The solution to today’s Wordle puzzle (#449 – September 11, 2022) is tibia. In human anatomy, that’s the word for the “inner and usually larger of the two bones of the vertebrate hind or lower limb between the knee and ankle” (via Merriam-Webster). In insects, the tibia refers to the fourth joint of the leg between the femur and tarsus.
The word tibia is of Latin origin, and fun fact, it is the Latin word for tubular musical instruments like the organ pipe or the flute. We solved the puzzle in four tries today — a little faster than the average player. We chose one of the WordleBot’s recommended starting words, crane, as our first guess. It didn’t yield much, but after following up with the words flout and trial, we unraveled the mystery on our fourth try. Not a bad way to wrap up the week in Wordle.