TGIF! And better yet, it’s 2XP Friday for everyone who plays Competitive Wordle along with me. That means you double your points—good or bad—based on the rules at the bottom of this post.
It’s also the end of the week with a much-needed weekend on the horizon. Huzzah for that!
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: Useful for dogs.
The Clue: This word begins and ends with a consonant.
See yesterday’s Wordle #873 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.
Well I sure did a lot better than my five-guess win yesterday (ouch) though I also admit I was pretty surprised I got this in two. I was also surprised, when I went to Wordle Bot after the fact, that there a whopping 55 remaining options to choose from. I guess when you have three dogs, a leash pops easily to mind.
Ankle was a good opening guess and I very nearly made the mistake of typing leave for my second. I realized just in time that the ‘E’ was already yellow in that box and changed course to the next word that popped into my head. Huzzah!
I get 2 points for guessing in two today but the sad thing is, so did Wordle Bot! I get zero for tying the Bot, but get double for 2XP Friday bringing the total to a very respectable 4.
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “leash” has its roots in the Old French word “laisse,” derived from the verb “laisser,” meaning “to let, allow, or leave.” This French term, in turn, can be traced back to the Late Latin “lassare,” derived from “lassus,” meaning “weary” or “tired.”
The etymology reflects the original use of a leash: a restraint or control on an animal, preventing it from wandering off. Over time, “leash” has come to specifically refer to a cord or strap used to hold an animal, especially a dog, under control.
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.