Cheers!We do have spoiler tags. I think it's "spoiler" and "/spoiler" in square brackets. Without quotes ofc.
Indeed. Took me quite a while to get from line 4 to 5.It was a tough one today
Correct. It's also available in the Insert menu, directly to the right of the Smiliesspoiler tags. I think it's "spoiler" and "/spoiler" in square brackets. Without quotes
We had similar profiles.I'm actually surprised I got it
What I've read is that "There are actually two word lists in Wordle: one is a list of 2,315 words which can appear as answers, and the other is a list of 10,657 rather more obscure words which are allowed as guesses but will never appear as answers."today's word was a bit more exotic than what Wordle normally has
Says the guy who'll play a RPG for hundreds of hours!I don't have enough patience for this game.
You should've sampled 'em, would've made it easierkept coming back to it between moving kegs at work
Actually, I was aided by @Brian Boru , as I guessed something about his words based on some things he's said.Wordle 209 3/6
I really wanted to guess it on line two, but there were just too many possibilities. Based on what was shown, I decided to switch my normal 2nd and 3rd words around and, luckily, got what I needed. My usual second guess wouldn't have come up with anything.
Actually, I was aided by @Brian Boru , as I guessed something about his words based on some things he's said.
So what is everyone's strategy? I'm going to post mine in spoiler tags below because it would help to give away today's puzzle.
Note: I tell what words I guess, so if you read this, you shouldn't look at my chart before playing the puzzle each day. I deleted this post earlier because of that, but decided I wanted to share anyway. If a mod wants to delete it, that's fine with me, though.
So I go into each puzzle planning to guess the same three words every time in the first three lines, but I do give myself flexibility depending on the results. Occasionally I'll go completely off the rails, but usually not until the second word.
The most commonly used consonants are R T N S L C D P M and, of course, you want all the vowels, so my first word is "train", which uses the three most common letters plus two vowels. Next I guess "close", which uses the next three most common letters and gets me two more vowels. Then I pick "dumpy", which gets the last 3 target consonants, the last vowel and the "y". The "y" isn't very common, but when you get it, it narrows down the possible answers and makes guessing easier. I know Brian goes after the "Y", so when I saw his second guess had the last letter correct, I moved "dumpy" to my second guess.
But, as I said, if I get two or more letters in the first guess, I may switch the next two guesses, and if I feel I know the answer after the first or second guess, it just depends. If there's a chance that the answer is wrong and won't give me any additional info, I will use one of the other guesses if one of them might confirm my guess. I just kind of go by feel. But unless things are going really well, the first three words will always be train, close or dumpy.
Nice piece of detective work there!I know Brian goes after the "Y", so when I saw his second guess had the last letter correct, I moved "dumpy" to my second guess
Agreed. I play the puzzle, then come here.you shouldn't look at my chart before playing the puzzle each day
If I were analyzing words in a dictionary, I wouldn't count words that didn't have their own separate entries, like plural and the tenses.I've changed my approach a bit from that in the OP.
Who said we're not taking this seriously?Nice piece of detective work there!
And of course, I'm flattered that I encouraged you to take a dump earlier than planned…
Unlike the rest of you targeting 4 vowels and 6 consonants in the first 2 lines, I now go for the 6 vowels—incl Y—and 4 consonants. So my first 2 words are…
…which also include the 4 most common consonants. Third word is decided based on the intel from the first 2 lines. Today was my first use of these new words, and it got me my first 3-line solve, so it'll be interesting to see if a larger sample size shows it's better.
Agreed. I play the puzzle, then come here.
Possible inaccuracy in Most Common Letters
I'm not set on my word choices yet, because the Most Common Letters list is based on all words found in a major dictionary. This may not be the same as the most common in 5-letter words.
I expect especially E, but also S, D, I and G are inflated in the general list due to all the words with ED and ES, plurals, and ING. Possibly L and Y are also inflated due to common LY ending. No doubt there are more such combos which also may feature less in 5-letter words.