New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for February 20, 2022

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Today’s pangrams are BACKLIT, CLICKBAIT, and TAILBACK.

The word BACKLIT has no known definition.

The word CLICKBAIT has no known definition.

TAILBACK is defined as (American football) the person who plays tailback. It is also defined as (American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage.

The word ALACK has no known definition.

ALIBI is defined as a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.. It is also defined as exonerate by means of an alibi. It is also defined as (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question.

The word ALIT has no known definition.

ALKALI is defined as any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water. It is also defined as a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture.

ATILT is defined as departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal.

The word BACILLI has no known definition.

BACKTALK is defined as an impudent or insolent rejoinder.

BAIL is defined as (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial. It is also defined as deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period. It is also defined as empty (a vessel) by bailing. It is also defined as release after a security has been paid. It is also defined as remove (water) from a vessel with a container. It is also defined as secure the release of (someone) by providing security. It is also defined as the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial).

BALALAIKA is defined as a stringed instrument that has a triangular body and three strings.

BALK is defined as the area on a billiard table behind the balkline. It is also defined as one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof. It is also defined as something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress. It is also defined as refuse to comply. It is also defined as an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base.

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.

BIBLICAL is defined as of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Bible. It is also defined as in keeping with the nature of the Bible or its times or people.

BILABIAL is defined as a consonant that is articulated using both lips; /p/ or /b/ or /w/. It is also defined as of or relating to or being a speech sound that is articulated using both lips.

BILK is defined as escape, either physically or mentally. It is also defined as hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of. It is also defined as cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money. It is also defined as evade payment to.

BILL is defined as a statute in draft before it becomes law. It is also defined as publicize or announce by placards. It is also defined as a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank). It is also defined as an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered. It is also defined as a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement. It is also defined as demand payment. It is also defined as horny projecting mouth of a bird. It is also defined as an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution. It is also defined as a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes. It is also defined as a cutting tool with a sharp edge. It is also defined as advertise especially by posters or placards. It is also defined as a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare). It is also defined as the entertainment offered at a public presentation.

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

BLACK is defined as make or become black. It is also defined as popular child actress of the 1930’s (born in 1928). It is also defined as (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame. It is also defined as the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white). It is also defined as extremely dark. It is also defined as British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799). It is also defined as stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable. It is also defined as (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood. It is also defined as soiled with dirt or soot. It is also defined as distributed or sold illicitly. It is also defined as total absence of light. It is also defined as offering little or no hope. It is also defined as (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin. It is also defined as a person with African ancestry,. It is also defined as harshly ironic or sinister. It is also defined as being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light. It is also defined as black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning). It is also defined as (board games) the darker pieces. It is also defined as marked by anger or resentment or hostility. It is also defined as (of coffee) without cream or sugar. It is also defined as (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading. It is also defined as of or belonging to a racial group especially of sub-Saharan African origin.

BLACKBALL is defined as the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto. It is also defined as expel from a community or group. It is also defined as vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent.

BLAT is defined as cry plaintively.

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.

CALLBACK is defined as a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair).

CATCALL is defined as a cry expressing disapproval. It is also defined as utter catcalls at.

CATTAIL is defined as tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes.

The word CILIA has no known definition.

CLACK is defined as make a rattling sound. It is also defined as a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated. It is also defined as speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. It is also defined as a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction. It is also defined as make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens.

CLICK is defined as move or strike with a noise. It is also defined as a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu). It is also defined as depression of a button on a computer mouse. It is also defined as become clear or enter one’s consciousness or emotions. It is also defined as cause to make a snapping sound. It is also defined as make a clicking or ticking sound. It is also defined as a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward. It is also defined as click repeatedly or uncontrollably. It is also defined as a short light metallic sound. It is also defined as make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens. It is also defined as produce a click.

ILIAC is defined as of or relating to the ilium.

ILLICIT is defined as contrary to or forbidden by law. It is also defined as contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention.

ITALIC is defined as a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative. It is also defined as a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right. It is also defined as a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right. It is also defined as characterized by slanting characters. It is also defined as of or relating to the Italic languages.

The word KICKBALL has no known definition.

KILL is defined as mark for deletion, rub off, or erase. It is also defined as end or extinguish by forceful means. It is also defined as thwart the passage of. It is also defined as drink down entirely. It is also defined as the act of terminating a life. It is also defined as be fatal. It is also defined as be the source of great pain for. It is also defined as cause the death of, without intention. It is also defined as cause to cease operating. It is also defined as cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly. It is also defined as deprive of life. It is also defined as destroy a vitally essential quality of or in. It is also defined as hit with great force. It is also defined as hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games. It is also defined as overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration. It is also defined as the body of an animal, or bodies of animals, killed by a person or another animal. It is also defined as the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile. It is also defined as tire out completely.

KILT is defined as a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotland.

The word LABIA has no known definition.

LABIAL is defined as a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips. It is also defined as of or relating to the lips of the mouth. It is also defined as relating to or near the female labium.

LACK is defined as be without. It is also defined as the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.

LACTIC is defined as of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey).

LAIC is defined as characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy.

The word LAICAL has no known definition.

LICIT is defined as authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law. It is also defined as sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality.

LICK is defined as take up with the tongue. It is also defined as touching with the tongue. It is also defined as pass the tongue over. It is also defined as (boxing) a blow with the fist. It is also defined as find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of. It is also defined as a salt deposit that animals regularly lick. It is also defined as beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight.

LILAC is defined as of a pale purple color. It is also defined as any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers.

LILT is defined as a jaunty rhythm in music. It is also defined as articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way.

The word TABLA has no known definition.

TACTICAL is defined as of or pertaining to tactic or tactics.

TAIL is defined as a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements. It is also defined as the rear part of a ship. It is also defined as go after with the intent to catch. It is also defined as any projection that resembles the tail of an animal. It is also defined as the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on. It is also defined as the rear part of an aircraft. It is also defined as remove or shorten the tail of an animal. It is also defined as the time of the last part of something. It is also defined as remove the stalk of fruits or berries. It is also defined as the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body. It is also defined as (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person’s head.

TALC is defined as a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder. It is also defined as apply talcum powder to (one’s body).

The word TALI has no known definition.

TALK is defined as exchange thoughts; talk with. It is also defined as use language. It is also defined as an exchange of ideas via conversation. It is also defined as express in speech. It is also defined as deliver a lecture or talk. It is also defined as reveal information. It is also defined as a speech that is open to the public. It is also defined as idle gossip or rumor. It is also defined as divulge confidential information or secrets. It is also defined as discussion; (`talk about’ is a less formal alternative for `discussion of’). It is also defined as the act of giving a talk to an audience.

TALL is defined as too improbable to admit of belief. It is also defined as lofty in style. It is also defined as a garment size for a tall person. It is also defined as great in vertical dimension; high in stature. It is also defined as impressively difficult.

The word TALLIT has no known definition.

TIBIAL is defined as relating to or located near a tibia.

TILL is defined as a treasury for government funds. It is also defined as a strongbox for holding cash. It is also defined as unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together. It is also defined as work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation.

TILT is defined as a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances. It is also defined as move sideways or in an unsteady way. It is also defined as pitching dangerously to one side. It is also defined as heel over. It is also defined as a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement. It is also defined as the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical. It is also defined as to incline or bend from a vertical position. It is also defined as a slight but noticeable partiality. It is also defined as charge with a tilt.

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