Right this moment’s ‘Wordle’ Phrase Of The Day Reply #222: Thursday, January twenty seventh – ForbesAugust 17, 2022
Right this moment is one thing of a special occasion for the viral word-puzzle sport 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 it will all fizzle out? I’m going to play the optimist and rely on progress.
For those who’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 try that I’ve written about Wordle:
You’ll find Wordle at its official web site. The official sport will not be 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 using Wordle’s coattails a bit. Clearly the sport has a robust draw—although I think a few of that’s its class and ease.
Here is in the present day’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 rather more difficult than others. Yesterday’s, for 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 proper 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 in the present day’s reply. It is a spoiler warning. You may 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 individuals have gotten mad at me for posting these regardless 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 making an attempt ‘A’ or ‘O.’
I guessed ‘SHUNT’ which feels nearly as random as ‘TRINE’ however typically 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 purpose my mind wished me to give you phrases that rhymed with SHUNT—ergo, BLUNT and STUNT and many gray containers.
I cooled my heels at this level and thought of how ‘A’ might play an element. ‘TAUNT’ wouldn’t do and ‘DAUNT’ felt incorrect. 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 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 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, by way 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 in the present day. You may 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. For those who’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’ll want to comply with me on this weblog—and on Twitter or Fb—as I’ll have the Wordle resolution out every day shiny and early.