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April 4th, 2022 at 8:09:10 AM permalink
Just for fun...

From the list of 2,308 Valid Wordle Answers


"Four of a Kind" words: none

"Full House" words: MAMMA

"Flush" words: MORON, SNOOP, SPOON

"Straight" words: ABHOR, ABORT, ADEPT, ADOPT, AGLOW, BEFIT, BEGIN, BELOW, DEITY, DIRTY, EMPTY, FILMY, FIRST, FORTY, GHOST, GIPSY, GLORY, PLIED, POLKA, SOLID, SONIC, SPIED, SPOKE, TONGA, TONIC, TRIED, UNFED, WRONG

"Three of a Kind" words: BOBBY, DADDY, EERIE, EMCEE, ERROR, FLUFF, GEESE, MAMMY, MELEE, MUMMY, NANNY, NINNY, POPPY, PUPPY, RARER, SASSY, SISSY, TATTY, TEPEE

"Two Pair" words: ALLAY, AMASS, ARRAY, ASSAY, BELLE, BOOBY, CACAO, CIVIC, COCOA, FEMME, FREER, GAMMA, KAPPA, KAYAK, LEVEL, LLAMA, MADAM, MAGMA, MIMIC, MINIM, MOTTO, ONION, PAPAL, PENNE, QUEUE, RADAR, REFER, ROTOR, SALSA, SENSE, SHUSH, SLYLY, TEETH, TENET, TOOTH, TWEET, VERVE, VIVID

"One Pair" words: Too many to list. (688) The first three words in the list are ABACK, ABASE, ABATE. The last three words are WOOZY, WORRY, WRYLY.


( A flush is defined as a word in which every letter is between the range of A-F (suit 1) or G-L (suit 2) or M-S (suit 3) or T-Z (Suit 4.) )

( A straight is defined as a word in which each letter must follow later in the alphabet than the preceding letter. The opposite is also a straight. Each letter in the word must follow earlier in the alphabet than the preceding letter. )
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April 4th, 2022 at 12:23:58 PM permalink
Wordle 289 4/6

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April 4th, 2022 at 8:21:06 PM permalink
4 today April 4
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Wordle 290 5/6

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Another 5/6 for me today.
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April 5th, 2022 at 4:43:51 AM permalink
Yet another five for me too. The guessing game never seems to go my way.



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April 5th, 2022 at 5:01:52 AM permalink
Wordle 290 3/6

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April 5th, 2022 at 10:40:31 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Wordle 290 3/6

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Good one Mosca!

Wordle 290 4/6

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April 5th, 2022 at 12:17:02 PM permalink
I failed today. I probably would have gotten it if I didn’t mess up on my second word by using a letter I already knew wasn’t in it. I just started randomly guessing words at the end because I just brain farted the word.
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April 5th, 2022 at 1:03:49 PM permalink
Quote: miplet

I failed today. I probably would have gotten it if I didn’t mess up on my second word by using a letter I already knew wasn’t in it. I just started randomly guessing words at the end because I just brain farted the word.

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Miplet, I didn't know the last three turns you used today were real words. Maybe my vocabulary isn't very good, but I never seen Wordle use an obscure dictionary word before, although trope (April 2 word) came kind of close.

I should probably look over Wordle history, but my strategy is to go with words in everyday use, when given the choice.

I would be interested in other opinions on this.
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April 5th, 2022 at 1:29:50 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

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I failed today. I probably would have gotten it if I didn’t mess up on my second word by using a letter I already knew wasn’t in it. I just started randomly guessing words at the end because I just brain farted the word.

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Miplet, I didn't know the last three turns you used today were real words. Maybe my vocabulary isn't very good, but I never seen Wordle use an obscure dictionary word before, although trope (April 2 word) came kind of close.

I should probably look over Wordle history, but my strategy is to go with words in everyday use, when given the choice.

