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Wordle Photo Illustrations

Wordle game displayed on a phone screen is seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland ... [+] on February 6, 2022. (Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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I have a problem. I have to work to make money, and I have to eat and sleep to survive, and I need to bathe if I want to be a social animal, and there are endless chores and tasks ahead of me, but all I want to do is play Baldur’s Gate 3.

I just want to venture forth as my Tiefling Wizard (see below) and go on quests and fight monsters and make a suprising number of touch choices and roll some dice. This game is like playing an actual tabletop D&D campaign, but with fully voice-acted characters and an elaborate, rich story filled with NPCs, monsters, magic and so much more. I’m absolutely in love. But I think I must forego all other obligations—even to my children—for a couple weeks. Such is life.

With all that in mind, just so you know the gravity of my situation, let’s do this Wordle!

The Hint: Cousin of the cyst.



The Clue: This word begins and ends with the same letter.

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Wordle #778

Today's Wordle

Credit: Erik Kain

I feel pretty good about today’s guessing game given that this is a pretty tricky word! I began with borne and was left with a disappointingly high sum of remaining possible solutions. My next guess—stimy, ironically enough—slashed 134 words down to just two. Faced with loyal and polyp I followed my instinct and chose . . . poorly. Fortunately there was only one word left from there.

A total wash. Zero for guessing in four, zero for tying the Bot. Zero all around! Huzzah!


The word "polyp" has an interesting etymology. It comes from the Greek word "polypous" (πολύπους), which is a combination of "polys" (πολύς) meaning "many" and "pous" (πούς) meaning "foot." The term was originally used in ancient Greek to refer to many-footed creatures or organisms with multiple appendages or projections.

Over time, the term "polyp" came to be specifically associated with certain marine animals that have a cylindrical body with tentacles around their mouth, such as sea anemones and coral polyps. These creatures were noted for their somewhat similar appearance to multiple-footed animals, hence the use of the term "polyp."

In modern usage, "polyp" is commonly used to describe a type of growth or protrusion in the body, often in the context of medical terminology, such as nasal polyps or colonic polyps. The term has retained its original sense of referring to a lump or projection, although its connection to the concept of "many feet" is not always directly applicable in these contexts.

I’ve been playing a cutthroat game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And your helpful Wordle guide, of course). You can also play against the Bot if you have a New York Times subscription.

You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play day-to-day if you prefer.

I’d love it if you gave me a follow on Twitter or Facebook dearest Wordlers. Have a lovely day!

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