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Wizard
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March 18th, 2022 at 3:18:15 AM permalink
Yay, my first two today.



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March 18th, 2022 at 4:24:06 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

That said, what do you think of being allowed to review the list of allowed words as answers only?
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If you are looking at the list and parsing it with your brain, it seems fine.
If you are using a machine to parse the list, that would seem ill-spirited. The software should get points for any solution.

xyzzy and plugh do not appear to be on the list. dwarf does appear, although I expect that is not the current magic word. The next holiday is the Vernal Equinox, March 20th.
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March 18th, 2022 at 5:00:50 AM permalink
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If you don't consult the list of words that are acceptable answers, you're definitely playing another game within the game.

The additional game you're playing is, "Did they remove this word from the list?"

More than 82% of all five-letter words have been removed. They removed a LOT of what I consider are very, very common words. I listed a couple of dozen in a prior post. A few more I've come across that I didn't list earlier are: chewy, chomp, gimpy, laser, liven, naked, orate, ouija, panda, pesos, porky, squid.

If you don't choose to consult the word list, that's okay... I can fully understand why some people choose not to... but that's almost akin to playing a word game without knowing the language you're using. I for one would simply rather not play that game.

With my prior guesses and the feedback I received, a recent game told me the last four letters of the puzzle were ATER. I did not yet know the first letter. Without knowledge of the word list used, the answers could have been CATER, DATER, EATER, GATER, HATER, LATER, MATER, OATER, PATER, RATER, TATER, and WATER. I was at least able to narrow it down to five choices, since seven of those words removed from the list, and thus not a valid answer.
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Meh.

There’s a difference between looking at the list in between games vs in the middle of a game. The latter seems like playing scrabble while being able to look through the Scrabble dictionary, as opposed to only using the dictionary to decide challenges.
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March 18th, 2022 at 7:49:58 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

… what do you think of being allowed to review the list of allowed words as answers only?link to original post

I didn’t know there was such a list. 🤪
Thanks. 😁

But cheating? Maybe.

Some people have a rule in Scrabble where you can’t look at the dictionary when it’s your turn. Some say you can’t look at the dictionary AT ALL except when a played word is challenged.

Does that answer the question?
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March 18th, 2022 at 7:53:40 AM permalink
By the way, I suck at Wordle.

I keep getting shown I have four letters in the correct position and then getting hit in the head with a brick for what the correct word is. 🤯

And sometimes, what I’ve come up with is very uncommon words when the answer is actually a very common word!
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March 18th, 2022 at 8:41:08 AM permalink
Decided to try my first Wordle today...

🟩🟨🟨⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Got it in 2! I think I just got extremely lucky with my choice of starting word. I could only see one option for the second word.

I doubt I will be as successful going forward, but we'll see.


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Does anyone remember the game show called Lingo, hosted by Chuck Woolery on the Game Show Network (before it became GSN)? Two teams of two competed to solve a series of Wordle-type puzzles. A team would lose control to the other team if they failed to solve the puzzle in 5 turns, or spelled a word incorrectly, used a non-word, etc.

Each team had a bingo card, and the team to correctly solve the puzzle was awarded 2 bingo balls that they drew randomly. The object was to make a bingo on your team's card before your opponents did likewise.
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March 18th, 2022 at 10:47:51 AM permalink
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Yay, my first two today.




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Congrat, Mike! I might’ve gotten it on my 2nd attempt too had I not picked a totally different random starting word.

Wordle 272 3/6

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March 18th, 2022 at 2:49:31 PM permalink
Wordle 273 5/6
⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜ (YYBBB)
🟩🟨⬜⬜🟨 (GYBBY)
🟩⬜🟩🟩🟩 (GBGGG)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Note: I think this is my worst "successful solve" so far.
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March 18th, 2022 at 3:06:27 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Yay, my first two today.



(comments in spoiler)



Knowing your usual first guess, I had a feeling you'd get it in two.





Me, three.
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March 18th, 2022 at 4:09:44 PM permalink
I remember that show yes. And while you only got 5 guesses,they gave you the first letter of the word.the lady who gave you the first letter was a very attractive lady who gives Vanna a run for her money. Shantay or something like that and think she used to be a competitive figure skater
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March 18th, 2022 at 4:18:43 PM permalink
. Shandi finnessey. What can I say, I like blondes lol
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March 18th, 2022 at 6:12:29 PM permalink
I got a 3 also today. Very proud of myself. Since it's the weekend hope the words not to tough like smelt or focus last weekend lol
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March 19th, 2022 at 12:25:02 AM permalink
Wordle 273 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟨🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Damn. My 3rd guess was pretty damn good. I hate when it’s off by just one letter.
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March 19th, 2022 at 1:26:15 AM permalink
273 6/6 my worst ever
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March 19th, 2022 at 3:41:09 AM permalink
Wow awesome especially considering your first guess had no letters in the word.great job on 4
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March 19th, 2022 at 6:15:34 AM permalink
Five today. First four turns had zero greens.



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March 19th, 2022 at 6:38:43 AM permalink
Other day you got a 2. Very fickle game. And hot blonde got all gray on her first guess
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March 19th, 2022 at 12:39:42 PM permalink
I found today's to be tough...based on my usual first guesses.



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March 19th, 2022 at 3:18:14 PM permalink
Wordle 274 4/6

🟨🟩⬜🟩🟨
🟨🟩⬜🟩🟨 (BYYGB)
🟨🟩⬜🟩🟨 (YGBGY)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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March 19th, 2022 at 5:14:35 PM permalink
Four today March 19
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March 20th, 2022 at 2:11:07 AM permalink
Quote: ksdjdj

Note 3: According to "Free Dictionary", there are 158,390 words that have 5 letters in them.

