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How do so many players get Wordl on the second guess?

I've been playing Wordl since before it was a NY Times game and I've guessed the world correctly on the second try only 5 times. Looking at the bot's analysis, consistently there's tens of thousands of people who guess it on the second word. What is their starting guess? Is there a way to find out?

As we'll come to find out when they destroy the world, the bot is not your friend.

by Anonymousreply 556June 15, 2024 2:52 PM

It's just luck I guess. However I had good luck today (2/6) and got it on second try.

by Anonymousreply 1February 6, 2023 2:10 PM

What was your starting guess, R1?

I got today's (2/6) answer on the third guess and started with the same word as usual, aisle.

by Anonymousreply 2February 6, 2023 2:38 PM

Anybody else annoyed with today's word?

by Anonymousreply 3February 6, 2023 2:40 PM

I start with STEAM so when the word was TASTY at some point in the last couple of months, I managed to get it on the 2nd try. However, I've only gotten it on the 2nd try 16 times out of 381 plays.

by Anonymousreply 4February 6, 2023 2:44 PM

Only 11 times out of 236 games for me. Once on the first try. Just dumb luck in all instances.

by Anonymousreply 5February 6, 2023 2:53 PM

Why would anyone be annoyed with a word in a word game, R3? And what's so vexing to you about this one?

by Anonymousreply 6February 6, 2023 3:00 PM

I always start with CUNTY, and see where it goes from there...

by Anonymousreply 7February 6, 2023 3:02 PM

There are Wordle Word of the Day Hints on line, OP. People cheat (If you want to call it cheating). You can google and get three hints. For instance a clue about the word's meaning, the letter it starts with, which vowels are used, etc. You can also just scroll down to the bottom of the hints page and get the word. Some people are so crazily competitive with figuring out the word in the least amount of tries and posting about it. Isn't the point of the puzzle the process of figuring the word out in 6 tries? It's not about being an alphabet psychic.

by Anonymousreply 8February 6, 2023 3:34 PM

You can cheat by going into a new browser and playing the game to get the answer, then go back to your usual browser now that you already know the word.

by Anonymousreply 9February 6, 2023 3:36 PM

OP, since you can't spell the name of the game, I'm surprised you can play it.

by Anonymousreply 10February 6, 2023 3:42 PM

Only guessed on the second try twice, I have missed a few clues too.

by Anonymousreply 11February 6, 2023 4:02 PM

Just luck. I often pick "water" as a starting word and was lucky for #2 a couple of times.

by Anonymousreply 12February 6, 2023 4:12 PM

[quote] Only 11 times out of 236 games for me. Once on the first try.

11 times out of 386 for me. Never on the first try. Iโ€™m happy to get it in 3; 4 is my average. Friend of mine got it in 2 twice in the same week

by Anonymousreply 13February 6, 2023 4:31 PM

Wordle 597 6/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ

๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 14February 6, 2023 4:45 PM

I've guessed it on the second try 16 out of 327 times, and that's usually due to luck. I have several different starting words I use and I switch them up from day to day. I try to start with a word that has at least three vowels and a couple of the more common consonants. But it's still mostly luck that I chose a good word first. Some of my start words are: AUDIO, SUITE, MEDIA, RADIO, CAUSE, NOISE and ROUSE.

by Anonymousreply 15February 6, 2023 5:10 PM

My start word is MEATY. I like the word.

by Anonymousreply 16February 6, 2023 5:26 PM

I got it on the second guess today! The bot still said my skill level was only 72 despite that I got the answer in two guesses and it took the bot 4. Wow, my score is now 7 times on the second guess.

Interesting, R10. For some reason, I always thought the name was "wordl". How strange. Is this one of those Mandela effect things? Or are you just a bitch?

by Anonymousreply 17February 7, 2023 3:18 PM

The other day I started with TABLE and came up with no 'hits.' For some reason, the only word that occurred to me was SHIRK. And it turned out to be the word.

by Anonymousreply 18February 7, 2023 4:25 PM

I stopped playing Wordl because I like Quordle much better.

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by Anonymousreply 19February 7, 2023 4:33 PM

Beware. A lot of streaks have ended or will be ending today. Strategy won it for me.

by Anonymousreply 20February 9, 2023 1:05 PM

I thought I was going to get it in two today, and I got 5/6 letters right for the next 4 guesses. I gambled between two common possible words and got it on the final guess.

by Anonymousreply 21February 9, 2023 1:15 PM

I missed yesterday's clue, streak ended.

