February 26, 2024

Word of the Day #759 Tips, Hints And Answer For Tuesday, July 18th

I am happy to report that yesterday was a relief from the heat. Not rain, alas, but rain clouds, big and heavy and gray filling the sky, providing shelter from the hot sun. Perhaps more than springs of light will grace us soon. We need it badly.

I’ve been to the rainiest place in the United States – or at least the rainiest place in the lower 48 states excluding Hawaii: Forks, Washington which gets something like 10 feet of rain a year. That’s enough! I learned, when we had already arrived, that this is the location for the Twilight books and movies, which is quite fitting given how gray and foggy it is. Perfect for vampires and werewolves.

The rainiest place in the world, however, is Mawsynram, Meghalaya in India in the northwest of that country. If you love rain, you can’t do better than the 39 feet a year this soggy locale gets. In 1985, over 83 feet of rain fell, an enormous amount. When you search for pictures, you will find this:

But another contender has laid claim to the rainiest place in the world. Cherrapungi, a village in Eastern India, briefly held the record for the wettest place, but in June 2022 Mawsynram, Meghalaya recorded a record rainfall of 1003mm (almost 40”) of rain in just 24 hours. clock. In July, 2020 the Indonesian province of Papua recorded 39 feet, 10″ of rain, making it slightly wetter on record.

Regardless of the wettest town or province, I think I speak for everyone here in the Southwestern United States when I say, “Can we get some?”

Okay, let’s do this Wordle!


How to Solve Today’s Word

The Tip: How is a raven like a spinning wheel?

The Lean: This word ends in a consonant.

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Check out yesterday’s Wordle right here.


Wordle Bot Analysis

Not a bad guess today. I’ve had quite a bit of luck with it shine, although it’s actually a reasonably good opening on any given day (for the most part). I didn’t know what the word could be at this point so I figured I should test more vowels and went with it also Elevator It’s another good option but I like to mix it up, and I’m lucky today because I got an ‘F’ just like that.

Maybe that was it puke, which seemed like a good third guess, but unfortunately I left with two greens and a yellow. Fortunately, only one word remained and I finally thought about it: sheets!

Can you solve today’s phrase?

Today’s Score

full wash today. Zero points for guessing in 4 and zero points for tying Wordle Bot for a grand total of zero points. Huzzah to me!


Today’s Words

The word “flyer” has an interesting noun that goes back to Old and Middle English.

In Old English, there was the word “flēogere,” which referred to a creature or thing that flew. This word is derived from the Old English word “flēogan,” meaning “to fly.” The suffix “-er” was commonly used to form agent nouns, indicating a person or thing that does the action of the verb. Thus, “flēogere” meant “one that flies” or “the thing that flies.”

Over time, as English developed and passed through Middle English, the term “flēogere” changed to “flyer” in spelling and pronunciation. The meaning remained essentially the same, referring to something that flies.

Today, the term “flyer” is still used in various contexts. It can refer to a person or animal that flies, such as a pilot or a bird, but is also used to describe an advertising leaflet or notice, especially one given to people on the street or distributed in public places . The latter sense probably came from the notion that these leaflets were “flying” to reach a wider audience.

Finally, unlike ‘advertisement’, sheet can also refer to a part of the spinning wheel that spins the yarn when the fabric is spun.

Play Competitive Wordle against me!

I was 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 too play against the Bot if you have a New York Times subscription.

  • Here are the rules: 1 point to get the Wordle in 3 guesses.
  • 2 points to get it in 2 guesses.
  • 3 points to get it in 1 guess.
  • 1 point for beating Erik
  • 0 points to get it in 4 guesses.
  • -1 point to get it in 5 guesses.
  • -2 points to get it in 6 guesses.
  • -3 points your loss.
  • -1 point for losing Erik

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