Today’s Wordle #631 Hint, Clues And Answer For Sunday, March 12th

I’m beat. I’ve been having some frustrating insomnia lately and it’s really cramping my style. I remember when I was a kid, I could sleep forever, through anything. A tent blew over one night at a friend’s sleepover and I didn’t wake up despite being inside the damn thing. Sometimes I’d sleep-walk. Sleep came easy. But for most of my adult life, for various reasons, all that’s changed. I often have a hard time winding down, or wanting to go to bed. I’m a night owl but I have trouble sleeping in. It’s one of my (many) goals this year to improve my sleep and adopt better sleeping habits.

Like not playing video games late into the night like I’m a sixteen-year-old boy, or watching TV shows until 2am before driving my kid to school at 7am. This is a bad combination! It’s especially bad because it makes other goals harder—like working out and losing weight. Other than Wordle Bot, I truly am my own worst enemy.

Being underslept isn’t ideal for Wordle solving, either, but I did pretty good with Sunday’s puzzle. Let’s take a look!

How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: This word is the end-stage of the first word the New York Times removed from Wordle after it acquired the game. (See if you can remember what that was without clicking).

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

The Answer (Spoilers):




If yesterday’s word was high-tech, today’s is as old as humankind itself. Older. Creatures were doing it long before we evolved out of the muck and mire. So it’s fitting, I suppose, that my opening word is also somewhat primal.

A fable is an old story, and stories are the oldest thing we have. When humankind dies out, we’ll leave clues behind us about ourselves, our cultures and the mark we left on the planet.

Fable left me with just 62 remaining solutions—not too shabby, but still far too many to get lucky on guess #2. I suppose the loveliness of the word fable needed a contrasting word to offset it in some fashion. Boink was the word that popped into my head, for whatever reason, and it served me well, slashing that number down to just 5.

With a ‘B’ in green and an ‘I’ in yellow, I just took a guess. I knew there were other options, but birth felt right and so it was. I got lucky, as I often do, and got the answer in three. That’s worth one point, but I tied with Wordle Bot so that’s zero points for a grand total of 1. I’m in the black! Huzzah!

I asked ChatGPT to explain the origin of the word “birth” and this is the answer:

The word “birth” comes from the Old English word “byrð” or “berð”, which means “act of giving birth, that which is born, offspring”. This word is also related to the Old High German word “burdi” which means “birth, descent”. The ultimate root of the word is thought to be the Proto-Germanic word “*burthiz”, which means “growth, increase”.

The word “birth” has been used in English since at least the 13th century to refer to the act of giving birth or the process of being born. It has also been used more broadly to refer to the beginning or origin of something, such as the birth of a new idea or a new nation.

And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

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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