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Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 10:51 AM Jan 2022

Anyone else get hooked on Wordle yet?

Last edited Wed Jan 12, 2022, 11:50 PM - Edit history (1)

It's the new rage. You are only allowed to play once a day . - no sign up, no email, no ads . Link to free game (thanks markie)
https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/


You have to guess the word of the day within six tries. You start with a wild guess and then deduce each time because correct letters turn yellow and correct letters in the proper position turn green. At first I thought it was easy but it isn't.



More explanation and tips...
https://www.npr.org/2022/01/12/1071840091/wordle-word-game-tips

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Anyone else get hooked on Wordle yet? (Original Post) Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 OP
Me..love it Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #1
Cool. Another thing to keep me on the phone❣️❣️❣️ LakeArenal Jan 2022 #2
Yeah, I think it's got me Nittersing Jan 2022 #3
Yikes that's good!!! Did your first word have a v or f? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #12
No! Nittersing Jan 2022 #15
Excellent. Read today "adieu" was a good vowel starter. Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #22
That's the first thing I tried Disaffected Jan 2022 #66
Hmmm I used ADIEU this morning. Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #67
Sorry, Disaffected Jan 2022 #68
Duh. Yes... Can't use non-words :) Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #76
I just played first time Marthe48 Jan 2022 #4
3 tries!!!?? That's extraordinary! My sister told me Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #8
Why thank you! Marthe48 Jan 2022 #18
Ya read that today. The site just started in Jan 2022 Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #20
Gotta be careful---this looks addicting. (nt) Paladin Jan 2022 #5
:) why they only let you play once a day Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #9
Just tried it, got the word on the third try! Ocelot II Jan 2022 #6
Like I told Marthe, 3 is extraordinary!!! Disclaimer: I only Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #10
Yes. I started a few days ago and I love it. zuul Jan 2022 #7
I am now. Harker Jan 2022 #11
Me too!!! But didn't notice that one of my letters was correct in the previous Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #13
Argh. I'm doomed. Harker Jan 2022 #14
Do NYT too. What do you mean ? Your solution was correct too? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #21
There were two three-letter words near the center of the puzzle... Harker Jan 2022 #32
Is kia a military stat , like missing in action is? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #41
Yes, killed in action. n/t Harker Jan 2022 #42
Oh wow!!!! That is so cool. I have seen once in a Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #44
Miles Hood Swarthout was on the set for rewrites. Harker Jan 2022 #46
Oh lord, yes. Glad there's only 1 a day or I'd do nothing else. Shrike47 Jan 2022 #16
Me too. Set my alarm. Lol Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #23
This message was self-deleted by its author Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #26
I'm solidly hooked. herding cats Jan 2022 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author question everything Jan 2022 #19
I'm afraid to start. Spelling Bee already takes too much of my day. mainer Jan 2022 #24
Good one too. Wordle only allows one game per day Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #25
Yes me too PennyC Jan 2022 #99
Oh no site is for sale??? Twitter results Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #27
... markie Jan 2022 #28
+1. Did you just get on? I couldn't Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #29
... markie Jan 2022 #30
Thanks !!!!!!!!!!! Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #31
Damn, Swalwell (#208)! demmiblue Jan 2022 #33
Possible spoiler Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #34
No, it has to be a word. demmiblue Jan 2022 #35
Spoiler alert Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #36
I think it is pure luck Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #39
Thanks, I'm hooked. AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #37
That's great!! It reminds me a bit Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #40
I took a little away from that, too. Harker Jan 2022 #43
This message was self-deleted by its author AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #38
Just tried. Got it in 3. Beginner's luck. Solly Mack Jan 2022 #45
Look at you, I had a slow start today NightWatcher Jan 2022 #47
But your color scheme is very pretty. :) Solly Mack Jan 2022 #48
Great. Two greens on first line ! Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #49
tried it once and am looking forward to tomorrow rurallib Jan 2022 #50
+1..... Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #51
Thanks! Not Heidi Jan 2022 #52
Got today's word with four attempts Donkees Jan 2022 #53
Me too! Best yet. I can't figure out how to get one Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #54
''If you tweet the image, it looks like this... '' Donkees Jan 2022 #55
Hey thanks! You're a doll Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #56
Better than me. AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #58
I work at a slow pace :) Donkees Jan 2022 #60
I'm learning to do that. AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #113
Same here, four tries JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #63
I've played the last 3 days Marthe48 Jan 2022 #57
Great way to get your brain working each morning!! nt Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #62
Third day in a row; got the word on the third try each time! Ocelot II Jan 2022 #59
I've decided that getting it in 3 shows the highest Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #61
Oh, oh- I could be hooked! IzzaNuDay Jan 2022 #64
Love it! birdographer Jan 2022 #65
Got it in three this morning :) Donkees Jan 2022 #69
Me too! lastlib Jan 2022 #70
Congrats! Problem is I'm starting to stare at all 5 letter words in threads :) Donkees Jan 2022 #72
Me three! JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #73
That is quite impressive..... Spoiler question Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #79
A, C. JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #89
Alphabet in order of frequency of use: lastlib Jan 2022 #71
So, every day, start with NEATO JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #74
Lol. Is that a real word? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #77
I hope it's not a real word. But, does wordle require real words? JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #78
No you can't:( Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #80
With help from a little Pinot Gris, I saw a real word: ATONE JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #83
Thank you Pinot grigo! Me too Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #84
Not a bad idea-- lastlib Jan 2022 #81
A quick and pleasant way to connect with siblings via group texts. mia Jan 2022 #75
Woo-Hoo! Disaffected Jan 2022 #82
Play store? Cuz not an app? Just a website to access?? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #86
Correct. Disaffected Jan 2022 #88
It's giving me a reason to get up in the morning. Ocelot II Jan 2022 #85
:) or stay up until 12:01 midnight which is what my sister is doing. Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #87
Message auto-removed Name removed Jan 2022 #90
This message was self-deleted by its author sl8 Jan 2022 #91
Message auto-removed Name removed Jan 2022 #92
Jealous! Grrr. Came down to two possible words Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #94
Thank you. Just played it for the first time. 58Sunliner Jan 2022 #93
Got it in ONE! Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #95
That's some powerful playing! It took me four today. JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #96
That's what I did too. Atone. Same as you four. But Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #97
Finally nailed the word, this morning. Renewed my enthusiasm. (nt) Paladin Jan 2022 #98
OK, only if you are absolutely, positively, irrevocably stuck for an answer, Disaffected Jan 2022 #100
Yep, ok, I'm hooked Marcus Pullarius Jan 2022 #101
Tried it. hay rick Jan 2022 #102
Omg. Going to be a good day I got it in three my personal best Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #103
Dang, pretty good. Pinback Jan 2022 #105
Getting into looking at people's charts. Lol. Let Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #106
You got it! Pinback Jan 2022 #107
Hmmm, Disaffected Jan 2022 #104
Did you? No way. Really? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #108
Yes but, Disaffected Jan 2022 #109
Totally agree.. Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #110
Thank you, as do I. Disaffected Jan 2022 #114
Bet they will enhance it maybe like you suggest after Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #116
I guess I'm hooked, and seem to be taking four tries mostly. JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #111
Two day streak... AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #112
Yay. Kind of a good way to start a day ey? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2022 #115
It's the little victories.... AngryOldDem Jan 2022 #118
Been playing a couple of weeks. My usual is 4. nolabear Jan 2022 #117
Yes! Roland99 Jan 2022 #119
Got it in 2 this morning! TexasBushwhacker Jan 2022 #120
I just did too!! What a weird feeling. So much pressure:) Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #121