I would be interested in other opinions on this.
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I literally went through each letter that was left in my head. I either missed the correct letter or read it wrong, so I just started entering letters until it accepted a word.
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April 5th, 2022 at 1:49:19 PM permalink
I had a similar issue with the 3/28 Wordle. I think I counted 8 possible first letters that would make a word, when the last 4 letters were known. My solution was to use a word that had all (or most) of the possible remaining letters (I had eliminated 3 of the possibilities with my first two words).

After your guess of FATAL for #3, you could have used a word that contains D, R, and K for guess #4. The only one I can think of would be DRINK, which would have given you the N. Even if the D-R-K word didn't have an N, it would have eliminated those three from the realm of possibilities.


Other than that, I agree with Wiz that If I had to just guess (as I would, if I were playing Hard Mode), I would start with less obscure words before moving to the more obscure ones.
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April 5th, 2022 at 2:16:16 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Miplet, I didn't know the last three turns you used today were real words. Maybe my vocabulary isn't very good, but I never seen Wordle use an obscure dictionary word before, although trope (April 2 word) came kind of close.

I should probably look over Wordle history, but my strategy is to go with words in everyday use, when given the choice.

I would be interested in other opinions on this.

Gong with a strategy of using everyday words is more than fine... because those types of words will surely be possible valid answers. Miplet's last three words were all valid guesses (obviously) but all three of them were not valid as answers.

ALL of the "obscure" words were removed. Words like AKKAS, BASIJ, CHEKA, DOSEH, EMEUS, FOGOU, GANEV, HAZAN, IMMIX, JEMBE, KAAMA, LANAI, MZEES, NARAS, OHMIC, PAREU, QAPIK, RHEUM, SAMAN, TAZZA, ULZIE, VEHME, WAMUS, XOANA, YAPOL, ZIGAN

10,658 words are valid guesses in Wordle, but not valid answers. It's a long, long list, Within this list there are not hundreds and hundreds but thousands and thousands of these types of obscure words. (I had no problems in picking one starting with each letter of the alphabet.)

And yet they HAVE to remove all of these words to make it a fun game. Can you imagine the uproar if words like AIDOI, or DARZI or YBORE, for example, was ever the answer to a puzzle? Few would want to play. It wouldn't be a popular game at all. (Heck, a lot of people had problems with SHAWL A lot had never heard of that word.)

It will be very, very rare when an obscure word that is NOT a valid answer will be the best guess and if so, it probably won't be better by much. More than fine to just use normal, common words as guesses.

I've read that ADIEU is a very popular guess. (It's over-rated, however. It's not really very good at all.) And yet even ADIEU is not a valid answer. My favorite starting word, SALET, is also not valid as an answer. (Which means I'll never get lucky and stumble upon a solution in one row.)
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April 5th, 2022 at 8:48:46 PM permalink
Tough one today April 5 still got a 4 though
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April 6th, 2022 at 1:35:55 AM permalink
Back on track
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April 6th, 2022 at 1:51:05 AM permalink
Took me just a little bit longer when I was putzing around on the last line before I got it.

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April 6th, 2022 at 3:59:49 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Maybe my vocabulary isn't very good, but I never seen Wordle use an obscure dictionary word before, although trope (April 2 word) came kind of close.

I should probably look over Wordle history, but my strategy is to go with words in everyday use, when given the choice.

I would be interested in other opinions on this.


I agree with the Wizard on "...words in everyday use..."
My empirical evidence suggests very common words are the solution greater than 90% of the time.

Today, I hit my sweet spot at four.



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April 6th, 2022 at 4:42:42 AM permalink
Back to my standard 4/6.

Wordle 291 4/6

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April 6th, 2022 at 5:24:57 AM permalink
Wordle 291 4/6*

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April 6th, 2022 at 5:31:32 AM permalink
Four.



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April 6th, 2022 at 8:29:22 PM permalink
Woo hoo3 today April 6
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April 6th, 2022 at 8:51:41 PM permalink
Wordle 291 4/6

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April 6th, 2022 at 9:20:43 PM permalink
Wordle 292 3/6

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BLADE
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Wordle 292 5/6

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Wordle 292 6/6

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Really didn’t think I was gonna get this one.
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April 7th, 2022 at 6:02:40 AM permalink
Four.




