New York Times Spelling Bee Solution and Answers for April 18, 2020

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Today’s pangram is PAINTBALL.

PAINTBALL is defined as a capsule filled with water-soluble dye used as a projectile in playing the game of paintball. It is also defined as a game that simulates military combat; players on one team try to eliminate players on the opposing team by shooting capsules of paint at them.

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

APPALL is defined as strike with disgust or revulsion. It is also defined as fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.

BLIP is defined as a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface. It is also defined as a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption.

INAPT is defined as not elegant or graceful in expression.

PAIL is defined as the quantity contained in a pail. It is also defined as a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top.

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.

PAINT is defined as a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating. It is also defined as makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks. It is also defined as (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court. It is also defined as apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil. It is also defined as apply paint to; coat with paint. It is also defined as make a painting. It is also defined as make a painting of.

PALATAL is defined as relating to or lying near the palate. It is also defined as produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y’) or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch’ in `chin’ or `j’ in `gin’). It is also defined as a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast’).

PALATIAL is defined as suitable for or like a palace. It is also defined as relating to or being a palace.

PALL is defined as lose interest or become bored with something or somebody. It is also defined as become less interesting or attractive. It is also defined as cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing. It is also defined as a sudden numbing dread. It is also defined as lose sparkle or bouquet. It is also defined as cause to lose courage. It is also defined as hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window). It is also defined as burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped. It is also defined as cause to become flat. It is also defined as cover with a pall. It is also defined as lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to).

The word PALP has no known definition.

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

PANT is defined as a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open. It is also defined as (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately. It is also defined as breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted. It is also defined as the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine). It is also defined as utter while panting, as if out of breath.

PAPA is defined as an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk.

PAPAL is defined as proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles.

PAPILLA is defined as a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell. It is also defined as a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather. It is also defined as (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf.

PATINA is defined as a fine coating of oxide (produced by oxidation over a long period of time) on the surface of a metal (particularly copper). It is also defined as a gloss or sheen on wooden furniture produced by age, polishing, or handling. It is also defined as an acquired change in the appearance of something (other than metal or wood).

PILL is defined as a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception. It is also defined as a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet. It is also defined as a unpleasant or tiresome person. It is also defined as something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size. It is also defined as something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured.

PINATA is defined as plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks.

PINBALL is defined as a game played on a sloping board; the object is to propel marbles against pins or into pockets.

PINT is defined as a United States dry unit equal to 0.5 quart or 33.6 cubic inches. It is also defined as a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters. It is also defined as a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart.

PINTAIL is defined as long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers.

PIPIT is defined as a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage.

PITA is defined as usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling.

The word PITAPAT has no known definition.

PLAIN is defined as not mixed with extraneous elements. It is also defined as express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness. It is also defined as clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment. It is also defined as free from any effort to soften to disguise. It is also defined as lacking embellishment or ornamentation. It is also defined as unmistakably (`plain’ is often used informally for `plainly’). It is also defined as extensive tract of level open land. It is also defined as lacking patterns especially in color. It is also defined as lacking in physical beauty or proportion. It is also defined as a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side. It is also defined as not elaborate or elaborated; simple.

PLAINT is defined as a cry of sorrow and grief. It is also defined as (United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed.

PLAIT is defined as any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape. It is also defined as make by braiding or interlacing. It is also defined as a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair. It is also defined as weave into plaits.

PLAN is defined as an arrangement scheme. It is also defined as scale drawing of a structure. It is also defined as make or work out a plan for; devise. It is also defined as make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form. It is also defined as a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished. It is also defined as have the will and intention to carry out some action. It is also defined as make plans for something.

PLANT is defined as (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion. It is also defined as put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground. It is also defined as put firmly in the mind. It is also defined as buildings for carrying on industrial labor. It is also defined as fix or set securely or deeply. It is also defined as set up or lay the groundwork for. It is also defined as an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience. It is also defined as place into a river. It is also defined as place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive. It is also defined as something planted secretly for discovery by another.

PLANTAIN is defined as a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics. It is also defined as any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally. It is also defined as starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics.

PLAT is defined as make a plat of. It is also defined as a map showing planned or actual features of an area (streets and building lots etc.).

PLIANT is defined as able to adjust readily to different conditions. It is also defined as capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out. It is also defined as capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking. It is also defined as capable of being influenced or formed.

TAPA is defined as a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark. It is also defined as the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus.

TILAPIA is defined as a genus of Cichlidae.

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