Wordle 600 4/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 22February 9, 2023 8:14 PM

Today should have been my day.

Wordle 600 6/6

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 23February 9, 2023 10:51 PM

I've only tried Quordle twice, and I haven't been able to get past 3/4.

by Anonymousreply 24February 10, 2023 1:11 AM

Wordle 600 2/6

๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

I just got today's Wordle on the second guess. I started off with the random word "ghost"

by Anonymousreply 25February 10, 2023 2:22 AM

I always state with IRATE. If no letters match up then second try is COUGH. Iโ€™ve gotten it in 2 attempts 22 times.

by Anonymousreply 26February 10, 2023 2:38 AM

What happened to R23 has happened to me so often I've given up doing it regularly. It was infuriating. Obviously, by the time you have four letters it's just dumb luck at what point you pick the correct fifth, if there are five alternatives.

by Anonymousreply 27February 10, 2023 3:06 AM

I actually enjoy those scenarios R27. What I do is use all or as much as possible those likely letters in one guess to eliminate all the wrong ones.

by Anonymousreply 28February 10, 2023 12:50 PM

After hundreds of games, somehow since creating this thread I've now arrived at the answer on the second guess twice in two weeks. I should create a thread about the lottery.

by Anonymousreply 29February 12, 2023 2:24 PM

I got it on the first guess today.

by Anonymousreply 30February 12, 2023 2:27 PM

R30, that really is just dumb luck, which is exactly what's needed to win lotteries -- go buy a ticket, quick!

by Anonymousreply 31February 12, 2023 4:37 PM

I couldn't believe it, R31, and I just used the word on a whim because it was said in whatever youtube video I was watching at the time.

by Anonymousreply 32February 12, 2023 5:04 PM

I always use the same first word -- audio -- because it has every vowel except E. Then I include E in my second guess because it's the most commonly used vowel in English. I've got it on the second guess very few times but have struck out after 6 tries very seldom too.

by Anonymousreply 33February 12, 2023 5:10 PM

I've gotten the word in two guesses a number of times, and even once I got it in one guess!

by Anonymousreply 34February 12, 2023 5:53 PM

I've gotten it in two guesses 20 times, but in six 29 times.

I also accidently cheated and got it in one guess once. I didn't know very much about Wordle, and figured it was an app. I downloaded it and eventually figured out the answer, but I heard people talking about the NYTimes wordle. I found the actual Wordle site and decided to reuse the word from the app, turns out it was the same word.

My one guess solution is a fraud.

by Anonymousreply 35February 12, 2023 6:16 PM

R35, fraud requires intent to do wrong, which you didn't harbor (do I type like a lawyer?). Just don't forget that it's a 5 letter word & could be useful in your future Wordle endeavors.

by Anonymousreply 36February 12, 2023 7:17 PM

Wordlers beware! For today's word, you may need luck or use a strategic guess.

by Anonymousreply 37February 14, 2023 10:57 AM

Wordle 605 2/6

๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

I actually got it in two today!

by Anonymousreply 38February 14, 2023 11:16 AM

Phew! Today is such a streak-breaker so many. In twiter, I saw one losing his 400+ streak -basically his1st and only loss since he started playing it.

Wordle 613 6/6

โฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌ›

โฌ›๐ŸŸฉโฌ›๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸจโฌ›โฌ›

๐ŸŸฉโฌ›โฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸจ

โฌ›๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 39February 22, 2023 10:53 AM

It's just luck, OP.

by Anonymousreply 40February 22, 2023 11:01 AM

One of the word was,Kiosk, of course I missed it

by Anonymousreply 41February 22, 2023 11:24 AM

Worldl is for fags

by Anonymousreply 42February 22, 2023 11:29 AM

In case anyone's wondered why these threads are banned and deleted, it's because of this:

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by Anonymousreply 43February 22, 2023 11:40 AM

I don't understand that logic

by Anonymousreply 44February 26, 2023 2:42 PM

Wordle 617 5/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ.

๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ

โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸจ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 45February 26, 2023 2:43 PM

[quote] I always start with CUNTY, and see where it goes from there...

