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April 9th, 2022 at 5:21:24 PM permalink
Wordle 294 2/6

🟩⬜🟩🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩


share
stair
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April 9th, 2022 at 5:52:49 PM permalink
3 April 9

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April 9th, 2022 at 9:05:37 PM permalink
Wordle 295 3/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

HINGE
BROOK
BLACK
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April 9th, 2022 at 11:02:51 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Hello again, folks.
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Welcome back!!!! Great to see you again. I look forward to your thoughts and scores on Wordle!
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April 10th, 2022 at 2:27:47 AM permalink
Yes,welcome back BBB. I was worried about you and my other Florida friends when I heard about the tornado 🌪️ hitting the Florida panhandle. Don't know where in Florida you are,but I remember you saying Florida at one time. Welcome back and awesome job on the 2 in wordle yesterday. Wednesday night was when tornado hit I forgot to add
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April 10th, 2022 at 5:49:54 AM permalink
Six.

I made that look difficult. Though I started with a different word to see how WordleBot would analyze. Not certain if it made a difference in either case.





Here we go with WordleBot:
First Guess: Solid choice. On average, someone who guesses ***** will cut the number of possible solutions to 141. Unfortunately for you, this time 354 solutions remained. (This is the unluckiest possible outcome for this starting word.)
Second guess: Your guess cut the number of remaining solutions to 41. This is pretty good, but guessing *****, here eliminates more than ***** 67 percent of the time.
Third guess: Wonderful choice. Your guess cut the number of remaining solutions from 41 to three.
Fourth guess: *****? Impressive vocabulary! Unfortunately, this was a wasted guess -- it didn't add anything to what we already knew.
Fifth guess: Your guess did eliminate one word, but there were some better options. Guessing ***** for example, would have guaranteed eliminating every possible solution but one. From this point you need some luck to solve the puzzle in six guesses.
Sixth guess: At this point the solution could have been one of two words. ***** or *****. With only one guess left...you guessed correctly. A little lucky, but good for you.
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April 10th, 2022 at 6:31:59 AM permalink
Three.


steak
brack
black
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April 10th, 2022 at 10:42:00 AM permalink
Wordle 295 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
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April 10th, 2022 at 4:37:04 PM permalink
2 today April 10
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April 10th, 2022 at 9:21:18 PM permalink
Wordle 296 5/6

⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟨⬜⬜🟩⬜
🟩⬜🟨🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

FLAKY
ANTIC
DREAM
SODAS
SQUAD
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April 11th, 2022 at 4:24:14 AM permalink
Wordle 296 5/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨
⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟨🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Tough one.
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April 11th, 2022 at 8:28:45 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

Wordle 296 5/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨
⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟨🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Tough one.
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Yeah, I caught one vowel, eliminated two others, then got fixated on the wrong one, and on the wrong “build”.
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April 11th, 2022 at 8:38:28 AM permalink
Five. Tough one today.


steal
simar
shoal
squaw
squad


I would have been surprised if the NYT chose "squaw," but it took at least five minutes to think of anything for turn 4 and that's what I eventually came up with, so went with it.

First time I've seen a Q used, I think.
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April 11th, 2022 at 2:15:33 PM permalink
Puzzle #296 (4/11/22) with comments from WordleBot





ROATE: This is a great opening word. On average, someone who guesses roate
will cut the number of possible solutions to just 60. Unfortunately for you, this time 111 solutions remained. SKILL 96, LUCK 11

SLIMY: Wonderful choice. Your guess cut the number of remaining solutions from 111 to three. SKILL 86, LUCK 68

SCUBA: Well done! This is exactly what I would’ve guessed in this situation. And you’ve narrowed it down to one possible solution. You should solve the puzzle on your next turn. SKILL 99, LUCK 33

SQUAD: There was only one possible solution left — and you got it! Well done. SKILL 99

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April 11th, 2022 at 3:31:13 PM permalink
5 argh April 11
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April 11th, 2022 at 4:12:50 PM permalink
Five. Lucky guesses.



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April 11th, 2022 at 9:04:38 PM permalink
Wordle 297 4/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜
⬜🟩🟨🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩


WATER
SHARD
CORAL
ROYAL
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April 12th, 2022 at 12:48:15 AM permalink
This one took me longer than usual.

Then I made a couple guesses that when I got to the real answer, I knew how silly it was that I kept trying other combinations with the final word because it could’ve been so clear.

