New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for January 1, 2022

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Today’s pangrams are ACRONYM and MONOCRACY.

ACRONYM is defined as a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word.

MONOCRACY is defined as a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).

ACORN is defined as fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base.

The word ARCANA has no known definition.

ARCO is defined as (of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow.

CACAO is defined as tropical American tree producing cacao beans.

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.

CANARY is defined as any of several small Old World finches. It is also defined as someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police. It is also defined as a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge. It is also defined as having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow. It is also defined as a female singer.

CANCAN is defined as a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line.

CANNA is defined as any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers.

CANNON is defined as lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals. It is also defined as a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. It is also defined as a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels. It is also defined as fire a cannon. It is also defined as heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane. It is also defined as heavy gun fired from a tank. It is also defined as make a cannon. It is also defined as (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm.

CANNY is defined as showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.

CANON is defined as a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall. It is also defined as a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired. It is also defined as a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. It is also defined as a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts. It is also defined as a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter. It is also defined as a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy.

CANYON is defined as a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall.

The word CARNY has no known definition.

CAROM is defined as a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. It is also defined as a glancing rebound. It is also defined as make a carom. It is also defined as rebound after hitting.

CARRY is defined as transmit or serve as the medium for transmission. It is also defined as transfer (entries) from one account book to another. It is also defined as have with oneself; have on one’s person. It is also defined as drink alcohol without showing ill effects. It is also defined as serve as a means for expressing something. It is also defined as continue or extend. It is also defined as include as the content; broadcast or publicize. It is also defined as win approval or support for. It is also defined as have on hand. It is also defined as behave in a certain manner. It is also defined as contain or hold; have within. It is also defined as propel. It is also defined as move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one’s hands or on one’s body. It is also defined as support or hold in a certain manner. It is also defined as be pregnant with. It is also defined as be able to feed. It is also defined as bear (a crop). It is also defined as bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of. It is also defined as be conveyed over a certain distance. It is also defined as be equipped with (a mast or sail). It is also defined as be necessarily associated with or result in or involve. It is also defined as be successful in. It is also defined as capture after a fight. It is also defined as compensate for a weaker partner or member by one’s own performance. It is also defined as cover a certain distance or advance beyond. It is also defined as extend to a certain degree. It is also defined as have a certain range. It is also defined as have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence. It is also defined as have on the surface or on the skin. It is also defined as have or possess something abstract. It is also defined as include, as on a list. It is also defined as keep up with financial support. It is also defined as pass on a communication. It is also defined as propel or give impetus to. It is also defined as pursue a line of scent or be a bearer. It is also defined as secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions). It is also defined as sing or play against other voices or parts. It is also defined as take further or advance. It is also defined as the act of carrying something. It is also defined as transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit’s place before or after, in addition or multiplication. It is also defined as win in an election.

CAYMAN is defined as a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly.

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.

COCOON is defined as retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment. It is also defined as silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs. It is also defined as wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection.

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.

COMMON is defined as a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area. It is also defined as common to or shared by two or more parties. It is also defined as being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language. It is also defined as commonly encountered. It is also defined as lacking refinement or cultivation or taste. It is also defined as of or associated with the great masses of people. It is also defined as of low or inferior quality or value. It is also defined as belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public. It is also defined as having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual. It is also defined as to be expected; standard.

CORN is defined as a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes. It is also defined as tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times. It is also defined as ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food. It is also defined as whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn. It is also defined as feed (cattle) with corn. It is also defined as (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region–wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland). It is also defined as preserve with salt. It is also defined as something sentimental or trite. It is also defined as the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal.

CORNY is defined as dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality.

CORONA is defined as the outermost region of the sun’s atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse. It is also defined as an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere. It is also defined as a long cigar with blunt ends. It is also defined as (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape. It is also defined as (botany) the trumpet-shaped or cup-shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower. It is also defined as one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object.

CORONARY is defined as obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus). It is also defined as surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart).

CRAM is defined as study intensively, as before an exam. It is also defined as crowd or pack to capacity. It is also defined as prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam. It is also defined as put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled.

CRANNY is defined as a long narrow depression in a surface. It is also defined as a small opening or crevice (especially in a rock face or wall).

CRAYON is defined as writing implement consisting of a colored stick of composition wax used for writing and drawing. It is also defined as write, draw, or trace with a crayon.

The word CROC has no known definition.

CRONY is defined as a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.

CROON is defined as sing softly.

CYAN is defined as of a bluish shade of green. It is also defined as a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color.

The word MACARON has no known definition.

MACAROON is defined as chewy cookie usually containing almond paste.

MACRO is defined as a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language. It is also defined as very large in scale or scope or capability.

MACRON is defined as a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound.

MARACA is defined as a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd containing pebbles or beans; often played in pairs.

MOROCCO is defined as a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956. It is also defined as a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc..

NARC is defined as a lawman concerned with narcotics violations.

The word NARCO has no known definition.

NONCOM is defined as a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel.

ORCA is defined as predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas.

RACCOON is defined as an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America. It is also defined as the fur of the North American racoon.

RACY is defined as marked by richness and fullness of flavor. It is also defined as full of zest or vigor. It is also defined as suggestive of sexual impropriety. It is also defined as designed or suitable for competing in a race.

RANCOR is defined as a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.

ROCOCO is defined as fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century. It is also defined as having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation.

The word ROMCOM has no known definition.

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