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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1260 on: February 22, 2021, 08:35:27 PM »
Langue_doc, I think I got a different 2fer! Now I want to know what yours is so will try to work it out!

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1261 on: February 22, 2021, 08:43:48 PM »
Sending PM.

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1262 on: February 22, 2021, 09:38:56 PM »
Thanks for the PM! I forgot to say I was working off a different bird but hadn’t gotten a first word mate from it yet so was maybe headed in a wrong direction. Also my hints for my solution were terrible and sent from my phone.

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1263 on: February 23, 2021, 05:49:32 AM »
ab_grp, your words wouldn't have occurred to me.

For the record, mine were cognates and skylark, which are quite different from the words in the "solution".

As for SB, my first word was the pangram--woohoo! I'm now at 123 points.

Happy solving, all!

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1264 on: February 23, 2021, 07:25:28 AM »
LB - I had LOCKS-STRANGELY yesterday. Already have a 2fer this morning.

SB - slow start. No pangram yet... wow you are a fast crowd! ETA: Panagram. Still at amazing. But I'll get there.

Looks like we all wiped the floor with the puzzles yesterday. Bring it on, NYT!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 08:18:36 AM by ciao_yall »

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1265 on: February 23, 2021, 09:12:24 AM »
I like COGNATES-SKYLARK the best so far, Langue_doc! Your hint about the bird led me to GRACKLE, but I didn't get further with that.  Mine was close to ciao_yall's, KNOCKS-STRANGELY.  The schmofficial solution did not occur to me at all.  I thought ROCKETRY might do something, but it didn't pan out.

Today's bee seems kind of tough so far.  I got the pangram and to a bit above genius (137), but not to Alpha yet and am now struggling.

Time to go take a look at today's LB and sudokus.  Congrats on the early 2fer, ciao_yall! Good luck, all!

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1266 on: February 23, 2021, 02:34:25 PM »
Still stuck on the bee at 137. But got two two-fers, all common words. There are probably other pairs today.

I did get grackle yesterday, but couldn't find a mate. There's a bird in today's puzzle too.

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1267 on: February 23, 2021, 02:43:08 PM »
My LB words yesterday were GRACKLES-STONY.  My, what a variety of solutions this time!

I found today’s LB harder, but finally found a 2-fer.  Langue_doc, congratulations on not one, but two 2-fers!

I'm just a few points beyond genius today on SB.  I don't think I have the energy to pursue higher goals, though.

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1268 on: February 23, 2021, 02:56:59 PM »
Congrats on the 2fers, Langue_doc and cathwen! Langue_doc, your hint led me to a 2fer, so thanks.  I will see if I can find some more.

I haven't gotten any further with the bee, but husband had to go on site today and is back now, so we will get back to it independently and then see if comparing lists would be the best bet.  I know we have some different words, which always makes me want to try to figure out what he has that I don't, but I have made no progress! Maybe this time will be the charm.  It is kind of a draining puzzle today for whatever reason.

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1269 on: February 23, 2021, 04:48:16 PM »
Unexciting update: I am now trying for an impure Alpha.  We ended up comparing #s of words starting with each letter to see what we were each missing, and we now have the same number of points and words.  Still two points from Alpha! Gee whiz.  I think we will have to compare lists and then might have to look up the answers at some point.

I do have a couple additional LB contenders I'm working with to try for another 2fer since I am frustrated with the bee.  Not sure if any mates will come along, though.

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1270 on: February 24, 2021, 06:19:02 AM »
Morning!

SB was disappointing; partita? irrupt? I should have found pipit and rattrap, but didn't. Oh, well.

Made it to genius today, but no pangram.

I came up with blackboard/diagrams, blackbird/dogmas, and eventually blackbirds/smog.

Happy solving, all.

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1271 on: February 24, 2021, 06:50:50 AM »
Good morning!  I also had blackboard-diagram yesterday.  I thought today's LB was more challenging than usual, but I finally found a 2-fer.

On yesterday’s SB, I missed irrupt and partita, as well as pipit, rattrap apparat, and papyri. 

I just got to Alpha on today’s SB, but not at all confident I'll make QB. 

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1272 on: February 24, 2021, 06:56:47 AM »
SB - rattrap was what put me into genius, then I went off onto other things. After a while the odd words start to feel like a guessing game.

LB - I had blackbirds-smog which was the official solution. Is this what it's like to be vibing with the NYT?

Haven't started today's yet, but happy solving!
« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 07:21:42 AM by ciao_yall »

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1273 on: February 24, 2021, 08:46:17 AM »
Good morning!

Good news first: I just got to QB.  It was a strange path.  I was really struggling even to get to genius, got there but no pangram, then stuff started coming and whammo.  Good luck! Nothing too tough or unfamiliar in there, I think. 

We ended up comparing yesterday, still no luck, and found out we had missed partita, pipit, and irrupt.  Not too sorry about that.  I concede defeat to that puzzle.

Thanks to Langue_doc, I got the BLACKBIRD-DOGMAS pair.  I found SMORGASBORD and thought that might lead somewhere but couldn't find a mate.

Congrats on all the 2fers yesterday and to cathwen for already getting one today!

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Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Reply #1274 on: February 24, 2021, 12:15:23 PM »
Congratulations on QB, ab_grp! 

I also made QB today!  Woo-hoo!