The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle (#412 – August 5, 2022) is buggy. We’ve pretty much covered most of the definitions in the first section, but you could also say an environment is buggy if it’s infested with bugs. There’s no known origin of the word, according to Merriam-Webster, which is a bummer because we’ve really enjoyed the mini etymology lessons we get out of each Wordle answer.
Today, we solved the puzzle in five tries, although we could have done it in three if we were a tad luckier. We defied the WordleBot’s favorite starter word, crane, and opted instead for pouty, and that paid off because we’d have received all-grey tiles with the word crane. By the second guess (we went for “muddy”), we already had two letters in the correct position, but we tried the words burly and bunny before finally arriving at the answer on the fifth try.