Nittersing

(6,470 posts)
3. Yeah, I think it's got me
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 11:37 AM
Jan 2022

Glad it's just once a day.

Wordle 207 3/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟨🟨🟨🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I got lucky on the third guess!

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
12. Yikes that's good!!! Did your first word have a v or f?
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 01:00 PM
Jan 2022

Can definitely see why that matters huh. Almost like wheel of fortune - picking common lettered words?

Nittersing

(6,470 posts)
15. No!
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 01:24 PM
Jan 2022

Just that "O". So I moved the O and then picked four more letters that hadn't been used yet. Very lucky.

I *do* try to put three vowels in the first word... I think that helps... we'll see.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
22. Excellent. Read today "adieu" was a good vowel starter.
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 09:41 PM
Jan 2022

Guess they don't care about language like Scrabble. Might be interesting to just try a nonsensical word tomorrow tho. Like aeiou

Disaffected

(4,664 posts)
66. That's the first thing I tried
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 09:21 PM
Jan 2022

Would not accept it - it has to be an actual word.

Unfortunately I don't believe there is a word consisting only of the five vowels.

Marthe48

(17,567 posts)
4. I just played first time
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 11:57 AM
Jan 2022

I like it. Got the answer in 3 tries, but glad there isn't a timer Glad you nudged me to check it out

I decided to stop playing Words With Friends 2 solo challenges, because the game keeps crashing and wastes time and battery. I was looking for a diversion to have with my coffee!

