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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2022, 07:13 PM »
What clues? I mean, there are cues from where you place the letters, but no clues about the final word, are there? Or did I just miss something?

that's what I was referring to.  I usually get as many vowels in play as possible up front (that's 2 attempts), then its a case of working out what words I can see from the remaining letters and any confirmed vowels.  Sometimes I throw in a word I know is wrong just to rule out some letters, depends how stuck I am (eg 1 known vowel in an unknown position doesn't give you much to work with...)

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2022, 12:40 PM »
What clues? I mean, there are cues from where you place the letters, but no clues about the final word, are there? Or did I just miss something?

that's what I was referring to.  I usually get as many vowels in play as possible up front (that's 2 attempts), then its a case of working out what words I can see from the remaining letters and any confirmed vowels.  Sometimes I throw in a word I know is wrong just to rule out some letters, depends how stuck I am (eg 1 known vowel in an unknown position doesn't give you much to work with...)

I do the same. That takes up three guesses, usually, in order to get them to the right locations. I've found that the guesses have to be words, so you can't just throw vowels at a guess. Have you had a different experience?

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2022, 02:59 PM »
^ yes, it will only accept words. I got very stuck yesterday, had one vowel correct (o) and didn't get the other one (it was a y). In the end I gave up and put in a word I knew was incorrect.
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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2022, 04:03 PM »
Have you had a different experience?

short answer, no  8)

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2022, 10:11 PM »
I read somewhere that the best word to start with is "roate" because it eliminates more options than any other word.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2022, 10:29 PM »
^ yes, it will only accept words. I got very stuck yesterday, had one vowel correct (o) and didn't get the other one (it was a y). In the end I gave up and put in a word I knew was incorrect.
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proxy


Even after you said that and I looked at it, I didn't put together that was today's word LOL. Failed :(

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2022, 10:33 PM »
I read somewhere that the best word to start with is "roate" because it eliminates more options than any other word.

or quote or quite or audio or or or

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2022, 10:05 AM »
I read somewhere that the best word to start with is "roate" because it eliminates more options than any other word.

or quote or quite or audio or or or


q and u aren't heavily used letters, though.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2022, 08:17 PM »
I don't know how this was determined, but here's my source:

On average, "roate" will cut down the word list to 2.61%.

See also https://twitter.com/.../1479604835343343617 for additional context.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2022, 09:57 AM »
The game is just a bomb, helps to start the day or kill time. The only thing is that letters can be repeated in a word, so it can be difficult to guess the word, but there is a small life hack, most often it is the letter L.