DL doesnโ€™t do wordle, dear.

by Anonymousreply 46February 26, 2023 2:52 PM

I don't really try for second, I use two control words, and have had it on the 3rd 285/344 times. Using the same logic as Wheel of Fortune. Occasionally it takes a few more tries, but only once did I need all 6 tries.

by Anonymousreply 47February 26, 2023 4:14 PM

Worldl is so 2022.

by Anonymousreply 48February 26, 2023 6:09 PM

Wordle 624 3/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 49March 5, 2023 4:29 AM

Wordle 636 2/6

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 50March 17, 2023 8:10 PM

I have an ethical dilemma. I was on attempt six today and I googled a word I wasn't sure was a word and it wasn't... but the word of the day popped up. Of course I said, of course, slaphead and sure enough.

Did I cheat? Because it's not like I did Scrabble word finder of anything. Fucking Wordle. I blame the NYT.

by Anonymousreply 51March 29, 2023 6:06 PM

The Wordle police will come a-knocking on your door and slap you silly.

by Anonymousreply 52March 29, 2023 7:28 PM

What are "two control words"?

by Anonymousreply 53March 29, 2023 8:39 PM

It happens. I got it in two for one of the words last week. I got three correct letters in my first guess, two of which were in the correct position, with the third letter only having one logical place to go. The solution became pretty clear.

Similarly, I remember failing to the correct even after getting four letters in the correct position right off the bat. The problem was I didn't have the first letter, and there were numerous words it could be. I just didn't guess the right one and ran through five incorrect guesses. I think the trick there would have been to find a new word to put in that contained as many of the possible letters it could be and see if you could find the right one or eliminate some.

by Anonymousreply 54March 29, 2023 9:05 PM

I managed it in two today. I usually get it in 3-4.

by Anonymousreply 55March 30, 2023 4:21 AM

Wordle 649 4/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 56March 30, 2023 8:16 PM

Wordle 650 3/6*

โฌ›๐ŸŸฆโฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸฆ

โฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸฆ๐ŸŸฆ๐ŸŸฆ

๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง

Colors are weird because of dark mode.

by Anonymousreply 57March 31, 2023 1:12 PM

I started over again. I wouldn't have got beset that day. I was nowhere near close. Fucking killed a nice streak, too. Got it in two, this morning.

by Anonymousreply 58March 31, 2023 3:08 PM

Today's the word was my usual starter word so I got it first guess!

by Anonymousreply 59April 4, 2023 10:46 AM

I got it in two today. My starter word gave me 4 out of 5 letters all in the wrong order. Once I shuffled them around a few times the answer was pretty easy to guess. Scordle says there were 12 possible answers after my first guess, but only three of them looked like common English words to me.

by Anonymousreply 60April 4, 2023 5:01 PM

It took me 5 guesses today. I was getting worried.

by Anonymousreply 61April 7, 2023 4:52 AM

so...children r starving in africa w/o h20,

& this is ur concern op?

by Anonymousreply 62April 7, 2023 5:07 AM

I got it in three today.

As for OP's question about getting it on "the second guess," I've gotten it on the second guess 2.7% of the time. I've also bombed out completely and not solved it 4% of the time.

by Anonymousreply 63April 7, 2023 8:20 AM

[quote]so...children r starving in africa w/o h20, & this is ur concern op?

Imagine being able to have two disparate thoughts at once! What a concept!

by Anonymousreply 64April 13, 2023 12:07 AM

Can you eat your wordl?

by Anonymousreply 65April 13, 2023 12:08 AM

Well, one tires of wordle salad easily.

by Anonymousreply 66April 13, 2023 12:40 AM

Today is one of those days that, even if you start off with having four letters in the correct position (as I happened to do), you might still end up losing.

by Anonymousreply 67April 18, 2023 2:09 AM

I got one letter on my first go today. My second guess could have been any of 868 words according to Scordle. It wasn't a great start, but I got it in four.

by Anonymousreply 68April 18, 2023 2:15 AM

I usually get the word on the third or fourth attempt. Good starting words are AUDIO (for the vowels), STRAP or STRIP (for the most popular consonants), also LEAST, STEAL, STALE, or any combination of those letters are good starting words.

by Anonymousreply 69April 18, 2023 2:15 AM

Today's word is meant to be a streak breaker. I got it in 6 though with some strategy involved.

Wordle 668 6/6

โฌ›๐ŸŸจโฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸจ

๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌ›โฌ›

โฌ›โฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸฉโฌ›

โฌ›๐ŸŸฉโฌ›โฌ›โฌ›

โฌ›๐ŸŸจโฌ›โฌ›โฌ›

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 70April 18, 2023 10:47 AM

One of the most frustrating Wordles I've ever done. It was pure luck that I actually got it. There were 6 equally likely answers after my second guess and only 4 slots to put them in.

