Today’s Wordle #873 Hints, Clues And Answer For Thursday, November 9th

Welcome back, dearest Wordlers and a very happy Thor’s Day to you all!

Yesterday was Wordle Wednesday, which meant I gave out an extra riddle to along with our Wordle-solving. Today, I will share the answer (which a number of you guessed correctly!)

The Riddle: A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

The Answer: This one sounds more confusing than it is (on purpose). There are 7 total, four girls and three boys. Each girl will have three sisters and three brothers but each boy will have four sisters and two brothers.

Alright, Wordle time!


How To Solve Today’s Word

The Hint: Like frosting.

The Clue: This word has a 10-point Scrabble letter in it.

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See yesterday’s Wordle #872 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.

Can you solve today’s phrase?


Well I didn’t do so hot today. Five guesses! Ouch!

Store is a pretty good opening guess, I think, but it left me with 135 remaining solutions and only one green box. China didn’t help as much as I was hoping, slashing that number down to 37.

What’s funny is that I almost guessed glaze for my third guess but ended up with algae instead. I just figured that ‘Z’ made it less likely. I went with glade for the same reason and much to my dismay, the ‘D’ turned up gray. It was glaze after all!

Today’s Score

I get -1 for guessing in five and -1 for losing to the Bot, who got it in three. -2 total! Lame!

Today’s Wordle Etymology

The etymology of the word “glaze” can be traced back to the Middle English word “glasen,” which means “to fit with glass,” and from the Old English word “glæs,” meaning “glass.” This, in turn, is derived from Proto-Germanic *glasam, which likely meant a shiny, smooth substance and has been speculated to have been originally an adjective meaning bright, gleaming, or shiny which was later substantivized. The use of “glaze” in the sense of giving a glassy surface to something, such as pottery, is an extension of this idea, suggesting the application of a glossy coating that would resemble glass.

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.

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