Aishwarya Pastapur gets menhir—a word I've known since reading Asterix comics as a kid! She doesn't get it, but she still has hope if the other spellers don't come through. But that's unlikely, IMHO. She's between a rock and a hard place.
In an almost ironic occurrence considering that Aishwarya is an old friend, Kavya Shivashankar succeeds with phoresy.
Tim Ruiter gets an arguably easy word: Maecenas. But wait! He spells it with a y instead of the initial a.
So now it's Kavya's chance. She gets Laodicean and seems to know it. And she does. She wins!!! And her friend Aishwarya ties with Tim Ruiter for second. Sweet!!
What a great run for Kavya, who's crying with happiness! Great showing, everyone!