I just heard of Wordle last night. The New Yorker ran a cartoon I saw on facebook, which I didn't get. Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkerCartoons/photos/a.237223479636271/7364559513569263/?__cft__[0]=AZXFDFW5SIm93j_RuyhT8wtSkKn5HG71r3EWFywYn4lv9e_cVsKeUKgYMt-OmOsCW4toZF_xXj_F6nzsq2MZmeNecyrynQO8PtIO__1jwxz7Z-3YCeiDb4_nA-DgE2fWs6ATgVFNdv3OMXGSksc8GdsM&__tn__=EH-R

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
8. 3 tries!!!?? That's extraordinary! My sister told me
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 12:55 PM
Jan 2022

about it yesterday, got it in 4 and thought I was a brainiac. Lol. Today NO. So I decided to make an exception and actually read the rules. DUH. They say some words can have duplicate correct letters. Ahhh.

Love no sign up and no ads. How does the website remember you? When I pulled it up today there was my score from yesterday

I'm with you gave up WWF. Too far away from actual game, too many weird ads you can't x out of. Too many robots


Marthe48

(17,567 posts)
18. Why thank you!
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 03:27 PM
Jan 2022

I love crosswords and other word games. As I said, glad there isn't a timer.

Do we all get the same word? I lucked out getting the 2nd letter 1st try.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
20. Ya read that today. The site just started in Jan 2022
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 09:33 PM
Jan 2022

And all 3 million people so far, across the globe, have the same mystery word.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
13. Me too!!! But didn't notice that one of my letters was correct in the previous
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 01:03 PM
Jan 2022

Guess. Duh. Little drama waiting after hitting enter huh

Harker

(14,356 posts)
14. Argh. I'm doomed.
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 01:09 PM
Jan 2022

Turned out my final guess got one of the two remaining ?s, but in the wrong spot, so one more shot would've done it.

One time I correctly solved a Sunday NYT puzzle though the answer key had two letters different from my solution. That and linking John Wayne to the Zodiac case are my life's big accomplishments.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
21. Do NYT too. What do you mean ? Your solution was correct too?
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 09:37 PM
Jan 2022

Or key wrong? My goal is to do it in pen without having to fix anything. Closest I've gotten is 1. Grrr.

Linking John Wayne to Zodiac case? Do tell!!

Harker

(14,356 posts)
32. There were two three-letter words near the center of the puzzle...
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 09:16 AM
Jan 2022

across and down, that shared the initial. The clues were "speedo. reading" and "mil. stat." I reflexively with "KPH" and "KIA." Checking the solution key, I was surprised to see an "M" where I'd put the "K." So I was both "wrong" and "right" to my satisfaction.

Not earth shattering, but fun!

Ink? That's brave. I stuck to my pencil rituals... Ticonderoga #2, freshly sharpened, then dulled a bit so as not to catch newsprint...

For a quick version of the Zodiac/Wayne connection, may I refer you to my DU journal? It's about the fourth item in there, headed "buckle up."

Crazy, crazy stuff.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
44. Oh wow!!!! That is so cool. I have seen once in a
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 12:18 PM
Jan 2022

While where two words fit a clue but never with two matching up like that. I would definitely have written the person who did the puzzle to let them know that!

Okay so i read your journal on John Wayne and zodiac. Also very interesting. But I did wonder, how do we know John Wayne didn't ad lib the titwillow?

Harker

(14,356 posts)
46. Miles Hood Swarthout was on the set for rewrites.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 12:45 PM
Jan 2022

When he said "that was all Don Siegel", I take that as reliable, especially as the song, which describes a bird's intentional plunge from its branch into the river below, foreshadows J.B. Books's decision to go out shooting rather than dying in bed from cancer.

Lauren Bacall's character was playing that piece on the piano when Wayne chimed in, so there was evident preplanning and direction.

I don't know much of anything about John Wayne as a person, though I'd be surprised if I were to find him to have been an operetta afficionado.

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mainer

(12,050 posts)
24. I'm afraid to start. Spelling Bee already takes too much of my day.
Wed Jan 12, 2022, 09:52 PM
Jan 2022

I waste too much time on it every day.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
34. Possible spoiler
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 09:50 AM
Jan 2022

****spoiler**

Ok read that an excellent word to start with is adieu

No wait that wouldn't be it for him based on the last green.

Forgot to check to see if it takes five letters that aren't a word.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
36. Spoiler alert
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:47 AM
Jan 2022

Jeez, using scrabble cheat, there are lots of words Swallwell could have started with.

Maybe he's in an angry, antsy mood with an acidy stomach that puts him in agony

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
39. I think it is pure luck
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:55 AM
Jan 2022

Now if you guess it in 2 with only two letters correct when there are many possibilities. At that point you have very few clues to deduce anything. As you move forward you have to use powers of deduction.

