Today’s Wordle #572 Hints, Clues And Answer For Thursday, January 12th

I’m sick of being sick. One week now of snot and coughing fits and trying to hack up gunk from my lungs and going through tissues like they’re going out of style. It’s not a bad cold, really, no terrible sore throat or crippling fever. Sometimes I wish it was. I’ve been working right through—working, chores, taking care of kids and dogs. I just want to lay in bed all day but when I try, a thousand tiny voices shriek: “Be productive! You need to do the dishes! You need to write your Wordle post!”

Hack hack, cough cough.

Okay, that’s all the self-pity I can muster. I’m thinking of this cold as a cleanse, after all. My body pushing out all the bad juju and making way for a brand new year of healthy living, healing and adventure. Well, hopefully a little adventure, at least. I’ve been rather a homebody lately, leaning hard into my hermit side. Sometimes that’s necessary, I think, just as a restorative function. At least, it is for me.

In any case, I’m sick and I’m rambling and we may as well just do this Wordle!

Today’s Wordle Solution (With Spoilers!)

The Hint: A more dramatic sort of jump.

The Clue: This word is in the past tense.

The Answer:

If I had gone with Wordle Bot’s starting word, I would have done better today. The Bot—opening with slate—got today’s Wordle in just two guesses. Suffice to say, I did not beat him. Indeed, while none of my guesses were bad, I did not get anything remotely like lucky.

Store felt like a pretty strong opener. Two yellow boxes (and 111 options remaining though I didn’t know that yet). I was thrilled with paint, as it got me two more yellow boxes and moved my ‘T’ into green. In fact, I could only come up with a handful of words, and I went with one that sounded like it just might be the answer: adept.

Well, maybe I’m not so adept at guessing as I’d thought. Fortunately, now I had the answer for sure and leapt at the chance. Unfortunately, losing to the Bot and getting the answer in four puts me at -1 points for the day. Bummer. No huzzahs for your humble narrator!

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