It’s Saturday and for me that means I’ll spend most of the day in bed convalescing after being diagnosed with an unfortunate illness. I’ll spare you the details but it’s not fun! I only emerge to write my Wordle post before crawling back to bed.
This also means I’m keeping my introductions short for the nonce. Let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely
The Clue: This word begins with a vowel.
See yesterday’s Wordle #874 right here.
Wordle Bot Analysis
After each Wordle I solve I head over to the Wordle Bot homepage to see how my guessing game was.
Not too shabby today, though my opening guess—nurse—left me with a whopping 175 remaining options. Somehow chair slashed that number to just 1, which is wildly lucky but also a solid guess, if I do say so myself. All that was left was actor for the win!
I get 1 point for guessing in three and 0 for tying the Bot. 1 point! Huzzah!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “actor” has its roots in Latin. It comes from the Latin word “actor,” which means “doer, performer,” derived from “agere,” meaning “to do, to act.” The transition to the current English usage occurred around the late 16th century, with the term initially applying to stage performers. Over time, its usage expanded to include performers in other media, like film and television. The Latin root “agere” is also the source of words like “agent” and “act.”
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 me
- 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 me
You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play day-to-day if you prefer.