It’s Wordle Wednesday! Huzzah! Wednesdays are my favorite Wordle days because we don’t just tackle the daily word, we also do a puzzle to keep things spicy.
Every Wednesday I give you a riddle, logic puzzle or brain teaser to solve and then post the answer Thursday. If you get it before then, you can message it to me on Twitter or Facebook. The only prize is the satisfaction of a puzzle solved!
A plane crashes directly on the border of the United States and Canada. Taking international law into consideration, where do they bury the survivors?
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: Weeping, rending of garments, and a thing you do with your teeth.
The Clue: This word has far more consonants than vowels.
See yesterday’s Wordle #808 right here.
Wordle Bot Analysis
After each Wordle I solve I head over to the Wordle Bot homepage to see how my guessing game was.
I feel good about my guessing game today—much better than yesterday, that’s for sure! My opening guess—louse—did surprisingly well. I got a green ‘S’ and only learned later that just 52 words remained. From here, train did the rest of the heavy lifting, slashing 52 down to just 1 possible solution. It took me a bit to come up with it, but gnash won the day. Huzzah!
I get 1 point for guessing in three and 1 for beating Wordle Bot who took four tries today. 2 points for me! I’m the king of the world!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “gnash” has its origins in the Old English language. It can be traced back to the Old English word “gnastan” or “gnæstan,” which meant “to gnash one’s teeth” or “to grind one’s teeth together.” This Old English term is believed to be onomatopoeic, meaning that the word itself imitates the sound it describes, in this case, the grinding or gnashing of teeth.
Over time, the word “gnastan” evolved into the Middle English word “gnaschen,” which continued to convey the same meaning of grinding or gnashing one’s teeth. Eventually, it gave rise to the modern English word “gnash,” which still carries the sense of grinding or clenching one’s teeth, often as a sign of anger, frustration, or intense emotion.
Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!
I’ve been playing a cutthroat game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And your helpful Wordle guide, of course). You can also play against the Bot if you have a New York Times subscription.
- Here are the rules:
- 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
- 3 points for getting it in 1 guess.
- 1 point for beating me
- 0 points for getting it in 4 guesses.
- -1 point for getting it in 5 guesses.
- -2 points for getting it in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for losing.
- -1 point for losing to me
You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play day-to-day if you prefer.
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