That's my excuse for getting lousy scores I'm sticking with it LOL

AngryOldDem

(14,065 posts)
37. Thanks, I'm hooked.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 10:50 AM
Jan 2022

Got it in six tries on my first time. Rather proud of myself.

This reminds me a little of the NYT Spelling Bee puzzle.

Harker

(14,356 posts)
43. I took a little away from that, too.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 12:16 PM
Jan 2022

I try to throw the vowels and most common consonants up early to see what sticks.

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Solly Mack

(90,921 posts)
45. Just tried. Got it in 3. Beginner's luck.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 12:28 PM
Jan 2022

Wordle 208 3/6

🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

NightWatcher

(39,343 posts)
47. Look at you, I had a slow start today
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 12:54 PM
Jan 2022

Wordle 208 5/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
🟨🟨🟨⬛⬛
🟩🟩⬛⬛🟨
🟩🟩⬛🟩⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Solly Mack

(90,921 posts)
48. But your color scheme is very pretty. :)
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 01:30 PM
Jan 2022

I lucked out. Going to keep playing because I am a glutton for punishment.

Donkees

(31,689 posts)
55. ''If you tweet the image, it looks like this... ''
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 10:02 AM
Jan 2022
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/wordle-explained-tips-tricks-the-perfect-start-word-everything-you-need-to-know/


It's easy to share your results: Once you've successfully or unsuccessfully done the puzzle for the day, you're invited to share your Wordle journey for the day. If you tweet the image, it looks like this...


AngryOldDem

(14,065 posts)
113. I'm learning to do that.
Tue Jan 18, 2022, 09:45 AM
Jan 2022

I don’t know why, but I feel like I’m playing against the clock. But I’m finding that if I jot down and play with the letters I get correct in the first and second attempts, I eventually figure it out. Like with other word games, putting it aside and coming back to it helps.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,483 posts)
63. Same here, four tries
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:26 PM
Jan 2022

Wordle 209 4/6

🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜
⬜🟩⬜🟨🟨
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Marthe48

(17,567 posts)
57. I've played the last 3 days
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 10:48 AM
Jan 2022

I've gotten each word, only the first in 3 tries, the other 2 in 5. I like to start with a word that has most-used letters, such as EARTH, or BLADE. I've been lucky that A was in all 3 games I played.

Lots of fun. Los of strategy!

Ocelot II

(116,686 posts)
59. Third day in a row; got the word on the third try each time!
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:17 PM
Jan 2022

Dumb luck, I think; but it helps to pick a starting word that has letters most commonly used in English, like a, e, i and t.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
61. I've decided that getting it in 3 shows the highest
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:01 PM
Jan 2022

Possible level of deductive reasoning with a degree of chance factored in depending on the secret word. In two is absolutely pure chance. Chance diminishes with the more tries you attempt.

Here's an example. Swallwell knew the 5 letter word began with a and ended in y. I looked it up. There were maybe a dozen possible words it could have been and he picked the right one.

So for you to get it in 3 each day is truly remarkable! Bravo! Everyone needs to start listening to you a whole lot more LOL

Donkees

(31,689 posts)
69. Got it in three this morning :)
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:39 AM
Jan 2022

2 yellows in first guess
2 yellows plus 1 green in second guess
5 green in third


lastlib

(23,671 posts)
71. Alphabet in order of frequency of use:
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 09:43 AM
Jan 2022

E T A O N R I S H D L F C M U G Y P W B V K X J Q Z

This might be helpful to other players.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,483 posts)
78. I hope it's not a real word. But, does wordle require real words?
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 03:50 PM
Jan 2022

I imagine the correct daily answer will be a real word, but can you work up to it with meaningless sets of letters?

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,483 posts)
83. With help from a little Pinot Gris, I saw a real word: ATONE
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:07 PM
Jan 2022

So if those are the five most-used letters, ...
Well, that's what I'm starting with tomorrow!

lastlib

(23,671 posts)
81. Not a bad idea--
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 04:25 PM
Jan 2022

or just the first five letters, any order.

There's a reason final Wheel of Fortune contestants get the same first five letters every show.

mia

(8,370 posts)
75. A quick and pleasant way to connect with siblings via group texts.
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 01:42 PM
Jan 2022

We also share jokes and amusing little videos.

Wordle 210 4/6

🟨⬜⬜🟩⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Disaffected

(4,664 posts)
82. Woo-Hoo!
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 04:34 PM
Jan 2022

Six tries first time and four today!

But, is it cheating to use Google or word search apps??

BTW, it looks like there has already been quite a bit of Google searching judging from the suggestions it comes up with.

