April 17, 2024

Today’s Wordle #768 Hints, Clues And Answer For Thursday, July 27th

It’s Thursday, which means we get to talk about yesterday’s Wordle Wednesday riddle before moving on to the Wordle guide itself. I think this one stumped some of you, which makes me unreasonably happy!

Okay, here we go . . . .

The Riddle: There are 10 sets of 10 coins. You know how much the coins should weigh. You know all the coins in one set of ten are exactly a hundredth of an ounce off, making the entire set of ten coins a tenth of an ounce off. You also know that all the other coins weigh the correct amount. You are allowed to use an extremely accurate digital weighing machine only once.

How do you determine which set of 10 coins is faulty?

The Answer: Place one coin from the first stack, two coins from the second stack, three from the third and so on and so forth onto the weighing machine. However many hundredths of an ounce short it is indicates which stack of coins is faulty.

Some of you messaged me the correct answer for this on Twitter or Facebook but some also messaged the incorrect—it was a tough one!

Let’s Wordle!


How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: You make me feel like dancing.

The Clue: This word ends with a vowel.

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See yesterday’s Wordle #767 right here.


Wordle Bot Analysis

This went surprisingly well. I’m not sure why groin popped into my head as an opening guess, but it got me both vowels in yellow. I tried rearranging them with one of my favorite Guess #2 words, hoist, but they remained in yellow, though now I also had a yellow ‘S’.

From here I was a little uncertain where to proceed, but it turns out I only had one word left and I eventually figured out what it was: disco!

Today’s Score

Just like yesterday, I get 1 point for guessing in three, but I tied the Wordle Bot so that’s zero for a grand total of 1 point! Huzzah!

Can you solve today’s phrase?


Today’s Wordle Etymology

The term “disco” has an interesting etymology. It originates from the French word “discothèque,” which itself is a combination of “disco” (a shortening of “disque,” meaning “record” or “disk”) and “bibliothèque” (meaning “library”).

The concept of a “discothèque” was initially used in France in the 1940s to refer to a small library-like space where records and phonograph players were available for listening to music. These places allowed people to enjoy music and dance to the tunes of their favorite records.

The term “disco” continued to evolve over time and gained significant popularity in the 1960s and 1970s when the disco music and dance culture emerged in the United States. It became synonymous with nightclubs and dance venues where DJs played dance and pop records, and people would gather to dance and socialize.

During this period, disco music grew into a worldwide phenomenon, and “disco” became a widely recognized term for the genre and the places where it was enjoyed. While the popularity of disco music waned by the late 1970s and early 1980s, the term “disco” remained in use to describe a particular era of dance music and the culture surrounding it.

Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!

I’ve been 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 also play against the Bot if you have a New York Times subscription.

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

You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play day-to-day if you prefer.

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