Today’s ‘Word’ #328 Clue and Answer: Friday, May 13

Normally a Friday I would set up some version of TGIF, thank goodness it’s Friday. Today, however, I am not so sure. That’s because today is Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th isn’t just a horror movie franchise, of course. Interestingly, the unlucky number 13 has similar origins to the names of the days of the week in Norse folklore.

According to legend, 12 Norse gods were having a feast when the trickster god Loki appeared as the thirteenth guest. Loki tricked Höðr into shooting Balder with an arrow tipped with mistletoe and Balder, son of Odin and Frigg, died, plunging the world into darkness.

The origin of Friday the 13th being specifically an unlucky day is more recent and a bit more murky. Fridays are considered unlucky in some cultures and the combination of an unlucky day and an unlucky number seems to be all there is.

And of course in very recent times the Jason Voorhees movies have cemented our fearsome notions of the day and its ominous bad luck.

Anyway. Hopefully you don’t run out of luck with your Wordle streak. I’m here to help, as always. I actually got this one pretty quickly, even if Wordle Bot thinks my first guess is always bad and wrong, since I don’t always guess ‘crane’.

We’ll see!

Today’s Word #328 Clue and Answer

Friday the 13th isn’t the only scary thing you’re facing today, dear readers. There are also SPOILERS ahead! BEWARE!

First, a hint: It’s Friday and soon there will be a lot of people [the answer].

And the answer is . . . .

So my first guess popped into my head because I recently wrote this article about Elon Musk elden ring build, i.e. the type of character you created and what stats and equipment your character focuses on in the action RPG. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, read it.

It wasn’t a terrible first guess, as it certainly removed some common letters, but it wasn’t a very good guess either. I only have an ‘I’ and that in yellow, no less.

My second guess wasn’t much better. Singe got the ‘I’ in green and a yellow ‘S’. Frankly, I was quite surprised when tipsy ended up being the right word!

Going off of what Wordle Bot tells me, my first guess was a “strong choice” and it usually narrows down the possible solutions to 258. This time it only narrowed down the possible answers to 174, which left me with a lot of possibilities.

Wordle Bot gave me a “Great Choice” for my second guess, narrowing 174 down to just 10 possible solutions. For my third guess, Wordle Bot gave me perhaps the highest compliment it has ever had, noting, “Great choice, and the right answer! Nice job.”

Thank you WordBot. Maybe you’re not such an idiot after all.

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