## Poll

 I love Wordle! 32 votes (69.56%) Meh. 3 votes (6.52%) I hate it. 2 votes (4.34%) Let's play some Clue again. 3 votes (6.52%) Does the Qu in Boggle count as one or two letters? 2 votes (4.34%) Total eclipse reminder April 8, 2024 11 votes (23.91%) Let's discuss the Lambert W function. 3 votes (6.52%) How do you pronounce Kiev? 5 votes (10.86%) I forgot to celebrate Ash Wednesday. 2 votes (4.34%) When did The Ukraine become just Ukraine? 4 votes (8.69%)

46 members have voted

ThatDonGuy
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
• Posts: 6162
February 15th, 2024 at 3:43:52 PM permalink
Connections
Puzzle #249
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟪🟩🟩
🟩🟪🟩🟩
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟪🟩🟩

I had a feeling green was a category, but I just chose the wrong four out of the five four times

avianrandy
Joined: Mar 7, 2010
• Posts: 1455
February 15th, 2024 at 5:21:02 PM permalink
3 tonight February 15
ChesterDog

Joined: Jul 26, 2010
• Posts: 1441
February 15th, 2024 at 10:01:50 PM permalink

Wordle 972 6/6*

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 print
🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜ style
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ staff
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ stack
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟨 stats
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 stash

Connections
Puzzle #250
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟦🟪🟦🟦
🟦🟦🟪🟦
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟪🟪🟪
Last edited by: ChesterDog on Feb 16, 2024
DogHand
Joined: Sep 24, 2011
• Posts: 1435
February 15th, 2024 at 10:34:55 PM permalink
Wordle #972 February 16: 6/6 double bogey

🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ STARE / GGGBB
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ STAMP / GGGBB
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ STACK / GGGBB
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ STALL / GGGBB
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ STAIN / GGGBB
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 STASH / Correct

With G = 1, Y = ½, & B = 0, I scored 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, (repetitive, eh?) and 5.

I worried that I would fail, which would be extremely embarrassing after starting with three greens on turn one.

I spent about six minutes solving this one.

My streak is at 94.

Connections Puzzle #250 February 16: 2 errors

🟨🟨🟨🟨 YYYY
🟪🟪🟪🟪 PPPP
🟩🟦🟦🟦 gbbb: pillow, BASIC, PYTHON, JAVA
🟩🟦🟦🟦 gbbb: boa, BASIC, PYTHON, JAVA
🟦🟦🟦🟦 BBBB
🟩🟩🟩🟩 GGGG

I had to guess to find the fourth programming language, as the green FEATHERS connection eluded me.

Dog Hand
ams288
Joined: Sep 26, 2012
• Posts: 6441
February 16th, 2024 at 4:23:45 AM permalink
Wordle 972 4/6

⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

POSIT
YEARN
MULCH
STASH
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
unJon
Joined: Jul 1, 2018
• Posts: 4521
February 16th, 2024 at 5:21:04 AM permalink
I was too impatient to use another probing word. Thankfully I hit the coin flip at the end.

Wordle 972 6/6

🟨⬛🟩⬛⬛ TRACE
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ STAMP (Wordlebot SHILL)
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ STAIN (Wordlebot FINAL)
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ STALL (Wordlebot HOTEL)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 STASH (thankfully it wasn’t STAFF)

WordleBot
Skill 52/99
Luck 42/99

Connections perfect after failing last two days.

Connections
Puzzle #250
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟩🟩🟩🟩
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
ThatDonGuy
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
• Posts: 6162
February 16th, 2024 at 6:30:17 AM permalink
Connections
Puzzle #250
🟪🟨🟩🟦
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟪🟪🟪🟪
smoothgrh
Joined: Oct 26, 2011
• Posts: 1203
February 16th, 2024 at 7:31:31 AM permalink
Wordle 972 6/6

Wordle 972 6/6

🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

STARE
STAIN
STAMP
STAGY
STALK
STASH

Perhaps the Wordlebot strategy would have been better? Maybe not?

Connections
Puzzle #250
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟪🟪🟪

The first three were easy peasy. The last group was like my aforementioned game of solitaire \$10,000 Pyramid.
Last edited by: smoothgrh on Feb 16, 2024
unJon
Joined: Jul 1, 2018
• Posts: 4521
February 16th, 2024 at 7:54:37 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Wordle 972 6/6

Wordle 972 6/6

🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

STARE
STAIN
STAMP
STAGY
STALK
STASH

Perhaps the Wordlebot strategy would have been better? Maybe not?

