New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solutions for May 16, 2023 (2023)

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Today's Pangram isPRACTICAL.

PRACTICALis defined as appropriate. It is also defined as "no trouble".

REGIMENTis defined as satisfying (thirst). It is also defined as reducing intensity or calming down.

ALLIESis defined as an employee who provides cooperation or assistance. It is also defined as a friendly nation. It is also defined as an ally or ally, such as by contract or marriage.

ANALit is defined as a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is focused on the anal region; Fixation at this stage is said to lead to neatness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, and so on. It is also defined as or associated with the anus.

WortANALhas no known definition.

WortYEARBOOKhas no known definition.

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DAHLIEdefined as any of a number of plants of the species Dahlia pinnata, or plants derived therefrom, having tuberous roots and showy aerial variegated flower heads; comes from the mountains of Mexico, Central America and Colombia.

DAILYit is defined as either pertinent to everyday life or occurring every day. It is also defined as gradual and progressive. It is also defined as appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions. It is also defined as a daily newspaper. It is also defined as every day; without missing a day.

DAWDLEIt is defined as conversation or amorous behavior without serious intentions. It is also defined as frivolous. It is also defined as a waste of time. It is also defined as careless or indifferent behavior.

DANDILYit is defined as a chic fashion.

THE DAYLILYis defined as a set of perennial plants with bulbous roots and long, narrow, blade-like leaves and usually yellow, lily-like flowers that bloom for only one day.

CHOOSEis defined as a rotary dial on a telephone that rotates a fixed distance for each number called. Also known as wheel selection. It is also known as dial control to select a phone number. On various gauges it is also defined as a round graduated indicator. Also defined as a control on a radio or television used to adjust. It is also defined as the face of a clock; graduated show hours.

DIDDLYis defined as a small worthless quantity.

COPPERare the aromatic, fibrous leaves of the dill plant that are used as a spice. It is also defined as an Old World aromatic plant with aromatic, filamentous leaves and seeds, used as a spice.

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WortDILLYhas no known definition.

HESITATEis defined as putting off what should be done.

A FIGHTis defined as loud praise. It is also defined as indigenous. It is also defined as an enthusiastic or joyful greeting. It is also defined as an invitation to do so. It is also defined as an enthusiastic greeting. It is also defined as many objects being flung through the air with force. It is also defined as precipitation in the form of small ice particles. One also speaks of the deposit of ice balls in strong updrafts.

HALALCompliance with dietary regulations means compliance with dietary regulations. It is also defined as (Islamic) meat from animals slaughtered in a manner prescribed by Sharia. It is also defined as right or legitimate.

HALLis defined as an American chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914). It is also defined as a large entrance or reception room or room. It is also defined as a college or university building housing student residences. He is also defined as an American child psychologist whose theories of child psychology greatly influenced pedagogy (1844-1924). It is also defined as a large and imposing house. It is also defined as an internal passage or corridor to which the rooms open. She is also defined as an English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943). It is also defined as the great room of a mansion or castle. He is also defined as the American astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907). He is also defined as an American explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821–1871). It is also defined as a large meeting or entertainment building. It is also defined as a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research purposes. It is also defined as a large space for gatherings or entertainment.

HILLwas defined as the railroad magnate of the United States (1838-1916). Also defined as (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands. He is also credited as the daring English comedian (1925-1992). It is also defined as a structure consisting of an artificial mound or bank, usually of earth or stones. It is also defined as a local and well-defined land elevation. It is also defined as the shape of a hill.

HILLIt is defined as hills and cliffs.

IDIZONis defined as idle mode.

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IDYLLis defined as a short poem describing rural or pastoral life. It is also defined as a musical composition reminiscent of village life.

IDYLLis defined as a short poem describing rural or pastoral life. It is also defined as a musical composition reminiscent of village life. It is also defined as an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm that it can be considered the subject of a poetic idyll.

WortILLYhas no known definition.

IN CHILDRENis defined as inlaid.

INTERIORit is defined as further from the coast or area boundary.

INSERTIONThis is a decoration created by inserting pieces of wood into prepared grooves on the surface. This also includes the decoration of a surface by adding wood, stone and metal. Also defined as (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (e.g. gold or porcelain) placed in a cavity of a tooth and cemented there.

agitatingis defined as a woman of distinction. In the UK it is also defined as female peer. It is also defined as a decent name for any woman.

FILESis defined as scheduled.

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WortTHE OTHERhas no known definition.

