Today’s Wordle #631 Clue, Clues, and Answers for Sunday, March 12th

I’m beaten I’ve been having some frustrating insomnia lately and it’s really cramping my style. I remember when I was a kid I could sleep forever with anything. One night at a friend’s sleepover, a tent blew down and I didn’t wake up even though I was in the damn thing. Sometimes I would sleepwalk. Sleep came easily. But for most of my adult life, that has changed for a variety of reasons. I often find it difficult to relax or go to bed. I’m a night owl, but I have trouble sleeping through the night. One of my (many) goals this year is to improve my sleep and adopt better sleeping habits.

For example, not playing video games late into the night like I’m a 16-year-old boy, or watching TV shows until 2 am before driving my child to school at 7 am. That’s a bad combination! It’s especially bad because it makes other goals harder – like working out and losing weight. Wordle Bot aside, I really am my own worst enemy.

Being oversleepy isn’t ideal for solving Wordle either, but I did pretty well with Sunday’s puzzle. Let’s take a look!

How to solve today’s Wordle

The hint: This word is the final phase of the first word the New York Times removed from Wordle after acquiring the game. (See if you can remember what that was without clicking).

The hint: There are many more consonants than vowels in this word.

The answer (spoilers):




If yesterday’s word was still high-tech, today’s is as old as mankind itself. Older. Creatures did this long before we evolved out of the dirt and swamp. I suppose it’s fitting that my opening word is also somewhat original.

A fable is an old story, and stories are the oldest we have. When humanity dies out, we leave clues about ourselves, our cultures, and the mark we left on the planet.

fable I was left with just 62 solutions – not too shabby, but still way too many to get lucky on Hint 2. I suppose the sweetness of the word fable needed a contrasting word to somehow balance it out. Damned was the word that came to mind for some reason and it has served me well to bring that number down to just 5.

With a ‘B’ in green and an ‘I’ in yellow, I was just guessing. I knew there were other options, however birth felt right and it was. I got lucky, as I often do, and got the answer in three. That’s worth one point, but I drew level with Wordle Bot, so zero points for a total of 1. I’m in the black! Hooray!

I asked ChatGPT to explain the origin of the word “birth” and this is the answer:

The word ‘birth’ comes from the Old English word ‘byrð’ or ‘berð’, meaning ‘act of birth, the born, descendant’. This word is also related to the Old High German word “burdi”, which means “birth, descent”. The actual root of the word is the Proto-Germanic word “*burthiz”, which means “growth, increase”.

The word “birth” has been used in English to refer to the act of birth or the process of childbirth since at least the 13th century. It was also used more generally to refer to the beginning or origin of something, such as B. the birth of a new idea or a new nation.

And now you know. And knowledge is half the battle.

Play world against me!

I was playing a cutthroat PvP Wordle game against my nemesis, Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And of course your helpful Wordle guide).

Here are the rules:

  • 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
  • 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
  • 3 points to get it in 1 installment.
  • 1 point for hitting Erik
  • 0 points for getting it in 4 guesses.
  • -1 point for getting it in 5 installments.
  • -2 points for making it in 6 attempts.
  • -3 points to lose.
  • -1 point for losing to Erik

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