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The New York Times Spelling Bee is a word puzzle that challenges players to form words from seven letters arranged in a honeycomb, with the center letter required in each word. Points are earned based on word length, and there's a bonus for using all seven letters in a word.

Saturday, June 15, 2024's Spelling Bee featured 2 pangram(s) ( 0 perfect pangram(s)) and a total of 45 answers. The highest possible score, required to achieve the coveted Queen Bee status, was 199 points. Saturday, June 15, 2024's Puzzle was a Bingo.

First One/Two/Three Letters

Click on any two letter prefix to reveal all first three letters combinations of the words.
A × 7:
D × 6:
I × 4:
L × 7:
N × 4:
O × 3:
V × 14:

Letter Distribution

The number of answers that start with a specific letter and of a specific length.

Group by first Letters
Starting With 456789 Sum
A 1 6 - - - - 7
D 4 2 - - - - 6
I 1 - 2 1 - - 4
L 4 2 - 1 - - 7
N 1 1 - - 1 1 4
O 1 2 - - - - 3
V 4 5 1 2 2 - 14
Sum 16 18 3 4 3 1 45

Definitions & Synonyms


no nvalid
vi ndaloo


ai oli
(noun) garlic mayonnaise
garlic sauce
an ion
(noun) a negatively charged ion
an vil
(noun) a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering
(noun) a small bone in the middle ear between the malleus and the stapes
av ail
(noun) a means of serving
help, service
(verb) take advantage of
(verb) be of use to, be useful to
(verb) take or use
av ian
(adj) pertaining to or characteristic of birds
av id
(adj) (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
devouring, esurient, greedy
(adj) marked by active interest and enthusiasm
av oid
(verb) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
(verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; to protect from or to keep away anything undesirable; to ward off
avert, debar, deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off
(verb) refrain from doing something
(verb) refrain from certain foods or beverages
keep off
(verb) declare invalid
annul, invalidate, nullify, quash, void
di al
(noun) the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
(noun) the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
(noun) the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
(noun) a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
di ldo
(noun) a vibrating device that substitutes for an erect penis to provide vaginal stimulation
di ll
(noun) aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning
Anethum graveolens
di no
di va
(noun) a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
prima donna
di van
(noun) a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
(noun) a Muslim council of state
(noun) a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
(noun) a Muslim council chamber or law court
id ol
(noun) a material effigy that is worshipped
god, graven image
(noun) someone who is adored blindly and excessively
(noun) an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
beau ideal, paragon, perfection
in laid
(adj) adorned by inlays
in land
(adj) situated away from an area's coast or border
(adv) towards or into the interior of a region
in valid
(adj) having no cogency or legal force
(adj) no longer valid
(noun) someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
(verb) force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen
(verb) injure permanently
disable, handicap, incapacitate
la id
(adj) set down according to a plan
la in
la nai
(noun) a veranda or roofed patio often furnished and used as a living room
la nolin
(noun) a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
wool fat, wool grease
(noun) an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
li on
(noun) large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
Panthera leo, king of beasts
li vid
(adj) anemic looking from illness or emotion
ashen, blanched, bloodless, white
(adj) (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
(adj) furiously angry
(adj) discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
lo in
(noun) a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
(noun) either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
na iad
(noun) submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
water nymph
(noun) (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
na il
(noun) horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
(noun) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
(noun) a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard
(verb) take into custody
apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, pick up
(verb) hit with great force
blast, boom, smash
(verb) succeed in obtaining a position
(verb) succeed at easily
ace, breeze through, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through
(verb) locate exactly
(verb) complete a pass
no nillion
ol io
on ion
(noun) bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
Allium cepa
(noun) an aromatic flavorful vegetable
ov oid
(noun) an egg-shaped object
(adj) rounded like an egg
egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, prolate
va in
(adj) characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed
(adj) unproductive of success
bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless
va lid
(adj) well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
(adj) still legally acceptable
va nilla
(adj) plain and without any extras or adornments
(noun) any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers
va nillin
(noun) a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings
vi al
(noun) a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
ampoule, ampul, ampule, phial
vi lla
(noun) detached or semidetached suburban house
(noun) country house in ancient Rome consisting of residential quarters and farm buildings around a courtyard
(noun) pretentious and luxurious country residence with extensive grounds
vi llain
(noun) a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
(noun) the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
vi ol
vi ola
(noun) a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
(noun) any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola
vi olin
vi vid
(adj) evoking lifelike images within the mind
graphic, lifelike, pictorial
(adj) having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience
(adj) having strong or striking color
bright, brilliant
(adj) (of color) having the highest saturation
vo id
(noun) the state of nonexistence
nihility, nothingness, nullity
(noun) an empty area or space
emptiness, vacancy, vacuum
(adj) lacking any legal or binding force
(adj) containing nothing
(verb) declare invalid
annul, invalidate, nullify, quash
(verb) clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something
(verb) take away the legal force of or render ineffective
invalidate, vitiate
(verb) excrete or discharge from the body
empty, evacuate
vo ila

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Definitions are sourced from the Open English WordNet released under the CC-BY 4.0 license.