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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.

Yesterday's Spelling Bee featured 2 pangram(s) ( 0 perfect pangram(s)) and a total of 59 answers. The highest possible score, required to achieve the coveted Queen Bee status, was 291 points. Yesterday's Puzzle wasn't a Bingo.

First One/Two/Three Letters

Click on any two letter prefix to reveal all first three letters combinations of the words.
A × 9:
C × 32:
H × 4:
O × 3:
R × 2:
T × 9:

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 2 2 1 1 2 1 9
C 9 9 8 3 2 1 32
H - 3 - - 1 - 4
O 2 1 - - - - 3
R - 1 1 - - - 2
T 3 3 1 2 - - 9
Sum 16 19 11 6 5 2 59

Definitions & Synonyms


co author
(noun) a writer who collaborates with others in writing something
joint author
cu tthroat
(adj) ruthless in competition
bowelless, fierce
(noun) someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat


ac hoo
ac tor
(noun) a theatrical performer
histrion, player, role player, thespian
(noun) a person who acts and gets things done
doer, worker
ac tuator
(noun) a mechanism that puts something into automatic action
ar ch
(noun) a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
(noun) a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
(noun) a passageway under a curved masonry construction
(adj) (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
condescending, patronising, patronizing
(adj) naughtily or annoyingly playful
impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked
arc, curve
ar co
(adj) (of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow
at tach
(verb) create social or emotional ties
bind, bond, tie
(verb) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
confiscate, impound, seize, sequester
at tract
(verb) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
draw, draw in, pull, pull in
(verb) exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away
at tractor
(noun) an entertainer who attracts large audiences
attracter, attraction, draw, drawing card
(noun) (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
(noun) a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
attracter, attraction, attractive feature, magnet
au tocrat
(noun) a cruel and oppressive dictator
despot, tyrant
ca cao
chocolate tree
ca rat
(noun) a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
(noun) the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
karat, kt
ca rrot
(noun) perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
Daucus carota sativa
(noun) orange root; important source of carotene
ca rt
(noun) a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
(noun) wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels
(verb) draw slowly or heavily
drag, hale, haul
ca taract
(noun) an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
(noun) a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
ca tarrh
(noun) inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
ca tch
(noun) a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
(noun) the quantity that was caught
(noun) a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
(noun) a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
(noun) a restraint that checks the motion of something
(noun) a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
(noun) a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth
grab, snap, snatch
(noun) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
apprehension, arrest, collar, pinch, taking into custody
(verb) perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
pick up
(verb) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
(verb) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
capture, get
(verb) to hook or entangle
(verb) attract and fix
arrest, get
(verb) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
(verb) reach in time
(verb) get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
(verb) be struck or affected by
(verb) check oneself during an action
(verb) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
overhear, take in
(verb) see or watch
see, take in, view, watch
(verb) cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled
(verb) detect a blunder or misstep
trip up
(verb) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
(verb) come down with
(verb) start burning
(verb) perceive by hearing
(verb) suffer from the receipt of
(verb) attract; cause to be enamored
becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance
(verb) apprehend and reproduce accurately
(verb) take in and retain
(verb) spread or be communicated
(verb) become aware of
(verb) delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
ch ar
(noun) a human female employed to do housework
cleaning lady, cleaning woman
(noun) any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
(verb) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
blacken, scorch, sear
ch art
(noun) a visual display of information
(noun) a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea
(noun) (usually plural) a listing of best-selling recorded music
(verb) plan in detail
(verb) represent by means of a graph
ch at
(noun) an informal conversation
confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze
(verb) talk socially without exchanging too much information
chaffer, chew the fat, claver, confab, confabulate, gossip, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, visit
ch urch
(noun) one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
(noun) a place for public (especially Christian) worship
(noun) a service conducted in a house of worship
ch urro
co ach
(noun) (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
handler, manager
(noun) a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
private instructor, tutor
(noun) a railcar where passengers ride
carriage, passenger car
(noun) a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
(noun) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
autobus, bus, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, omnibus, passenger vehicle
co at
(noun) an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
(noun) a thin layer covering something
(noun) growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
co ca
co coa
chocolate, drinking chocolate, hot chocolate
(noun) powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed
co ho
(noun) fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes
silver salmon
(noun) small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes
Oncorhynchus kisutch, blue jack, silver salmon
co hort
(noun) a company of companions or supporters
