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BS: Wordle

weerover 23 Jan 22 - 06:57 AM
Dave the Gnome 23 Jan 22 - 07:44 AM
Stanron 23 Jan 22 - 08:01 AM
Jon Freeman 23 Jan 22 - 08:12 AM
DaveRo 23 Jan 22 - 08:43 AM
McGrath of Harlow 23 Jan 22 - 08:45 AM
Jeri 23 Jan 22 - 09:38 AM
McGrath of Harlow 23 Jan 22 - 09:47 AM
Thompson 23 Jan 22 - 11:11 AM
Mrrzy 23 Jan 22 - 12:37 PM
Ebbie 24 Jan 22 - 04:05 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Jan 22 - 06:40 AM
Nigel Parsons 24 Jan 22 - 08:55 AM
Nigel Parsons 24 Jan 22 - 09:00 AM
Jeri 24 Jan 22 - 09:52 AM
Nigel Parsons 24 Jan 22 - 10:18 AM
McGrath of Harlow 24 Jan 22 - 11:12 AM
Mrrzy 24 Jan 22 - 12:04 PM
Jeri 24 Jan 22 - 12:43 PM
Dave the Gnome 24 Jan 22 - 12:43 PM
Doug Chadwick 24 Jan 22 - 01:25 PM
Jeri 24 Jan 22 - 04:14 PM
Nigel Parsons 25 Jan 22 - 12:39 PM
Nigel Parsons 25 Jan 22 - 12:43 PM
meself 25 Jan 22 - 01:17 PM
Jon Freeman 26 Jan 22 - 08:01 AM
Nigel Parsons 26 Jan 22 - 03:27 PM
Dave the Gnome 27 Jan 22 - 09:36 AM
Jon Freeman 27 Jan 22 - 09:55 AM
Mrrzy 27 Jan 22 - 08:22 PM
robomatic 29 Jan 22 - 01:35 PM
gillymor 29 Jan 22 - 01:41 PM
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McGrath of Harlow 30 Jan 22 - 09:46 AM
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Jon Freeman 30 Jan 22 - 10:04 AM
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Dave the Gnome 31 Jan 22 - 11:23 AM
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weerover 01 Feb 22 - 04:53 AM
Steve Shaw 01 Feb 22 - 06:05 AM
Stanron 01 Feb 22 - 06:28 AM
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Subject: BS: Wordle
From: weerover
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 06:57 AM

Anyone else addicted to this online word game? I have had a go each day for the last 13 days and have a 100% record within the allowed six attempts: 2 attempts - 2 successes, 3 - 4, 4 - 5, 5 - 1, 6 - 1. Pity there is only one game per day.

wr


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 07:44 AM

I got it in 2 today. Only been doing it about 5 days but enjoying it so far


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Stanron
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 08:01 AM

I checked it out.

https://wordlegame.org/

Good puzzle. Click on enter to get a new puzzle after winning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 08:12 AM

I tried it after seeing a BBC News website clip last week. I solved that day's puzzle in 3 or 4 tries but I've not bothered visiting the site again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: DaveRo
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 08:43 AM

weerover wrote: Pity there is only one game per day.
A deliberate choice by the originator:
Wordle creator overwhelmed by global success of hit puzzle

Some people got in a lather a week or two back because the solution used American spelling.

There's an off-colour version called Lewdle, apparantly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 08:45 AM

Thanks for that link to a clone of the game, Stanron. Now I'll be able to indulge the addiction - and it is indeed highly addictive. I understand why the game's creator, Mr Wardle chose to try to restrict us to one game a daycare , and why Apple is taking down the pirate verdins of it from the App Store.

It's intriguing the way no matter what word you put in to start you get to the chosen word in a few goes.

Most times I've done it I've succeeded, but it's not easy.   I can't work out why it works.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 09:38 AM

There's also Sweardle and Absurdle (the word changes, apparently)

Pirate versions likely had ads or trackers. The original has none.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 09:47 AM

If it's driving you crazy you can sort of cheat, once you've got a couple of greens. You open up a crossword solver, and you can get a fairly short list of five letter possible, and then you just whittle it down to exclude any words with the letters wordle has told you aren't in the answer.

