As we speak’s ‘Wordle’ Phrase Of The Day Reply #222: Thursday, January twenty seventh – ForbesAugust 18, 2022
As we speak is one thing of a big day for the viral word-puzzle recreation Wordle. It’s the 222nd entry. It’s been 111 days because the 111th entry, and will likely be one other 111 days earlier than the 333rd.
I’m wondering if the sport’s passionate following will continue to grow for the following one-hundred and eleven days or if this can all fizzle out? I’m going to play the optimist and depend on development.
Should you’re new to Josh Wardle’s free (and completely ad-free) puzzle recreation, I’m right here to assist. Earlier than we go additional, listed here are two items you may want to check out that I’ve written about Wordle:
You could find Wordle at its official web site. The official recreation isn’t on the App Retailer or Google Play, although there are copycats and clones of the sport all over the place—for bette or worse. I can hardly blame different recreation builders for using Wordle’s coattails a bit. Clearly the sport has a strong draw—although I think a few of that’s its class and ease.
This is at the moment’s Wordle phrase of the day #222 for Thursday, January twenty seventh.
And the truth that you may solely play as soon as per day. A brand new phrase goes reside at midnight native time every day for gamers to resolve. You get six guesses to determine the five-letter phrase and a few days are way more difficult than others. Yesterday’s, as an example, I managed in simply two guesses.
Monday’s Wordle, alternatively, stumped lots of people and ended up trending on social media. I nearly didn’t get it, however managed to eke out the right reply within the ultimate guess.
Earlier than we get to the reply, two issues. To begin with, because the phrase “reply” implies (each within the headline and within the physique of this textual content) I’m going to supply at the moment’s reply. This can be a spoiler warning. You’ve been warned that spoilers are imminent and you need to flip again now if you happen to don’t need to be spoiled.
(I’m actually bending over backwards as some folks have gotten mad at me for posting these though they all the time include a spoiler warning and, , the phrase “reply” within the headline).
Second, a touch earlier than we proceed:
Helpful in a joust.
Wordle #222 reply
So this one took me extra guesses than I care to confess. ‘TRINE’ was a random phrase that simply popped into my head. With ‘I’ and ‘E’ gone, I figured the ‘T’ would comply with the ‘N’ and I’d check out ‘U’ earlier than making an attempt ‘A’ or ‘O.’
I guessed ‘SHUNT’ which feels nearly as random as ‘TRINE’ however typically I simply go together with what pops into my head.
This was a curse and a blessing as I now had three appropriate letters within the appropriate spot, however for some cause my mind wished me to provide you with phrases that rhymed with SHUNT—ergo, BLUNT and STUNT and many gray bins.
I cooled my heels at this level and regarded how ‘A’ might play an element. ‘TAUNT’ wouldn’t do and ‘DAUNT’ felt improper. I pulled ‘O’ off the shelf and contemplated.
Then I considered considered one of my most-anticipated video video games, Elden Ring, which comes out subsequent month. For the primary time in a FromSoftware recreation, there could be mounts. And ‘MOUNT’ did the trick!
Etymology Notes From My Father:
Every day, my dad shoots me an e-mail with the etymology—aka phrase origins—of the every day Wordle which I’ve been including to those posts. Right here’s his tackle mount:
“You guessed this one, I’m certain. Mount comes from the Latin phrase, via Previous French and Previous English, for mountain. Poets used the phrase way back to assist their rhyming when that additional syllable in mountain was simply an excessive amount of. Except for naming nice heights like Mount Rushmore, it’s principally a verb at the moment. You possibly can mount a horse (although it has fairly a unique spin if a horse mounts a horse), mount an image, mount an assault or mount a protection. Should you’re in a rush, you would most likely mount extra of a rush to get to Mount Rushmore.”
That’s all, people! Have an exquisite day-before-Friday, fellow Wordlers! The week is sort of out and the weekend approaches!
Be sure you comply with me on this weblog—and on Twitter or Fb—as I’ll have the Wordle resolution out every day vibrant and early.