Missouri spelling bee hits snag when it runs out of words

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After 19 rounds in a Missouri county's annual spelling bee over the weekend, only two of the 25 contestants who started the competition remained.

Several hours and 47 rounds later, an 11-year-old and her 13-year-old adversary had used up all of the available words, forcing organizers of the Jackson County Spelling Bee to temporarily halt the showdown.

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