New York Times Spelling Bee Solution and Answers for February 17, 2020

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Today’s pangram is FACILITY.

FACILITY is defined as a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry. It is also defined as a natural effortlessness. It is also defined as skillful performance or ability without difficulty. It is also defined as a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you. It is also defined as something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service.

AFFLICT is defined as cause physical pain or suffering in. It is also defined as cause great unhappiness for; distress.

The word ALIT has no known definition.

ATILT is defined as departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal.

ATTIC is defined as informal terms for a human head. It is also defined as floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage. It is also defined as the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia. It is also defined as (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof. It is also defined as of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times.

The word CACTI has no known definition.

CATALYTIC is defined as relating to or causing or involving catalysis.

CATALYTICALLY is defined as by catalytic action; in a catalytic manner.

CATCALL is defined as a cry expressing disapproval. It is also defined as utter catcalls at.

CATTAIL is defined as tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes.

The word CATTILY has no known definition.

CATTY is defined as any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams). It is also defined as marked by or arising from malice.

CITIFY is defined as accustom to urban ways.

CITY is defined as people living in a large densely populated municipality. It is also defined as a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts. It is also defined as an incorporated administrative district established by state charter.

FACT is defined as a concept whose truth can be proved. It is also defined as an event known to have happened or something known to have existed. It is also defined as a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred. It is also defined as a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened.

The word FACTICITY has no known definition.

FATAL is defined as (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin. It is also defined as controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined. It is also defined as having momentous consequences; of decisive importance. It is also defined as bringing death.

FATALITY is defined as a death resulting from an accident or a disaster. It is also defined as the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters.

FATALLY is defined as with fatal consequences or implications.

The word FATLY has no known definition.

FATTY is defined as a rotund individual. It is also defined as containing or composed of fat.

FIAT is defined as a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge).

FIFTY is defined as the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five. It is also defined as a United States bill worth 50 dollars. It is also defined as being ten more than forty.

FITLY is defined as in accordance with what is appropriate or suitable for the circumstances.

FLAT is defined as a deflated pneumatic tire. It is also defined as freight car without permanent sides or roof. It is also defined as a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house. It is also defined as lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth. It is also defined as in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly. It is also defined as not modified or restricted by reservations. It is also defined as not reflecting light; not glossy. It is also defined as lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting. It is also defined as lacking taste or flavor or tang. It is also defined as having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another. It is also defined as sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch. It is also defined as stretched out and lying at full length along the ground. It is also defined as flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes). It is also defined as a level tract of land. It is also defined as a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named. It is also defined as a shallow box in which seedlings are started. It is also defined as commercially inactive. It is also defined as having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness. It is also defined as having lost effervescence. It is also defined as horizontally level. It is also defined as lacking contrast or shading between tones. It is also defined as (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone. It is also defined as scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting.

FLATLY is defined as in an unqualified manner.

FLIT is defined as move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart. It is also defined as a sudden quick movement. It is also defined as a secret move (to avoid paying debts).

ILLICIT is defined as contrary to or forbidden by law. It is also defined as contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention.

ILLICITLY is defined as in a manner disapproved or not allowed by custom. It is also defined as in an illegal manner.

ITALIC is defined as a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative. It is also defined as a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right. It is also defined as a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right. It is also defined as characterized by slanting characters. It is also defined as of or relating to the Italic languages.

The word ITTY has no known definition.

LACTIC is defined as of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey).

LAITY is defined as in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy.

LICIT is defined as authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law. It is also defined as sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality.

LICITLY is defined as in a manner acceptable to common custom.

LIFT is defined as lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building. It is also defined as raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help. It is also defined as the act of raising something. It is also defined as fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means. It is also defined as invigorate or heighten. It is also defined as make off with belongings of others. It is also defined as transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable). It is also defined as rise up. It is also defined as cancel officially. It is also defined as perform cosmetic surgery on someone’s face. It is also defined as take illegally. It is also defined as a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground. It is also defined as put an end to. It is also defined as plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised. It is also defined as the event of something being raised upward. It is also defined as raise from a lower to a higher position. It is also defined as move upwards. It is also defined as take without referencing from someone else’s writing or speech; of intellectual property. It is also defined as the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity. It is also defined as move upward. It is also defined as raise in rank or condition. It is also defined as a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill. It is also defined as a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg. It is also defined as a ride in a car. It is also defined as call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs. It is also defined as make audible. It is also defined as one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot. It is also defined as pay off (a mortgage). It is also defined as remove from a seedbed or from a nursery. It is also defined as remove from a surface. It is also defined as remove (hair) by scalping. It is also defined as rise upward, as from pressure or moisture. It is also defined as take hold of something and move it to a different location. It is also defined as take off or away by decreasing. It is also defined as take (root crops) out of the ground. It is also defined as the act of giving temporary assistance.

LILT is defined as a jaunty rhythm in music. It is also defined as articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way.

TACIT is defined as implied by or inferred from actions or statements.

TACITLY is defined as in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement.

TACT is defined as consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense.

TACTIC is defined as a plan for attaining a particular goal.

TACTICAL is defined as of or pertaining to tactic or tactics.

TACTICALLY is defined as with regard to tactics.

TAFFY is defined as chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy.

TAIL is defined as a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements. It is also defined as the rear part of a ship. It is also defined as go after with the intent to catch. It is also defined as any projection that resembles the tail of an animal. It is also defined as the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on. It is also defined as the rear part of an aircraft. It is also defined as remove or shorten the tail of an animal. It is also defined as the time of the last part of something. It is also defined as remove the stalk of fruits or berries. It is also defined as the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body. It is also defined as (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person’s head.

TALC is defined as a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder. It is also defined as apply talcum powder to (one’s body).

The word TALI has no known definition.

TALL is defined as too improbable to admit of belief. It is also defined as lofty in style. It is also defined as a garment size for a tall person. It is also defined as great in vertical dimension; high in stature. It is also defined as impressively difficult.

TALLY is defined as gain points in a game. It is also defined as keep score, as in games. It is also defined as determine the sum of. It is also defined as a bill for an amount due. It is also defined as a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely. It is also defined as the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order. It is also defined as be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.

TATTY is defined as tastelessly showy. It is also defined as showing signs of wear and tear.

TIFF is defined as a quarrel about petty points.

TILL is defined as a treasury for government funds. It is also defined as a strongbox for holding cash. It is also defined as unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together. It is also defined as work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation.

TILT is defined as a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances. It is also defined as move sideways or in an unsteady way. It is also defined as pitching dangerously to one side. It is also defined as heel over. It is also defined as a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement. It is also defined as the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical. It is also defined as to incline or bend from a vertical position. It is also defined as a slight but noticeable partiality. It is also defined as charge with a tilt.

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