The solution word for today’s Wordle puzzle (#461 – September 23, 2022) is glory. The word describes the height of glory or achievement, in one context, which explains the popular phrase “glory days,” which is used to refer to a period when someone or something was in their prime. As a verb, you glory in something when you rejoice over or take immense pride in it.
The word glory is from the Old French word “glorie,” which means honor or splendor, and is itself from Latin’s “gloria,” meaning “fame, renown, great praise or honor,” according to Etymonline. It took five tries to solve the puzzle today, even though our first guess, clout, already had two correct tiles. But we followed up with the words bloom, plonk, and float before the answer became apparent.
WordleBot says it took the average player 3.8 guesses to figure out the answer, so it’s a slow day for us. Still, today was a good day to rebel against the recommended starting words, and we’re mildly pleased about that. We’d be more pleased if this article helps you solve the puzzle in far fewer guesses than we did.