The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

yeah, I am not connecting with this puzzle at all.


stuck at 77 ( amazing) and 18 words  ( 1 pangram)


I’m at 146 but only because my son is at  165. He’s tenacious and we are too competitive. Bad combination. Even if I know I can’t keep up. 


I think one of those pangrams is a made-up word. I use a different form of that expression. I'm barely past genius but that was because I tried that fake word just for kicks.


bikefixed said:

I think one of those pangrams is a made-up word. I use a different form of that expression. I'm barely past genius but that was because I tried that fake word just for kicks.

 Are you talking about today’s bee?


oots said:

 Are you talking about today’s bee?

 Yes, June 1st


I guess some puzzle has got to give me my worst results. Looks like this one's it.


drummerboy said:

I guess some puzzle has got to give me my worst results. Looks like this one's it.

 Yes, some days I feel like an idjit doing this thing


I cannot get the pangram today. I'm at 118 points.


I got the pangram, but I'm only at 96 points.


bikefixed said:

I think one of those pangrams is a made-up word. I use a different form of that expression. I'm barely past genius but that was because I tried that fake word just for kicks.

 That's why I queried further up-thread what dictionary the setters might be using for their source of words.  I've seen some words in their lists that are strange to me, and that not just the differences between American and English (Australian) English.


marksierra said:

 That's why I queried further up-thread what dictionary the setters might be using for their source of words.  I've seen some words in their lists that are strange to me, and that not just the differences between American and English (Australian) English.

 Upon further review, I was used to the word version meaning one of something versus this word's meaning of that thing being consistent or uniform. My bad.


It’s a curated list of words that is subject to change. Some words are inexplicably not included, while others are inexplicably included. 


zucca said:

I’m at 146 but only because my son is at  165. He’s tenacious and we are too competitive. Bad combination. Even if I know I can’t keep up. 

Sigh!

Finally, with an hour to go before the bell, get to Genius stage - 28 words & 127 points!  (Central letter 'I' round).  Anything after this is just icing on the cake!


34 words and quitting.


dave said:

34 words and quitting.

 You could have waited another 20 minutes and you could have started the next one!

smile


marksierra said:

 You could have waited another 20 minutes and you could have started the next one!

smile

 I did!   3pm turnover for us is a good way to break up the day!   40 words so far on the 2 June puzzle.


Ended up with 26 words and 118 points at amazing. In looking at the words I missed, I really don't feel that bad although I did miss a couple easy 4 letter ones. 


Did just make it over the line to genius (for 6/1). I got a non-pangram to get me over, then saw a pangram that was just an extension of that one. Seeing the word list today, I totally missed the other pangram, and while bikefixed may have accepted it's a word I'm still unsure.


Unicolor just does not ring true in my ears.


bikefixed said:

Unicolor just does not ring true in my ears.

That was the first pangram I found. Thought it odd too.

Glad you gave me the opportunity to ask if we can set a new ground rule.

I propose making it OK to name and discuss the prior day’s words once the new puzzle is out. 

What say you all?


jimmurphy said:

That was the first pangram I found. Thought it odd too.

Glad you gave me the opportunity to ask if we can set a new ground rule.

I propose making it OK to name and discuss the prior day’s words once the new puzzle is out. 

What say you all?

 Of course.  I completely missed Councilor and council yesterday.


I do the spelling bee digitally. Where do you find the word lists from the day before? 

I am batting 100 in Vertex!


mtierney said:

I do the spelling bee digitally. Where do you find the word lists from the day before? 

I am batting 100 in Vertex!

 link in upper right that says - yesterday's answers.


jimmurphy said:

That was the first pangram I found. Thought it odd too.

Glad you gave me the opportunity to ask if we can set a new ground rule.

I propose making it OK to name and discuss the prior day’s words once the new puzzle is out. 

What say you all?

 Maybe a slightly longer buffer? Sometimes I don't get around to starting the bee until the evening, and leave the app open to try and finish up the next day. If I'm careful not to accidentally leave the bee, the previous puzzle still stays active on my phone. So, maybe noon of the next day?


how about you don't click on this thread until noon the next day?  grin


jamie said:

how about you don't click on this thread until noon the next day? 
grin

 Sure, and I'll just not eat the whole bag of potato chips at lunch.


dave said:

 I did!   3pm turnover for us is a good way to break up the day!   40 words so far on the 2 June puzzle.

The June 2 puzzle is coming along nicely for me too...reached Genius easily and am currently at 42 words/221 points.

I've set a new goal for myself for the days that I reach Genius. Since there's no way I can realistically expect to make QB (Amazing x 2), I've decided to aim for Great x 2. Maybe, I'll even call it Princess Bee cheese


I did not find the questionable pangram yesterday, but my son is of the opinion that if a pangram seems iffy, there is usually a better, more legit one. Seems to be the case since I’ve been keeping it in mind. 



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