LANAIis defined as an island in central Hawaii; pineapple growing area. It is also defined as a porch or covered garden, often furnished and used as a living room.

LANDMaterial in the top layer of the earth's surface is defined in which plants can grow (particularly with regard to its quality or use). It is also defined as the territory occupied by a nation. It is also defined as a politically organized group of people under a single government. Also credited as the United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909–1991). It is also defined as an extensive land holding (particularly on land) that the owner retains for his own use. It is also defined as reaching or stopping. It is also defined as moving to another state. It is also defined as people living in a nation or state. It is also defined as a shore leave. It is also defined as causing it to come to earth. It is also defined as farming considered as a profession or way of life. It is also defined as a solid part of the earth's surface. It is also defined as shooting and forcing a relegation. It is also defined as an area that is ruled or controlled. It is also defined as an area where something is dominant. It is also defined as land bringing. It is also defined as a blow. The property on which the property is located is also defined.

LANDLADYis defined as an owner who is a woman.

LILYis defined as any lily plant of the genus Lilium that has showy pendulous flowers.

NAGELis defined as a strong blow. It is also defined as imprisonment. It is also defined as a full pass. It is also defined as precisely locating. It is also defined as easy to succeed. It is also defined as success in gaining a position. Also defined as a former unit of length for fabric equal to 1/16 yard. It is also defined as a thin, pointed piece of metal that is driven into materials as a fastener. It is also defined as fastening something somewhere with a nail. Also known as the horn plate, it covers and protects part of the back of the fingers.

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How many pangrams are there today? ›

Since May 9, 2018, a total of 1,392 different pangrams have been used in the Spelling Bee. Here are all 119 beginning with a, together with the dates each appeared and any complementary pangrams each may have.

How many points are needed for genius in today's spelling bee? ›

Points Needed for Genius: 230

Genius requires between 26 and 49 words. You need at least a 8-letter word to reach genius. If you don't get the pangrams, you need 87% of the total points to reach genius. If you get the pangrams, you only need 62% of the remaining points to reach genius.

What is a pangram in spelling bee? ›

Pangram — A word that uses all seven letters at least once. Some puzzles will have more than one pangram. A pangram is worth seven extra points. Perfect Pangram — A pangram that uses each letter only once, e.g., a seven-letter pangram.

How do you play NY Times pangram? ›

Rules of Play

Connect letters to spell words. Words must be at least 3 letters long. Letters can be reused, but consecutive letters cannot be from the same side. The last letter of a word becomes the first letter of the next word (e.g. HERE > EVERY > YEAR).

Is there always a perfect pangram in Spelling Bee? ›

Each puzzle is guaranteed to have at least one pangram, which awards the player the largest number of points when found. If the player finds all of the possible words in a given puzzle, they achieve the title of "Queen Bee".

What is the most famous pangram? ›

How often does every letter in the alphabet appear in a sentence? That's exactly what makes a “pangram” special. The most well-known such phrase is: “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.

What is the highest predictor of success in Spelling Bee? ›

Deliberate practice, operationally defined as studying and memorizing words while alone, better predicted performance in the National Spelling Bee than being quizzed by others or reading for pleasure.

What is the hardest word in Spelling Bee? ›

Top Ten Most Brutal Spelling Bee Words
  • Milieu. Year: 1985. Origin: This word went from Latin to French. ...
  • Smaragdine. Year: 1961. Origin: This word is from Latin. ...
  • Soubrette. Year: 1953. ...
  • Albumen. Year: 1928. ...
  • Eudaemonic. Year: 1960. ...
  • Chiaroscurist. Year: 1998. ...
  • Autochthonous. Year: 2004. ...
  • Insouciant. Year: 1951.

What percentage of players reach genius in Spelling Bee? ›

Genius is the highest rank you can achieve in the NY Times Spelling Bee game. Somewhere between 12 and 45 percent of all players reach Genius each day. You start the game with “beginner” status, progressing through to good start, moving up, good, solid, nice, great, and amazing. Genius comes after that.

How many 7 letter pangrams are there? ›

There are only 7986 combinations of seven letters that offer a pangram, meaning there are 7 x 7986 = 5.5902 × 104 possible.

How do you check if a sentence is a pangram? ›

If a sentence contains all letters of the English alphabet, we call it a pangram. For example: thequickbrownfoxjumpsoverthelazydog is a pangram since we can find all 26 alphabets in it, while leetcode is not since it doesn't contain some letters, such as a .

