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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2022, 06:01 PM »
Well, there's Letterle as well, pretty much making Wordle obsolete.

doesn't seem like much of an alternative to me, just enter letters until you 'guess' the 'right one'....

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2022, 06:04 PM »
I miss days a lot. I still don't see how anyone gets it in the first 3 guesses without any other clues.

depends on the clues...I got it in 3 yesterday, but lately I've needed all 6 a couple of times

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?

Well, there's Letterle as well, pretty much making Wordle obsolete.

doesn't seem like much of an alternative to me, just enter letters until you 'guess' the 'right one'....

Agreed.

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Re: Wordle: simple web word game
« Reply #27 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 #28 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 #29 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 #30 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 #31 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 #32 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.
the solution was
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 #33 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 #34 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 #35 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.