It’s the weekend but I’m sad to report that there is truly no rest for the wicked. My flooring project continues, thankfully with the help of my dad who is better than me at all things home improvement.
I’m beat! Good and truly wiped out from this long week of sickness, house projects and word puzzles. I suppose any week that starts out with a stomach bug is sure to leave you, well, pooped.
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: Ben Harper was waiting for one. Sarah McLachlan was in the arms of one.
The Clue: This word begins with a vowel.
See yesterday’s Wordle #818 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.
Not the worst guessing game ever but not my finest.
Janky is a word I’ve been using a lot lately. I just like it. It describes what it’s meant to describe so perfectly. When you’re writing about dialogue in a TV show that never quite clicks together right. When you’re playing a video game that’s a little buggy. Janky. In any case, maybe it was a janky guess, leaving me with 106 remaining words and two yellow boxes. Not great, not terrible.
Shore slashed that number to the lucky number 13, and alien (like the ones they’re talking about in Mexico) left me with just one possible solution: angel for the win. Hallelujah and huzzah!
P.S. One of the books in my recent fantasy reading guide—Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman—deals with angels and demons in a really fascinating way, giving us a fictionalized Black Death in Medieval France brought about by the forces of hell.
Once again, I lose a point for losing to the Bot (who got the Wordle in three today) and get 0 for guessing in four. -1 for yours truly. Boo!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “angel” has its origins in the Old English word “engel,” which was derived from the Old French word “angele,” and ultimately comes from the Late Latin word “angelus.” The Late Latin term “angelus” was borrowed from the Greek word “angelos,” which means “messenger” or “envoy.”
In religious and mythological contexts, angels are often seen as messengers or divine beings, which is reflected in the etymology of the word itself. Angels are commonly associated with various religious traditions, including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and they play important roles as intermediaries between the divine and humans in these belief systems.
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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