Is Spelling Bee getting harder? ›

The word difficulty has ramped up in part because the Bee has become bigger and more professional over the years. Back in 1925, there were just nine finalists selected from an initial field of 2 million schoolchildren. This year 11 million children were winnowed down to 565 finalists.

How to win at nyt Spelling Bee? ›

  1. -ING and -ED endings. If you ever see the letters ING or ED in your daily spelling bee, you're golden. ...
  2. Share the load with a friend. ...
  3. Remember that pangram. ...
  4. Check previous games for oddball words. ...
  5. Hit that reshuffle button often. ...
  6. Remember to reuse letters. ...
  7. Center letter strategies. ...
  8. Weird plurals.
Jul 19, 2022

Do you have to say hyphen in a Spelling Bee? ›

Contestant will say the letters clearly and distinctly enough for the judges and pronouncer to determine spelling. Contestant should indicate appropriate capitalization, and say “space” when given a compound word such as “United States” or say “hyphen” when given a hyphenated word such as “great-grandfather.”

Why does Spelling Bee never use s? ›

The letter “s” is never used – plurals would be too easy – and the rules about colloquialisms are vague. Sometimes Spelling Bee will accept words like mamma and mama but never dada or dadda (though daddy is ok). Abbreviations, hyphenated and most foreign words are verboten.

What was the longest Spelling Bee ever? ›

Jolitta Schlehuber placed fourth, but returned to win the next year. The competition lasted from 9 am until 6:55 pm, and was the longest in the competition's history. The competition moved to a two-day format for the first time the following year.

What is the longest Spelling Bee word? ›

The longest word that appears in a major English dictionary is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

What word uses all 26 letters of the alphabet only once? ›

An English pangram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. The most well known English pangram is probably “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.

What pangram has only 26 letters? ›

Perfect pangrams in English (26 letters)
  • Cwm fjord veg balks nth pyx quiz. ...
  • Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz. ...
  • Jink cwm, zag veldt, fob qursh pyx. ( ...
  • Junky qoph-flags vext crwd zimb. ...
  • Squdgy fez, blank jimp crwth vox! (
Oct 30, 2014

What is the maximum age for spelling bee? ›

In general terms, the Scripps National Spelling Bee program is open to students who have neither turned 16 nor passed beyond the eighth grade, and who attend schools that are officially enrolled with our program for the current academic year.

What are the benefits of winning spelling bee? ›

The valuable learning outcome of spelling bee results in the children gaining competency over vocabulary and this allows them to excel at reading and writing. The ability to understand more words will allow your children to become literate and enjoy reading an extensive range of material.

What is the number 1 hardest word to spell? ›

Top 10 Hardest Words to Spell
  • Misspell.
  • Pharaoh.
  • Weird.
  • Intelligence.
  • Pronunciation.
  • Handkerchief.
  • logorrhea.
  • Chiaroscurist.
Mar 10, 2016

What word is most misspelled? ›

Accommodate. “Accommodate” was the most commonly misspelled word on both and in 2021. Kelly believes this word tops both lists because it's so hard to remember that both the C and the M are doubled. With both consonants doubled like that, it almost looks wrong, but it's correct.

What is the best word for spelling bee? ›

What Are Spelling Bee Words?
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Oct 3, 2022

How often do people get genius in the nyt spelling bee? ›

Those who do reach Genius — the number varies widely depending upon the difficulty of a given puzzle, but Mr. Summerlin estimated it at between 12 and 45 percent of all players — are greeted by Beeatrice donning a scholar's mortarboard.

Do spelling bee winners succeed in life? ›

Every year, hundreds of kids across the country come together to compete for the coveted honor of being the best speller in America. Many of these winners go on to have future success. Some even return to the Spelling Bee to work there as adults. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

What words are commonly misspelled at the spelling bee? ›

100 Commonly Misspelled Words
correct spellingnotesmisspelling
achievei before eacheive
acrossone caccross
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How long does it take to prepare for spelling bee? ›

Spellers at the higher reaches of this competition have generally been studying spelling for 2 or 3 years, and some have been participating in spelling bees for as many as 5 or 6 years. In the first years, the study time is limited because of the age of the speller.

What is the 27th letter in the alphabet? ›

Alphabetical position(27)
Development𐌄𐌕 E T et &
Time periodc. 100 CE to present
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What word has all 27 letters? ›

honorificabilitudinitatibus. That's 27 letters. The word means something like "loaded with honors," but, suspiciously, it comes in the middle of a conversation about wordiness, so it might be a word created to be wordy.

