Today’s Wordle #656 Tips, Hints & Answers for Thursday, April 6

Another day, another Wordle. Today, before I start, I thought I’d comment briefly on this piece by Luke Winkie on Slate. It’s certainly true that Wordle guides, like the ones I write here every day, generate inordinate traffic. But I think the article in question is a little mocking for my taste, like it’s a shameful thing to write what people really want to read – let alone dig into people who read and enjoy guidebooks or like to have a hint or two before guessing.

What appalls me most, however, is that so many of my fellow guide writers apparently cheat, researching the answers in advance and writing guides for puzzles they haven’t even solved themselves! I understand that for something extremely complex where even guide writers might need a little help, but for a wordle it seems like the least we can do is try to solve it ourselves- same. Out of shame!

Plus, it’s not like you can’t make these daily guides a little more interesting for everyone involved. I’ve started doing Wordle Wednesdays, for example, which include an extra challenge: puzzles!

Here is yesterday’s riddle and the answer:

What is the only place where today comes before yesterday?

The answer is . . . the dictionary!

Well, it’s time to do this Wordle!

How to solve today’s word

The index: Make like a tree.

The index: This word begins with a consonant.

The answer:




I should buy a lottery ticket because hell got lucky at first. I complain Ring of Elden for this one. I was thinking about the game after talking to a YouTube content creator about it for an upcoming article I’m working on and there’s an incantation called the Flame of Frenzy and I was thinking about how it reminded me of the First Flame In dark souls and i was just thinking about the nature of fire and bonfires and how these themes of darkened and extinguished worlds kept crawling and making their way through the worlds that developer FromSoftware creates and so when i went do the Wordle, flame was on the tip of my brain.

With three yellow boxes and one green box, I had almost all the letters I needed. Of course, I didn’t realize at first that there was only one word left, and it took me a while to find it, but eventually I thought of leafy and guessed it for the win. Huzah! Let’s just hope those flames don’t reach the leaves or it won’t be leafy anymore.

I beat Wordle Bot by one today, which equals 1 point. 2 points for guessing in 2 for a grand total of 3 points! Too bad it’s not Friday since Fridays are 2XP!

I think I’m going to add to my Competitive Wordle rules (see below) to create some sort of ranking and leveling system so you can “level up” as you go and get kills and win points. Stay tuned…

Today’s Wordle Etymology (Via ChatGPT)

The word “leaf” comes from the Old English “lēaf”, which originally meant “leaf” or “foliage”. This word is also related to other Germanic words for “leaf”, such as German “Laub” and Dutch “blad”. The Proto-Germanic root word from which these words derive is “*laubaz”, which means “leaf” or “tree”.

Interestingly, the word “leaf” is also related to the Old English word “love”, which was spelled “lufu”. Both words derive from the Proto-Germanic root “*leubh-” which meant “to take care of” or “to desire”. The connection between “leaf” and “love” is thought to relate to the concept of leaves as an object of desire for herbivorous animals, or the idea that leaves were valued and cared for as a source of food and shelter.

The word “leafy” is derived from the Old English “lēaf”, which meant “leaf”. In Middle English, the word evolved into ‘leef’ and ‘leve’, both of which mean ‘having leaves’ or ‘abundant in leaves’. By the 16th century, “leafy” had become an adjective to describe things that had lots of leaves, such as trees or plants, and it has since been used to describe anything covered or resembling leaves.

Play competitive Wordle against me!

I played a fierce game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle Goal. Now you should play against me! I can be your sworn enemy! (And your helpful Wordle guide, of course). You can also play against the Bot if you subscribe to The New York Times.

  • Here are the rules: 1 point to get the Wordle in 3 guesses.
  • 2 points to get it in 2 guesses.
  • 3 points to get it in 1 guess.
  • 1 point for beating Erik
  • 0 dots to get it in 4 guesses.
  • -1 points for getting it in 5 guesses.
  • -2 points for getting it in 6 guesses.
  • -3 points to lose.
  • -1 points for losing to Erik

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