The solution to today’s Wordle puzzle (October 1, 2022 ) is “leave.” The word has several meanings, including “to have as a remainder,” in a mathematical context; to bequeath or arrange for someone else to inherit your property after your demise; or to cause something or someone to remain in a certain condition (via Merriam-Webster).
The word leave has roots (no pun intended) in Old English “læfan” which means “to allow to remain in the same state or condition or allow to survive” or “to bequeath (a heritage).” It also has some origin in Proto-Germanic “laibjanan,” which means to leave or to be left over (via Etymonline).
It took most players 4.3 guesses to figure out today’s answer, but luckily, it only took us three, which is much quicker than yesterday’s puzzle. We went with the word “brown” as our first guess, but that failed to turn any tiles green. Then we repented of our rebellion against expert-recommended Wordle starting words and chose WordleBot’s current favorite, “slate”, as our second guess. That paid off, and provided enough info for us to guess the answer correctly on the third try. We hope you arrive at the answer much faster!