Properly it’s Tuesday and we’re ten days into the brand new 12 months already. 10 down, 355 to go. We’re in an everyday 365-day-year in 2023. 2024 will probably be a bissextile year—which suggests February will get one additional. By my calculations, that signifies that on February twenty ninth, 2024 we’ll get Wordle #985. The subsequent February twenty ninth will probably be within the 12 months 2028, and until they’ve added extra phrases to the Wordle pile, the sport may have run out by then—or maybe advanced into six-letter phrases or just started once more, in a brand new cycle.
One thing about Wordle all the time makes me take into consideration time. Dates. Calendars. The etymology of months and days. Maybe it’s as a result of I’ve by no means journaled, and this Wordle information/column/no matter has change into a spot for each day ruminations. Not the type you may put in a journal or diary—nothing that non-public for all of the world to see—however ruminations nonetheless. February twenty ninth, 2028 is 2,446 days from now. Over 5 years into the long run. The place will all of us be then?
My daughter will probably be nearing her twenty first birthday. My son will probably be nearing his 18th. I’ll be on the opposite facet of 45, staring down the barrel of my 50’s. The place will America be? The worldwide financial system? Conflict and peace? Local weather change? Who will probably be our president?
It’s finest to not suppose an excessive amount of about such issues. I’ve a greater thought. Let’s do a Wordle.
As we speak’s Wordle Resolution (with spoilers!)
The Trace: Soiled, filthy, messy, greasy.
The Clue: There are 1.5 vowels on this phrase.
, I believed for positive I had it on my second guess—grime—as quickly because the ‘G’ and the ‘R’ began flipping over to inexperienced. I knew the ‘I’ was proper, in any case. Then the ‘M’ flipped over inexperienced and I believed “YES! TODAY I SHALL DEFEAT THE BOT!”
Alas, ‘twas to not be. Align acquired me so shut, with simply 8 remaining potential options. However my near-2nd-guess-win was squashed like a bug when the ‘E’ flipped over gray. After all, there was just one (very apparent resolution after that) and it was dirty for the W! Sadly, Wordle Bot additionally acquired it in 3, so we tied.
That’s 1 level for getting it in 3 guesses and nil factors for tying the bot for a 1 level complete rating. I’ll take it! Huzzah!
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