April 24, 2024

Today’s Word #760 Tips, Hints And Answers For Wednesday, July 19

Welcome back to Wordle Wednesday, vocabulary! It’s Wordle time! But first, it’s riddle time!

Every Wednesday I add a second puzzle to this Wordle column – a riddle or logic puzzle of some sort. On Thursday, I give the correct answer. Jump right in!

Today’s Riddle: There are two ducks in front of a duck, two ducks behind a duck and a duck in the middle. How many ducks are there?

If you think you’ve solved it, let me know Twitter or Facebook. I will post the answer here on this blog tomorrow.

Okay, it’s Wordle time!

How to Solve Today’s Word

The Tip: Health potion.

The Lean: This word has more consonants than vowels.




Check out yesterday’s Wordle right here.

Wordle Bot Analysis

Another win out of four, not terrible but hardly encouraging. My initial impression was probably good. Cream it gave me a yellow ‘C’ and not much else, but it reduced my remaining options to 78. From here, I wanted to reset the ‘C’ and figure out another vowel, so I hit by guess mistake which wasn’t terrible, either, but left me in a state of confusion. I could think of three words that would work at this point: Tonic, toxic and topic. What to do?

The problem now is that I knew (or was fairly certain) that guess #5 would get it right, so I wasn’t worried about losing completely. I could guess a word that contained two of these letters and was guaranteed guess #4. For example, plant I would say if the word had a ‘P’ or an ‘N’, and if neither I would have guessed toxic. But I was facing adversity. Although this would guarantee me the correct answer in 4 guesses, it would not be able to find the Wordle in 3. I took the risk, guessing toxic, and came up with an ‘X’ in grey. My first guess was coin toss: I went with it tonic and lucked out.

Today’s Score

I’ll repost what I wrote yesterday: a 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!

Can you solve today’s phrase?

Today’s Words

The word “tonic” has its origins in Ancient Greek. It comes from the Greek word “tonikos” (τονικός), which is derived from “tonos” (τόνος), meaning “tension” or “stretch.” The term “tonikos” was used in a musical context and referred to the keynote or the first note of a musical scale.

Over time, the meaning of the “tonic” expanded beyond the realm of music and was accepted in medicine and linguistics. In medicine, “tonic” originally referred to a substance that stimulates or strengthens the body. Later, it evolved to describe a medicinal preparation, often containing quinine, used to improve or restore health. This usage is still seen in terms like “tonic water,” which was originally intended to have tonic properties.

In linguistics, the term “tonic” is used to refer to the stressed syllable in a word or the stressed part of a phrase, especially in languages ​​with tonal features, where variations in pitch can change the meaning of words.

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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