Wordle 668 6/6*

โฌ›โฌ›โฌ›โฌ›โฌ›

โฌ›๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง

โฌ›๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง

โฌ›๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง

โฌ›๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง

๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸง

by Anonymousreply 71April 18, 2023 11:45 AM

Todayโ€™s was average, I thought.

Wordle 668 3/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 72April 18, 2023 12:13 PM

R67, I got it in six today but had problems yesterday and the day before. Killed a streak.

by Anonymousreply 73April 18, 2023 12:17 PM

R71, at least you got it. I count those words as winsโ€”I got four letters right in the third guess, so it just came down to luckโ€”just plain luck.

by Anonymousreply 74April 18, 2023 12:19 PM

The word that killed my streak recently was BORAX.

by Anonymousreply 75April 18, 2023 12:25 PM

R75... I think that got me too. Or I guessed wondering if it was a word because I think of it as a brand of soap. Definitely a tricky one.

by Anonymousreply 76April 18, 2023 2:12 PM

I had the last four letters of today's word and still didn't get it right out of six tries! Not to give it away but there were a lot of logical words that used those same last four letters.

by Anonymousreply 77April 18, 2023 4:34 PM

r77 #MeToo.

I hate it when there are so many possible options. I suppose there's a way to finesse that by using words that don't fit the pattern to try to suss out the missing letter, but I didn't try that. Instead, I used four separate words that all ended with the same four letters -- and none of them was the right one.

by Anonymousreply 78April 18, 2023 4:37 PM

My streak breaker was "email" -- I did not even consider it even though I had the last four letters in turn 4.

by Anonymousreply 79April 18, 2023 6:42 PM

No r3 because I often use a similar word to start. Yay me today lol.

by Anonymousreply 80April 18, 2023 7:26 PM

R77/r78 #methree. Very annoying!

by Anonymousreply 81April 18, 2023 8:49 PM

I just fucked up today. I had the first letter (in another spot) on guess two but forgot to use it again.

Wordle 668 X/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 82April 19, 2023 12:49 AM

Thursday here. Took 3. And I've actually used the solution as my starter word previously. Too bad, I may have finally gotten in 1.

by Anonymousreply 83April 19, 2023 11:17 PM

Wordle 672 2/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

I actually did get in two today, but it's just luck due to the starter word I chose, and the positions I got. The fourth letter could only go one other place, and so solving it was easy after that.

by Anonymousreply 84April 22, 2023 8:26 AM

I've been playing Wordle for a little over a year and have solved it in two guesses 32 times. I was very lucky with my starter word quite a few times.

by Anonymousreply 85April 22, 2023 9:13 AM

I got it on the first try once. I used my favorite word that contains mostly vowels. No, not sharing but it's easy to find..

by Anonymousreply 86April 22, 2023 10:22 AM

I got it on the first guess only once. Last Thanksgiving, I started with "feast." I was quite surprised when all the letters turned green.

by Anonymousreply 87April 22, 2023 7:40 PM

Solved with two guesses about an hour ago! Funny to then see this thread.

No, it doesnโ€™t happen often but Iโ€™ve gotten it maybe 4-5 times.

by Anonymousreply 88April 22, 2023 7:48 PM

Wordle 676 2/6

๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

Getting Wednesday's in two guesses only happened because I surprisingly got four of the letters with my starter word, and most importantly, got the rather odd letter in the fifth position right off the bat. Why I chose that word to start with? Can't really tell you. I don't think I've ever used it before.

by Anonymousreply 89April 25, 2023 11:45 PM

I blew it today. No luck with letters at all. Then about ten possibilities - all of which were wrong.

by Anonymousreply 90April 26, 2023 1:28 AM

Just lost my 77 day run today. Shit. Lost on JOKER.

by Anonymousreply 91April 26, 2023 1:36 AM

Joker was a difficult word, R91, even though it doesn't seem as though it should have been. I got it, but it took me all six guesses. ("Phew.")

by Anonymousreply 92April 26, 2023 1:40 AM

HOLY SHIT !! .. I actually got today's (Friday 5/26) on the FIRST guess !!

There's nothing "genius" about it. (What the game calls you.)

It's just pure luck. .. Maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket LOL!

TIP: I had just heard a report about Ron DeSantis on the news, and this word to describe him was still in my head.

by Anonymousreply 93May 26, 2023 4:04 AM

I can recall getting Wordle on Line 2 maybe twice.