(noun) a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
(noun) a group of people having approximately the same age
age bracket, age group
co ot
(noun) slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
co uch
(noun) an upholstered seat for more than one person
lounge, sofa
(noun) a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
(noun) a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment
(verb) formulate in a particular style or language
cast, frame, put, redact
co urt
(noun) an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
judicature, tribunal
(noun) the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
(noun) a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
(noun) the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
(noun) a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area
motor hotel, motor inn, motor lodge
(noun) the residence of a sovereign or nobleman
(noun) an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
(noun) respectful deference
(verb) make amorous advances towards
romance, solicit, woo
(verb) seek someone's favor
(verb) engage in social activities leading to marriage
co uth
(adj) (used facetiously) refined and well-mannered
(noun) (used facetiously) refinement
cr oc
cr otch
(noun) the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
(noun) the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
(noun) external sex organ
genital organ, genitalia, genitals, private parts, privates
cr ouch
(noun) the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
(verb) bend one's back forward from the waist on down
bend, bow, stoop
(verb) sit on one's heels
hunker, hunker down, scrunch, scrunch up, squat
cr utch
(noun) a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking
(noun) anything that serves as an expedient
cu racao
(noun) flavored with sour orange peel
cu rator
(noun) the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
cu rt
(adj) marked by rude or peremptory shortness
brusk, brusque, short
(adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short
crisp, laconic, terse
cu tout
(noun) a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload
(noun) a photograph from which the background has been cut away
(noun) a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out
ha tch
(noun) the production of young from an egg
(noun) shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
(noun) a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open
(verb) emerge from the eggs
(verb) devise or invent
concoct, dream up, think of, think up
(verb) inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
(verb) draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper
(verb) sit on (eggs)
brood, cover, incubate
ho och
(noun) an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor
ho rchata
(noun) Spanish traditional beverage, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, tigernuts (chufas), or melon seeds
hu tch
(noun) a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
(noun) small crude shelter used as a dwelling
hovel, hut, shack, shanty
oc cur
(verb) come to pass
come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, pass, pass off, take place
(verb) come to one's mind; suggest itself
(verb) to be found to exist
or ca
(noun) predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
grampus, killer, killer whale, sea wolf
ou ch
ro ach
(noun) a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
(noun) the butt of a marijuana cigarette
(noun) street names for flunitrazepam
Mexican valium, R-2, circle, forget me drug, roofy, rope, rophy
(noun) any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
(noun) European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
Rutilus rutilus
(verb) cut the mane off (a horse)
ro coco
(adj) having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation
(noun) fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
ta ch
(noun) measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation
ta co
(noun) a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling
ta ct
(noun) consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
th atch
(noun) plant stalks used as roofing material
(noun) a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
to ccata
(noun) a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
to rch
(noun) a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
Aaron's rod, Verbascum thapsus, common mullein, flannel mullein, great mullein, woolly mullein
(noun) a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
(noun) a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
(verb) burn maliciously, as by arson
to uch
(noun) the event of something coming in contact with the body
(noun) the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
cutaneous senses, skin senses
(noun) a suggestion of some quality
ghost, trace
(noun) a distinguishing style
(noun) the act of putting two things together with no space between them
(noun) a slight but appreciable amount
hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge
(noun) a communicative interaction
(noun) a slight attack of illness
(noun) the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
(noun) the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
feeling, tactile sensation, tactual sensation
(noun) deftness in handling matters
(noun) the feel of mechanical action
(verb) make physical contact with, come in contact with
(verb) perceive via the tactile sense
(verb) affect emotionally
(verb) be relevant to
bear on, come to, concern, have to do with, pertain, refer, relate
(verb) be in direct physical contact with; make contact
adjoin, contact, meet
(verb) have an effect upon
affect, bear on, bear upon, impact
(verb) deal with; usually used with a form of negation
(verb) cause to be in brief contact with
(verb) to extend as far as
extend to, reach
(verb) be equal to in quality or ability
equal, match, rival
(verb) tamper with
(verb) make a more or less disguised reference to
advert, allude
(verb) comprehend
(verb) consume
(verb) color lightly
tinct, tinge, tint
tr act
(noun) an extended area of land
parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land
(noun) a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
(noun) a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
(noun) a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
nerve pathway, pathway
tr actor
(noun) a wheeled vehicle with large wheels; used in farming and other applications
(noun) a truck that has a cab but no body; used for pulling large trailers or vans

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