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The 2015 Spelling Bee Is On!

It's time once again for the nationally televised semifinals and finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee! As in past years, our own Ben Zimmer will be live-tweeting the competition from the @VocabularyCom Twitter account and reporting on the results here in his Word Routes column.

The semifinals will be televised today on ESPN2 at 10 a.m. EDT, and the finals on ESPN at 8 p.m. EDT.

Vocabulary questions continue to play a part in the contest. You can read about those format changes here and here

Can't wait to get started? Use the spelling bee tab to quiz yourself on words from Round 2 and Round 3 of Wednesday's action, which narrowed down nearly 300 spellers to 49 semifinalists.

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