Also BTW, why doesn't Wordle come up on Playstore in the version discussed here?

Ocelot II

(116,686 posts)
85. It's giving me a reason to get up in the morning.
Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:13 PM
Jan 2022

Today I dropped down to four tries but I am determined to do better. I await tomorrow's puzzle with bated breath.

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Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
94. Jealous! Grrr. Came down to two possible words
Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:24 PM
Jan 2022

For me to get it in three and I picked the wrong one . Wonder if there is anything in their program that selects the more common word? So far haven't seen any oddball 5 letter words.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,483 posts)
96. That's some powerful playing! It took me four today.
Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:35 PM
Jan 2022

Wordle 211 4/6

🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟨🟩🟨
🟨🟩⬜🟩🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

And that was started with my new, statistically proven first word ATONE.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
97. That's what I did too. Atone. Same as you four. But
Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:47 PM
Jan 2022

My system clock was off. When I fixed let me play again.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
103. Omg. Going to be a good day I got it in three my personal best
Mon Jan 17, 2022, 11:32 AM
Jan 2022

Wordle 212 3/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜🟩
🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Pinback

(12,219 posts)
105. Dang, pretty good.
Mon Jan 17, 2022, 05:03 PM
Jan 2022

Four for me -- only my second time playing, though, so I don't feel too bad.

Wordle 212 4/6

⬛⬛⬛🟨🟨
🟨⬛🟨🟩⬛
🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
106. Getting into looking at people's charts. Lol. Let
Mon Jan 17, 2022, 07:30 PM
Jan 2022

Me guess... Your last grey on third row was a p ?

Good job!!! I didn't even get any word my first time

Disaffected

(4,664 posts)
109. Yes but,
Tue Jan 18, 2022, 02:05 AM
Jan 2022

I cheated a bit. My objective was, out of curiosity, to find out what description the program would present for a first try correct answer i.e. it said "genius".

I simply worked out the correct answer on my PC and entered that answer on my tablet.

I guess my point in posting was that a correct answer on the first try would in no way be an act of genius, as described, but simple one of cheating since there are approximately 150,000 five letter words in the English language and the chances of any correct first try simply by guessing would be near zero (1 in 150,000 or, maybe somewhat less unlikely if it is assumed that particularly obscure words would not be included).

I know, I have too much time on my hands....

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
110. Totally agree..
Tue Jan 18, 2022, 02:29 AM
Jan 2022

Luck. Actually almost pure luck getting it In two. Then you have to use your brain.

I got it in one... But only because my system clock was wrong and when I corrected had puzzle again knowing the word.

No, absolutely don't think you have too much time. You're obviously a thinker - which I admire tremendously in a person !!!

Disaffected

(4,664 posts)
114. Thank you, as do I.
Tue Jan 18, 2022, 01:03 PM
Jan 2022

Last edited Tue Jan 18, 2022, 03:54 PM - Edit history (2)

IMO part of the fun in puzzle solving such as this is testing the limits and looking for innovative solutions.

As well, coming up with interesting variations such as varying the number of letters, and maximum tries eg. four letters and four tries or, six letters and six or maybe seven tries.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
116. Bet they will enhance it maybe like you suggest after
Tue Jan 18, 2022, 01:54 PM
Jan 2022

Time goes by. Think the success now is the pure simplicity of it. No ads, no sign up, no complex instructions. That you can easily share results is genius. That it remembers you. That you have all day if you want to go back to it. No clock! No app. No cost. Fits almost everyone. Except people like my husband who doesn't automatically see possible words in his head. But he's still trying and sure that builds his brain's missing piece

How would you solve the problem or effect of randomness and luck? Sometimes certain letters can result in many many possible secret words. (Example the other day for me - picked polar then sonar then finally solar Where other letters or combinations of letters have very few possibilities.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,483 posts)
111. I guess I'm hooked, and seem to be taking four tries mostly.
Tue Jan 18, 2022, 06:56 AM
Jan 2022

I think I'm grateful it's limited to one word a day. This could be a massive time-waster otherwise.

Wordle 213 4/6

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nolabear

(42,074 posts)
117. Been playing a couple of weeks. My usual is 4.
Tue Jan 18, 2022, 07:06 PM
Jan 2022

Today’s was a bear though. Bless Wheel of Fortune’s heart for their most often used letters.

Nice to have a non-conflictual, very simple obsession.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
121. I just did too!! What a weird feeling. So much pressure:)
Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:32 AM
Feb 2022

had four of the five letters on first guess. I would have been so mad at myself if I hadn't gotten it.

Wordle 238 2/6

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