But that takes a bit of fun out of the game.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Thompson
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 11:11 AM

It's a nice challenge. There's one in Irish called Foclach too. And there are Wordle versions in various other languages.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 12:37 PM

Much easier than Jotto, the pen-and-paper word version of Mastermind I've played since the 60's. In Jotto, you get told if *a* letter is in the right place, but not *which* letter. For instance if you guessed STERN for my word STORK I would say 3 in the right place, none in the wrong. If you guessed MOCKS I would say 3 in the wrong, none in the right.

Wordle is ridiculously easy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Ebbie
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 04:05 AM

It's actually not really hard when one uses a formula you devise yourself. I like getting at least one line that has no successes in it, so I can eliminate all those letters. it would probably be even better if you got TWO lines of no success, but I didn't try for that.


Then when you get, say, one green block and two yellow blocks, concentrate on the correctly placed letter while keeping the also-rans in mind. It works.

I used yesterday's puzzle and after that I did half a dozen 'random' puzzles. I never had to go past the fourth line in any of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 06:40 AM

Try 6 today!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 08:55 AM

I'm having reasonable success. Only 3 words have taken the whole 6 attempts, in the first 18 (Favor, Proxy & Gorge). Spotting double letters caused the problem with 'Gorge' and the US spelling with 'Favor'

Unless I get a lot of information on the first attempt I try a different set of letters on the second (Often using Train followed by Demob).

Ebbie says Then when you get, say, one green block and two yellow blocks, concentrate on the correctly placed letter I take the opposite view. Unless you've already got enough info to make an informed guess, ignore the green letter, you know what it is, and where it must go, don't re-use it until you're ready to make a reasoned guess. It's not going to move, and it allows you to eliminate another unused letter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 09:00 AM

Just done today's. Again it strung me out to 6 attempts. I won't say why because of possible 'spoilers'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 09:52 AM

Me too (6 tries).
The sneaky bastards!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 10:18 AM

Just checked elsewhere to see if we're all working on the same puzzle. It seems that the daily reset is standard at Midnight UK time (or possibly UCT) so in the US it changes somewhere between teatime and midnight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 11:12 AM

Ignoring the green one risks forgetting that the same letter can sometimes crop up twice or even three times in a word.

It's a good idea to start out with the more common letters, so you can tick them off one way or another.

I found that the link Stanron gave to wordlegame.org, wile very handy in that it enables you to play as often as you like - and also in various other languages, which I couldn't begin to do, has one annoying defect. There is no undo button, so once you've put in a letter you can't get rid of it and start again, you've got to keep on to the end with that word, and blown one of your goes on a word you hadn't intended to try.

If anybodies got a link to a similar one, but with an undo button, I'd be grateful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Mrrzy
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 12:04 PM

In Jotto, no repeated letters are allowed.

How does it score the L that is in the right place if there is another L in the wrong?

I consider any Wordle with repeated letters unscorable. But I play anyway! It is still fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 12:43 PM

Nigel, you can see what time I did the puzzle. It tells me the next one is in 11:17.

Mrrzy, from a previous puzzle, it seems it only tells you if you got a correct letter, not how many of them there are. I've figure out the doible letters because it was the only word I could think of, and it had a double letter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 12:43 PM

Glad it wasn't just me :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 01:25 PM

... the link Stanron gave to wordlegame.org,
............
............ There is no undo button, ...


There is a back button at the bottom left of the keyboard when I am using it.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Jan 22 - 04:14 PM

I've back-buttoned my ass off. You can't undo it once you've hit the "enter" key, but that would be cheating, anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 12:39 PM

Jeri:
Nigel, you can see what time I did the puzzle. It tells me the next one is in 11:17.

