It’s Friday! TGIF! It’s also almost my birthday, though I admit that I’m not in a particularly celebratory mood. I have not been feeling well, and it’s starting to wear me down. My mood, my patience, my ability to concentrate are all slipping. I’m sure I’ll figure it out, but at the moment I am feeling rather at the end of what little rope I had left.
Still, Wordle—like time—waits for no man, and I am no exception. We must solve the puzzle every day, and this Friday is no different! It’s a good day for competitive Wordle as well, as it’s 2XP Friday, meaning you’ll double your points (for better or worse).
Let’s do it!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Belt.
The Clue: This word has way more consonants than vowels.
Wordle Bot Analysis
Like yesterday, I had a pretty solid guessing game from start to finish. Spine left me with just 21 remaining possible solutions, and soapy cut that number down to just two. I had to take a little bit to decide whether to guess strap or scrap but ended up going with my gut and guessed strap for the win. Huzzah!
Today’s Score: That’s 1 point for guessing in three and zero for tying Wordle Bot for a grand total of 1 point. Multiply that by 2 for 2XP Friday for 2 points. Huzzah!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “strap” has an interesting etymology. It originated from the Old English word “stropp,” which referred to a thong or strip of leather used for binding or fastening. The Old English word itself can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word “strappaz,” meaning “thong” or “strap.”
The Proto-Germanic word “strappaz” is believed to have been derived from the Proto-Indo-European root “*streb(h)-,” which meant “to wind” or “to turn.” This root also gave rise to words in other Indo-European languages with similar meanings, such as the Old High German “stropp,” the Old Norse “stroppr,” and the Old Irish “srab.”
Over time, the word “strap” came to encompass various narrow strips or bands used for different purposes, such as securing or fastening objects, attaching things together, or providing support. Today, “strap” is a commonly used term for a flexible band made of leather, fabric, or other materials used for binding, securing, or holding objects in place.
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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