New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for October 26, 2020

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Today’s pangrams are CAROTID and DICTATOR.

CAROTID is defined as of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck.

DICTATOR is defined as a ruler who is unconstrained by law. It is also defined as a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner. It is also defined as a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine.

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).

ACRID is defined as harsh or corrosive in tone. It is also defined as strong and sharp.

ADDICT is defined as someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction. It is also defined as to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug). It is also defined as someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms.

ADROIT is defined as quick or skillful or adept in action or thought.

AORTIC is defined as of or relating to the aorta.

ARCADIA is defined as a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese.

ARCTIC is defined as a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow. It is also defined as extremely cold. It is also defined as the regions to the north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole. It is also defined as of or relating to the Arctic.

ARIA is defined as an elaborate song for solo voice.

ARID is defined as lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless. It is also defined as lacking sufficient water or rainfall.

The word ATRIA has no known definition.

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.

CARDIAC is defined as of or relating to the heart.

The word CARDIO has no known definition.

CARDIOID is defined as an epicycloid in which the rolling circle equals the fixed circle.

CARIOCA is defined as a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba. It is also defined as a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro. It is also defined as music composed for dancing the carioca.

CIAO is defined as an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian).

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

The word CIRCA has no known definition.

The word CIRRI has no known definition.

CITRIC is defined as of or related to citric acid.

COATI is defined as omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America.

COCCI is defined as any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria.

CORRIDA is defined as a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle; a matador baits and (usually) kills a bull in an arena before many spectators.

CORRIDOR is defined as an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it.

CRITIC is defined as anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something. It is also defined as a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art. It is also defined as someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments.

The word CROCI has no known definition.

DIACRITIC is defined as capable of distinguishing. It is also defined as a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation.

The word DICTA has no known definition.

The word DIDACT has no known definition.

DIDACTIC is defined as instructive (especially excessively).

DIRT is defined as obscene terms for feces. It is also defined as (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel. It is also defined as the part of the earth’s surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock. It is also defined as the state of being covered with unclean things. It is also defined as disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people.

DITTO is defined as a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated. It is also defined as repeat an action or statement.

The word DROID has no known definition.

IDIOT is defined as a person of subnormal intelligence.

IDIOTIC is defined as insanely irresponsible. It is also defined as having a mental age of three to seven years. It is also defined as so unreasonable as to invite derision.

IOTA is defined as a tiny or scarcely detectable amount. It is also defined as the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet.

The word IRRITATOR has no known definition.

ORATORIO is defined as a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text.

RADIATOR is defined as a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan. It is also defined as any object that radiates energy. It is also defined as heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings.

The word RADII has no known definition.

RADIO is defined as an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals. It is also defined as medium for communication. It is also defined as a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves. It is also defined as indicating radiation or radioactivity. It is also defined as transmit messages via radio waves.

RAID is defined as search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on. It is also defined as a sudden short attack. It is also defined as enter someone else’s territory and take spoils. It is also defined as an attempt by speculators to defraud investors. It is also defined as search for something needed or desired. It is also defined as take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock.

RAITA is defined as an Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices.

RATIO is defined as the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree. It is also defined as the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).

RICOTTA is defined as soft Italian cheese like cottage cheese.

RIOT is defined as a joke that seems extremely funny. It is also defined as a state of disorder involving group violence. It is also defined as a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity. It is also defined as engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking. It is also defined as a public act of violence by an unruly mob. It is also defined as take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot.

The word ROTI has no known definition.

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

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

TIARA is defined as a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions.

The word TORI has no known definition.

The word TORIC has no known definition.

The word TORII has no known definition.

TOROID is defined as a ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle. It is also defined as the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus.

TORRID is defined as characterized by intense emotion. It is also defined as emotionally charged and vigorously energetic. It is also defined as extremely hot and dry.

TRAIT is defined as a distinguishing feature of your personal nature.

TRAITOR is defined as someone who betrays his country by committing treason. It is also defined as a person who says one thing and does another.

The word TRATTORIA has no known definition.

TRIAD is defined as a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones. It is also defined as a set of three similar things considered as a unit. It is also defined as three people considered as a unit. It is also defined as the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one.

TRICOT is defined as a knitted fabric or one resembling knitting.

TRIO is defined as a set of three similar things considered as a unit. It is also defined as three people considered as a unit. It is also defined as the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one. It is also defined as a musical composition for three performers. It is also defined as three performers or singers who perform together.

4 Comments

    • You’re right, the dictionary we use doesn’t include it. It has a problem often with finding plurals.

      Reply

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