It’s crazy to think it’s already almost October. September flew by in a blur. It’s been a good month for video games, with Starfield, the big Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty expansion, Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5, Payday 3, Lies of P, Mortal Kombat 1 and tons of other games releasing in such a short span of time. It’s impossible to keep up!
October we get Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Alan Wake 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Lords of the Fallen, just to name a few. And, of course, there’s always Wordle!
Yesterday was Wordle Wednesday and I tasked you with solving a riddle that my dad came up with. Today I will give you the answer (which some of you messaged me!)
Broad of branch and deep of root,
I wear no leaves and sport no fruit,
Though sometimes I may cast a nut.
Now ponder deeply, I am what?
The answer: A family tree.
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: A guide.
The Clue: This word has more consonants than vowels.
See yesterday’s Wordle #830 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 picked the word patch for my opening guess because I’d just been writing about the patch notes for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Warzone’s Season 6 update and it sounded like a decent starter, even if it is short on vowels. As luck would have it, patch was one of the best possible words for today’s Wordle. I had only five remaining options, according to Wordle Bot. I could already think of some of them like reach and beach and leach, roach and coach. So I picked a word that included several of those letters for guess #2:
Block narrowed the remaining possibilities to just roach or coach and I honestly had no idea what to pick. I just picked one randomly and it was right.
I get 1 point for guessing in three and 0 points for tying the Wordle Bot for a grand total of 1 point! Huzzah!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “coach” has an interesting etymology. It originally comes from the Hungarian word “kocsi,” which referred to a village or town in Hungary where large, horse-drawn carriages were made. These carriages were known for their comfortable design and became popular for long-distance travel.
The term “coach” was later borrowed into English and other European languages to describe similar carriages used for transportation. Over time, the meaning of the word evolved to refer not only to the carriage itself but also to the person who was responsible for driving and managing it.
By the 17th century, “coach” had taken on the meaning of a vehicle used for transportation, and it eventually expanded to include other types of vehicles and forms of transportation, such as stagecoaches and railway carriages. Today, the term “coach” is commonly used to refer to a person who provides guidance and instruction in various fields, such as sports coaching, life coaching, and career coaching, which is a figurative extension of the idea of guiding or instructing someone on a journey, much like a coachman would do for travelers.
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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