Yes using probing word (that couldn’t have been the answer but would have eliminated more possible answers) would have been a better route. I made the same error today.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
rxwine
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
• Posts: 12094
February 16th, 2024 at 10:55:40 AM permalink
Wordle 972 3/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
HotBlonde
Joined: Feb 8, 2011
• Posts: 2186
February 16th, 2024 at 12:33:39 PM permalink
Wordle 972 3/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨
🟨🟨🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
avianrandy
Joined: Mar 7, 2010
• Posts: 1455
February 16th, 2024 at 6:26:21 PM permalink
4 tonight February 16
ChesterDog

Joined: Jul 26, 2010
• Posts: 1441
February 16th, 2024 at 9:20:21 PM permalink

Wordle 973 3/6*

⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ grand
⬜🟨🟩🟨🟨 clamp
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 psalm

Connections
Puzzle #251
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟩🟩🟩🟩
DogHand
Joined: Sep 24, 2011
• Posts: 1435
February 16th, 2024 at 11:01:30 PM permalink
Wordle #973 February 17: 4/6 par

🟨⬜🟩⬜⬜ STARE / YBGBB
⬜🟨🟩🟨⬜ CLASH / BYGYB
🟨⬜🟩⬜🟨 LOANS / YBGBY
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 PSALM / Correct

With G = 1, Y = ½, & B = 0, I scored 1½, 2, 2, and 5.

On turn 3 I knew the S was either the 2nd or 5th letter, so LOANS was a desperation try.

I spent about five minutes solving this one.

My streak is at 95.

Connections Puzzle #251 February 17: perfect

🟨🟨🟨🟨 YYYY
🟩🟩🟩🟩 GGGG
🟪🟪🟪🟪 PPPP
🟦🟦🟦🟦 BBBB

Dog Hand
ams288
Joined: Sep 26, 2012
• Posts: 6441
February 17th, 2024 at 4:17:40 AM permalink
Wordle 973 3/6

🟩⬜🟨⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

POSIT
YEARN
PSALM

Actually surprised this hasn’t been a solution before. I thought it had.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
unJon
Joined: Jul 1, 2018
• Posts: 4521
February 17th, 2024 at 6:30:42 AM permalink
Wordle 973 4/6

⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ TRACE
🟨🟨🟩⬛⬛ SLASH (wordlebot SHALL)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 PSALM

WordleBot
Skill 90/99
Luck 46/99

Connections
Puzzle #251
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟨🟨🟨🟨
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
ThatDonGuy
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
• Posts: 6162
February 17th, 2024 at 7:20:01 AM permalink
Connections
Puzzle #251
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟨🟨🟨🟨

I would have never gotten the orange ones on their own. I kept looking for words you could add a letter to; "ringlet" + a is an anagram of triangle, and "lock" + a is an anagram of cloak

HotBlonde
Joined: Feb 8, 2011
• Posts: 2186
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I’m impressed I got this in 3 tries

Wordle 973 3/6

🟨⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜🟨🟩🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
smoothgrh
Joined: Oct 26, 2011
• Posts: 1203
February 17th, 2024 at 10:13:01 AM permalink
Wordle 973 4/6

🟩⬛⬛⬛🟨
⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟨🟩🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I knew there's a word that starts with PS — I just couldn't think of it at 6:30 am. Otherwise, I would have solved it in 3.

And I tried the Wordlebot strategy for the first time too!

Connections
Puzzle #251
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟦🟦🟦🟦

Working in the media helped me with green and purple first! And also my knowledge of daily comics.
I knew yellow was related to hair, but had to conclude ringlet is in the group.
Last edited by: smoothgrh on Feb 17, 2024
rxwine
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
• Posts: 12094
February 17th, 2024 at 10:46:05 AM permalink
Wordle 973 3/6

🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟨🟨🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
avianrandy
Joined: Mar 7, 2010
• Posts: 1455
February 17th, 2024 at 3:29:12 PM permalink
3 tonight February 17
DogHand
Joined: Sep 24, 2011
• Posts: 1435
February 17th, 2024 at 10:19:21 PM permalink
Wordle #974 February 18: 3/6 birdie

⬜⬜⬜🟨🟩 STARE / BBBYG
🟨🟨⬜⬜🟩 DRONE / YYBBG
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 RIDGE / Correct

With G = 1, Y = ½, & B = 0, I scored 1½, 2, and 5.

