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On the wrong side of
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First word--one letter & in the correct position.
Second word--zero letters.
Third word--four letters & one in the correct position. (I did not use the letter from the first attempt.)
Got it correct on the fourth word.

Kind of fun.




 
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I heard about this a couple of weeks ago, tried it today for the first time a couple of minutes ago.

Got the word in four.

I am very pleased with myself at the moment. Will give it a go again tomorrow and probably deflate my ego.
 
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As predicted, my "got it on the second try" was a fluke. Took 5 today.

Fun!




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Tried it today for the first time. It took me six attempts to get the answer.



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Fun little game. Very addictive.
 
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One a day?! I want MORE.
 
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Originally posted by Eponym:
One a day?! I want MORE.


Exactly ... ! How about be more than once a day. Not sure the reason, but why not have this game where can be played as many times as you want each day.

Asking for a friend. Smile
 
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Got it in 3 today. I haven’t had to go over 4 yet. Fingers crossed.


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Originally posted by Eponym:
One a day?! I want MORE.


Exactly ... ! How about be more than once a day. Not sure the reason, but why not have this game where can be played as many times as you want each day.

Asking for a friend. Smile


Wordle archive. Play the old ones.

https://www.devangthakkar.com/wordle_archive/?2




These go to eleven.
 
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Once you guys get used to solving in 3 tries, switch to hard mode. Then it's a whole new game.




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This thread pushed me over the Wordle edge and I finally gave it a try. Took me all six guesses, but I was pretty proud of myself. Showed my wife, she got it three. Total dejection.



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Got it in 3 tries today. Used the 2 words I mentioned in my earlier posts as first tries.

flashguy




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Pretty cool. Tried it for the first time today and got it on 4th try.




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For those of us who need a little help, Unix/Linux and macOS systems have a file usually /usr/share/dict/words that contains all the words defined in the Oxford English Dictionary of 1934 one word per line in lexical order. Using grep(1) on this collection significantly reduces the search space for guesses other than the initial one. There is also a useful utility wc(1) that will count lines in its input. The words file has 235,886 lines of which 10,230 are five letter words.

As far as the initial guess goes, a word that used five of the most frequently-used letters seems to be a logical choice so as to identify as many as possible in the target word. These letters are etainoshrdl (as per Morse in English text) or eariotnslcud from words defined in the 1995 Oxford English Dictionary. I am sure that tables used in cryptanalysis will provide more refined information, such as the frequency of initial and terminal letters. "S" is the most common initial letter, so satin, stoic, stein, or stain might be good initial guesses.

Not to say that the Wordle folks use the same source of words, nor does this account for the possibility that they might be averse to choosing words that are especially vulnerable to this sort of analysis.
 
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Originally posted by frayedends:
quote:
Originally posted by old dino:
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Originally posted by Eponym:
One a day?! I want MORE.


Exactly ... ! How about be more than once a day. Not sure the reason, but why not have this game where can be played as many times as you want each day.

Asking for a friend. Smile


Wordle archive. Play the old ones.

https://www.devangthakkar.com/wordle_archive/?2
I spent several hours playing the archived games. My score so far? 40 wins and 3 losses. Some of the wins were at the 6th frame.

It is somewhat addictive.

flashguy




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Four today. Mostly because i didn’t see all the available unused vowels Frown






Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.



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The definition of the words we used, carry a meaning of their own...



 
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After Jeopardy! the wife usually turns to CNBC for a Shark Tank rerun. Unfortunately, we often hear the last few minutes of the "news." Tonight they were reporting that Wordle has been sold for "low six figures." To who, I didn't catch, but the buyer said that the game will remain free "for now." I'm expecting ads to start showing up soon. I'm about 50 words through the archive, how far can I get before this happens?
 
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Originally posted by architect:
After Jeopardy! the wife usually turns to CNBC for a Shark Tank rerun. Unfortunately, we often hear the last few minutes of the "news." Tonight they were reporting that Wordle has been sold for "low six figures." To who, I didn't catch, but the buyer said that the game will remain free "for now." I'm expecting ads to start showing up soon. I'm about 50 words through the archive, how far can I get before this happens?
I don't know. I'm about the same point--49 wins and 4 loses so far. I'm doing it randomly and I think a couple have been repeats (but it may not count repeats).

flashguy




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Sold to New York Times for "a reasonable seven figure" amount and a promise it will remain free.

So now I’m thinking we’ll soon need to watch one minute ads before and after each guess?






Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.



"If dogs don't go to Heaven, I want to go where they go" Will Rogers

The definition of the words we used, carry a meaning of their own...



 
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All of the millennials in my office play it.


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