New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for October 20, 2021

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Today’s pangrams are DIATOMIC and IDIOMATIC.

DIATOMIC is defined as of or relating to a molecule made up of two atoms.

IDIOMATIC is defined as of or relating to or conforming to idiom.

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).

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.

ADMIT is defined as allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of. It is also defined as admit into a group or community. It is also defined as have room for; hold without crowding. It is also defined as afford possibility. It is also defined as allow to enter; grant entry to. It is also defined as declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of. It is also defined as serve as a means of entrance.

The word AMID has no known definition.

AMMO is defined as projectiles to be fired from a gun.

ATOM is defined as (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything. It is also defined as (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element.

ATOMIC is defined as (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy. It is also defined as immeasurably small. It is also defined as of or relating to or comprising atoms.

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.

CACAO is defined as tropical American tree producing cacao beans.

The word CACTI has no known definition.

The word CAMI has no known definition.

CAMO is defined as fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background.

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.

COACT is defined as act together, as of organisms.

COAT is defined as put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface. It is also defined as a thin layer covering something. It is also defined as form a coat over. It is also defined as growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal. It is also defined as an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors. It is also defined as cover or provide with a coat.

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

COCA is defined as a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine. It is also defined as United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001). It is also defined as dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect.

COCOA is defined as a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot. It is also defined as powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed.

CODA is defined as the closing section of a musical composition.

COMA is defined as a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury. It is also defined as (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed. It is also defined as (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds).

COMMA is defined as anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing. It is also defined as a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence.

The word DAMMIT has no known definition.

DATA is defined as a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn.

DIATOM is defined as microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica.

The word DICTA has no known definition.

The word DIDACT has no known definition.

DIDACTIC is defined as instructive (especially excessively).

DOODAD is defined as something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known.

IMAM is defined as (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide.

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

MACADAM is defined as a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar. It is also defined as broken stone used in macadamized roadways.

MACADAMIA is defined as any tree of the genus Macadamia.

MADAM is defined as a woman of refinement. It is also defined as a woman who runs a house of prostitution.

MAID is defined as a female domestic. It is also defined as an unmarried girl (especially a virgin).

MAIM is defined as injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation.

MAMA is defined as informal terms for a mother. It is also defined as a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped.

MAMMA is defined as milk-secreting organ of female mammals. It is also defined as informal terms for a mother.

MICA is defined as any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity.

MOAT is defined as ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water.

MOMMA is defined as informal terms for a mother.

OCTAD is defined as the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one.

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

TACO is defined as (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent. It is also defined as a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling.

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

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

The word TATAMI has no known definition.

TATTOO is defined as a design on the skin made by tattooing. It is also defined as a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters. It is also defined as stain (skin) with indelible color. It is also defined as the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining.

TOAD is defined as any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species.

TOCCATA is defined as a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style.

TOMATO is defined as native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties. It is also defined as mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable.

TOMCAT is defined as male cat.

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