Yes, I know I blew it on my second turn with the A.

I play the first thing in the morning, while I wait for the coffee to brew. Wasn't fully awake yet this time.
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Wordle 292 3/6

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Roast
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Four for me.

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3 April 7
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Four.



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April 8th, 2022 at 7:41:49 AM permalink
Wordle 293 3/6*

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April 8th, 2022 at 8:15:35 AM permalink
This might be interesting.

Introducing WordleBot, the Upshot’s Daily Wordle Companion

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/upshot/wordle-bot-introduction.html

After the game, it will tell you how skillful or lucky you were, and it could help improve your results.

What is it?

WordleBot is a tool that will take your completed Wordle and analyze it for you. It will give you overall scores for luck and skill on a scale from 0 to 99 and tell you at each turn what, if anything, you could have done differently — if solving Wordles in as few steps as possible is your goal.




And you get an analysis like this after every guess:



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April 8th, 2022 at 10:59:19 AM permalink
I know there are lots of articles on the best starting words, but I like to do my own work wherever I can. That said, I first found a frequency of each letter in the list of Wordle solutions.

Letter count
A 979
B 281
C 477
D 393
E 1233
F 230
G 311
H 389
I 671
J 27
K 210
L 719
M 316
N 575
O 754
P 367
Q 29
R 899
S 669
T 729
U 467
V 153
W 195
X 37
Y 425
Z 40


Then I took every word in the list with five different letters and added up the frequency of each letter in that word and the table above. Here are the top 100 scores.

Rank Word letter count
1 alert 4559
2 alter 4559
3 later 4559
4 arose 4534
5 irate 4511
6 stare 4509
7 arise 4451
8 raise 4451
9 learn 4405
10 renal 4405
11 saner 4355
12 snare 4355
13 least 4329
14 slate 4329
15 stale 4329
16 steal 4329
17 cater 4317
18 crate 4317
19 react 4317
20 trace 4317
21 clear 4307
22 store 4284
23 loser 4274
24 aisle 4271
25 atone 4270
26 teary 4265
27 alone 4260
28 adore 4258
29 scare 4257
30 early 4255
31 layer 4255
32 relay 4255
33 leant 4235
34 trade 4233
35 tread 4233
36 opera 4232
37 earth 4229
38 hater 4229
39 heart 4229
40 taper 4207
41 paler 4197
42 pearl 4197
43 tenor 4190
44 alien 4177
45 aider 4175
46 share 4169
47 shear 4169
48 crane 4163
49 tamer 4156
50 grate 4151
51 great 4151
52 parse 4147
53 spare 4147
54 spear 4147
55 realm 4146
56 glare 4141
57 lager 4141
58 large 4141
59 regal 4141
60 cleat 4137
61 eclat 4137
62 snore 4130
63 baler 4111
64 blare 4111
65 yearn 4111
66 inert 4107
67 inter 4107
68 stern 4105
69 stole 4104
70 liner 4097
71 smear 4096
72 caste 4087
73 outer 4082
74 route 4082
75 saute 4077
76 scale 4077
77 after 4070
78 feral 4060
79 flare 4060
80 dealt 4053
81 delta 4053
82 taker 4050
83 lathe 4049
84 resin 4047
85 rinse 4047
86 risen 4047
87 siren 4047
88 water 4035
89 yeast 4035
90 ratio 4032
91 score 4032
92 roast 4030
93 leapt 4027
94 petal 4027
95 plate 4027
96 pleat 4027
97 rouse 4022
98 islet 4021
99 solar 4020
100 canoe 4018


My own Steak was #219.
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April 8th, 2022 at 11:16:55 AM permalink
I did the same thing awhile back.. but I looked at the frequency of each letter specific to each position.

