Happy Thanksgiving, dearest Wordlers! This may be my favorite holiday of the year. It’s like Christmas without the gifts (and the pressure and commercialism that come with gift-giving), although I love Christmas too, mostly for the same reasons I love Thanksgiving.
I suppose I also like the lights and wintery cosiness of Christmas. I love to drive around and see all the houses decorated with colorful lights. I like the smell of a Christmas tree in the house. I love Christmas music and all the little rituals around it. I just don’t like how this crazy shopping season has turned out where everyone has to go out and get stressed out trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone. you to be the gift. We are all the gift. Spending time with loved ones is the gift. Not everyone has that. Not everyone is so lucky.
And that’s the beauty of Thanksgiving. It may not have the lights and music, but it’s all about spending time with friends and family and remembering what we’re thankful for. Well, that and eating a bunch of delicious food (while trying to save the world from turkey domination).
For my part, I am certainly thankful for Wordle! It’s been so much fun writing these guides all year long and I’m so grateful to you, dear readers, for coming along and listening to me every day! Let’s do this.
Today’s Wordle Fix (Gobble Gobble Gobble Spoilers)
The tip: Guess something with today’s theme.
The clue: The two vowels of this word are one after the other.
Okay word. Clear you are now worked and cultivated. We knew this was the case when the New York Times announced a new editor and made changes to the types of solutions we would see in the future. Part of me is glad there are now thematic answers; part of me worries it’s too on the nose. What do you think?
I certainly tried to guess based on Thanksgiving. I took the first part of the word satisfying and used it as my opening bet. I thought With thanks could be good (and it wouldn’t have been bad at all) but I was worried about the lack of vowels. Still, With thanks would have given me the same green ‘A’ plus a yellow ‘S’ and ‘T’.
Schedule narrowed my options down to just 13, but as soon as I realized I could spell party I agreed, not really thinking it would work. When all five letters turned green, I was pretty thankful! This is also where humans have an edge. Wordle Bot guessed it beast for his second guess. So close, friend!
This is my second day in a row to get the answer in just 2. That’s not so shabby!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be excellent to each other!