I spent about three minutes solving this one.

My streak is at 96.

Connections Puzzle #252 February 18: perfect

🟨🟨🟨🟨 YYYY
🟩🟩🟩🟩 GGGG
🟪🟪🟪🟪 PPPP
🟦🟦🟦🟦 BBBB

I did not guess the INGREDIENTS IN MINESTONE connection.

Same solution order as yesterday for me.

Dog Hand
ChesterDog

Joined: Jul 26, 2010
• Posts: 1441
February 17th, 2024 at 10:50:13 PM permalink

Wordle 974 3/6*

⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ craft
🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩 rouge
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ridge

Connections
Puzzle #252
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟦🟦🟦🟦
HotBlonde
Joined: Feb 8, 2011
• Posts: 2186
February 18th, 2024 at 12:07:15 AM permalink
Wordle 974 3/6

🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜
🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
ams288
Joined: Sep 26, 2012
• Posts: 6441
February 18th, 2024 at 4:16:30 AM permalink
Wordle 974 5/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨🟩🟨🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

POSIT
YEARN
MULCH
DIRGE *sigh*
RIDGE
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
ThatDonGuy
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
• Posts: 6162
February 18th, 2024 at 7:27:43 AM permalink
Connections
Puzzle #252
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟨🟦🟦🟦
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟪🟪🟪
smoothgrh
Joined: Oct 26, 2011
• Posts: 1203
February 18th, 2024 at 8:40:27 AM permalink
Wordle 974 5/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟨🟨⬛⬛
⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩
🟨🟩🟨🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

MACHO
FEIST
BINGE
DIRGE
RIDGE

With yesterday's word being PSALM, I decided to try something other than the usual SLATE. I also tried the Wordlebot strategy again, which helped. BINGE was probably a good guess for my third answer, but then I chose DIRGE, which made me feel clever but was probably too obscure for the game.

Connections
Puzzle #252
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟪🟪🟪

I got the first three easily, but could not figure out the category for the last one, even by imagining Carol Burnett reading the clues to me in the \$10,000 Pyramid chair. I looked up whether she was ever really on the Pyramid, and she was, but I was likely actually thinking of Vicki Lawrence.
rxwine
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
• Posts: 12094
February 18th, 2024 at 10:32:18 AM permalink
Wordle 974 5/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩
⬜🟨🟨⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
avianrandy
Joined: Mar 7, 2010
• Posts: 1455
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February 18th, 2024 at 2:06:21 PM permalink
2 Feb 18
DogHand
Joined: Sep 24, 2011
• Posts: 1435
February 18th, 2024 at 11:40:01 PM permalink
Wordle #975 February 19: 3/6 birdie

⬜⬜⬜🟨🟩 STARE / BBBYG
🟨🟨⬜⬜🟩 RIDGE / YYBBG
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 PRICE / Correct

With G = 1, Y = ½, & B = 0, I scored 1½, 2, and 5.

DOH! I forgot that RIDGE was yesterday's answer. Talk about having no short-term... what's the word? ;-)

The puzzle started like yesterday's, with STARE giving BBBYG, so I wanted to make the same turn two guess as I used then, but I thought that was RIDGE (it was actually DRONE).

I spent about two minutes solving this one.

My streak is at 97.

Connections Puzzle #253 February 19: 3 errors

🟪🟨🟨🟩 pyyg: hinge, MATCH, TINDER, bumble: ONLINE DATING APPS
🟨🟨🟩🟨 yygy: KINDLING, MATCH, fluff, TINDER: FIRESTARTING AIDS
🟨🟨🟨🟩 yyyg: KINDLING, MATCH, TINDER, blow: FIRESTARTING AIDS
🟦🟦🟦🟦 BBBB
🟩🟩🟩🟩 GGGG
🟪🟪🟪🟪 PPPP
🟨🟨🟨🟨 YYYY

I was pretty confident in my ONLINE DATING APPS answer, so I was surprised that not only was it not correct, it wasn't even "one away". I wonder how many others fall into this ONLINE DATING APPS trap.