Here's my updated Wordle Letter Frequency chart, using the 2,308 list of valid Wordle answers. (It was 2,309 words... but I read the NY Times recently removed yet another word, HARRY.)




Using this chart, here are the top 25 Wordle words with the most "Frequency Points.":




As shown above, SLATE comes in at #1 with 1,432 points: (365 + 200 + 306 + 139 + 422 = 1,432.)

The very last word in the list, #2,308, is NYMPH, with just 307 Frequency Points. (37 + 22 + 61 + 50 + 137 = 307)
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April 8th, 2022 at 11:28:41 AM permalink
Just for fun, I also wrote a program to compare the effectiveness of any two different starting words. I wanted to compare any two starting words to see which of these two words performed better over the past x number of puzzles.

The program compares the number of possible words remaining after the first guess. (The lower the number of words still possible after each guess, the better, of course.)

For example, in the chart below I compared my usual starting word, SALET vs a common starting word, ADIEU. I wanted to confirm that ADIEU is not all that great of a starting word. (It's not ideal because the U is not a frequently used letter, compared to many other letters, and the letter D occurs even less often than the U.)

I looked at 60 recent puzzles, Wordle #231 through Wordle #290.

As you can see, in just 18 of those 60 puzzles did ADIEU perform better. SALET was the better choice 42 times out of 60.

More importantly, after selecting SALET as your first guess, the average number of words still possible is just 70.2. Compare that to 126.5 words still possible, after playing ADIEU.

Notice that 12 times out of these 60 puzzles, choosing SALET reduced the list of remaining words to just 10 or less! There was just one puzzle (Wordle #258) where ADIEU can say the same thing.

(For those using ADIEU, you really should say adieu to ADIEU.)

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April 8th, 2022 at 1:11:17 PM permalink
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The very last word in the list, #2,308, is NYMPH, with just 307 Frequency Points. (37 + 22 + 61 + 50 + 137 = 307)
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Which was the word of the day a few weeks ago. That was a tough one.

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As shown above, SLATE comes in at #1 with 1,432 points: (365 + 200 + 306 + 139 + 422 = 1,432.)



You can see our lists are quite a bit different. I assume it's because you award points only if the letter is in the correct position, while award points if it appears anywhere. Maybe a hybrid is appropriate.
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April 8th, 2022 at 2:30:09 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

You can see our lists are quite a bit different. I assume it's because you award points only if the letter is in the correct position, while award points if it appears anywhere. Maybe a hybrid is appropriate.

Position definitely makes a difference when selecting a word.

Here I compare SALET and LEAST. These two words are, of course, anagrams of each other.

They do perform similarly... but SALET does perform noticeably better, for this somewhat small sample size (60 puzzles), both in terms of average number of words still possible (70.3 vs 77.2) and number of puzzles. (36 puzzles SALET performed better, 13 puzzles were better for LEAST, with 11 ties.)

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April 8th, 2022 at 4:45:34 PM permalink
I start the first word by picking a random letter. Then I pick another. Then I try to make a word.

For example: B… R… EAD. So if there was a new puzzle, my first word would now be BREAD.

For a while I was starting with the previous day’s answer. But one day I forgot to do that, and I moved on to this way.
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April 8th, 2022 at 9:13:53 PM permalink
Wordle 294 2/6*

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If I’d started with BREAD, this would have gone on for a while, with RE to start, or ER to end. Getting the I in spot 4 narrowed the choices down considerably.
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April 8th, 2022 at 9:26:18 PM permalink
Wordle 293 3/6

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April 9th, 2022 at 4:20:53 AM permalink
Wordle 294 3/6

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April 9th, 2022 at 6:45:44 AM permalink
Wow!! Thought this was the first one I got on my second attempt, but the past scoring shows it’s my second.
Nonetheless, I’m super stoked!!

