At this time’s ‘Wordle’ Phrase Of The Day Reply #222: Thursday, January twenty seventh – ForbesAugust 17, 2022
At this time is one thing of a special occasion for the viral word-puzzle recreation Wordle. It’s the 222nd entry. It’s been 111 days for the reason that 111th entry, and will probably be one other 111 days earlier than the 333rd.
I ponder if the sport’s passionate following will continue to grow for the subsequent one-hundred and eleven days or if this can all fizzle out? I’m going to play the optimist and depend on progress.
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 below are two items you may want to check out that I’ve written about Wordle:
You’ll 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 in every single place—for bette or worse. I can hardly blame different recreation builders for driving Wordle’s coattails a bit. Clearly the sport has a robust draw—although I believe a few of that’s its magnificence and ease.
Here is right this moment’s Wordle phrase of the day #222 for Thursday, January twenty seventh.
And the truth that you’ll be able to solely play as soon as per day. A brand new phrase goes reside at midnight native time every day for gamers to unravel. You get six guesses to determine the five-letter phrase and a few days are way more difficult than others. Yesterday’s, as an illustration, I managed in simply two guesses.
Monday’s Wordle, then again, stumped lots of people and ended up trending on social media. I virtually didn’t get it, however managed to eke out the proper reply within the last guess.
Earlier than we get to the reply, two issues. To start with, because the phrase “reply” implies (each within the headline and within the physique of this textual content) I’m going to offer right this moment’s reply. It is a spoiler warning. You will have been warned that spoilers are imminent and it’s best to flip again now when you don’t need to be spoiled.
(I’m actually bending over backwards as some folks have gotten mad at me for posting these despite the fact that they all the time comprise a spoiler warning and, you understand, 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 attempting ‘A’ or ‘O.’
I guessed ‘SHUNT’ which feels virtually as random as ‘TRINE’ however generally I simply go along 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 needed me to give you phrases that rhymed with SHUNT—ergo, BLUNT and STUNT and many gray packing containers.
I cooled my heels at this level and thought of how ‘A’ might play an element. ‘TAUNT’ wouldn’t do and ‘DAUNT’ felt fallacious. 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 can be mounts. And ‘MOUNT’ did the trick!
Etymology Notes From My Father:
Every day, my dad shoots me an electronic 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 positive. 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 further syllable in mountain was simply an excessive amount of. Other than naming nice heights like Mount Rushmore, it’s largely a verb right this moment. You possibly can mount a horse (although it has fairly a distinct spin if a horse mounts a horse), mount an image, mount an assault or mount a protection. Should you’re in a rush, you possibly can in all probability mount extra of a rush to get to Mount Rushmore.”
That’s all, people! Have a beautiful day-before-Friday, fellow Wordlers! The week is nearly out and the weekend approaches!
You’ll want to comply with me on this weblog—and on Twitter or Fb—as I’ll have the Wordle answer out every day vibrant and early.