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One of two winning words in the Bee
The hot dog is a sandwich
Why we play 'taps' at military funerals
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Was 'Even Icier Land' taken?
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Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?
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The youngest Spelling Bee contestant
Nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical
The origin story is true
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An invented word for invented facts
The word has a shocking history
These people needed a computer
It is in fact a real word (but that doesn't mean you should use it).
One goose, two geese. One moose, two... moose. What's up with that?
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