially based on how lame the win was last night.

Yesterday I missed ADMAN, DYAD, LANDLADY, and NADA.

Meatier Misses

MANDALA: A geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.

Today’s summary

Letters: UCDEINT
Final score: 40 words for 219 points.
Genius minimum: 217 points.
First word: CUTIE.
Pangram: INDUCTED.
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NYT Spelling Bee 10-16-21 final

Ugh the Dodgers lost tonight in a game I only caught the last three innings of. The game was 2-2 when I turned it on, and Dodgers blew opportunity after opportunity. In the top of the ninth, Chris Taylor’s baserunning error meant the inning ended prematurely. Then the Braves made them pay. Really lame. I hope tomorrow’s game will be better.

Yesterday I missed ANARCHIC, CHIA, and CHIC.

Meatier Misses

DACHA: A country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home.


HARRIDAN: A strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman.

Today’s summary

Letters: DALMNTY
Final score: 13 words for 65 points.
Final score: 14 words for 70 points.
New word: MADAM.
Genius minimum: 64 points.
First word: MALADY.
Pangram: ADAMANTLY.

NYT Spelling Bee 10-15-21 final

Today marks two months of marriage to my best friend, Calah. It feels like so long since our wedding and yet like it was yesterday. It was hard to do a wedding during COVID, but as sad as it was not to be able to have everyone there like we’d have preferred to do, I am happy that I didn’t have to spend longer not married to her.

Yesterday I missed ANTEDATE, ANTEDATED, ATTENDANT, ATTENDEE, NAAN, NADA, NANA, NATANT, TAUTEN, TAUTENED, TAXA, and TUNA.

Meatier Misses

ANDANTE: Music (especially as a direction) at a moderately slow tempo.
ENNEAD: rare A group or set of nine.

Today’s summary

Letters: HACDINR
Final score: 20 words for 69 points.
Genius minimum: 68 points.
First word: CHINA.
Pangram: ARACHNID.

NYT Spelling Bee 10-14-21 final

DODGERS WIN!!!!! DODGERS WIN!!!!! That last strike was a strike because it was called a strike. That’s what makes a strike a strike, right? :/ Would I have felt like there was injustice if that last pitch had been ruled a ball? Unlikely. So I’ll take it!

Yesterday I missed INTO, MINOR, NONPRINT, OPTION, PINPOINT, PROPORTION, RIOT, TIPTOP, TORTONI, and TRITON.

Meatier Misses

PIPIT: A mainly ground-dwelling songbird of open country, typically having brown streaky plumage.


PIPPIN: A red and yellow dessert apple.
PITON: A peg or spike driven into a rock or crack to support a climber or a rope.

Today’s summary

Letters: ADENTUX
Final score: 44 words for 241 points.
Final score: 46 words for 267 points.
New words: EXTENUATED, EXTENUATE.
Genius minimum: 237 points.
First word: ATTEND.
Last word: TENANT.
Pangrams: UNTAXED, EXTENUATED.

NYT Spelling Bee 10-13-21 final

Dodgers won last night in amazing fashion! Tomorrow is the rubber match in this series as of course the best two teams in baseball would have it all come down to the wire. I’ll be watching the game. Will you?

Yesterday I missed CEDE, CEDED, CHIC, CHICHI, CITE, CITED, DECEIT, DIETETIC, EPIC, ETHIC, HECTIC, PEPTIC, and TECHIE.

Meatier Miss

EIDETIC: Psychology Relating to or denoting mental images having unusual vividness and detail, as if actually visible.

Etymology!

eidetic (adj.)

“pertaining to the faculty of projecting images,” 1924, from German eidetisch, coined by German psychologist Erich Jaensch, from Greek eidetikos “pertaining to images,” also “pertaining to knowledge,” from eidesis “knowledge,” from eidos “form, shape” (see -oid).

Today’s summary

Letters: IMNOPRT
Final score: 41 words for 173 points.
Genius minimum: 173 points.
First word: PORTION.
Pangram: PROMOTION.
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NYT Spelling Bee 10-12-21 final

By the time this post goes out, we’ll know the result of the Dodgers-Giants game. I really want the Dodgers to win. It’s hard for me to revel in the World Series win last year because the season was trash. It was abbreviated, players sat out, and Rob Manfred was being a terrible commissioner at every turn. That last one hasn’t changed, but this year was tremendous. And finishing one game back of the Giants kinda shows why the games early in the season DO count. The Giants were 16-10 in September, and the Dodgers were 16-11.

Yesterday I missed AFRO, FALOFF, FARRO, FILLIAL, FLAIL, FOLIC, FOLIO, and FROLIC.

Meatier Miss

CALORIFIC: Relating to the amount of energy contained in food or fuel. I had been unfamiliar with this word. It’s a stupid word. Hate it.

Today’s summary

Letters: CDEHIPT
Final score: 33 words for 172 points.
Genius minimum: 165 points.
First word: PITCHED.
Last word: DETECTED.
Pangram: PITCHED.