I'm very pleased with Line 3!

For me, it is helpful knowing what letter combinations don't exist in English.

by Anonymousreply 94May 26, 2023 4:31 AM

So just now (5/26) I got the word Line 4, but could as easily have been Line 3, but first chose the wrong letter between two possibilities.

by Anonymousreply 95May 26, 2023 4:39 AM

According to my stats I've gotten Wordle on the second guess 10 times (out of 156 games played). But early on my stats were screwed up when I went back and forth between phone and computer to solve so I think I have perhaps another 4 or so. I got it on the first try one time, when I was using "Alien" as my starter word. My average solve is fewer than 4, which means I get a lot of solves in 3, but today's puzzle took me 5, because like r95, I tried multiple letters in position two before settling on the correct one. Last week was a banner week for me and I got it in 2 guesses three times. But that is far from the norm. Karma was probably taking notes, so I'll be getting a lot of 5 guess solves to make up, I imagine.

by Anonymousreply 96May 26, 2023 7:57 AM

Woot! Got it on Line 2, Sunday, 5/28!

Picked such a good initial word that the answer word was literally (yes!) the only possible letter combination left!

by Anonymousreply 97May 28, 2023 6:06 AM

R97 = r94 also.

by Anonymousreply 98May 28, 2023 6:08 AM

It's not dumb luck, OP. I have more than one acquaintance who has the partner play it first and then give "hints". That's how it's done, if you're a narcissistic idiot with a partner who should know better.

by Anonymousreply 99May 28, 2023 6:24 AM

I like to start with LEAST or SPARE or TRIED

by Anonymousreply 100May 29, 2023 2:36 AM

Wordle 709 2/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

A rare "second guess" day for me!

And honestly, there are several letters that could have gone in the first position, so I still could have bombed out. .. That's where the real luck came in, choosing the right one.

by Anonymousreply 101May 29, 2023 5:38 AM

For the first time in quite a while, I got today's (5/31) on the second guess! The bot burst my magnificent bubble when it told me that after my (always the same) first word, only one was left .

I'm still wondering how so many people get it on the second guess. The answer is rarely like today's with the solution so close to a popular first word.

by Anonymousreply 102May 31, 2023 1:53 PM

I got it on the second guess today too.

by Anonymousreply 103May 31, 2023 2:08 PM

If I'm gonna lose, I'm gonna lose big!

Wordle 718 X/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

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by Anonymousreply 104June 7, 2023 9:53 AM

Haha, r104! I almost did the same, but picked the right first letter at the very end!

Maddening!

by Anonymousreply 105June 7, 2023 1:03 PM

Oops, I lie! I got it on the 5th try!!

by Anonymousreply 106June 7, 2023 1:04 PM

I feel your pain. I got it on the 6th try, but there were still 4 or 5 valid guesses. Such a scary feeling to be coming up to the 6th guess and realize that there are still numerous options.

by Anonymousreply 107June 7, 2023 10:00 PM

P.S. On the Wordle page, top left, are 3 short horizontal bars. Tap and open.

Now you have several other games to play, one free per day like with Wordle. My two favorites are Spelling Bee and Letter Boxed.

A. Spelling Bee: Each word you "find"---

1. Must be 4 letters or more.

2. Must use the letter in the middle.

3. Can repeat any letters shown.

4. Will eventually be your last "free" attempt. ๐Ÿ˜”

B. Letter Boxed: A game of thinking ahead!

1. The last letter of each of your allotted words is the first letter of your next one. (So finding, say, "Xerox" might not help!)

2. No letter is able to link to another in its same row. However small the angle or short, all links must cross the open center space somehow.

by Anonymousreply 108June 12, 2023 4:45 PM

I'm ba-a-a-ack! (R108)

Just thought I'd mention another Wordle clone for youse guys and dolls:

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by Anonymousreply 109June 12, 2023 4:48 PM

Today was a two-day for me when I used one of my go-to second choice words.

Wordle 724 2/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 110June 13, 2023 3:03 PM

R110, You bastard! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Took me 3.

But since I know what letter your first final one was NOT, and that it therefore had to fit into one of the other 4 spots, I have NO IDEA how you figured out the answer from it!

