Right now’s Wordle #516 Hints, Clues And Reply For Thursday, November seventeenth

One other day, one other Wordle. We’ve handed the midway mark on November, and the ultimate month of the yr might be right here earlier than it. The way in which time passes—hurtling ahead like some wild, reckless bullet—has me considering an excessive amount of about mortality, although I suppose not in a completely grim or despairing approach.

Writing a every day column/information about Wordle has turn into virtually like journaling for me, and till now I’ve by no means journaled in any respect. I’ve by no means saved a diary. I’ve by no means had the eye span. Oddly, in some methods it makes time pace as much as depend off the times like this; and in different methods, it slows issues down. You concentrate extra and so that you understand how a lot time has handed, and the way a lot time stays.

I’m nonetheless working it out, clearly. I began writing these in January of 2022. In lower than two months, I’ll have been writing them for a yr (although for a few of that point I had assist). Loopy to consider.

And on that word . . . .

Right now’s Wordle Resolution (Spoilers!)

The Trace: An oft-misspelled phrase since individuals all the time confuse which of its three variations is which.

The Clue: This phrase has a double-letter in it.

The Reply:

I got here to the opening guess cedar by the use of Donnie Darko. For some motive, I considered Drew Barrymore’s character in that movie, speaking about how a well-known linguist stated as soon as that, of all of the phrases within the English language, cellar door was probably the most stunning. However, in fact, cellar is just too lengthy for Wordle, and door too brief. However from these phrases sprung cedar in my thoughts.

That bought me all the way down to 99 issues, and a Wordle wasn’t one. I thought of guessing one thing with all new letters subsequent—ghost or hoist or some such—however went, as a substitute, with tripe in case I may rearrange the yellow containers into inexperienced. This ended up being an awesome selection, narrowing the sphere spectacularly. At this level I may consider simply two prospects: three and there (although Wordle Bot later knowledgeable me that torte was additionally an choice; it by no means crossed my thoughts—that may be a troublesome one!)

I guessed there and bought fortunate. It very simply may have been three. Three’s a magic quantity! It’s the variety of guesses it took me to resolve this Wordle—and the quantity it took Wordle Bot as properly. Huzzah for us each!

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