Today’s ‘Word’ #325 Clue and Answer: Tuesday, May 10

It’s already May 10th, which means we’re about 40 days away from the start of summer (and my birthday, ouch!)

On this day in history, some pretty big and important, and sometimes terrible, things happened. Here are some:

  • In 1503, the most famous colonizer of all, Christopher Columbus, discovered the Cayman Islands. 31 years later, French navigator Jacques Cartier arrived in Newfoundland (which, by the way, is an amazing place to travel).
  • In 1634, Essex County, Massachusetts was founded, home to the town of Salem, where the infamous witch trials were held just 51 years later.
  • In 1774, Louis XVI was crowned King of France. Just a year later, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia appointed George Washington as Supreme Commander. Not long after, these men would become allies against the British.
  • On this day in 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops in Georgia.
  • Seven years later, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States by the Equal Rights Party in New York City.
  • In 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes had the first telephone installed in the White House. Technology!
  • The notorious and controversial J. Edgar Hoover was named head of the FBI on this day in 1924. Hoover remained head of the FBI for 48 years until his death on May 2, 1972.
  • On this day in 1940, Hitler’s forces invaded Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France, setting off World War II and showing the world that the Nazi threat was a very clear and present danger.

Anyway, that’s a lot of stuff! I’ll stop there because this is a Wordle post, not a “what happened on this day?” mail! I just thought it would be fun to look up some historical events for something different. Let’s go to Wordle today!

Today’s Wordle #325 Answer and Clue

Spoilers, obviously. You have been warned.

Here’s your hint: “The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Ambition is good, ambition works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. greed, in all its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the rise of humanity.”

And the answer is . . . .

This is quite a misleading word! I know I was pretty stumped for a while on this one.

In many ways, it’s ironic that I got the ‘C’ in green on my first guess. There are a lot of words with a ‘C’ in point three like that, but not a ton that I can easily think of off the top of my head. And yet, bacon just happened to do the trick.

I chose bacon because I just made myself a BLT for dinner tonight – I toasted the sandwich in bacon grease that was delicious-so I obviously had bacon in mind and that was a pretty good guess.

I figured niche made sense for assumption n. #2 because it would at least remove more letters, though it didn’t help me figure out where the ‘O’ went. Triumph was not my first choice to guess #3. I actually thought of “trunk” and “truck” first, but they both used letters I’d already guessed, so triumph went and triumph it was a big fat zero.

I knew lace it wouldn’t work because of the ‘A’ but I wanted to see if the ‘E’ went there and if there was a ‘Y’ in the word. At this point, I still knew very little, but I had eliminated a bunch of cards and it was just a matter of juggling what I had left. Eventually gecko it came to me when I started playing with the ‘O’ in the final position.

Big word! And, I must say, a great track. Sure, Gordon Gekko doesn’t spell his name as the lizard, but he’s close enough!

Be well, dear Wordlers! See you on the reverse!

PS Wordle Bot was very rude about this, saying that after ‘niche’ I only had “one possible solution” at the same time noting that ‘place’ would have been a better guess than ‘niche’. But wouldn’t ‘locus’ be another possible solution? And if it’s not simply because it’s not on the list of solutions, well, how are we supposed to know that?

You name it, Wordle Bot is an idiot and can jump off a cliff, jerky idiot face.

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