If I remember tomorrow, I'll try to guess your starter word! (Don't tell today!)

by Anonymousreply 111June 13, 2023 8:39 PM

I hate to break it to you, R111, but I didnโ€™t really โ€œfigure it out.โ€ I โ€œgot itโ€ because it had the one vowel I knew was in there. I often use that word when that happens, and this time I got lucky. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I know that for at least the next five years it wonโ€™t be todayโ€™s word again.

by Anonymousreply 112June 14, 2023 4:05 AM

Yes, r112, but "plunk" could have been "drunk," "skunk," "trunk," etc.

Was your base word "adieu"?

by Anonymousreply 113June 14, 2023 4:59 AM

Yes. And Iโ€™m not sure how I landed on PLUNK as opposed to any of the other options that you suggested.

by Anonymousreply 114June 14, 2023 5:11 AM

About the only thing it's good in is Watergate Salad.

by Anonymousreply 115June 14, 2023 6:16 AM

^^^ Sorry. Don't know how R115 that ended up on this thread. DL gremlins or something!?

by Anonymousreply 116June 14, 2023 6:20 AM

Nixon's ghost is pissed that Wordl won't use proper nouns, R115.

by Anonymousreply 117June 14, 2023 4:05 PM

R113 here. Second word, 7/08/23. WOOT! ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿ˜Š

by Anonymousreply 118July 8, 2023 4:24 AM

I'm curious whether your first word contains mostly vowels: AISLE, AUDIO, etc or if you go for consonants: STRUM, TRAMP

by Anonymousreply 119July 8, 2023 6:18 AM

I've been able to beat the Wordle bot two days in a row!

So funny when it tells me that some other word would have been more "efficient" for my second word.

by Anonymousreply 120July 8, 2023 7:19 AM

R119, It was totally on a whim, with only one vowel! I just look at the keyboard, and think, "Oh, that sounds good!" Today I chose a word with the correct first letter and 3 of the rest, in the wrong order but still!

Wordle-makers seem partial to words with several possibilities---blame, frame, crane, crate, etc., depending on what's blank.

I enjoy feeling clever, saying to myself such things as, "But there is no English word ending in 'xz'" or the like!

P.S. I mentioned this variation a while ago : "Queerdle." Tres amusing!

by Anonymousreply 121July 8, 2023 7:43 AM

12:05---New Game!

by Anonymousreply 122July 9, 2023 4:06 AM

Boooo! Took me 5 tries WITH 3 of the letters!

by Anonymousreply 123July 9, 2023 4:21 AM

Sometimes there's fuckery at work in the NYT wordle office, I feel quite certain. I got it in 4, but it could easily have been five without a lucky guess I made on three.

by Anonymousreply 124July 9, 2023 9:19 AM

R118, r121, r122 here.

Two words, Saturday, 7/22.

Initial word had correct first and last letters.

by Anonymousreply 125July 22, 2023 4:15 AM

I notice that with today's (7/26) word, so far 1.6% of the people playing actually got it on their first guess. That's pretty high.

Also, 16.4% have gotten it by the second guess. Typically that figure is in the neighborhood of 2%.

I got by guess three, with 54.4% solving it by then.

by Anonymousreply 126July 26, 2023 12:30 AM

Today's was easy if you had a helpful starter word, which I did. I got it in two, but the average solve today was 3.2 tries, so a solve in 2 is nothing to write home about.

by Anonymousreply 127July 26, 2023 9:46 AM

I actually got it in two today. I had three letters on the first guess, with the second letter in place. But I stared at it for 15 minutes before I could see any possible word.

by Anonymousreply 128July 29, 2023 1:51 AM

6-letter Word Hurdle, 7/31.

Got it in two. *pats self on back*

by Anonymousreply 129July 31, 2023 6:28 AM

Infinite Wordle!

Not just once a day if you don't subscribe to the NYT!

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by Anonymousreply 130August 7, 2023 6:06 AM

There's also Wordle Unlimited.

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by Anonymousreply 131August 7, 2023 8:05 AM

Be careful with the one for Wedneday 8/23. So far about 15% don't get it. I barely made it with my last guess.

by Anonymousreply 132August 22, 2023 11:20 PM

The past two or three days I havenโ€™t gotten it until the very last try.

by Anonymousreply 133August 22, 2023 11:28 PM

This is going to sound like bragging, given r132's warning, but I got today's in 4. However, I have had two 6 guess tries in the past week. (Also a 2, but that was my starter word being very helpful.)

by Anonymousreply 134August 23, 2023 7:33 AM

It took me 5 guesses today. I have been on a streak of getting it in 3.

by Anonymousreply 135August 23, 2023 10:48 AM

So far, over 6% of players for Wednesday 8/30 have gotten the solution on their first guess.... because it's a common starter word.