Unfortunately that timer updates live-time, but if you had saved a scree-shot showing 11:17 to the next Wordle then the screenshot was taken at 12:43 (Lunch time) UK time. Add/subtract hours for your own timezone from UCT.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 12:43 PM

If you can't backspace to get rid of individual letters when you realise you've mistyped, just end the word with a 'q' and get it rejected as not on the wordlist. You can then start that line again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: meself
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 01:17 PM

Did someone say there was a pirate version? That's the one for me, mateys!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Jan 22 - 08:01 AM

I've found an open source clone of Wordle. I'm not sure anyone in this thread would want to try to build or alter it but the word lists which apparently are the same as the genuine version is using may be of interest if it's not considered cheating.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 26 Jan 22 - 03:27 PM

Jon,
People looking at the word lists by viewing the source code have noted that the code includes the full list of words which will be accepted as valid guesses, also the list of the words which will be used as solutions (in date order)


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 27 Jan 22 - 09:36 AM

I was down to my last stab today and had to resort to a crossword solver :-(


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 27 Jan 22 - 09:55 AM

Well, the only 2 I've tried since this thread have been ones where people have commented on solving on 6th attempt. The first of these took me 4 and this one took me 3.

Just luck for me of course. I may well fail the next time I try one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Jan 22 - 08:22 PM

Jeri, if the word were DWELL and I guessed QUILT, it would tell me that the L is in the right place ... But it is *also* in thw wrong place. Took me a while to get used to that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: robomatic
Date: 29 Jan 22 - 01:35 PM

when very young we played jotto with great pleasure. i thought of it as "battleship" for words.

I enjoy the original wordle site. don't know how it remembers my stats without a log-in. if it's by IP then there can only be one player per address, right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: gillymor
Date: 29 Jan 22 - 01:41 PM

This is great, now I just need to find a 12 step program to help me kick it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: robomatic
Date: 29 Jan 22 - 05:21 PM

what I like about the original wordle is it limits you to one per day


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Jan 22 - 09:46 AM

Today's is a tricky one!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Stanron
Date: 30 Jan 22 - 10:01 AM

Very easy to go wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 30 Jan 22 - 10:04 AM

Out in 4 with that one.

I will confess that my predicted failure did occur yesterday. I had the last 4 letters right but two guesses for the first letter weren't enough. I think I tried "mould" and "would" but needed "could".

My "main statistics" were unaffected by this loss. I only tried yesterday's to confirm (re robo's question) that the wordle uses cookies/web storage to hold the data and I started with a clean sheet on Chromium rather than my usual Firefox.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Neil D
Date: 31 Jan 22 - 03:58 AM

This game is very much like a game show that was on U.S. TV several years ago called LINGO.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: gillymor
Date: 31 Jan 22 - 11:16 AM

Got it in 4 today but I had to let it simmer for a few hours after 3 guesses. When I came back to it it just jumped out at me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 Jan 22 - 11:23 AM

It was 4 for me too. Quite tough I thought.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 22 - 11:58 AM

Maybe this is the next phase..
https://qntm.org/files/wordle/


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: weerover
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 04:53 AM

Got today's in two!

wr


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 06:05 AM

I absolutely hate stuff like this so I had a go this morning after reading the rules. Not exactly difficult, is it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Stanron
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 06:28 AM

Words with three vowels are a good starting point. like;

BIJOU
EQUAL
QUAIL
QUIET
QUITE

Anyone got any more?


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: gillymor
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 06:30 AM

Me too, got lucky with my starter word.

That looks like a strange beast, Bill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 06:43 AM

There's always that Yorkshire word that's nowt BUT vowels; "Eeeee..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: gillymor
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 07:14 AM

AROSE
GAUGE
GUIDE

and that sound you make when your wife flushes the toilet while you're showering-

AIEEE


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 07:38 AM

HOUSE
IDEAL
JUICE
LOUSE
MOUSE
OAKEN
OLDIE
OPINE
OPIUM
PIOUS
QUIRE
SUITE
UNITE
UNTIE

then, if you are looking for repeated letters:

APIAN
AVIAN
EATEN
OPIOD
PEACE
PIECE



DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 07:47 AM

NO


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 07:49 AM

ABUSE

LOOSE
MOOSE


DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Wordle
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 07:52 AM

UNION


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