ROUND 3: We are back, and I expect things to get a little tougher now.
1:31pm: cryptoporticus, escritoire, rutabaga. They're not messing around.
5:05pm: And yet some kids get Pickwickian, haberdasher, (tales of ) ribaldry, and Pythagorean. It's execrable!
5:17pm: Fifth grade is too early to see The Godfather, so "kahn-sihl-YARE-ee," is a problem even when Dr. Bailly adds "kahn-SIG-lee-air-ee" as an alternate pronunciation.
5:41pm: CONTROVERSY! We go to instant replay to see if JoJo Widi stopped himself short enough in trying to correct himself on 'gamboge'. He didn't. He went g-a-m-b then briefly said 'a' before going 'o' and asking to restart with g-a-m-b-o. It was a really close call.
214/283 remain for the cutdown.