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 143Continue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 8-7-20 final”
I worked all the way up to midnight, but I fell short for the first time since posting these. I just couldn’t get to the end. The final score was 140 points. Frustrated at its end, but I figured I’ll pick it up for the Friday puzzle. That post to follow. It tends not toContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 8-6-20 final DNF”
Wow there’s a big gap between amazing and genius. I’ve found 35 words, including the pangram. Total score so far is 119. I need at least 32 more points to close this one out. As I tweeted to notaspellingbeeword (twitter.com/notaspellingbe1) this morning, it seems like NYT doesn’t care for The Godfather.
I got it! I got it! Finally done. The thing that pushed me over was allele. The words from yesterday that I missed were mostly garbage, but somehow I missed cola, though I had gotten coca and missed cocacola because that didn’t work. I also missed aioli. I didn’t even think of focaccia.
Argh so close with this one! I’m at 41 words and 117 points. I just need 16 points to get to genius. When I was going through, I saw that the words mazel and mazal both were there. I use mazal because it’s closer to the original word, but I tried mazel first because I’veContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 8-5-20”
Got it. Finally. Done. Total of 57 words for 218 points. I’ll look tomorrow at the missed words. I must have missed a lot if I only just qualified for genius level. Glad that’s over for the day.
This started out fun but got to be a lot. In the bad way. For a while I was stuck at 49 words for 177 points, and I was struggling to get the pangram. I realize that there may be more than one pangram overall, but my goal is to get to genius with aContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 8-4-20”
I didn’t quit, and I got not only one but two more answers. Bumped up to the genius level. Total of 31 words and 112 points.
I’m so close but haven’t gotten there! I’m at 28 words, 105 points. I feel like there is no way to get to the 111 needed. I’ll keep working on it, but this one is tough. Probably my favorite Spelling Bee yet. I mean as long as I can finish.
Got one more word since this morning: LEVEE. Just in time. That is all.