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

July 28, 2022 By admin

Right this moment 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 might 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.
In case 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 will discover Wordle at its official web site. The official recreation is just not 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 using Wordle’s coattails a bit. Clearly the sport has a robust draw—although I think a few of that’s its magnificence and ease.
This is at present’s Wordle phrase of the day #222 for Thursday, January twenty seventh.
And the truth that you possibly can 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 illustration, I managed in simply two guesses.
Monday’s Wordle, alternatively, 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 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 at present’s reply. It is a spoiler warning. You’ve gotten been warned that spoilers are imminent and you need to flip again now in the event 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 all the time comprise 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 observe 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 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 plenty of 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 in all 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 e mail with the etymology—aka phrase origins—of the each 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 Outdated French and Outdated 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. Apart from naming nice heights like Mount Rushmore, it’s largely a verb at present. You may 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. In case you’re in a rush, you could possibly most likely mount extra of a rush to get to Mount Rushmore.”
That’s all, of us! Have a beautiful day-before-Friday, fellow Wordlers! The week is nearly out and the weekend approaches!
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