If you’re still unsure, the answer to today’s Wordle puzzle (#646 — March 27, 2023) is guano. It is used to describe bird and bat feces commonly used as manure because they have high nitrate content. According to Etymonline, guano is from a Spanish word of the same spelling and meaning, tracing back to Quechua “huanu” of the same meaning. The word is also the source of the organic compound known as guanine because the chemical was derived from it.
We’re lucky it only took us four tries to solve the puzzle today — it could have been more. When we entered our starting guess, butch, there was one green tile and 123 possible answers left. The second guess, purse, did not turn any more tiles green but it reduced potential answer words to just 29. We still weren’t close enough to a solid guess of the solution word, and our third guess, muddy, was an accurate description of our state of mind at this point. Thankfully, it whittled down the possible answers to nine, and we made a fortunate fourth guess. Hopefully, you finish faster.