Today’s Wordle #585 Hint, Clues And Answer For Wednesday January 25th

Another day, another Wordle. We’re quickly approaching the end of January already, folks, and before you know it we’ll be staring down the barrel of another Christmas—if we should be so lucky as to survive another year on this spinning orb of rock and water.

Some say the world will end in fire, some say ice. I hope it ends all at once, crashed into by some vast meteor hurtling through space, so massive and travelling at such ungodly speed that we don’t see it coming and it snuffs us all out in the blink of an eye. One minute, the hustle and bustle of civilization. The next, empty space. Our molecules scattered to the stars.

From stars we were born and unto stars we shall return. Space-dust time-travelers hurtling through the void.

And on our merry way, perhaps we stop and do a Wordle . . . .

Today’s Wordle Solution w/Spoilers

The Hint: On the cob.

The Clue: There’s a 10-point Scrabble letter in this word.

The Answer:




Well this has to be one of the trickiest words I’ve seen in a long time. Depending on how you got here, I can see how people could easily get stuck in a fruitless guess-loop. I almost guessed maple for my second guess, but if I had I realize I would have been left with a bunch of MA??E words like mauve and maybe. Email ended up being a much better guess!

Steam was a great opener, too, leaving me with just 35 remaining possibilities. From here, email left me with just three and anime narrowed things down to one and one only, though it took me some head-scratching to figure out what it could be.

Maize was tricky for sure, though Wordle Bot managed to get it in three (slate / cairn / maize—go figure). That’s zero points for guessing in four and -1 for losing to the Bot for a grand total of -1. Booo!

Happy Odin’s Day, dearest Wordlers!