Dog Hand
ChesterDog

Joined: Jul 26, 2010
• Posts: 1441
February 19th, 2024 at 1:58:24 AM permalink

Wordle 975 3/6*

🟨⬜⬜⬜🟨 clamp
🟩🟨⬜🟩🟩 piece
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 price

Connections
Puzzle #253
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟨🟨🟨🟨
ams288
Joined: Sep 26, 2012
• Posts: 6441
February 19th, 2024 at 3:44:20 AM permalink
Wordle 975 3/6

🟩⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

POSIT
YEARN
PRICE

Pride and prime have already been solutions, so I was coin tossing between price and prize.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
smoothgrh
Joined: Oct 26, 2011
• Posts: 1203
February 19th, 2024 at 6:27:32 AM permalink
Wordle 975 3/6

⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛
🟨🟩⬛⬛🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

My daughter did 85% of the work on this one, including telling me there's no A in my original third guess as learned in my second guess. I guess I got lucky with my third guess not knowing which similar words had been used by Wordle previously.
ThatDonGuy
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
• Posts: 6162
February 19th, 2024 at 6:50:59 AM permalink
Connections
Puzzle #253
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟩🟩🟩🟩
rxwine
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
• Posts: 12094
February 19th, 2024 at 10:09:17 AM permalink
Wordle 975 4/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨manic
⬜🟨🟨🟨🟨scrip
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜prick
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩price
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
HotBlonde
Joined: Feb 8, 2011
• Posts: 2186
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February 19th, 2024 at 10:24:51 AM permalink
Got it in 2 today

Wordle 975 2/6

🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
avianrandy
Joined: Mar 7, 2010
• Posts: 1455
February 19th, 2024 at 5:29:16 PM permalink
4 tonight February 19
ChesterDog

Joined: Jul 26, 2010
• Posts: 1441
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February 19th, 2024 at 9:23:36 PM permalink

Wordle 976 3/6*

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ slump
🟩⬜⬜🟨🟩 mirth
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 match

Connections
Puzzle #254
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟪🟪🟦🟦
🟪🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟦🟪🟦
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟪🟪🟪
DogHand
Joined: Sep 24, 2011
• Posts: 1435
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Wordle #976 February 20: 2/6 eagle

⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ STARE / BYYBB
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 MATCH / Correct

With G = 1, Y = ½, & B = 0, I scored 1 and 5.

I spent less than two minutes solving this one.

Eagle number 39 for me.

My streak is at 98.

Connections Puzzle #254 February 20: perfect

🟩🟩🟩🟩 GGGG
🟦🟦🟦🟦 BBBB
🟨🟨🟨🟨 YYYY
🟪🟪🟪🟪 PPPP

I thought the purple connection was TAKE A ____, but CHARRED clearly didn't fit. The answer came as a surprise.

Dog Hand
ams288
Joined: Sep 26, 2012
• Posts: 6441
February 20th, 2024 at 3:50:51 AM permalink
Wordle 976 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

POSIT
YEARN
MULCH
MATCH
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Wizard

Joined: Oct 14, 2009
• Posts: 26305
February 20th, 2024 at 4:41:57 AM permalink
Feb 19

⬜⬜⬜🟨🟩 STARE
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩 BRINE
🟨🟩🟩⬜🟩 CRIME
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 PRICE

Connections
Puzzle #253
🟪🟪🟪🟪
🟦🟦🟦🟦
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩

Feb 20

⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ STARE
⬜🟩⬜⬜🟨 PAINT
⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ BLOCK
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 MATCH

Congratulation DH on the eagle!

Connections
Puzzle #254
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟪🟦🟨🟪
🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟪🟦🟪🟦
🟪🟦🟦🟦
🟪🟪🟦🟦
Last edited by: Wizard on Feb 20, 2024
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
smoothgrh
Joined: Oct 26, 2011
• Posts: 1203
February 20th, 2024 at 9:37:44 AM permalink
Wordle 976 5/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩
⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩
⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

DOUGH
PIETY
HATCH
CATCH
MATCH

Based on seeing my friend's 6/6 result today, I decided on an unconventional starting word, then used the Wordlebot strategy. I thought they might try to trick us with a double letter, so went with HATCH then CATCH. They went with the common letter M!

Connections
Puzzle #254
🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟪🟨🟪🟦
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I didn't have patience to think through today's puzzle.
Last edited by: smoothgrh on Feb 20, 2024
ThatDonGuy
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February 20th, 2024 at 3:38:06 PM permalink
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Puzzle #254
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I am too used to "chard" being called Swiss chard

avianrandy
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