Saturday is here at long last, my dearest Wordlers. Time to have fun. We’ve spent all week working hard, now we can play hard. Or just sit back and chill.
Summer is in full swing, though we’ve been cooled nicely by monsoon rains lately. I feel particularly grateful for this boon from the heavens, given the horrible wildfires elsewhere—in Hawaii, 111 people died in wildfires. In Western Canada, entire towns are burning. One of my Call Of Duty squadmates had to evacuate along with pretty much his entire town.
So I count my blessings and try not to grumble. We’ve had some terrible wildfires here in the past but so far this year we’ve been spared. Knock on wood.
Alright, let’s do this Wordle.
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Speaking of Hawaii, today’s Wordle burns hotter than wildfire.
The Clue: This Wordle has a double letter.
See yesterday’s Wordle #790 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. Today I did okay, but my luck abandoned me. Tread, which I thought was a pretty good guess, gave me just one yellow box and I was left with 227 remaining possible solutions.
Coils—which Wordle Bot praised as a “wonderful choice”—got me down to 26, but added zero new letters in yellow or green. From here, gawky finally got my ‘A’ into the correct spot and added a yellow ‘G’ but pretty soon I was confronted with a choice. I could only think of two possible answers: magma and manga and after much deliberation, I went with my gut. Wordle Bot confessed that in my shoes, it would have gone the other way. Fortunately for me, magma was right. Huzzah!
A total, pointless wash. 0 points for guessing in four; 0 points for tying the Bot. Big fat zeroes all around!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “magma” has its origins in Latin. It comes from the Latin word “magma,” which means “thick, viscous substance” or “paste.” This Latin term, in turn, is derived from the Greek word “mágma” (μάγμα), which also means “thick unguent” or “paste.”
In the context of geology and earth sciences, “magma” refers to molten rock material beneath the Earth’s surface. It consists of a mixture of liquid rock, suspended mineral grains, and dissolved gases. When magma reaches the Earth’s surface through volcanic activity, it is typically referred to as “lava.”
The term “magma” has been used for centuries to describe the molten material involved in volcanic processes and geological formations, and its etymology reflects the concept of a thick, viscous substance that flows beneath the Earth’s crust.
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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