New York Times Spelling Bee Solution and Answers for February 20, 2020

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Today’s pangram is HANDICAP.

HANDICAP is defined as the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness. It is also defined as put at a disadvantage. It is also defined as something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress. It is also defined as injure permanently. It is also defined as advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning. It is also defined as attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant.

ACACIA is defined as any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.

The word ACAI has no known definition.

ACID is defined as street name for lysergic acid diethylamide. It is also defined as being sour to the taste. It is also defined as harsh or corrosive in tone. It is also defined as any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt. It is also defined as having the characteristics of an acid.

ACIDIC is defined as being sour to the taste. It is also defined as being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7).

APHID is defined as any of various small plant-sucking insects.

APIAN is defined as relating to or having the characteristics of bees.

CANDID is defined as openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness. It is also defined as characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion. It is also defined as informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared.

CANID is defined as any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles.

The word CHAI has no known definition.

CHAIN is defined as British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979). It is also defined as a necklace made by stringing objects together. It is also defined as (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule). It is also defined as a series of hills or mountains. It is also defined as a series of things depending on each other as if linked together. It is also defined as a linked or connected series of objects. It is also defined as anything that acts as a restraint. It is also defined as a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament. It is also defined as a unit of length. It is also defined as (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership. It is also defined as connect or arrange into a chain by linking. It is also defined as fasten or secure with chains.

The word CHIA has no known definition.

CHIC is defined as elegance by virtue of being fashionable. It is also defined as elegant and stylish.

The word CHICA has no known definition.

CHICHI is defined as elegance by virtue of being fashionable. It is also defined as affectedly trendy and fashionable. It is also defined as someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way.

CHIN is defined as the protruding part of the lower jaw. It is also defined as Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India. It is also defined as raise oneself while hanging from one’s hands until one’s chin is level with the support bar.

CHINA is defined as a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong. It is also defined as a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world. It is also defined as dishware made of high quality porcelain. It is also defined as high quality porcelain originally made only in China.

CHIP is defined as the act of chipping something. It is also defined as a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling. It is also defined as electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit. It is also defined as a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something. It is also defined as (golf) a low running approach shot. It is also defined as a piece of dried bovine dung. It is also defined as break off (a piece from a whole). It is also defined as a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat. It is also defined as cut a nick into. It is also defined as a small fragment of something broken off from the whole. It is also defined as break a small piece off from. It is also defined as a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line. It is also defined as form by chipping. It is also defined as play a chip shot.

CICADA is defined as stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone.

CINCH is defined as stable gear consisting of a band around a horse’s belly that holds the saddle in place. It is also defined as tie a cinch around. It is also defined as any undertaking that is easy to do. It is also defined as a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps. It is also defined as get a grip on; get mastery of. It is also defined as make sure of.

HIND is defined as located at or near the back of an animal. It is also defined as a female deer, especially an adult female red deer. It is also defined as any of several mostly spotted fishes that resemble groupers.

INCH is defined as a unit of measurement for advertising space. It is also defined as advance slowly, as if by inches. It is also defined as a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot.

The word INDICIA has no known definition.

NAIAD is defined as submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water. It is also defined as (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains.

NIACIN is defined as a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract.

PAID is defined as involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby. It is also defined as yielding a fair profit. It is also defined as marked by the reception of pay.

PAIN is defined as cause emotional anguish or make miserable. It is also defined as a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder. It is also defined as cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed. It is also defined as emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid. It is also defined as a somatic sensation of acute discomfort. It is also defined as something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness. It is also defined as a bothersome annoying person.

PANIC is defined as sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events. It is also defined as an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety. It is also defined as be overcome by a sudden fear. It is also defined as cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic.

PANINI is defined as Indian grammarian whose grammatical rules for Sanskrit are the first known example of descriptive linguistics (circa 400 BC).

PICA is defined as a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing. It is also defined as magpies. It is also defined as an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently.

PICNIC is defined as a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering. It is also defined as any undertaking that is easy to do. It is also defined as any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion. It is also defined as eat alfresco, in the open air.

PINCH is defined as irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear. It is also defined as make off with belongings of others. It is also defined as cut the top off. It is also defined as a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action. It is also defined as a slight but appreciable amount. It is also defined as make ridges into by pinching together. It is also defined as the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal). It is also defined as a small sharp bite or snip. It is also defined as a squeeze with the fingers. It is also defined as squeeze tightly between the fingers. It is also defined as an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed. It is also defined as a painful or straitened circumstance.

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