Right now’s ‘Wordle’ Phrase Of The Day Reply #222: Thursday, January twenty seventh – ForbesJuly 31, 2022
Right now is one thing of a big day for the viral word-puzzle recreation Wordle. It’s the 222nd entry. It’s been 111 days for the reason that 111th entry, and shall be one other 111 days earlier than the 333rd.
I ponder 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 rely on development.
When 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 driving Wordle’s coattails a bit. Clearly the sport has a strong draw—although I think a few of that’s its magnificence and ease.
This is as we speak’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 stay 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, 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 right reply within the ultimate 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 as we speak’s reply. This can be a spoiler warning. You could 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 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 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 typically I simply go together with what pops into my head.
This was a curse and a blessing as I now had three right letters within the right 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 packing containers.
I cooled my heels at this level and regarded 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 one among 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 certain. Mount comes from the Latin phrase, via 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. Apart from naming nice heights like Mount Rushmore, it’s principally a verb as we speak. You’ll be able to mount a horse (although it has fairly a special spin if a horse mounts a horse), mount an image, mount an assault or mount a protection. When you’re in a rush, you would 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 sort of out and the weekend approaches!
You should definitely comply with me on this weblog—and on Twitter or Fb—as I’ll have the Wordle resolution out every day vivid and early.