Today’s ‘Wordle’ #325 Hint And Answer: Tuesday, May 10th
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It’s already May 10th, which means we’re just about 40 days from the start of summer (and my birthday—yikes!)

On this day in history, some pretty big and important—and sometimes awful—things happened. Here are a few:

  • Back in 1503, the most famous colonizer of them all, Christopher Columbus, discovered the Cayman Islands. 31 years later, French navigator Jacques Cartier reached Newfoundland (which is an awesome place to travel, by the way).
  • In 1634, Essex County, Massachusetts was founded—home to the town of Salem, where the infamous witch trials took place just 51 years later.
  • In 1774, Louis XVI was crowned king of France. Just one year later, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia appointed George Washington as Supreme Commander. Not long after these men would become allies against the British.
  • On this day in 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops in Georgia.
  • Seven years later, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated for the president of the US by the Equal Rights Party in New York City.
  • In 1877, president Rutherford B. Hayes had the very first telephone installed in the White House. Technology!
  • The notorious and controversial J. Edgar Hoover was appointed head of the FBI on this day in 1924. Hoover remained head of the FBI for 48 years until his death on May 2nd, 1972.
  • On this day in 1940, Hitler’s forces invaded Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France, kicking WWII into high gear and showing the world that the Nazi menace was a very clear and present danger.

Anyways, that’s a lot of stuff! I’ll stop there because this is a Wordle post, not a “what happened on this day?” post! I just thought it would be fun to look up some historical events for something different. Let’s get to today’s Wordle!

Today’s Wordle #325 Answer & Hint

Spoilers, obviously. You’ve been warned.

Here’s your hint: “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.”

And the answer is . . . .

This is a pretty tricky word! I know I was feeling pretty stumped for a while on this one.

In a lot of ways, it’s ironic that I got the ‘C’ in green on my first guess. There are lots of words with a ‘C’ in spot three like that, but not a ton I can easily think of off the top of my head. And yet, bacon just happened to do the trick.

I chose bacon because I just made myself a BLT for dinner tonight—I toasted the sandwich in bacon grease which was delicious—so obviously I had bacon on my mind and it was a pretty good guess.

I figured niche made sense for guess #2 because if nothing else it would eliminate more letters, though it didn’t help me figure out where the ‘O’ went. Trump was not my first choice for guess #3. I actually thought of “trunk” and “truck” first but both used letters I’d already guessed, so trump it was, and trump was a big fat zero.

I knew lacey wouldn’t work because of the ‘A’ but I wanted to see if the ‘E’ went in that spot and whether there was a ‘Y’ in the word. At this point, I now still knew very little but I’d eliminated a ton of letters and it was just a matter of juggling what I knew with what I had left. Eventually gecko came to me as I started toying around with the ‘O’ in the final position.

Great word! And, I must say, a pretty great hint. Sure, Gordon Gekko doesn’t spell his name like the lizard, but it’s close enough!

Be well, dearest Wordlers! See you on the flipside!

P.S. Wordle Bot was very rude about this one, saying that after ‘niche’ I only had “one possible solution” while also noting that ‘locus’ would have been a better guess than ‘niche.’ But wouldn’t ‘locus’ be another possible solution? And if it’s not simply because it’s not on the solution list, well how are we supposed to know that?

Whatever, Wordle Bot is a jerk and he can go jump off a cliff, the jerky jerk face.

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