Wordle 294 2/6

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April 9th, 2022 at 6:52:52 AM permalink
Congratulations Anne. I work late nights and normally play before work. Was running late and didn't have time to play before midnight so no game last night. Again congrats on the 2 ,;-)
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April 9th, 2022 at 10:06:20 AM permalink
Yes, today's is pretty easy, though there are a few words that share the same first four letters. I imagine you could get two just as easily as get guess in five depending on guessing the correct fifth letter.

Three for me today.



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April 9th, 2022 at 10:18:21 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

This might be interesting.

Introducing WordleBot, the Upshot’s Daily Wordle Companion

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/upshot/wordle-bot-introduction.html



This is interesting. Given the puzzle on 4/9, I would think I was pretty lucky (as opposed to skilled) in guessing the correct fifth letter. Perhaps my luck score was reduced because I had four green after guess #2.

I do find the step by step analysis fascinating:

For 4/9
Guess #1: "Solid choice. On average, someone who guesses *****, will cut the possible number of solutions to just 123." <- there is also a number of ACTUAL solutions result, based on that day's response, which is how we go from 123 to 12...
Guess #2: "Your guess cut the number of remaining solutions to two from 12. Good job! But some of this was luck -- 75 percent of the time *****, will eliminate more solutions than *****"
Guess #3: "You had two solutions to choose from and you chose the right one! This was both lucky and a smart guess."
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April 9th, 2022 at 11:26:27 AM permalink
Four.


Great start and was hoping for a two. However, it was another guessing game, which I seem to be bad at.

STEAK
STAMP
STAND
STAIR
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April 9th, 2022 at 12:42:35 PM permalink
Quote: IndyJeffrey

This is interesting. Given the puzzle on 4/9, I would think I was pretty lucky (as opposed to skilled) in guessing the correct fifth letter. Perhaps my luck score was reduced because I had four green after guess #2.

A comment that I'm putting in a spoiler.

Yes, your luck score was most likely reduced a bit for Row 3, since at that point it was just a 50-50 shot. Your overall luck score that was assigned was mostly due to a large luck score on Row 2, due to picking STAIN as your second guess.

As noted, as it turned out, that guess cut the number of solutions down to down to just two possibilities. However, most of the time, it seems your guess of STAIN wouldn't have done that. For example, if the answer had been either STALK, STARK, STACK, STALL, START, STAFF, or, STASH, all of those words would still be possible after guessing STAIN.

Your skill level for Guess #2 would have been near the top with a guess of RINKS (which is apparently best) or even something like DRANK, which I thought of. Although neither of these guesses are possible answers, both would have reduced your search space down to just two or three words at the most, instead of seven, no matter what the answer was.

Yea, fun stuff.
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April 9th, 2022 at 12:51:38 PM permalink
Hello again, folks.


Wordle 294 2/6

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Hello again, folks.


Wordle 294 2/6

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Welcome back, Babs!

Two for me as well today.

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STAIR


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April 9th, 2022 at 4:06:05 PM permalink
Solution and WordleBot comments for Sunday's game, #295, 4/10/2022





WordleBot Comments:

SALET is one of my favorite opening words. On average, someone who guesses SALET will cut the 2,309 possible Wordle solutions to just 71.

CORNI. I’ll be honest, I had to look that one up. And, well done! This is exactly what I would’ve guessed in this situation. You’ve narrowed it down to only two possible solutions: BLACK or FLACK

FLACK. You had two solutions to pick from and you chose the wrong one. This was unlucky, but a smart guess. And you’ve narrowed it down to one possible solution. You should solve the puzzle on your next turn.

BLACK. There was only one possible solution left — and you got it! Well done.



Just for fun I've been having WordleBot analyze several of my past games, and so far I've found it's very rare when my second guess gets such high praise as it did this game. I knew CORNI would be a decent guess... but I had no idea it would be as good as it was.

Another "victory" for my favorite starter SALET, which brought the number of possibilities down from 2,308 to 66. Of course, in this case WordleBot's favorite starter, CRANE, was even better, as that play left it it just 13 words to consider. Still, like me, WordleBot also had a 50-50 choice on Row 3. It nailed it, however.
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