Today’s Word #585 Hint, clues and answer for Wednesday, January 25

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Another day, another Wordle. We’re fast approaching the end of January, folks, and before you know it, we’ll be staring down the barrel of another Christmas – if we’re lucky enough to survive another year on this spinning orb of rock and water.

Some say the world will end in fire, some say ice. I hope it all ends at once, smashed by a huge meteor hurtling through space, so massive and traveling at such ungodly speed that we don’t see it coming and it snuffs us all out in an instant. One moment, the bustle of civilization. The next, empty space. Our molecules spread to the stars.

From stars we were born and to stars we shall return. Space dust time travelers rampage through the void.

And on our merry way, we might stop and do a Wordle. . . .

Today’s Wordle fix with spoilers

The tip: On the butt.

The clue: There is a 10 point Scrabble letter in this word.

The answer:

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Well this has got to be one of the trickiest words I’ve seen in a long time. Depending on how you got here, I can see how people can easily get stuck in a fruitless gambling loop. I almost guessed it Maple for my second guess but if I had I realized I would have been left with a bunch of MA??E words like mauve and could be. E-mail ultimately a much better bet!

Steam was also a great opener, leaving me with only 35 possibilities. From here, email left me with only three and anime narrowed things down to one and one, although it took me a bit of a headache to figure out what it might be.

Maize was certainly tricky, though Wordle Bot managed to do it in three (slate / cairn / maize—go figure). That’s zero points for guessing in four and -1 for bot losses for a total of -1. Boo!

Happy Odin’s Day, dearest Wordlers!

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