Good luck!

by Anonymousreply 136August 30, 2023 5:53 AM

In fact, I actually guessed words far more obscure because it seemed so unlikely that the NYT would use THAT word of all words.

by Anonymousreply 137August 30, 2023 7:34 AM

Thanks to R15, I actually got it on the first try today!

by Anonymousreply 138August 30, 2023 1:46 PM

I got it on my first try today thanks to using one of my favorite starter words.

by Anonymousreply 139August 30, 2023 2:16 PM

I got it in two today (Thursday).

I had an extremely lucky guess for the opening word, which limited the solution to just three possible words.

But by looking at the list of words that have been the previous solutions, I was able to eliminate two of those words as they've already been used.

I just figure they won't use the same word more than once.

Does anyone else do that? .. Am I cheating? .. lol

by Anonymousreply 140August 31, 2023 2:47 AM

In theory, they would not reuse the same winning word, r140. My sister is a bit obsessive compulsive and she keeps an easily searchable spread sheet to help her recognize words that have been winning words before. (In fact, I think they keep such a list available to the public somewhere, but it's not easily searchable. Wordlebot claims that they only keep an active dictionary of 400 words or so, but that would be used up in a year, so I'm not sure that's true. In fact, I will link wordfinders list below

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by Anonymousreply 141August 31, 2023 7:53 AM

R141 The source for past solutions that I use is the following. It's nice because it gives the answers for the last week, and the complete history in alphabetical order.

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by Anonymousreply 142August 31, 2023 8:15 AM

The W*rdle bot likes to throw shade. In analyzing my second guess for Sunday's puzzle, it tells me:

[quote] This guess wasnโ€™t my favorite. But you lucked out! Youโ€™ve narrowed it down to two remaining words.

EXCUSE ME. There was no luck about it. I specifically came up with that word to accomplish what I did, and was able to narrow it down to TWO possible words. I got the solution on my third guess and beat the fucking bot, which took four turns.

by Anonymousreply 143September 4, 2023 12:26 AM

Wordle 806 3/6

๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 144September 4, 2023 3:56 AM

Woot! Got it on the second!

First word had one correct letter and one wrongly placed.

Tues., 9/05.

by Anonymousreply 145September 5, 2023 5:06 AM

Same here, r145. We rock!

by Anonymousreply 146September 5, 2023 8:29 AM

Wordle 808 3/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 147September 5, 2023 1:37 PM

So many people on Twitter didn't get today's. I had to leave and come back to it after I woke up a bit but then I figured it out.

Wordle 809 5/6

๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 148September 6, 2023 2:44 PM

R148 figured a lot of people wouldn't get today's.

I happened to get it in three, and even beat the w*rdle bot (at four).

Wordle 809 3/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

Once again, the bot told me that it didn't like my second entry. But hell, that's what let me get it down to just ONE POSSIBLE WORD.

Eat shit, bot!

by Anonymousreply 149September 6, 2023 7:48 PM

I had yesterday's (809) in 3, but today's (810) took me 5 (same as wordlebot). I don't use one of the top 10 starter words, because when my starter word works it REALLY works - but sometimes, like in today's puzzle, it was no help at all.

by Anonymousreply 150September 7, 2023 8:11 AM

R150 No. 810 took me five as well. I was kinda surprised that it took the bot five, because bot's starter word has two of the letters, with one even in the right position. Meanwhile my starter word gave me nothing..

by Anonymousreply 151September 7, 2023 12:07 PM

Saturday, 9/09: Second word! ๐Ÿฅณ

Initial word had second letter correct (no other letters anywhere).

by Anonymousreply 152September 9, 2023 5:45 PM

Today: Wordle 812 3/6

โฌ›โฌ›๐ŸŸจโฌ›โฌ› โฌ›๐ŸŸฉโฌ›โฌ›โฌ› ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 153September 9, 2023 5:57 PM

One of those days when I actually neglected to use one of the letters that I'd already gotten in what I thought would be my final guess to solve it, so I ended up in the PHEW category.

