Welcome back to Wordle Wednesdays, gentle Wordle-smiths! Today we not only solve our regular puzzle, we toss in a riddle, brain teaser or logic puzzle just to make things interesting.
Today’s is a bit different. This is a joke, and the trick is explaining the punchline. To put it differently, I’d like to see if you can figure out why the the third logician answers the way he does.
Three logicians walk into a bar. The bartender asks, “Do all three of you want a drink?”
- The first logician says: “I don’t know.”
- The second logician says: “I don’t know.”
- The third logician says: “Yes.”
Like I said, this one’s a little off the beaten path. I’ll explain everything in tomorrow’s post, but if you have an idea shoot me a message on on Twitter or Facebook.
Let’s Wordle this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: Another word for Wanda’s husband from the Disney MCU show they both star in.
The Clue: This word begins and ends with a consonant.
See yesterday’s Wordle #878 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 think I got pretty lucky with all of my guesses today. Spate was another variation on Wordle Bot’s favorite opening guess, slate, and it worked pretty well, leaving me with just 38 possible solutions.
Stork was a guess I almost instantly regretted—why not guess more vowels, Erik???—but I guess it left me with just four, though I didn’t know it at the time. Still, I could come up with a few ideas from here, all ending in ‘T’. Shift, swift, and sight all came to mind (though shunt was another I learned later).
I went with sight just because . . . I had to pick something. Thankfully, it was a winner! Huzzah!
I get 1 point for guessing in three, but 0 for tying Wordle Bot. I’ll take a point!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “sight” in English comes from the Old English word “sihþ,” which itself stems from the Proto-Germanic *sihtiz. This Proto-Germanic term is believed to be derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *sekw-, which means to see or to observe.
Over time, “sihþ” evolved into “sight” in Modern English, with its meaning largely preserved. The word relates to the faculty or action of seeing and is connected to similar words in other Germanic languages, such as “zicht” in Dutch and “Sicht” in German, which also pertain to vision or view.
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.