New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for December 16, 2022

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Today’s pangram is TOPIARY.

TOPIARY is defined as a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals. It is also defined as making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees.

AIRPORT is defined as an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo.

APART is defined as placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose. It is also defined as into parts or pieces. It is also defined as not taken into account or excluded from consideration. It is also defined as remote and separate physically or socially. It is also defined as having characteristics not shared by others.

APIARY is defined as a shed containing a number of beehives.

The word APPARAT has no known definition.

ATOP is defined as

PAIR is defined as a set of two similar things considered as a unit. It is also defined as arrange in pairs. It is also defined as two items of the same kind. It is also defined as form a pair or pairs. It is also defined as engage in sexual intercourse. It is also defined as occur in pairs. It is also defined as bring two objects, ideas, or people together. It is also defined as a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value. It is also defined as two people considered as a unit.

PAPA is defined as an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk.

PAPAYA is defined as tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit. It is also defined as large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh.

The word PAPPY has no known definition.

The word PAPYRI has no known definition.

The word PARATROOP has no known definition.

PARITY is defined as (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1’s or an even number of 1’s; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1’s must contain an error. It is also defined as (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered. It is also defined as (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system. It is also defined as functional equality. It is also defined as (mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity.

PARROT is defined as a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated. It is also defined as repeat mindlessly. It is also defined as usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds.

PARRY is defined as avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues). It is also defined as a return punch (especially by a boxer). It is also defined as impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball). It is also defined as (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword.

PART is defined as the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result. It is also defined as the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group. It is also defined as to some extent; in some degree; not wholly. It is also defined as assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group. It is also defined as a portion of a natural object. It is also defined as something less than the whole of a human artifact. It is also defined as one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole. It is also defined as discontinue an association or relation; go different ways. It is also defined as the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music. It is also defined as force, take, or pull apart. It is also defined as an item that is an instance of some type. It is also defined as a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions. It is also defined as leave. It is also defined as the extended spatial location of something. It is also defined as go one’s own way; move apart. It is also defined as something determined in relation to something that includes it. It is also defined as an actor’s portrayal of someone in a play. It is also defined as come apart. It is also defined as that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation.

PARTITA is defined as (music) an instrumental suite common in the 18th century. It is also defined as one of the variations contained in a partita.

PARTY is defined as an organization to gain political power. It is also defined as a band of people associated temporarily in some activity. It is also defined as a group of people gathered together for pleasure. It is also defined as an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment. It is also defined as a person involved in legal proceedings. It is also defined as have or participate in a party.

PATIO is defined as usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence.

PATRIOT is defined as one who loves and defends his or her country.

PATTY is defined as small flat mass of chopped food. It is also defined as round flat candy. It is also defined as small pie or pasty.

PIPIT is defined as a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage.

PITA is defined as usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling.

The word PITAPAT has no known definition.

PITY is defined as a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others. It is also defined as the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. It is also defined as share the suffering of. It is also defined as an unfortunate development.

POOP is defined as obscene terms for feces. It is also defined as the rear part of a ship. It is also defined as slang terms for inside information. It is also defined as a stupid foolish person.

POOR is defined as of insufficient quantity to meet a need. It is also defined as people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group). It is also defined as deserving or inciting pity. It is also defined as characterized by or indicating poverty. It is also defined as having little money or few possessions. It is also defined as lacking in quality or substances.

The word POPPA has no known definition.

POPPY is defined as annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers.

PORT is defined as (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals). It is also defined as sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal. It is also defined as the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose. It is also defined as located on the left side of a ship or aircraft. It is also defined as an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through. It is also defined as a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country. It is also defined as bring to port. It is also defined as carry, bear, convey, or bring. It is also defined as carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons. It is also defined as drink port. It is also defined as land at or reach a port. It is also defined as modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform. It is also defined as put or turn on the left side, of a ship. It is also defined as turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship.

PORTRAIT is defined as any likeness of a person, in any medium. It is also defined as a word picture of a person’s appearance and character.

PORTRAY is defined as assume or act the character of. It is also defined as represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture. It is also defined as make a portrait of. It is also defined as portray in words.

POTATO is defined as annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous. It is also defined as an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland.

POTTY is defined as a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination. It is also defined as slightly intoxicated. It is also defined as marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness. It is also defined as a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom. It is also defined as (British informal) trivial.

PRAT is defined as the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on.

PRAY is defined as call upon in supplication; entreat. It is also defined as address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer.

PRIOR is defined as earlier in time. It is also defined as the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot.

PRIORITY is defined as status established in order of importance or urgency. It is also defined as preceding in time.

PRIORY is defined as religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress.

PROP is defined as a propeller that rotates to push against air. It is also defined as any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie. It is also defined as support by placing against something solid or rigid. It is also defined as a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling.

The word PYRO has no known definition.

RAPPORT is defined as a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people.

RAPT is defined as feeling great rapture or delight.

RAPTOR is defined as any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals.

RATTRAP is defined as a difficult entangling situation. It is also defined as a trap for catching rats. It is also defined as filthy run-down dilapidated housing.

ROPY is defined as (British informal) very poor in quality. It is also defined as forming viscous or glutinous threads. It is also defined as of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong.

TAPA is defined as a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark. It is also defined as the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus.

TAPIR is defined as large inoffensive chiefly nocturnal ungulate of tropical America and southeast Asia having a heavy body and fleshy snout.

TAPROOT is defined as (botany) main root of a plant growing straight downward from the stem. It is also defined as something that provides an important central source for growth or development.

TARP is defined as waterproofed canvas.

TIPPY is defined as (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail.

TIPTOP is defined as of the highest quality. It is also defined as the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development. It is also defined as the extreme top or summit.

TORPOR is defined as a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility. It is also defined as inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy.

TRAP is defined as to hold fast or prevent from moving. It is also defined as catch in or as if in a trap. It is also defined as something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares. It is also defined as a hazard on a golf course. It is also defined as informal terms for the mouth. It is also defined as place in a confining or embarrassing position. It is also defined as the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise. It is also defined as a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned. It is also defined as a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters. It is also defined as a light two-wheeled carriage. It is also defined as drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas. It is also defined as hold or catch as if in a trap.

TRIP is defined as get high, stoned, or drugged. It is also defined as put in motion or move to act. It is also defined as miss a step and fall or nearly fall. It is also defined as cause to stumble. It is also defined as a catch mechanism that acts as a switch. It is also defined as an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall. It is also defined as an exciting or stimulating experience. It is also defined as make a trip for pleasure. It is also defined as an unintentional but embarrassing blunder. It is also defined as a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs. It is also defined as a journey for some purpose (usually including the return). It is also defined as a light or nimble tread.

The word TRIPPY has no known definition.

TROOP is defined as an orderly crowd. It is also defined as a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts. It is also defined as march in a procession. It is also defined as a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company. It is also defined as a group of soldiers. It is also defined as move or march as if in a crowd.

TYPO is defined as a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind.

The word YAPPY has no known definition.

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