The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

Got to genius today without the Pangram.

So wanted “Robodial,” as Robocall has worked in the past, but alas, no.

Gonna put it away for a while.


jimmurphy said:

Got to genius today without the Pangram.

So wanted “Robodial,” as Robocall has worked in the past, but alas, no.

Gonna put it away for a while.

 I'm also going to take a break for a while - well, until tomorrow, anyway.

44 words - including the pangram - genius level with 181 points.  

Then you wander away to play some of the other games - it'd be nice if they had more than just the seven 'Tiles' games.


marksierra said:

 I'm also going to take a break for a while - well, until tomorrow, anyway.

44 words - including the pangram - genius level with 181 points.  

 Just got the Pangram. Phew… 200 and 51 words.


jimmurphy said:

marksierra said:

 I'm also going to take a break for a while - well, until tomorrow, anyway.

44 words - including the pangram - genius level with 181 points.  

 Just got the Pangram. Phew… 200 and 51 words.

 Wow!


marylago said:

 Wow!

Wow from me too. I'm stuck at 49 words/186 points and am pretty sure that's where I'll end up for the day.


alha said:

marylago said:

 Wow!

Wow from me too. I'm stuck at 49 words/186 points and am pretty sure that's where I'll end up for the day.

 44/158 - been distracted ever since getting Queen Bee.  cheese


finally....just made QB for the first time...30 words/127 points. cheese


alha said:

finally....just made QB for the first time...30 words/127 points

 Awesome! I’m stuck at 29/122…


Edited to add: Just did a complete guess word that I don’t even know the meaning of (yet) and got it too!

It helped to know I was only one 5-letter word away.


jimmurphy said:

 Awesome! I’m stuck at 29/122…


Edited to add: Just did a complete guess word that I don’t even know the meaning of (yet) and got it too!

It helped to know I was only one 5-letter word away.

Yesterday’s guess word was attar. Sniffed it out. ;-)

Stuck today at 19/107. A point or two from QB. Grr..


jimmurphy said:

jimmurphy said:

 Awesome! I’m stuck at 29/122…


Edited to add: Just did a complete guess word that I don’t even know the meaning of (yet) and got it too!

It helped to know I was only one 5-letter word away.

Yesterday’s guess word was attar. Sniffed it out. ;-)

Stuck today at 19/107. A point or two from QB. Grr..

 Hahaha! and congratulations!


marylago said:

 Hahaha! and congratulations!

I took a lot of guesses today and managed to squeeze out 18 words/100 points. I have a feeling that's all I'm capable of today.

ETA: just found another word which gets me to 19 words/107 points for today.


alha said:

marylago said:

 Hahaha! and congratulations!

I took a lot of guesses today and managed to squeeze out 18 words/100 points. I have a feeling that's all I'm capable of today.

 I'm going to have to go back later. Only 14/76...


Calling it with 18/95. Tomorrow is another day.


You folks are experts. For today (Monday) I have 25 words / 75 points.


yahooyahoo said:

You folks are experts. For today (Monday) I have 25 words / 75 points.

 I had a hard time getting this one going. I, too, am discouraged by the victory laps claimed by the others on this thread so don't be discouraged like I am.


30-106 here - and only at nice.  I like to at least make it to amazing.  grin


jamie said:

30-106 here - and only at nice.  I like to at least make it to amazing. 
grin

 Going to bed with 55/223. I was hoping for genius and I am sure I will be disappointed by all the words I missed.


You *can* teach an old dog new tricks. I got linnet yesterday. grin


bikefixed said:

yahooyahoo said:

You folks are experts. For today (Monday) I have 25 words / 75 points.

 I had a hard time getting this one going. I, too, am discouraged by the victory laps claimed by the others on this thread so don't be discouraged like I am.

 I managed to get over 100 points. I forget how many words that was. 


bikefixed said:

yahooyahoo said:

You folks are experts. For today (Monday) I have 25 words / 75 points.

 I had a hard time getting this one going. I, too, am discouraged by the victory laps claimed by the others on this thread so don't be discouraged like I am.

 I think we just spend too much time on it. I am a little obsessed...


You ever notice this? I swear I entered some words yesterday. Absolutely remembered them. Yet when I looked this morning it shows that I did not have them checked off... Grrrrrrrrr!


bikefixed said:

You ever notice this? I swear I entered some words yesterday. Absolutely remembered them. Yet when I looked this morning it shows that I did not have them checked off... Grrrrrrrrr!

Yes, I've noticed that on quite a few occasions.

It's not that we're competing for prizes or anything like that .. but it would be good to know that 'the game' recognises our efforts.


marylago said:

 I think we just spend too much time on it. I am a little obsessed...

I know that feeling...

Edited to add:  Time to go and do something else. 

Centre letter 'P' game: at 33 words / (Amazing) 149 points, with a 24 further points to get to Genius level suggests there are more words I have no clue about.


marksierra said:

bikefixed said:

You ever notice this? I swear I entered some words yesterday. Absolutely remembered them. Yet when I looked this morning it shows that I did not have them checked off... Grrrrrrrrr!

Yes, I've noticed that on quite a few occasions.

It's not that we're competing for prizes or anything like that .. but it would be good to know that 'the game' recognises our efforts.

 Me too.


I want pintle and leptin. And tenpenny.


jimmurphy said:

I want pintle and leptin. And tenpenny.

 Definitely tenpenny. 


A pintle is part of a tow hitch. Leptin is a hormone that regulates the metabolism. 


Yes - twice recently I am 100 percent sure I had words on my list, and the next day they don’t have the check marks. 


Before you stop playing, hit the Save & Quit at the top left.


dave said:

Before you stop playing, hit the Save & Quit at the top left.

 The mobile app doesn't have this option.


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