Today’s Wordle #627 Hint, Clues And Answer For Wednesday, March 8th

It’s Wednesday Wordle time, worldly word-puzzle wonders! What a wonderful way to while away the hours. Well, perhaps not the hours, but a wee bit of time. Better to whet your whistle on a word game than to waste it on bad habits or worse.

Oh, and happy Women’s Day! Fittingly alliterative, that!

In any case, let’s find out what happened on this day—March 8th—throughout history!

  1. The Boston Massacre: On March 8, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists in Boston, Massachusetts, killing five people and injuring six others. This event is known as the Boston Massacre and helped fuel tensions between the colonies and Britain in the lead-up to the American Revolution.
  2. The formation of the Nazi Party: On March 8, 1919, the Nazi Party was formed in Munich, Germany. Led by Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Party became one of the most powerful political parties in Germany and was responsible for the atrocities committed during World War II.
  3. The Selma to Montgomery march: On March 8, 1965, civil rights activists began a march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand voting rights for African Americans. The marchers were met with violence from police and onlookers, but their efforts ultimately led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act later that year.
  4. The Syrian Civil War: On March 8, 2011, anti-government protests broke out in Syria, marking the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and displacement of millions of Syrians.

Now that you’ve been enriched and enlightened with history, let’s feed the brain with today’s Wordle!

How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: Kingly.

The Clue: There are more consonants than vowels in this word.

The Answer (Spoilers):




The story behind my first guess is fun. A reader emailed me about yesterday’s Wordle to inform me that Wordle Bot—and myself, for that matter—were wrong. Horse and worse were not, in fact, the only remaining solutions when it came time for my third guess. There was a third option: gorse, which is “a yellow-flowered shrub of the pea family, the leaves of which are modified to form spines, native to western Europe and North Africa” according to the dictionary.

Now, it’s possible that gorse is not on the answer list for Wordle and that’s why Wordle Bot didn’t include it, but since it’s an allowable guess it should have. Curiouser and curiouser. In any case, I decided to use it as my opening guess today and it turned out to be an exceptionally lucky guess, bringing the total number of remaining solutions down to just 15.

Eager was what popped into my head next and I was eager to try it out. Alas, it wasn’t the right answer, but it did narrow the field to just one. After a bit of pondering, I knew it must be regal, and so it was. Huzzah! I feel especially regal when saying huzzah! That’s one point today for getting it in three. Alas, the Bot and I tied this time. Have a lovely day!

I asked ChatGPT to educate us on the etymology of “regal” and this is what the Bot told me:

The word “regal” comes from the Latin adjective “regalis,” which means “royal” or “kingly.” The Latin root “rex” means “king,” and “regalis” is derived from this root. The term “regal” has been used in English since the 14th century to describe things that are related to or befitting a king, such as a regal palace, a regal demeanor, or a regal bearing.

The regal T-Rex was once the kind of the prehistoric jungle and all that jazz.

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

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