Monday has arrived. The first Monday in June—and my daughter’s fifteenth birthday! That doesn’t make me feel the least bit old!
Today’s word is a cool word, but not the type of word you usually associate with a summer month.
June is also Wordle’s birthday month. The very first Wordle puzzle was released on June 19, although the game wasn’t released to the general public until October.
How to play Wordle
First, Wordle is not on the App Store or Google Play. It is a browser-based game which you can play on your phone, tablet or PC by visiting its official website at The New York Times.
You get six guesses to figure out the five-letter word. The correct letters in the correct place appear in green boxes. Correct letters in the wrong place appear in yellow boxes. Incorrect letters get gray boxes. Using your knowledge of the vocabulary and a bit of old-fashioned luck, you find the answer.
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Today Wordle #352 Hint and Answer
Before venturing any further in this article, remember that there are spoilers. It might seem obvious given the title and such, but we’re still including a spoiler warning for the few who go this far without realizing it.
First, a clue: Eeyore’s mood.
And the answer is . . . .
This one took me too many guesses by at least one guess.
My first guess wasn’t a swear word but I had a lot of bad luck with that. According to Wordle Bot, Gut usually reduces the 2,309 possible solutions to just 97. This time? 307 options remained. Ouch. It was the most unlucky result possible in my opinion!
My second guess – a “wonderful choice” according to Wordle Bot – was better than it looked, narrowing down the possible solutions to just 28. After leap I guessed shock for guess number three, and unbeknownst to me at the time, this narrowed my options down to just two: distant and darkness.
This is where I sort of screwed up the proverbial dog. I realized I hadn’t ruled out the vowel ‘A’ and started thinking about words I could cobble together with both ‘O’ and ‘A’. I didn’t think of distant, which would have been a good guess. Instead, I thought of glow. At this point, I would have liked to opt for the most common and likely answer, darkness, But I did not do it. Luckily, it was pretty obvious what the answer for guess #5 would be.
Darkness and sadness are related words. Both refer to darkness. However, gloom is usually a mood. You are gloomy, depressed, brooding. Gloam, on the other hand, refers to the darkest part of twilight – the final moments before true night sets in. A nice word!