Another day, another Wordle. In fact, it’s Wordle Wednesday, and since I’ve forgotten about that the last couple weeks, it’s high time I remedy it today.
On Wordle Wednesdays we do an extra puzzle to keep our wits sharp. Not an extra Wordle, but a riddle to go along with it. I’ll post the riddle today and the answer tomorrow.
What English word has three consecutive double letters?
Let me know if you solve this one on Twitter or Facebook.
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: It doesn’t pay.
The Clue: This word ends with a vowel.
Wordle Bot Analysis
Once again, for I don’t know how many days straight, I got this Wordle in four guesses. Things started out much better today than yesterday, but I still couldn’t cinch it in three.
Store slashed the remaining possible solutions down to just 55, which is one of the better opening guesses I’ve had recently. Unfortunately, brain left me with 8 words to choose from. Given that it’s June, which is Pride Month, I thought my third guess might be right, but pride left me with two words to choose from: crime and grime.
I went with the one I thought most likely and was right: crime for the win!
Today’s Score: I tied the Bot today so that’s zero points plus zero points for guessing in four for a grand total of zero, zilch, zip. Nada. Just like yesterday.
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “crime” has its origins in Latin. It can be traced back to the Latin word “crimen,” which meant “charge” or “offense.” In ancient Rome, “crimen” referred to any act that violated the law or caused harm to individuals or the state. The concept of crime in Roman law encompassed a broad range of offenses, including theft, murder, and treason.
From Latin, the word “crimen” entered Old French as “crime” during the Middle Ages. The meaning remained similar, referring to an act that was against the law and punishable by the state. Over time, the term “crime” spread to other languages and evolved to encompass various illegal activities and violations of social norms.
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 Erik
- 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 Erik
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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