I usually try to use Wordle to keep my brain sharp, but it’s not quite up to the task lately as I’m delving into a newborn’s sleep cycle. I stare at the screen and go “…words?” for about ten minutes before each guess.
This all came to a head today with the Sunday Wordle, where I failed for the first time in several weeks. And I failed quite spectacularly, as you will see. I really hope you all performed better than me as I can’t raise my son that badly in Wordle. I refuse.
An Introduction to Wordle
- For those new to the game, read this Wordle primer before you start playing and learn how this fad started.
- Then if you want some advanced tactics to get those answers with low guess rates then you can read the Wordle tips and tricks can be found here.
Today’s Wordle #288 answer and hint
Alright, I’ll give you one last chance to deviate from today’s Wordle answer if you’ve had a change of heart and really don’t want to know. If you just want a little hint instead, I suppose I can say that Game of Thrones’ Stannis Baratheon would really appreciate the answer today.
And the answer is…
Yes, as you can see, I failed. Stannis wouldn’t be proud of me given his love of the word. So where did I go so terribly wrong here? A bunch of different ways.
I started with my usual CRANE and that got me an R and E, a pretty good start. Then I guessed TERSE, which put me in the unusual situation that there are two It’s instead of just one, since one is green and one is yellow. But that was probably a dumb guess because CRANE told me it wasn’t at that point. Then I continue with stupid guesses with GREEK, which moved the EI to the wrong place, but at least it told me where the other correct E is. Then I did RENEW, which I think was my first non-stupid guess of the whole thing. I then typed on WEBER, which I’m pretty sure is a name and not a word that means anything, but that was wrong. But it told me where the W is. Then I finally guessed HEWER, that’s someone who cuts wood. This, of course, would have been a masterful guess at a tricky word. Instead it was very stupid because the answer is the much less intense LESS, a big “oh duh” moment when I realized that.
Anyway, I failed, I earned it with all my bad guesses. I think I’m getting worse and worse at it over time. Hope you felt better today.
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