The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle (#504 – November 5, 2022) is dream. The word is from Middle English “dreem,” which traces back to Old English “drēam,” meaning noise or joy. According to Merriam-Webster, the word dream was originally used in Old English to describe joy, merriment, or gaiety, but was later influenced by the Old Norse “draumr”, which meant “a dream during sleep.”
It took four tries to solve the puzzle today — our opening guess, ouija, is a favorite starting word for some players. Unfortunately, it was an unlucky choice today — WordleBot said there were still a whopping 1,072 possible solutions after that guess. Next, we turned to the rulebook and played the word slate next, and that whittled down our options to 115. After the third guess, with the word dread, there was only one possible solution left and we guessed it correctly. We hope you do even better, and if you don’t want to wait till tomorrow for another game, here are more puzzles like Wordle to keep you busy.