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drewprops
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2022-01-07, 00:04

Just did it! Got it in four.

Wordle 202 4/6

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Brad yes, once you narrow down your choices it can get weird. I think I see the answer then realize what won't work. I wish that my math brain had the same computational power as my language side.


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psmith2.0
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2022-01-07, 01:42

Wordle 202 5/6

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crazychester
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2022-01-07, 02:19

Quote:
Originally Posted by drewprops View Post
Just did it! Got it in four.

<snip>

I wish that my math brain had the same computational power as my language side.

At the end of the day, it is also a maths problem.
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PB PM
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2022-01-07, 10:33

Wordle 202 6/6

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709
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2022-01-07, 11:57

Wordle 202 4/6

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Ryan
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2022-01-07, 12:03

Wordle 202 5/6

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crazychester
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2022-01-07, 17:44

Wordle 202 (3/6)

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Hard mode button doesn't work for me. All the other buttons do.

Isn't your result 4/6 Ryan? Or you've missed a row of squares?
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crazychester
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2022-01-07, 17:50

I take that back. Just checked again and now my hard mode button is green.
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chucker
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2022-01-07, 19:43

Wordle 203 4/6

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709
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2022-01-07, 19:54

^ what in the hell
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chucker
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2022-01-07, 20:08

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^ what in the hell
Hm?
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709
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2022-01-07, 20:22

Felt you were taunting Wordle with that second string there, getting 3 possibles and using 0.

It'll probably be more apparent when I know the word tomorrow.
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drewprops
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2022-01-07, 20:23

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Hm?
How did you drop a green letter on the subsequent row? Brain fart?


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chucker
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2022-01-07, 20:27

Quote:
Originally Posted by drewprops View Post
How did you drop a green letter on the subsequent row? Brain fart?


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No.

(Spoilers-ish ahead)

Off-topic (click to toggle):

Row 1: word from most common letters
Row 2: word from different common letters
Row 3: word I know not to be the solution, but helps hone in where the yellow letters go (specifically: OK, so this letter doesn’t fit in place 2; does it fit in place 3? Yup!)
Row 4: solution
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PB PM
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2022-01-07, 21:09

^ That is indeed the best way to play.
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crazychester
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2022-01-07, 21:20

Quote:
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^ That is indeed the best way to play.
There's an additional tweak you can do at the start (which chucker may already be doing) that will further improve your chances of getting it out in the fewest number of moves.
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tomoe
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2022-01-07, 21:24

Wordle 202 3/6

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drewprops
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2022-01-08, 00:08

Y'all!! In three!!!

Wordle 203 3/6

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psmith2.0
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2022-01-08, 00:29

Me too! Whew…about time I had a good one.

Wordle 203 3/6

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tomoe
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2022-01-08, 11:22

Wordle 203 4/6

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Ryan
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2022-01-08, 11:44

Wordle 203 3/6

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PB PM
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2022-01-08, 12:20

Bad guesses at the start, ah well.

Wordle 203 6/6

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Brad
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2022-01-08, 13:08

I searched way too long for that last letter.

Wordle 203 4/6

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drewprops
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2022-01-08, 14:36

I made a wild ass guess on my second row and hit the jackpot.

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psmith2.0
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2022-01-08, 14:39

Do you guys use the same starter word every time (one with mathematical odds to yield the best chance of used letters, etc.)? Or, like me, do you just wing it and type a random 5-letter word (BENCH, CLOAK, PAINT, BEARS, WRITE, SHALE, etc.) and see what happens/go from there?

That might be why I'm so shaky/hit-or-miss on this game, while being an absolute terror/hell-on-wheels with crosswords, Scrabble, Jumble, Boggle and any/all other word games? Am I hurting myself, "going random" and not using a set, smarter opening play? I kinda enjoy seeing what 5-letter word pops into my head at 12:01am, but I'd also like to get where I solve these things in well under 5-6 tries too.
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drewprops
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2022-01-08, 15:51

NO!!! I like freestyle


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chucker
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2022-01-08, 16:22

Quote:
Originally Posted by psmith2.0 View Post
Do you guys use the same starter word every time (one with mathematical odds to yield the best chance of used letters, etc.)? Or, like me, do you just wing it and type a random 5-letter word (BENCH, CLOAK, PAINT, BEARS, WRITE, SHALE, etc.) and see what happens/go from there?
So far, most of the time, I've used the same two starter words (or just one if it has so many green squares that I might as well guess).

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That might be why I'm so shaky/hit-or-miss on this game, while being an absolute terror/hell-on-wheels with crosswords, Scrabble, Jumble, Boggle and any/all other word games? Am I hurting myself, "going random" and not using a set, smarter opening play? I kinda enjoy seeing what 5-letter word pops into my head at 12:01am, but I'd also like to get where I solve these things in well under 5-6 tries too.
I saw a tweet earlier arguing that using starter words like that ruins half the fun, and I can see that point of view.

But, it's not even my native language, so might as well give myself a bit of an edge.
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crazychester
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2022-01-08, 17:16

Wordle 203 (5/6)

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Rejected the solution at row 2 in favour of 3 alternatives! Dammit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by psmith2.0 View Post
Do you guys use the same starter word every time (one with mathematical odds to yield the best chance of used letters, etc.)? Or, like me, do you just wing it and type a random 5-letter word (BENCH, CLOAK, PAINT, BEARS, WRITE, SHALE, etc.) and see what happens/go from there?

That might be why I'm so shaky/hit-or-miss on this game, while being an absolute terror/hell-on-wheels with crosswords, Scrabble, Jumble, Boggle and any/all other word games? Am I hurting myself, "going random" and not using a set, smarter opening play? I kinda enjoy seeing what 5-letter word pops into my head at 12:01am, but I'd also like to get where I solve these things in well under 5-6 tries too.
I use the same word every time because, for me, I see getting it out in as few moves as possible as part of the challenge. But there's nothing wrong with going random. Each to their own.

This is the additional tweak I use at Row 1 to what chucker said above.

Spoiler (click to toggle):
I aim to use not just common letters in row 1 but as many common vowels as reasonably possible. My opening word has 3 common vowels + 2 common consonants. This should (mostly) help to narrow down the vowels in the answer quicker. Hope that makes sense.


I'm wondering if tomoe and I may be using the same start word.
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709
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2022-01-08, 17:55

Wordle 203 5/6

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩


Quote:
Originally Posted by psmith2.0 View Post
Do you guys use the same starter word every time (one with mathematical odds to yield the best chance of used letters, etc.)? Or, like me, do you just wing it and type a random 5-letter word (BENCH, CLOAK, PAINT, BEARS, WRITE, SHALE, etc.) and see what happens/go from there?
I've tried the same starter for the last 3 rounds after Capella's suggestion of common consonants and vowels (using a different word than his though), but I'll probably start switching it up with some whatever-pops-in-my-head as that feels more like how I go about most things.

So it goes.

Last edited by 709 : 2022-01-08 at 18:09.
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2022-01-08, 18:04

Wordle 204 5/6

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