Today’s Wordle #789 Hints, Clues And Answer For Thursday, August 17th

Today’s Wordle #789 Hints, Clues And Answer For Thursday, August 17th



Happy Thor’s Day, dearest Wordlers! There’s always a lightning bolt at the end of the proverbial tunnel on Thursday. Friday squarely in our sights. The weekend peeking out just above the ridgeline.

It’s also the day we take a look back at Wordle Wednesday’s riddle. Every Wednesday I spice up this Wordle guide with a riddle or logic puzzle and every Thursday I give out the answer. So, without further adieu . . . .


The Riddle: I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?

The Answer: A map!

Several of you sent me the answer to this one on Twitter and Facebook so good job!

Alright it’s Wordle time!

How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: Something’s wrong.



The Clue: This Wordle has a double letter.




See yesterday’s Wordle #787 right here.

Wordle Bot Analysis

Not too shabby, not too great. I’m always a little sad to guess in four but also a little relieved. Five is worse, ya know? Six is terrible! And the unthinkable, of course, is not getting it even in six. Oh the horrors!

In any case, uncle was a rather terrible opening guess (but aunt is too short). I suppose I should have gone with aunts today, what a different guessing game that would have been! Oh well. 451 words remained after my first guess, and dowry only slashed that number to 41.

Thankfully, organized crime came to my rescue and mafia managed to kill all the rest but one: amiss for the win!

Today’s Score

Sadly, I lost to the evil, wicked Wordle Bot today, who got the Wordle in three. That’s -1 for losing and 0 for guessing in four for a grand total of bleh. Meh. Yuck. Something is amiss!

Today’s Wordle Etymology

The word “amiss” comes from Middle English “amys,” which was derived from the Old English phrase “on mis” or “on mysse,” where “mis” means “wrong” or “bad,” and “on” means “in” or “into.” Over time, the phrase “on mis” evolved into the single word “amiss,” retaining its meaning of “in a wrong or improper way” or “in a faulty or incorrect manner.”

The term has been in use since the Middle English period, and its usage has remained relatively consistent in conveying the idea of something being out of order, incorrect, or not as it should be. It’s commonly used to indicate that something is not quite right or that there is a problem with a situation or action.

Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!

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.

  • Here are the rules:
  • 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
  • 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
  • 3 points for getting it in 1 guess.
  • 1 point for beating me
  • 0 points for getting it in 4 guesses.
  • -1 point for getting it in 5 guesses.
  • -2 points for getting it in 6 guesses.
  • -3 points for losing.
  • -1 point for losing to me

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

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