Wordle 297 6/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
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April 12th, 2022 at 1:32:32 AM permalink
“Man Babes” #AxelFabulous
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April 12th, 2022 at 3:28:04 AM permalink
Three. I'd like to say it was all skill...



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April 12th, 2022 at 4:15:07 AM permalink
Three today.

Wordle 297 3/6

⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟨⬜🟨🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I wonder since this is a gambling site, if we are more likely to have “Royal” at the front of our minds.
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April 12th, 2022 at 8:05:29 AM permalink
Puzzle #297 for Tuesday, 4/12/22, with analysis from WordleBot.



Wordle 297 3/6

⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ (probing word)
⬜🟩🟨⬜⬜ (probing word)
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 (only possible answer)


I had WordleBot's review my play after I was finished. Here are its 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. (SKILL 99, LUCK 43)

CORNI Impressive vocabulary! And, well done! This is exactly what I would’ve guessed in this situation. And you’ve narrowed it down to one possible solution. You should solve the puzzle on your next turn. (SKILL 99, LUCK 87)

ROYAL There was only one possible solution left — and you got it! Well done. (SKILL 99)



Another example of two probing words (technically not a guess, since neither word could be the solution) = 3rd row solution

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April 12th, 2022 at 8:12:00 AM permalink
WhooHoo!

Wordle 297 2/6

🟩🟩🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Obviously, a near optimal starter word for today's puzzle.


ROAST
ROYAL
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April 12th, 2022 at 8:49:13 AM permalink
Four. Sadly, a certain gambling term was not at the top of my mind.


steak
modal
vocal
royal
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April 12th, 2022 at 8:53:42 AM permalink
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Puzzle #297 for Tuesday, 4/12/22, with analysis from WordleBot.



The WordleBot fascinates me. Thanks
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April 12th, 2022 at 9:34:01 AM permalink
Quote: IndyJeffrey

Quote: EdCollins

Puzzle #297 for Tuesday, 4/12/22, with analysis from WordleBot.



The WordleBot fascinates me. Thanks
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Me as well. Except when it calls one of my word choices stupid! Of course, it uses much more polite wording: "Your guess was..., but it would have been even better to guess..." but I know when I'm being insulted! ;) )

Eta... 4 for today's Wordle, but WordleBot thinks I should have done it in 3!

⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

TRACE
RAINS
BOUGH
ROYAL
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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April 12th, 2022 at 5:43:06 PM permalink
Okwho blabbed to the new York times a gambling forum was playing wordle every day and threw in a gambling term to trip us up lol? April 12 3 today
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April 13th, 2022 at 4:08:33 AM permalink
My standard 4/6 today.

Wordle 298 4/6

⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
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April 13th, 2022 at 5:12:52 AM permalink
Wordle 298 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Skill 87/100
Luck 44/100
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April 13th, 2022 at 8:28:06 AM permalink
Yay! A three today. I took a while to come up with anything for turn 3.


steak
brick
chunk


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April 13th, 2022 at 9:09:09 AM permalink
Three for me.


DINER
LUNCH
CHUNK

Wordle 298 3/6*

⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜
⬜🟨🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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April 13th, 2022 at 10:26:19 AM permalink
Wordle 298 3/6

🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩


a fortunate change of my first word from ROAST to COAST since the last puzzle did have an R in it.

COAST
CHILE
CHUNK
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April 13th, 2022 at 12:56:46 PM permalink
Tricky one,
but I didn’t have to fuss with today’s for too long.

Wordle 298 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨⬜🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
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April 13th, 2022 at 8:27:53 PM permalink
3 today April 13 I tried a new starting work or probably been 4 they have been using some different letters Maybe tomorrow will be guava
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April 14th, 2022 at 3:07:02 AM permalink
Wordle 299 5/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
⬜⬜🟨🟩🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Skill 90/100
Luck 26/100

BRASH
TULIP
VOICE
WINCE
MINCE
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April 14th, 2022 at 3:17:58 AM permalink
Four. Give me a break.

Wordle 299 4/6*

⬜🟩🟩🟨⬜
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩



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April 14th, 2022 at 9:22:33 AM permalink
A second three in a row.


steak
chile
mince
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April 14th, 2022 at 12:28:23 PM permalink
Wordle 299 5/6

⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨
⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜
⬜🟨🟩🟩⬜
⬜⬜🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
OFFICIALLY and justifiably reclaimed my title as SuperHotBlonde!
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April 14th, 2022 at 4:24:57 PM permalink
Wordle 300 4/6

🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩 GBGBG
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩 GBGBG
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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April 14th, 2022 at 4:48:37 PM permalink
Quote: ksdjdj

Wordle 300 4/6

🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩 GBGBG
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩 GBGBG
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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A comment regarding this pattern that I'm putting in a spoiler.

