Today’s ‘Wordle’ Hints And Clues For Tuesday, March 12th — Wordle #997 Answer
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Today’s ‘Wordle’ Hints And Clues For Tuesday, March 12th — Wordle #997 Answer

How to solve today’s Wordle.

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Monday is dead. Tuesday killed it and now here we are, reborn—a new day. A new Wordle.

And an infinite number of tasks to accomplish, most of which I’m sure I will not. Such is life just now that I rarely seem to get it all done, and perhaps there is simply too much to get done, or perhaps I am too much ruled by procrastination.

One thing I make sure to do nearly every single day, of course, is the daily Wordle and this accompanying guide. On that, and perhaps only that, I am consistent.

Speaking of which, let’s do today’s Wordle, shall we?

How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: You can do it, put your back into it.

The Clue: This Wordle begins with a consonant.




The Answer:

Today’s Wordle

Credit: Erik Kain

Wordle Analysis

Every day I check Wordle Bot to see how I did. You can check your Wordles with Wordle Bot right here.

Can you solve today’s phrase?

I was thinking about my dogs when I chose the word spoil because I spoil them. But one must with pets (and often one knows better but spoils their children as well). As in the act of spoiling, the word itself was a poor decision. 611 solutions remained. Ouch!

Crane slashed this down to just 10, and then adage down to 3. Wordle Bot sagely pointed out after the fact that agave would have been a better guess. Fortunately, I guessed heave on my next try and got the Wordle just the same.

Competitive Wordle Score

I get 0 points for guessing in four and -1 for losing to the Wordle Bot who guessed today’s in three. Oh well!

Today’s Wordle Etymology

The word “heave” has its origins in Old English, deriving from the word “hebban,” which means to lift, raise, or elevate. This Old English term is akin to Old Norse “hefja” and Dutch “heffen,” both of which carry similar meanings related to lifting or raising. The Proto-Germanic root of these words is *hafjan, which is also related to the Gothic “hafjan” and the German “heben.” This root itself traces back further to the Proto-Indo-European root *kap-, meaning to grasp or to take, which highlights the action of lifting or raising as an act of taking hold of something to move it upwards. Over time, “heave” in English evolved to encompass various meanings, including to throw, to breathe heavily or sigh, and to swell or rise, reflecting the physical and metaphorical acts of moving or raising upwards.