Sunday, June 18th Wordle #729 Hints, Clues, and Answer

Sunday, June 18th Wordle #729 Hints, Clues, and Answer. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there solving Wordles and doing the hard work that comes with raising a family. This is an excellent day to ponder what it means to be a father or what your father means to you. It’s a day of joy and celebration for some of us. For others, it could be a day of loss or regret. Only some are fortunate enough to have their fathers still; some may not have excellent ones.

Being a father is a difficult but rewarding job. It can be exhausting at times, but it is mainly rewarding. It’s also a learning experience with a very steep learning curve. My parenting style has evolved significantly since the time my children were tiny. In his epic novel The Fires Of Heaven, Robert Jordan said, “The oak battled the current and was broken, the willow bent when it must and stayed.” My name is Willow. Some fathers are made of oak.

I’m not sure I’m completely unbroken, but I bend with the wind and endure.

In any event, here’s to the world’s fathers, including my own, who, as longstanding readers of this column will recall, used to write witty little etymological paragraphs for the daily Wordles. Those were enjoyable but required a significant amount of (unpaid) labor on his part.

Okay, now for the Wordle!


Today’s Wordle


Wordle Bot Analysis

My winning streak continues today, thanks to some truly weird good fortune on my part, albeit it still took three guesses to find the answer. The whale was a fantastic opening guess today, winning me two green boxes and reducing my remaining solutions to only five—though I didn’t realize it then.

I left the green letters alone and picked a word that appeared likely. Besides, I could think of three words that began with “CH”: child, chili, and chill. I chose one at random and received nothing.

This is where things became unexpected. I couldn’t think of any words that would be appropriate at this point. I didn’t know I only had one viable solution left and had to go through each letter until it dawned on me that the ‘Y’ may be the missing component. Sure enough, the answer was shyly. That’s a difficult one!

Today’s Score: What a game today. I got it in three tries, worth one point, and I beat Wordle Bot, who guessed slate / krill / scold / shyly, which is worth another point, giving me a total of two! Huzzah! Huzzah!

ot, who guessed slate / krill / scold / shyly, which gets me 1 more point for a total of 2! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Today’s Wordle Etymology

The word “shyly” comes from the adjective “shy.” The term “shy” dates back to the late Middle English period and is derived from the Old English word “sceoh,” which means “timid” or “frightened.” The underlying definition of “shy” has remained remarkably constant over the years.

To make the adverb “shyly,” add the suffix “-ly” to the adjective “shy.” In English, the suffix “-ly” is a frequent means of constructing adverbs that indicate how an action is accomplished. It has Old English origins and is connected to the German “-lich” and the Dutch “-lijk.”

As a result, “shyly” indicates how someone acts or behaves with timidity or reserve, reflecting the underlying meaning of the adjective “shy.”

Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!

I’ve been playing a competitive PvP Wordle game against my adversary Wordle But. You should now play against me! I can be your adversary! (And, of course, your handy Wordle guide). If you have a New York Times membership, you can also play against the Bot.

  • 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

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