Welcome back to your friendly neighborhood Wordle guide, dearest Wordlers! It’s Friday—thank goodness—and my family is under the weather mostly, fighting off one wicked winter bug after another. So it goes! Such is life!
Today is 2XP Friday which means that if you’re playing Competitive Wordle you can make out like a bandit with double points or get screwed over with double negative losses. Fun times! Let’s do it!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Often having to do with chins.
The Clue: This Wordle has far more consonants than vowels.
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I was actually not thinking about chores when I made my first guess. I was thinking about how some video games are more like doing chores than having fun and how annoying that is. Whatever the case, CHORE left me with just 19 words to pick from and a green and yellow box. I guessed LEAFY to eliminate as many words as possible and did exactly that: 1 word remained and after some head-scratching, I finally came up with it. CLEFT for the win!
Competitive Wordle Score
It’s 2XP Friday and that’s a good thing for me today. 1 point for guessing in three and another for beating Wordle Bot who guessed in four. 2 points x 2 = a whopping 4 points! Huzzah and Huzzizle!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “cleft” originates from Old English “cleoft,” which itself comes from the Proto-Germanic *kluftiz. This term is related to the act or process of splitting or cleaving. The Proto-Germanic root is also connected to similar words in other Germanic languages, such as the Dutch “kloof” and the German “Kluft,” both meaning a split or chasm. The root of the word can be traced further back to the Proto-Indo-European *gleubh-, which means to cut, slice, or split. Over time, “cleft” has come to refer specifically to a split or division in a material object, or metaphorically, to a division or split in abstract entities. The evolution of the word reflects its use in describing the physical act of splitting or dividing, a meaning that has been preserved and expanded in modern English.