Word of the Day #567 hints, clues and answers for Saturday January 7th

Seven days. That’s a whole week in 2023. I made it to about four before I got sick! Still, it’s a pretty mild cold all things considered. In January 2020 I got sick with a real doozy that put me in bed for eight weeks, shortness of breath and hacking and fever. I finally went to the doctor in mid-February and got some antibiotics and an inhaler. My lungs have never been the same since.

Was it COVID-19? I do not know. A couple of weeks later, the world suddenly became aware of the new disease, which targeted people’s respiratory tract and sounded a lot like what I had, but not many people came down with it in January in the US. It’s possible that there simply weren’t any documented cases around where I live, or it’s possible that I just had something completely different.

Either way, it wasn’t fun, and it’s made everything in life a little more difficult. So I’m thankful that my current affliction is pretty mundane by comparison. I’m not even too sick to get today’s Wordle right in just three guesses! Let’s do it!

Today’s word solution – with spoilers!

The hint: Clamp!

The Clue: This word had more consonants than vowels.

The answer:

So, I guessed flash because I recently wrote this piece about Ezra Miller, the troubled young actor who plays Barry Allen in DC’s The flash out in June. I wrote about the actor’s many controversial (and sometimes criminal) incidents and why it was not a good idea for DC and Warner Bros. to continue casting them in the role, so flash was just in my brain already. It seemed like a nice opening guess despite the lack of vocals. It wasn’t.

Flash leaving me with 222 remaining options and an ‘L’ in yellow. I decided to go with something that had completely new letters to rule out as many as I could and picked heap because it had two more vowels. This gave me three more boxes in yellow, and after a while I realized that there was only one possible solution left – at least that I could think of: Lemon for the win! Huzzah!

Score: 1 point for getting the answer to 3 guesses. Unfortunately I liked the Wordle Bot today so I get 0 pioneers there for a total of 1! It’s still a win!

Yesterday’s words were more difficult!

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