Merry Christmas Wordlers! I thought today I’d just open with a quote from JRR Tolkien. These are some of Thorin Oakenshield’s last words to Bilbo Baggins, and they capture—to me at least—the spirit of the Christmas holidays:
“If more of us valued food, mirth and song above hoarded gold, it would be a happier world.”
It’s not about the gifts or the magic rings or the shiny ornaments. It is for food and joy and song, family and friends and companions. This is the real adventure!
If you’re looking for movies or shows to watch this wonderful, wintery weekend, check out my flow guide. I posted mine too long list of the best Christmas movies. What are your favorite holiday movies?
Wordle time, baby!
How to solve today’s word
The hint: To evoke a thought or feeling.
The Clue: This word has a double letter.
Check out yesterday’s Wordle #918 here.
Bot Wordle Analysis
After each Wordle I solve, I head on the Wordle Bot home page to see how my guessing game was.
Yesterday I got lucky and got my second hole in the Wordle! I had come up with the following list of possible Christmas themed words and just went down the list. Today, I chose the second one on my list, angel, as an opener. It didn’t go so well!
With just one yellow box, I later learned I had 275 words to choose from. I was lucky enough to choose Smoke, coming out of all the chimneys in the neighborhood at this time, and reduced that number to three.
Alas, the three remaining words were all completely different. Really, I just figured it out Choke and broke and I didn’t even understand the real answer. But I was worried that there were others out there and I didn’t want to get into a guessing game that could eat up the rest of the guesses, so I went with chair since it would at least determine if one of my words was the correct answer. Shockingly, all the gray boxes appeared and I had to put my cap back on. Finally, I came to it I plead for the win!
Today’s Wordle Racing Score
Wordle was not in the Christmas spirit today. I guess getting it in one yesterday drained all my luck and good spirits. I get 0 points for guessing on four and -1 for losing to the Bot. Oh good!
Today’s Wordle etymology
The word “evoke” comes from the Latin word “evocare”, which is a combination of two parts: “e-” (a variant of “ex-“) meaning “out” and “vocare” meaning “to call.” Therefore, “evocare” literally translates to “call”. Over time, the word evolved in meaning and usage, coming to mean the act of calling something to mind or evoking a response, not only in the literal sense of summoning, but also in a metaphorical or psychological sense. This development occurred as the word passed from Latin to Old French and then to English, where it retained a similar meaning but expanded to include the idea of creating feelings, images, or memories.
Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!
I have played a spontaneous PvP Wordle game against my enemy Wordle But. Now you have to play against me! I can be your enemy! (And your handy 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 to get Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points to get it in 2 guesses.
- 3 points to get it in 1 guess.
- 1 point that hit me
- 0 points to get it in 4 guesses.
- -1 point to get it in 5 guesses.
- -2 points to get it in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for the loss.
- -1 point for defeat for me
You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play daily if you prefer.