What is the shortest phrase with all the letters? ›

So the following sentence was developed: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. It is an “English language pangram”, which means that it contains all letters of the alphabet, and has been used by generations of keyboard testers and touch-typing students.

What are the tips for solving pangrams? ›

It helps to start with a list of words that contain rarely used letters like j, x, and z. Then, they add words with more common letters. Once the writer has a complete sentence, they check for each letter of the alphabet. With all letters present, the pangram is complete!

What is the shortest pangram sentences? ›

“Shortest” simply refers to the smallest in length or height. It helps us understand and compare measurements like length, height, or distance.

Is string a pangram or not? ›

If all the values are true, then string is a pangram and value of flag remains 1. However, if even 1 value is false, then string is not a pangram and the value of flag is set to 0.

What is the hardest day of the nyt Spelling Bee? ›

With regular practice, you learn the week gets progressively harder. Thursday's the clever puzzle. Saturday's the hardest. Sunday is a hard Thursday, with more cleverness.

How do you study for a spelling bee by yourself? ›

Part 1: Strategies to use all year long
  1. Read a lot of good books and expand your vocabulary. ...
  2. Learn your weekly spelling words. ...
  3. Learn your best spelling bee style. ...
  4. Practice writing words on your own so that you don't always have to involve another person. ...
  5. Learn basic spelling strategies and rules.

What apps help study for a spelling bee? ›

Best Spelling Apps for Kids
  • Buzzy Bee Spelling. (iPhone, iPad) ...
  • Spelling Bee Games & Tests. (Android, iPhone, iPad) ...
  • Spellwizards. (Android, iPhone, iPad) ...
  • Reading Eggs. (Android, iPhone, iPad) ...
  • Spelling Shed. (Android, iPhone, iPad) ...
  • DoodleSpell. (Android, iPhone, iPad) ...
  • Squeebles Spelling Test. ...
  • Sir Linkalot Spelling.

What is the highest score on the nyt spelling bee? ›

Today's score of 329 was in the 97th percentile of all puzzles. The last time there was a score this high was on May 23, 2023. The highest score ever was 537 on January 22, 2021. The lowest score ever was 47 on March 27, 2023.

What happens if you get the word wrong in spelling bee? ›

4. Upon misspelling a word, the speller immediately drops out of the competition, except as provided for in the end-of-bee procedure that follows: If all spellers in the final round misspell, all spellers from that round remain in the competition and a new round begins.

Can you restart spelling a word in a spelling bee? ›

Spellers are allowed to restart their words, as long as they don't change any of the letters they've already spoken.

What is the shortest pangram which has 32 letters? ›

Now, for all those who have spent time changing fonts or filling up dummy text on book layouts, the most well-known and oft-used pangram across the world has been “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” for years. That's 32 letters.

What other pangrams are there? ›

Other perfect pangrams in English do exist, but they don't make much sense and are often forced to borrow words from a foreign language to work, such as: Jock nymphs waqf drug vex blitz.

What is all 26 letters in one sentence? ›

An English pangram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. The most well known English pangram is probably “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.

What are the most common 7 letter words? ›

List of 7 Letter Words for Kids
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Is there a word with every letter? ›

Pangrams are words or sentences containing every letter of the alphabet at least once; the best known English example being A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog . As well as containing some rather amusing gems, the pangrams in languages other than English can be occasionally useful for designers of all sorts.

What is the shortest sentence in the English language? ›

To make a complete sentence in English you need a subject and a predicate. The sentence 'I am' has both- the subject- I and Predicate- am. It also expresses a complete thought. So 'I am' is the shortest sentence.

What is the shortest sentence that uses every letter? ›

The best-known English pangram is "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". It has been used since at least the late 19th century, was used by Western Union to test Telex/TWX data communication equipment for accuracy and reliability.

What is a to z all letters in one word? ›

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is the most well-known pangram, but there are many others. Explanation: A sentence using all the letters in the alphabet is called a pangram. "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is the most well-known pangram, but there are many others.

What starts with E ends with E and only has 1 letter? ›

What starts with E ends with E and only has one letter in it?! I believe the answer is an envelope. Coincidentally, Caroline Cox of the NYT wrote a column this weekend about how recipients still value a card more than an email. So, despite the convenience of texts and emails, keep stuffing those envelopes.

What is the longest word in English? ›

In that case, what's the longest word in the English language dictionary? It's pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

What is the word longest word? ›

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word entered in the most trusted English dictionaries.


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