Welcome to Friday, dearest Wordlers! TGIF and all that jazz. What will you do with your weekend? Around here, people will be skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, building snow forts and shoveling. It’s a winter wonderland.
I’m ready for summer. Have I mentioned that already?
Anyways, come rain or shine, snow or summer swelter, there’s one constant: Wordle. Solving this lovely word puzzle with all you lovely puzzle-solvers. The concept is simple enough. You have five six guesses to figure out which five-letter word the daily Wordle is. It’s the same for everyone. Lately, we’ve had some pretty tricky words, too!
So let’s solve this one, shall we?
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Good for both glutes and quads.
The Clue: This word has more consonants than vowels.
The Answer (Spoilers):
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I feel pretty good about this one even though it took me four and even though I lost to Wordle Bot who got his in three, which puts me at -1 for the day (see scoring below).
My opening guess was awful, leaving me with 582 remaining possibilities, but I’m not going to whine about it. After all, coral was quite excellent, slashing that number to just 6. From here, I guessed squad, which I thought would be the right word. Alas, it was squat, the only remaining solution.
I asked ChatGPT to elaborate on the etymology of ‘squat’ and this is what he told me:
The word “squat” has an interesting etymology. It comes from the Old French word “esquatir,” which meant “to crush.” This word was derived from the Latin word “coactus,” which means “pressed together” or “compressed.”
Over time, the meaning of “esquatir” evolved to include the sense of crouching down or squatting. By the 15th century, the word “squat” had emerged in Middle English with the specific meaning of “to sit on one’s heels.”
Today, “squat” can be used as a noun or a verb, and it can refer to a variety of actions or positions, including crouching, bending the knees and lowering the body, or occupying a building or piece of land without permission.
That is interesting! Thanks Chat Bot!
Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!
I’ve been playing a cutthroat game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And your helpful Wordle guide, of course).
Here are the rules:
- 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
- 3 points for getting it in 1 guess.
- 1 point for beating Erik
- 0 points for getting it in 4 guesses.
- -1 point for getting it in 5 guesses.
- -2 points for getting it in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for losing.
- -1 point for losing to Erik
Your best game would be a hole in 1 (3 points) and beating me (1 point) for 4 total. Your worst would be failing to guess the correct answer (-3 points) and losing to me (-1) point for a -4 total. These are outlier scores, however. Usually my worst is a -2 and my best a +2.
Have a lovely day, my dearest Wordlers!
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