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Today’s Wordle #514 Hints, Clues, and Answers for Tuesday, November 15


It seems that this is the season for disease. My kids and I are in a rotating cycle of various colds and ailments that seem to have no expiration date. Round and round we go, coughing and sneezing, feverish and wheezing. It is not fun. So yesterday I went ahead and got a COVID booster and a flu shot, just to hopefully prevent any more illnesses coming my way.

I’m tired of being sick. I’m sick of kids missing school because they’re sick. I suppose the only silver lining is that we’re all in this together. It feels like half the town is sick!

Of course, it’s the pandemic’s fault. This is what isolation leads to. Everyone’s immunity has been shot and all these bugs were just waiting to run back and crush everyone and everything they could find. Hopefully it just means we all come out a little more resilient. I also hope we’re all back to normal by Thanksgiving.

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Okay, enough about illness! Let’s Wordle!

Today’s Wordle Fix (Spoilers!)

The tip: Both an aggressive expression and a tangle.

The clue: There is only one lone vowel in this word.

The answer:

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Snarl. That’s a great word. It has so much character. It sounds so much like what it means, which is weird because it means two completely different things: the aggressive, tooth-like expression a person or animal makes when they are angry and hostile, or some kind of knot or tangle, literally or figuratively.

My guesses arrived at this word faster than I expected. Virus was on my mind for obvious reasons, but I didn’t think it would work that well. 82 words remaining! Not half bad! From here, rejoice did the rest of the dirty work. I didn’t know it at the time, but only two options remained, and all I could think of snarl. It wasn’t until I ran the Wordle Bot analysis that I realized it laser could have worked too.

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Wordle Bot and I tied this one up. He guessed it slate / child / gray. Snapping kids, oh boy. Happy Tuesday!

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