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.
Holy smokes! I wanted to get the crossword post out before I watch Twin Peaks through Netflix Party with some friends. I start it at 7, so I don’t have a lot of time. I looked at the clues and just went for it. I started at the top left and ended at the bottomContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-5-20 Complete”
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”
I learned a bunch from this puzzle. Like Brian McKnight would say, “Start it back at 1,” so here we go. 1D Mocking remark: JAPE. JAPE?! No idea. jape (v.)late 14c., “to trick, beguile, jilt; to mock,” also “to act foolishly; to speak jokingly, jest pleasantly,” perhaps from Old French japer “to howl, bawl, scream” (Modern French japper), ofContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-4-20 Complete”
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.