Category Archives: Other Games

NYT Spelling Bee 8-13-20 final

I got one more word. Done with this for the night. Looking forward to tomorrow’s.

NYT Spelling Bee 8-12-20 final

TWO pangrams in this one! Very cool. I did this one in the early morning hours. My fiancee and I drove out to the darkness to watch the Perseid meteor shower. Got back after midnight. Did the puzzle. Passed out.

I’m happy to get back to a high scoring one to get to genius level.

I know I have a backlog of crossword puzzles to write up, and I figure I’ll do that tomorrow.

Also tomorrow I will have an update on Louis DeJoy.

NYT Spelling Bee 8-10-20 final

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

I got it finally. Finally, finally. My sister (twitter.com/raablauren) got to genius including the pangram while I was still tweeting at notaspellingbeeword (twitter.com/notaspellingbe1) shortly after midnight. Respect.

Final score for me: 25 words, 78 points.

Now I’ve this puzzle dead, and with my head
I go galumphing back.

NYT Spelling Bee 8-10-20

I haven’t yet gotten the pangram. I am struggling. But I got to genius for the first time WITHOUT it. I’m going to keep trying to get the pangram, but I think this accomplishment is pretty cool.

Also the notaspellingbeeword Twitter (twitter.com/notaspellingbe1) retweeted me this morning.

I’m trying to picture the person behind the account. Based on the mazal/mazel and gonif posts, I had figured Jewish male in his mid-50s. But the retweet-with-comment that referenced Fergie made me reconsider, and now I’m thinking he’s in his early 30s.

I know I just described myself, but I know I’m not the one who runs notaspellingbeeword because I’m in LA and not Toronto.

NYT Spelling Bee 8-8-20

Looks like I won’t finish this one, but I got close. I think I got three pangrams, and one was the first word I put down.

I’m ok with not having gotten to genius level now that my streak is over.

Ok who am I kidding? I’m not that ok with it, but I have nine mosquito bites on my right hand. Nine. From Thursday night.

Do. Not. Go. To. The. Valley.

Mosquitos for the loss.

Also they say panini is cool but panino isn’t. Ugh. It’s Apollo all over again.

NYT Spelling Bee 8-7-20 final

Aaaaand I’m back! Got to genius level early in the day, so I don’t expect there to be a follow-up final later. This was way easier than the puzzles for the past two days. I think this is a great one to end the week on.

I’m proud of my 29 words for a 143 points.

Once again, notaspellingbeeword (twitter.com/notaspellingbe1) and I ran into the same issue independently. The other day it was mazal/mazel. Today it was gonif. I feel like I’m in Fight Club, but I know I’m not, so I can talk about it. I’m happy notaspellingbeeword exists.