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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited by Moderator)
Boys and Girls,

Just come across this word based "Game" on the WEB called WORDLE after listening to some positive feed-back on talk back radio (3AW in VIC, Australia)…
If you've come across it you'll know what I'm on about and if you haven't it may get your grey matter active during glue ups or contemplating the identification of another unknown species request… you may even find it "addictive"... better than sniffing glue.

The object is to "deduce" the valid 5 letter word in 6 attempts…. A new word is presented each day and when/if you solve it… ya just gotta wait for tomoro.
Absolutely no clues given to start with, so you pick any (and I mean any) word at random to get started… If you've played it a few times, you can be semi-assured it won't be a previous days' word.

For each letter entered, you get yellow for a right letter in the wrong spot and a green letter for it being in the right spot. Grey is a wrong letter…
Duplicate letter are permitted, eg gorge, however, "un-dictionaried" words will not be accepted, so you can't just enter letters at random adding to the ° of difficulty.

The URL is,
https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

My attempt yesterday… first exposure… (no spoiler as new word today)

My first guess was "WANTS"… the colours then gave me a start… 2 right in the wrong place.
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(warning, you could get 5 greys to start with but at least you then know 5 letters not used).

Final result,
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My test word for today was "BATHE"… I won't spoiler with the returned colourisation. Don't know what happens when you miss in 6 as I just managed to sneak in today,
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... though I believe it tough for this days word.

Good luck and enjoy if you take up the challenge…

BTW. If you ever played the video game "Fallout", you may have a head start.

PS. The clock has tipped over revealing a new puzzle so I can display my second set of attempts at this puzzle
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PPS. One thing I do ask is that if you happen to give it a try and feel elated in your achievement, please don't "brag/publish" the solution/word in a comment till the next day as there's always someone out there that will reverse engineer and find your stupid starting guess word.

Late amendment thanks to MikeB-UK... next 2 days as the roll over is midnight your time zone.

PPPS. The URL keeps track of your stats, so if you are sheepish about big brother knowing about your activities, don't click on the above link (or enter the site).

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Late amendment included in one of the comments below, however, included here for those that don't read all comments:

Two links for those that can't get enough of these puzzles and/or have mastered the higher difficulty level.

  1. Archives. Use this link for specific past puzzles… https://www.devangthakkar.com/wordle_archive/?1 ... replace the last digit(s) after the question mark with the puzzle sequence number… today's number is 228 (circa 2022-02-02)... the link is for the first puzzle (#1).
  2. Random puzzles. An unique number is generated for you… It appears that the number is associated with a specific word… note the number and you can use it with the above Archive link. With this option you cannot select a number.
 

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Three greens on first guess… not even an "E" for effort… well done.

Being UK based, I'd have thought we'd follow your roll overs, but look like you are correct as mine rolled over midnight local Duck time.
 

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Boys and Girls... hard to believe than only a Pom and the Son of a Hungarian Fern-cutter are the only members stupid enough to exercise their brain?
 

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No way I ll play against you LBD you use words I never even heard of before.

- DeCe40
I believe its a Pommy site and use the metric (not imperial) English dictionary and forces you to only use valid words… no duckspeak.
Though I believe the froggies are croaking a version and other Philistines may develop their own languaged version.

No way would I throw down the gaunlet, unless you are a Chinese cheff with those ded red duks hanging in the window.

It is still a great way to set up friendly competition with family and friends and share results without reverting to fistycuffs… the word is mightier than the hand-planes and cordless tools.

I have woodworking to exercise the hands, but now that Hugh has passed I needed something other than Playboy for, mental stimulation… phew, I believe I have just circumvented a potential embarrassing situation.
 

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Got lucky today. Mind must have been in the right place haha
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Took all 6 guesses yesterday.

- LeeRoyMan
That one was a bummer word (so far for me), landed a 5… one vowel… but then it wouldn't be fun/challenge if it was easy.

Best I've manage is a threebie,
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Looks like I'm a fiver person… been lucky so far. I'm assuming column 1 in the stats minus the maths on the hits, is the loser indicator. Lucky I'm bad at maths.

Getting it early is a bonus and while it boosts the ego, it's more luck.. it's when you get stand at 3 yellows on row 3 that puts the brain cells into hyper-drive.
After emailing friend about this, had a friend who has been playing this since public release, 3 onesies... unless he photo shopped… dreaded practice by the deranged.

Anyway, it drags me away from LJ, minimising my stupid thread comments by 5-15 minutes (so far).
 

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Best not publish until after 2 days….
- MikeB UK
Couldn t help but feel it was taking the piss at this point but scraped in with a 6
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- MikeB UK
No longer spoiler alert, if the "colloquial you", have read the previous comment…

I know we are not playing for sheep stations, however, to maintain the the integrity we need to watch what/when we publish… even partially… need to ensure no active timezones remain for the current word.
While orange letters don't indicate position it identifies a valid letter… and each grey position helps solvers know what letters are not valid.

I've found that the pressure builds when you are on line 6 and about to hit the [ENTER] button.

Over just the last 3 or 4 days, this has become one of the major topic in my local "mailing distlist" pushing C19 down the chain. One on my list reported that in one of her alternate group, they take their scoring challenge seriously and will go to any means to climb the ladder (dictionaries, thesoaruses, teacher friends, linguists, local accademics and even (Ugh!) reading) ... one has been sprung using multiple computers to streak ahead… bloody low-life.
 

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another duck SCAM !!!! run like youve never ran before jocks,he's gonna make money for every hit he gets !
 

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another duck SCAM !!!! run like youve never ran before jocks,he s gonna make money for every hit he gets !

- pottz
Ducky sure loves his puzzles, for me, they are interesting to look at or watch others but not my cup of coffee….

So nothing will be made from yours truly!

Still he's one clever duck for sure!

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another duck SCAM !!!! run like youve never ran before jocks,he s gonna make money for every hit he gets !

- pottz
I only wish I had the finger in the pie pottzy... apparently there are millions playing it worldwide and there are many begging for it to be translated into their language… something the Chinese might not be able to cheap copy.
... Ducky sure loves his puzzles…
- crowie
True, I don't mind puzzles, however, my influx into making them has eventuated from my dodgy wing and C19 lockups.

With this one, I'm just leading you horses to water... I'm just hoping someone in the crowd knows how to turn water into vino.

The best thing I found about this puzzle is that it doesn't matter if you're left or right handed as either hand can de-feet the puzzle… unless you're one of those "alphabet" radicals, or whatever they'll be tagged tomorrow, that refuse to accept which hand is which and they may need a leg up.
 

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My first one took 5 tries.
- Ocelot
Good for first up coming in cold, however, that seems the average and I am Mr. average duck,
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though I arsed a fourbie today.

I don t like waiting.
- Ocelot

They should have a version with a new one every hour.
- Ocelot

Apparently it will be tomorrow in about 3 hours 15 minutes.
- Ocelot
Nor do I, however, more regular could lessen the "addiction"... I believe I may be addicted, and it gives me something other than a fresh cask-o-vino to look forward to tomorrow.

Being ahead, I've already faced your tomorrow's… that was my fourbie today.
 

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Oops, peanus beanus here posted the stats with line 1 displayed… realising that may be a spoiler for you of what letters to try/ignore I doctored the picture… I'm either a nice guy or a prick… pottzy, shut up!
 
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