Today’s Wordle #620 Hint, Clues And Answer For Wednesday, March 1st

Well so long February. You were a short month, but you still managed to dump a ton of snow on us. It looks like March will follow in those same snowy footprints. We have up to two feet falling today and overnight, so that’s exciting. If you like shoveling snow.

If you like shoveling snow, feel free to stop by. You can shovel my driveway any time you please!

Snow aside, we’re now officially 1/6th of the way done with 2023, which is kind of crazy to think about. I’m still getting used to the idea that this is 2023. Hell, I’m still getting used to the idea that 2018 was five years ago! If you really want to feel the sting of time, here are some video games that released in 2013, a full decade ago:

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Last Of Us
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Tomb Raider (reboot)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Gone Home

I was 31 ten years ago, nary a grey hair in sight! Ten years ago, my kids were 2 and 5! In yen more years, they’ll be 22 and 25 and I’ll be in my 50s! Gah! I need to stop thinking about time so much!

Okay, okay. Let’s do this Wordle before I go mad . . . .

How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: One of the largest land mammals you’ll encounter in the United States.

The Clue: This word has a double letter.

The Answer (Spoilers):




I’ve seen moose on a handful of occasions. The most recent was when I visited Maine in late 2019, just before the world turned upside down. We went on a fairly strenuous hike up a mountain in Baxter State Park, surrounded by foliage turned all the colors of fire—red, orange and yellow leaves abundant—and on our way back down, passing by a lake, we looked out and there he was: A massive bull moose leaning down into the water to drink before submerging almost completely. We spotted a second, female moose moments later, just on the edge of the lake near the trees.

In any case, I do love a good animal Wordle, so I’m happy we got moose today. My guessing game felt pretty strong, too, even though it took me four tries. Binge was on my mind, I suppose because I wrote this post about the best TV shows coming out in March (there are some exciting ones!) but it wasn’t a particularly good starting word, leaving me with 213 options to pick from.

Shout was much better, slashing that number to just five. I thought of all five, too: close, prose, loose, moose and arose were all options. So I picked a word that included as many of those letters as possible: clams. That word included letters from four of the five words, so if those came back grey I would have known it was prose. Otherwise, I’d know based on which letter came back green or yellow. The ‘M’ meant my final answer had to be moose, and sure enough that was today’s Wordle. Huzzah! Alas, Wordle Bot beat me by guessing slate / mourn / moose so that’s 0 for guessing in 4 and -1 for losing to the Bot. Another day in the red, folks. C’est la vie!

I asked ChatGPT to explain the etymology of ‘moose’ and this is the AI’s answer:

The word “moose” comes from the Algonquian language family, which is a group of Native American languages spoken in North America. The word originally referred to the North American elk, but when European settlers arrived and encountered a different animal that we now call a moose, they applied the existing name to this new animal.

The Algonquian word for elk was “moosu”, which meant “twig-eater” or “stripper of bark”. When the settlers saw the large, antlered animal that we now call a moose, they thought it looked like an elk and began using the same name for both animals. Eventually, the word “moose” came to refer specifically to the animal that we know today as the moose, while “elk” came to refer to a different species of deer that is found in Europe and North America.

Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!

I’ve been playing a cutthroat game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And your helpful Wordle guide, of course).

Here are the rules:

  • 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
  • 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
  • 3 points for getting it in 1 guess.
  • 1 point for beating Erik
  • 0 points for getting it in 4 guesses.
  • -1 point for getting it in 5 guesses.
  • -2 points for getting it in 6 guesses.
  • -3 points for losing.
  • -1 point for losing to Erik

Your best game would be a hole in 1 (3 points) and beating me (1 point) for 4 total. Your worst would be failing to guess the correct answer (-3 points) and losing to me (-1) point for a -4 total. These are outlier scores, however. Usually my worst is a -2 and my best a +2.

Have a lovely day, my dearest Wordlers!

Further Reading From Yours Truly:

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