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

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Today’s pangram is BALCONY.

BALCONY is defined as an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium. It is also defined as a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet.

ABLY is defined as with competence; in a competent capable manner.

ALLAY is defined as satisfy (thirst). It is also defined as lessen the intensity of or calm.

ALLOY is defined as a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten. It is also defined as lower in value by increasing the base-metal content. It is also defined as the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something. It is also defined as make an alloy of.

ALLY is defined as an associate who provides cooperation or assistance. It is also defined as a friendly nation. It is also defined as become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage.

ANAL is defined as a stage in psychosexual development when the child’s interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.. It is also defined as of or related to the anus.

The word ANALLY has no known definition.

The word ANNAL has no known definition.

BALL is defined as a lavish dance requiring formal attire. It is also defined as United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989). It is also defined as a solid projectile that is shot by a musket. It is also defined as a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs. It is also defined as a compact mass. It is also defined as one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens. It is also defined as an object with a spherical shape. It is also defined as a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass. It is also defined as a pitch that is not in the strike zone. It is also defined as a spherical object used as a plaything. It is also defined as form into a ball by winding or rolling. It is also defined as round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games. It is also defined as the people assembled at a lavish formal dance.

The word BALLBOY has no known definition.

BALLOON is defined as become inflated. It is also defined as large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air. It is also defined as ride in a hot-air balloon. It is also defined as small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck.

BANAL is defined as repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.

The word BANALLY has no known definition.

BLAB is defined as speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. It is also defined as divulge confidential information or secrets.

BLABBY is defined as unwisely talking too much.

BLOB is defined as make a spot or mark onto. It is also defined as an indistinct shapeless form.

The word BLOBBY has no known definition.

BLOC is defined as a group of countries in special alliance.

BOLA is defined as a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie. It is also defined as a rope with weights attached to the ends; is thrown to entangle the legs of an animal; of South American origin.

BOLL is defined as the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.

BOLO is defined as long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin. It is also defined as a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie.

CABAL is defined as a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue. It is also defined as engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together. It is also defined as a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot).

CABALA is defined as an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret. It is also defined as an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries.

CALL is defined as assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to. It is also defined as make a prediction about; tell in advance. It is also defined as order, request, or command to come. It is also defined as utter a sudden loud cry. It is also defined as pay a brief visit. It is also defined as the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date. It is also defined as a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement. It is also defined as a demand especially in the phrase. It is also defined as a telephone connection. It is also defined as a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition. It is also defined as greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name. It is also defined as demand payment of (a loan). It is also defined as give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance. It is also defined as get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone. It is also defined as the characteristic sound produced by a bird. It is also defined as make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands. It is also defined as a brief social visit. It is also defined as a demand for a show of hands in a card game. It is also defined as an instruction that interrupts the program being executed. It is also defined as a request. It is also defined as ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality. It is also defined as a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course. It is also defined as a visit in an official or professional capacity. It is also defined as call a meeting; invite or command to meet. It is also defined as challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense. It is also defined as challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of. It is also defined as consider or regard as being. It is also defined as declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee. It is also defined as indicate a decision in regard to. It is also defined as lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal. It is also defined as make a stop in a harbour. It is also defined as order or request or give a command for. It is also defined as order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role. It is also defined as read aloud to check for omissions or absentees. It is also defined as require the presentation of for redemption before maturation. It is also defined as rouse somebody from sleep with a call. It is also defined as send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message. It is also defined as (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee. It is also defined as stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather. It is also defined as utter a characteristic note or cry. It is also defined as utter in a loud voice or announce.

CALLA is defined as water arum. It is also defined as South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix.

The word CALLALOO has no known definition.

CANAL is defined as a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance. It is also defined as provide (a city) with a canal. It is also defined as (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion. It is also defined as long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation.

CANNONBALL is defined as a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon.

CANOLA is defined as vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids.

CLAN is defined as group of people related by blood or marriage.

CLAY is defined as the dead body of a human being. It is also defined as United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852). It is also defined as United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978). It is also defined as water soaked soil; soft wet earth. It is also defined as a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.

CLOACA is defined as a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water. It is also defined as (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open.

CLONAL is defined as of or relating to a clone.

CLOY is defined as cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing. It is also defined as supply or feed to surfeit.

COAL is defined as burn to charcoal. It is also defined as a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering. It is also defined as fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period. It is also defined as supply with coal. It is also defined as take in coal.

COLA is defined as carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope’ is a southernism in the United States). It is also defined as large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts.

The word COLCANNON has no known definition.

COLON is defined as the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos. It is also defined as the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos. It is also defined as a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. It is also defined as a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter). It is also defined as the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted.

COLONY is defined as a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country. It is also defined as a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state’s system of government. It is also defined as a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together. It is also defined as a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated. It is also defined as (microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell. It is also defined as one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States.

COOL is defined as great coolness and composure under strain. It is also defined as marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional. It is also defined as make cool or cooler. It is also defined as loose heat. It is also defined as lose intensity. It is also defined as being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition. It is also defined as fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept. It is also defined as inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets when referring to color. It is also defined as neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat. It is also defined as psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike. It is also defined as the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature. It is also defined as used of a quantity or amount (especially of money) for emphasis.

COOLLY is defined as in a composed and unconcerned manner.

COYLY is defined as in a coy manner.

LACY is defined as made of or resembling lace. It is also defined as having open interstices or resembling a web.

LLANO is defined as an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain (especially in Latin America).

LOAN is defined as a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz’ is a German word borrowed into modern English. It is also defined as give temporarily; let have for a limited time. It is also defined as the temporary provision of money (usually at interest).

LOBBY is defined as detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors. It is also defined as an interest group that tries to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor, typically through lobbying. It is also defined as a large entrance or reception room or area. It is also defined as the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest.

The word LOBO has no known definition.

LOCAL is defined as anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body. It is also defined as affecting only a restricted part or area of the body. It is also defined as public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops. It is also defined as relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area. It is also defined as of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood.

LOCALLY is defined as to a restricted area of the body. It is also defined as by a particular locality.

LOCO is defined as informal or slang terms for mentally irregular.

LOLL is defined as hang loosely or laxly. It is also defined as be lazy or idle.

LOON is defined as a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought. It is also defined as large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes. It is also defined as a worthless lazy fellow.

LOONY is defined as someone deranged and possibly dangerous. It is also defined as informal or slang terms for mentally irregular.

LOYAL is defined as inspired by love for your country. It is also defined as unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause. It is also defined as steadfast in allegiance or duty.

LOYALLY is defined as with loyalty; in a loyal manner.

NOBLY is defined as in a noble manner.

The word NONLOCAL has no known definition.

NYLON is defined as a synthetic fabric. It is also defined as a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers.

The word ONLAY has no known definition.

ONLY is defined as without any others being included or involved. It is also defined as and nothing more. It is also defined as never except when. It is also defined as being the only one; single and isolated from others. It is also defined as exclusive of anyone or anything else.

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