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March 2nd, 2022 at 6:30:48 PM permalink
WoV love games so let's discuss the latest thing -- Wordle. This is a daily word puzzle from the New York Times. Here are the rules.

  1. The object is to find solve for the word of the day in as few turns as possible, with a maximum of six.
  2. The word of the day is always five letters.
  3. The player may submit any five-letter word as a turn. Non-existent words may not be used.
  4. After submitting a turn, the game will mark correct letters in position in green, correct letters out of position in yellow, and letters that aren't in the word of the day in grey.
  5. I am not sure how it works if the word of the day or the guess have multiple identical letters, but imagine Master Mind rules would be followed.







Here I chose AUDIO as my first word. I chose it because it has lots of vowels. I was told only the A was correct, but in the wrong position.
For my second guess, I went with GRANT. I was told the A was still there but out of position. An N and T were also correct, but out of position.
For my third guess, I went with TANKS (perhaps because I just watched the news). I was told the A was in the right position and the T, N, and S were out of position.
For my fourth turn, I correctly chose NASTY.


That said, let's play and share results. I would like to state in advance that I suck at word puzzles and I probably won't get the answer in four guesses very often.

The question for the poll is what do you think of Wordle?
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March 2nd, 2022 at 6:57:00 PM permalink
My strategy is usually just to eliminate a bunch of the most commonly used letters with the first three words.
I usually do POINT - READS - MULCH as my first three, unless it becomes clear earlier.

The only one I havenít solved was my first day when I had no idea what I was doing.

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March 2nd, 2022 at 7:14:07 PM permalink
Those look like very impressive scores. I have played only twice, with a 4 and a 6.
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March 2nd, 2022 at 7:59:57 PM permalink
If you decide that Wordle is too easy for you, try Quordle, four Wordles at the same time, or even Octordle, eight Wordles at the same time.

If you wanna test your prurient mind, try Lewdle. It's Wordle, but every guess must be dirty.

But the one that will likely be popular among this forum is Nerdle, which is Wordle with a mathematical equation instead of a word.
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March 2nd, 2022 at 8:14:17 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

My strategy is usually just to eliminate a bunch of the most commonly used letters with the first three words.
I usually do POINT - READS - MULCH as my first three, unless it becomes clear earlier.

The only one I havenít solved was my first day when I had no idea what I was doing.


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Looks about like my distribution. Perfect over a couple months. Twice got it on second try. Only needed all 6 twice. Once you get the hang of it itís not that hard.
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March 2nd, 2022 at 8:16:09 PM permalink
New York Times, huh? Iíll pass.
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March 3rd, 2022 at 4:55:04 AM permalink
Got it in five today.



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March 3rd, 2022 at 6:20:05 AM permalink
There's also a "hard mode" (when you see someone's score with an asterisk, that means hard mode was used), where once a letter is marked as being in the word, it must be used in all subsequent guesses, and if it is marked as being in the correct spot, it has to be used in that spot. This defeats a standard MasterMind-type strategy of using incorrect guesses to get more information about the word.
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March 3rd, 2022 at 8:38:40 AM permalink
We enjoy playing AZUL, and there is an on-line version now called AZEE. A fun strategy game and easy to understand how to play.

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March 3rd, 2022 at 6:33:35 PM permalink
Based on this thread, I decided to download Wordle and play it.

I can't make this up: I solved it in 2 words.


I started with TRIES because it had two vowels and common letters.

T and R were green, and S was yellow! Very lucky.

the S clearly needed to be the 4th letter, so all I could think of was:

TRASH.

And that was the solution.
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