By the way, I challenge this statement.

Are they counting words in ALL languages or are they just talking about English words?
Do they mean LEAST 5 letters?

Heck, the entire ENABLE word list containing words of ANY length only contains a total of 173,528 words.

This link claims there are only 12,478 five-letter words: https://www.bestwordlist.com/5letterwords.htm
We know Wordle uses a total of less than 13,000 words in their list of valid guesses and answers

Volume 6 of the Office Scrabble Player’s Dictionary has just 8,996 five-letter words.


I just don't believe there's any way at all there there are a total of 158,390 English speaking words of exactly five letters. Any claim of this made by Free Dictionary (whatever that is) has to be in error. That number is just too large.

If I'm wrong please provide a link to a list of all of these 158,390 words.
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March 20th, 2022 at 3:03:00 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Quote: ksdjdj

Note 3: According to "Free Dictionary", there are 158,390 words that have 5 letters in them.

By the way, I challenge this statement.
(snip)
If I'm wrong please provide a link to a list of all of these 158,390 words.
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I found it hard to believe as well (and still do). I mainly posted it to illustrate that the "Wordle answer list" is quite small (compared to the "total 5-letter words list")

Here is the link >> https://www.thefreedictionary.com/5-letter-words.htm << .

Note: I am not going to look at a list and count up to ~158k words (but I think you are correct anyway).
Note 2: In the above link it says, "For searches with more than 500 results, only the top 500 results are displayed " .
Note 3: There are many other sites that say the total word list is a lot smaller***

*** (just one example ): https://answerstoall.com/language/how-many-five-letter-words-are-there-in-the-english-language/ << this link says there are 8,783 (or 12,478) five-letter words, and 104,344 total words (or ~170,000 total words in "current usage").

----
(Update /Edit about 315 am, Pac Time):

Even if the list counts "archaic words" >> https://www.lexico.com/explore/archaic-words << I still don't believe there are that many (~158k).
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March 20th, 2022 at 4:03:41 AM permalink
I’ve started using the previous day’s answer as my initial word.



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RENEW
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March 20th, 2022 at 6:41:56 AM permalink
Score of five today. Took a lot of time too.



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March 20th, 2022 at 10:03:48 AM permalink
Did it in 3
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March 20th, 2022 at 10:10:05 AM permalink
Quote: miplet

Did it in 3.

Good work!

If you had known that your second guess wasn't a valid answer, I suspect you might have solved this puzzle in two rows!
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March 20th, 2022 at 1:52:00 PM permalink
Wordle 275 3/6

🟩🟩⬜🟨⬜
🟩🟩⬜🟨⬜ (GGBYB)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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March 20th, 2022 at 7:09:22 PM permalink
5 today rough one
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March 20th, 2022 at 10:53:29 PM permalink
Third guess for me today.

Wordle 274 3/6

⬜⬜🟨🟨🟨
⬜⬜🟩🟩🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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March 21st, 2022 at 2:57:32 AM permalink
Wordle 275 3/6

🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟨🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩



Starting with yesterday’s solution

RENEW
FAKER
THEIR
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March 21st, 2022 at 4:00:01 AM permalink
3/21. Did it in 2 today, my first time ever in 2
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March 21st, 2022 at 7:40:54 AM permalink
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3/21. Did it in 2 today, my first time ever in 2
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Me too, except it's my second two.



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March 21st, 2022 at 9:25:58 AM permalink
Four for me




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March 21st, 2022 at 8:01:25 PM permalink
3 today March 21 but getting network error when fetching photo
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March 22nd, 2022 at 12:51:58 AM permalink
3 today, and rather quickly.

Wordle 276 3/6

🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
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March 22nd, 2022 at 1:35:39 AM permalink
no network error now March 21
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March 22nd, 2022 at 3:52:16 AM permalink
Wordle 276 5/6

🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜ - GGBBB
🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜ - GGBBB
🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜ - GGBBB
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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March 22nd, 2022 at 5:06:38 AM permalink
Wordle 276 5/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟨⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Trickier one for me today.
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March 22nd, 2022 at 6:31:19 AM permalink
Four for me.





Results this far:
Games played = 22
Success rate = 21/22 = 95.45%
Average turns = 87/21 = 4.1429
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
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March 22nd, 2022 at 7:18:22 PM permalink
4 today March 22 argh. That will probably be tomorrow word lol
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March 23rd, 2022 at 12:11:04 AM permalink
Got it in 4 even with a blank start:
“Man Babes” #AxelFabulous
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March 23rd, 2022 at 3:22:57 AM permalink
I was almost as bad with only one letter to start off with yesterday
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March 23rd, 2022 at 3:28:18 AM permalink
Wordle 277 4/6

🟨🟩🟨⬜🟩
🟨🟩🟨⬜🟩 - BBBYG
🟨🟩🟨⬜🟩 - YGYBG
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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March 23rd, 2022 at 5:39:55 AM permalink
Three today.



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March 23rd, 2022 at 4:22:02 PM permalink
4 today March 23. Got lucky guess 3 all but only letter in right place.
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March 23rd, 2022 at 5:47:48 PM permalink
Another four tries. Given my first three, I'm quite lucky.



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March 23rd, 2022 at 6:02:21 PM permalink
No peeking over my shoulder even though you are in Indy also Jeffrey lol
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March 24th, 2022 at 12:14:58 AM permalink
Got it in probably one minute or less.

Wordle 278 3/6

🟨🟨🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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March 24th, 2022 at 3:03:46 AM permalink
Three for Thursday.



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