The solution to today’s Wordle puzzle (#500 – November 1, 2022) is piney. If something’s piney, it’s related to the conifer tree, pine, which traces back to the Old French word “pin” and Latin’s “pinus” (via Etymonline).
WordleBot says most players solved the puzzle on the fifth turn, as we did. Our first guess was the word inert — last week, we mostly used expert-recommended starting words as opening guesses, but we’re back to breaking the rules as usual. Luckily, our first guess turned three tiles yellow, and then we followed up with the word swine. That didn’t turn up any new information, but it did narrow the possible solution words down to 16 from 55. Our third guess, couch, didn’t eliminate any more words, but after the fourth word, binge, the answer became clear. We hope you finish faster, and if you don’t want to wait till tomorrow for a new puzzle, here are some more puzzles like Wordle to try.