Good work.

My Row 2 pattern was identical to your Row 1, 2, and 3 pattern. However, once I figured out how many different words were still possible that matched that GbGbG pattern, rather than simply start guessing, I chose instead to use a probing word in Row 3, and was able to solve it on Row 4.

If I just started guessing, I was worried I might not solve it until Row 5 or 6, something I wanted to avoid.
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April 14th, 2022 at 5:42:04 PM permalink
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Quote: ksdjdj

Wordle 300 4/6

🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩 GBGBG
🟩⬜🟩⬜🟩 GBGBG
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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A comment regarding this pattern that I'm putting in a spoiler.

Good work.

My Row 2 pattern was identical to your Row 1, 2, and 3 pattern. However, once I figured out how many different words were still possible that matched that GbGbG pattern, rather than simply start guessing, I chose instead to use a probing word in Row 3, and was able to solve it on Row 4.

If I just started guessing, I was worried I might not solve it until Row 5 or 6, something I wanted to avoid.

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I haven't looked at it and probably won't, but I wonder if it is better*** to guess or probe in those and similar situations?

***: I would assume using a probing word would be better to "nearly guarantee a solve within the 6 guesses ", but I don't know which strategy would get the better "average number of guesses per attempt/solve"?
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April 14th, 2022 at 6:11:36 PM permalink
Wordle 299 3/6

🟩⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟩🟨⬜🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I try to change my first words very frequently.


MACHO
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MINCE
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April 14th, 2022 at 6:22:49 PM permalink
Quote: ksdjdj

I haven't looked at it and probably won't, but I wonder if it is better*** to guess or probe in those and similar situations?

***: I would assume using a probing word would be better to "nearly guarantee a solve within the 6 guesses ", but I don't know which strategy would get the better "average number of guesses per attempt/solve"?


My reply, which contains a possible spoiler:

It depends upon the exact situation, of course, but I've learned that probing words, when the bot uses them, will most certainly lower its average row per solution. That's WHY the bot uses them. No other reason to do so.

In fact, I see WordleBot using them all the time. Most of the time, in fact, it seems to use a probing word on the second guess!

For example, in Puzzle #300 on my second guess, I played a possible answer, SPARE. Whoops. Despite already knowing three of the letters, one of them in the exact position, and despite WordleBot knowing there were just 21 possible answer left, WordleBot says CHIRP, which doesn't use ANY of the known letters, is the absolute best play and deserves a Skill Rating of 99 if used.

WordleBot's suggested THIRD play is ALSO a probing word. At this point there were just six possible answers left, yet WordleBot liked HIKED best, which wasn't a possible solution at all. This play would reduce the average number of solutions left to just 1.3.

While reviewing his play on a lot of my other past games, it's the same thing; WordleBot often plays a completely new word, a probing word which can't possible be correct, once or twice a game.

Only after it narrows down the potential solutions to just a few, does WordleBot then go after a solution and select a possible word.
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April 14th, 2022 at 7:12:18 PM permalink
4 today April 14
for a minute I thought the answer was going Tobe times lol
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April 14th, 2022 at 10:53:28 PM permalink
I motion that we not bother putting our solutions in spoiler tags. Let's get in the habit of not checking this thread until after playing each day.

Does anyone second the motion?
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April 15th, 2022 at 1:40:56 AM permalink
Sheesh. I thought I was going to get a twofer.

Wordle 300 X/6

⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩
A falling knife has no handle.
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April 15th, 2022 at 2:00:50 AM permalink
Wow mosca you defied the odds.you should buy a mega millions ticket tonight
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April 15th, 2022 at 5:05:22 AM permalink
Wordle 300 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨🟩⬜🟨
🟨⬜⬜⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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April 15th, 2022 at 5:31:54 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I motion that we not bother putting our solutions in spoiler tags. Let's get in the habit of not checking this thread until after playing each day.

Does anyone second the motion?
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Time zones could be a problem.
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April 15th, 2022 at 5:34:22 AM permalink
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Wow mosca you defied the odds.you should buy a mega millions ticket tonight
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Yeah, I was absolutely certain with each guess. Wordlebot says to use probing words, but I like trying for the quick hit. And I never know my starting word until I start typing.
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