Right now’s ‘Wordle’ Phrase Of The Day Reply #222: Thursday, January twenty seventh – Forbes

August 17, 2022 By admin

Right now is one thing of a big day for the viral word-puzzle sport Wordle. It’s the 222nd entry. It’s been 111 days for the reason that 111th entry, and can 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 may all fizzle out? I’m going to play the optimist and depend on progress.
If you happen to’re new to Josh Wardle’s free (and completely ad-free) puzzle sport, 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 will discover Wordle at its official web site. The official sport 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 sport 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 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 dwell 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 example, I managed in simply two guesses.
Monday’s Wordle, however, 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 remaining guess.
Earlier than we get to the reply, two issues. Initially, because the phrase “reply” implies (each within the headline and within the physique of this textual content) I’m going to offer at the moment’s reply. It is a spoiler warning. You may have been warned that spoilers are imminent and it is best to flip again now for those who don’t wish to be spoiled.
(I’m actually bending over backwards as some folks have gotten mad at me for posting these regardless that they at all times comprise a spoiler warning and, you realize, 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 observe the ‘N’ and I’d check out ‘U’ earlier than attempting ‘A’ or ‘O.’
I guessed ‘SHUNT’ which feels nearly as random as ‘TRINE’ however generally 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 needed me to give you phrases that rhymed with SHUNT—ergo, BLUNT and STUNT and many gray bins.
I cooled my heels at this level and thought of 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 one in every of my most-anticipated video video games, Elden Ring, which comes out subsequent month. For the primary time in a FromSoftware sport, 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 day by 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, by means of Outdated French and Outdated 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 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. If you happen to’re in a rush, you possibly can most likely 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!
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