This is at this time’s Wordle phrase of the day for Monday, January thirty first.
Effectively it’s right here ultimately: The ultimate day of the primary month of 2022. Monday kicks off a brand new week and wraps up an outdated month, as January bows out and February brings a brand new month of puzzling to our each day grind.
For these of us who love phrase puzzles, Wordle has introduced a enjoyable little diversion into our lives. Each day there’s a brand new puzzle to resolve on the sport’s official web site. You gained’t discover it on the App Retailer or Google Play or anyplace else. It’s free, ad-free and doesn’t require any form of signup or subscription.
And since Wordle solely gives up one phrase per day, it’s surprisingly non-addictive! All of that is profoundly refreshing in at this time’s cellular sport scene (word: You possibly can play in your telephone, pill or PC).
For these of you simply getting began, I’ve you lined with the next two articles.
In this primary one, I talk about the sport’s origin and how one can play:
In this subsequent article, I talk about a number of suggestions that will help you get began fixing your each day Wordle:
You can too watch my suggestions and methods video beneath:
As all the time, earlier than I get to at this time’s answer I give you each a touch and a spoiler warning. Because the headline and subheadline of this submit suggest, I shall be offering the reply for at this time’s Wordle beneath. The answer is forthcoming. Should you don’t need to know, keep away from studying additional. Or simply learn the next trace to nudge you alongside the way in which:
Immediately’s Trace: The Left Hand Of Darkness.
Immediately’s Wordle reply
This was a reasonably straightforward one besides that when I bought 4 letters in the correct spot it got here all the way down to a significant guessing sport that might have been thwarted had I guessed too many IGHT phrases earlier than selecting LIGHT. Fortuitously I knew ‘R’ was out (so no ‘RIGHT’ reply, because it have been) in addition to ‘S’ (get out of SIGHT!)
Going for ‘TIGHT’ was dangerous and didn’t repay.
Nonetheless, even thought ‘NIGHT’ was additionally off the mark, I got here to the ‘LIGHT’ earlier than losing any guesses on ‘FIGHT’ or ‘BIGHT’ (sure, it’s a factor and it doesn’t imply ‘BITE’) or ‘MIGHT’ or ‘WIGHT’—a phrase, had I used it for my last guess, that might have haunted me to my core.
In any case, hopefully this shone some gentle on at this time’s puzzle. And undoubtedly take a look at The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula Ok LeGuin. It’s a terrific science fiction novel. Right here’s the related citation from the e book:
“Gentle is the left hand of darkness
and darkness the correct hand of sunshine.
Two are one, life and demise, mendacity
collectively like lovers in kemmer,
like fingers joined collectively,
like the tip and the way in which.”
Thanks for studying, fellow Wordlers! Swing again by later at this time for the each day ‘Etymology Notes From My Father’ replace which I’ll add as quickly as he sends them to me! Good luck!
“Immediately’s phrase has two main traces of which means, from two traces of etymology. The shining gentle comes from a Latin root (lucere, consider Lucifer), whereas the I-could-lose-a-few-pounds gentle comes from a Greek root which means gentle in movement or weight. In fact, there are metaphorical makes use of, as in Jim Morrison’s “Come on, child, gentle my fireplace,” or—and I apologize should you get this tune caught in your head—Debby Boone’s “You Gentle up my Life.” So, you ask, what concerning the third type, LITE? That’s a contemporary marvel of promoting. How does one make a product stand out, say, amongst beers awash in blandness? Two selections. You may have a superb promoting marketing campaign, just like the one from Bud Gentle. Or you possibly can go together with orthographic acrobatics to make folks take word. Voila, Miller Lite. The gross sales go up; the blandness abides.”
The Dude abides