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Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« on: January 10, 2022, 11:36:07 am »
So this seems to be popping up everywhere:

https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

You have 6 guesses to find out the word for the day.  They change the word every day (same word for everyone), and you can't game the system by putting in something like AAAAA, has to be a word in its database.

Got today's one in 4, yesterday just scraped in with my 6th guess.
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 11:43:21 am »
Sausages
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 11:44:13 am »
Sausages

Appreciate that this game might be a little complicated for you.
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 11:47:10 am »
Started doing it last week and currently 4/0, got today's in three guesses.

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 11:51:03 am »
So this seems to be popping up everywhere:

https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

You have 6 guesses to find out the word for the day.  They change the word every day (same word for everyone), and you can't game the system by putting in something like AAAAA, has to be a word in its database.

Got today's one in 4, yesterday just scraped in with my 6th guess.

Seen it popping up and had ignored it. Down to my last guess and so far I only know the 3rd letter and by process of elimination the 4th. Struggling to make any word out of the remaining letters!

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 12:01:39 pm »
Got it in 5 today.

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2022, 12:16:13 pm »
Got it in 5 today.


First time I've done this and 'snap'; 5 attempts.
A Tory, a worker and an immigrant are sat round a table. There's a plate of 10 biscuits in the middle. The Tory takes 9 then turns to the worker and says "that immigrant is trying to steal your biscuit"

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2022, 12:42:23 pm »
6th guess. Scraped by.

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Used the word 'chump' to realise there was a U along with the ER
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2022, 12:46:48 pm »
6th guess. Scraped by.

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Used the word 'chump' to realise there was a U along with the ER
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Thanks. :D

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2022, 12:49:54 pm »

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2022, 12:54:42 pm »
Got it on second attempt.

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2022, 01:21:18 pm »
4th attempt, didn't cheat either 😁
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2022, 05:10:18 pm »
What was it? (in a spoiler :) )

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2022, 05:12:18 pm »
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QUERY
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2022, 06:05:51 pm »
4th attempt, didn't cheat either 😁

Same here

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2022, 06:21:41 pm »
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2022, 09:23:58 am »
3rd attempt today
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2022, 09:28:17 am »
Redeemed myself at the final attempt today like a high jumper who needs the fear of failure to get the adrenaline going. I had the first three locked in early, no idea why I didnít guess that word before a couple of far more random ones I went with!

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2022, 10:10:30 am »
4th go - doing this during a teams meeting ;D

Didn't quite cotton on that i had a correct letter on my first attempt but was in the wrong place !!!
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2022, 10:21:49 am »
Got it on my fifth try. Played it yesterday for the first time and was angry at myself for not getting it at the last attempt, because when I saw the solution and looked at what letters I had left to use it was pretty obvious what it was.

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2022, 10:36:19 am »
Got it in 5
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2022, 11:13:20 am »
4 today for me  :D
A Tory, a worker and an immigrant are sat round a table. There's a plate of 10 biscuits in the middle. The Tory takes 9 then turns to the worker and says "that immigrant is trying to steal your biscuit"

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2022, 11:20:39 am »
3rd attempt today


Same here.  Got very lucky guessing the first 2 letters correct

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2022, 11:24:13 am »

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2022, 11:25:34 am »
What does it do if you get a letter right, in the right place, but that letter also repeats somewhere else? Does it appear as green or orange, or half and half? Or does it not give you any clue?

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2022, 11:50:17 am »
First attempt. Got it in 3. Easy ;D

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2022, 12:01:42 pm »
In three for me too today, felt like an easy one.
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2022, 12:04:34 pm »
What does it do if you get a letter right, in the right place, but that letter also repeats somewhere else? Does it appear as green or orange, or half and half? Or does it not give you any clue?

Reddit to the rescue:

https://www.reddit.com/r/wordle/comments/ry49ne/illustration_of_what_happens_when_your_guess_has/
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2022, 12:08:50 pm »
Reddit to the rescue:

https://www.reddit.com/r/wordle/comments/ry49ne/illustration_of_what_happens_when_your_guess_has/

What does it say? I can't get on using work computer and won't let me view the thread on mobile without downloading an app.

I'm sure the other day when it was 'Banal' there was no indication that the letter a appeared twice.
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2022, 12:11:07 pm »
4 today for me.

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2022, 12:15:21 pm »
Reddit to the rescue:

https://www.reddit.com/r/wordle/comments/ry49ne/illustration_of_what_happens_when_your_guess_has/

That is useful but doesn't answer my question exactly.

Taking their example of "Banal", what would it do if I guessed "cairn"? If the A just went green, I would have no indication there was another A in the answer. In their example they have guessed with Annal which has 2 A's in it already so it isn't the same scenario.

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2022, 12:40:18 pm »
Three days and 100% so far, always leave it late though.

I spent about an hour looking at my screen the other day before I solved QUERY.

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2022, 12:59:23 pm »
What was it? (in a spoiler :) )

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Sausages

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2022, 12:59:31 pm »
What does it say? I can't get on using work computer and won't let me view the thread on mobile without downloading an app.

I'm sure the other day when it was 'Banal' there was no indication that the letter a appeared twice.

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Yesterday I realised I didn't completely understand how Wordle behaves when you guess words with repeated letters. So, armed with Incognito Mode, I decided to fiddle round and test a few words.
The conclusion is that Wordle mostly handles repeated letter as you'd expect it to, but there's an interesting design quirk when your guess repeats letters and none of them are in the right spot.
Here is the full set of rules which I think govern Wordle:
1. A particular letter (e.g. 'N') will only 'light up' (be colored green or yellow) as many times as it is in the word.
Yesterday's word was BANAL, which only contains one 'N' and one 'L'. So in my guesses of ANNAL, UNION and ALLOY only one 'N' or 'L' lights up.
By contrast, BANAL contains two As, and both As in ANNAL light up.
2. If you repeat a letter more times than it is contained in the word, and one of the repeated letters is in the correct position, that letter will always light up in green.
In ANNAL the 'N' in slot 3 is in the right position, so it is lit up in green.
3. If you repeat a letter more times than it is contained in the word, but none of the repeated letters is in the correct position, the first letter will light up in yellow.
In UNION, neither N is in the correct position. So the 'N' in slot 2 gets lit up in yellow. This implicitly also tells you that the N is not in position 5 - otherwise, that N would have lit up in green instead.
Similarly, none of the Ls in ALLOY are in the right position, so the L in slot 2 lights up - but this implicitly tells you that slot 3 is not right for the L either

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2022, 01:24:12 pm »
Got it in 5 today as my first guess had no correct letters at all

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2022, 01:28:32 pm »
That is useful but doesn't answer my question exactly.

Taking their example of "Banal", what would it do if I guessed "cairn"? If the A just went green, I would have no indication there was another A in the answer. In their example they have guessed with Annal which has 2 A's in it already so it isn't the same scenario.

Ah ok.  I think (but could be wrong) that if there's a duplicate of a letter you've already guessed, you'd have to guess that too.
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2022, 01:49:56 pm »
3rd attempt today

I got it in 3 on first ever game

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2022, 02:36:30 pm »
I got it in 3 on first ever game

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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2022, 02:45:54 pm »
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Re: Wordle - Word Game - Guess a different word each day
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2022, 04:47:47 pm »
Got it in 5 today as my first guess had no correct letters at all

Same here, it was a massive help. In 3
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