The word is not IDIOT but I felt like one.

by Anonymousreply 154September 9, 2023 7:17 PM

Good fortune plays a role in some of these solves. My sister and I call those "rookie mistakes, r154, but we make them frequently, especially late at night or when distracted. Today was good fortune for me as I got it in 3. Not quite as fortunate as r152 however.

by Anonymousreply 155September 9, 2023 7:57 PM

My 73 day streak came to an end today. Got to the sixth guess with only the first letter missing. There were two possible words and I chose the wrong one.

by Anonymousreply 156September 11, 2023 12:43 PM

My bad. I had all but the first and third letter, but there were only two options with my remaining letters.

by Anonymousreply 157September 11, 2023 6:23 PM

Sunday, 9/17! ๐Ÿฅณ

What I had from my initial guess was the first letter in the correct spot! Nothing else.

by Anonymousreply 158September 17, 2023 4:24 AM

Watch out for Wednesdays. One of those words where even if you have four of the letters in the right spaces you might not get it. Over 5% have bombed out so far.

by Anonymousreply 159September 20, 2023 2:05 AM

Very scary. I got Tuesday's in 2. Wednesday's in SIX!!! Almost lost my streak. Far too many valid options.

by Anonymousreply 160September 20, 2023 7:48 AM

Yeah, Wednesday sucked.

Wordle 823 5/6

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 161September 20, 2023 6:27 PM

The solution for Wednesday's is the kind of word where putting in a totally different set of letters in the second guess might be more helpful than running down the entire list of options by trying to guess the one missing letter.

by Anonymousreply 162September 20, 2023 7:38 PM

My first word today (Wed) was TRAIN and I got it in 2.

Yesterday I got no correct letters in row 1 but picked the right word in row 2.

Iโ€™m on fire,

by Anonymousreply 163September 20, 2023 7:54 PM

Got it in two today!

by Anonymousreply 164September 21, 2023 4:18 PM

I always used the word "weary" as my first guess and the one day that I did not use it, that was the word of the day. I was so mad. lol. I've gotten it on 2 guesses a few times. Mostly on three guesses I get it right. I used different words for the first guess now.

by Anonymousreply 165September 21, 2023 5:02 PM

Today was typical for me. I got wordle in 3, which was a more than satisfactory result from my perspective, but wordlebot dissed my middle solution and counted my solve in 3 as due to luck - then the bot took three tries to solve the puzzle itself. So fuck you, wordlebot.

by Anonymousreply 166September 22, 2023 8:34 AM

[quote] I always used the word "weary" as my first guess

You ALMOST always use the word....

by Anonymousreply 167September 25, 2023 3:37 PM

Friday, 9/29!

Lucky guess for initial word gave me 2 letters in their correct places, plus 1 in the wrong!

by Anonymousreply 168September 29, 2023 4:18 AM

Saturday 9/30

It's one of those "think like Word!e" days. I was able to get it in four, same as the bot. But so far, there's a 13% fail rate.

by Anonymousreply 169September 29, 2023 11:45 PM

I got it in five today, but before that I tried a word that really shouldn't have been accepted as valid, but it was. I was pretty shocked by that.

by Anonymousreply 170September 30, 2023 5:43 AM

Today was a Phew day for me. So many choices once I got the outer letters. 6 is rare for me, but it keeps my streak going, so I'm not going to complain. Yes, there will be many unhappy people in wordleland today!

by Anonymousreply 171September 30, 2023 8:24 AM

9/30: I heard ya, r169! "Think like Wordle"!

Got it in 4, with only the second letter and not even any incorrect ones.

by Anonymousreply 172September 30, 2023 8:49 AM

Today's was a bust. I didn't solve it for the very first time and broke my streak, but I have never seen the answer use the same consonant 3 times.

by Anonymousreply 173October 1, 2023 3:50 AM

Who's your Daddy, r173?!

R168 here. Woot! Second word for 10/01!

I chose an unusual initial word, I thought, but it had 2 correct letters and 2 incorrect, and that's all she wrote!

by Anonymousreply 174October 1, 2023 6:13 AM

R173 There have been at least five other times when they used the same consonant three times: ERROR, FLUFF, MUMMY, NANNY, SISSY.

by Anonymousreply 175October 1, 2023 6:18 AM

I got it in three today! If anyone was wondering, the word I was surprised was accepted as valid yesterday was 'faggy"

by Anonymousreply 176October 1, 2023 6:35 AM

And no one hates a faggy daddy more than DLers.

Today's puzzle was a four for me, and that was the average solve for the word so far. My modest goal in life is to have my 3 solves catch up to and surpass my 4 solves. My total games now are about 280 and of those I have 82 solves in 3 and 100 solves in 4.

by Anonymousreply 177October 1, 2023 10:27 AM

It took me all six tries today.

by Anonymousreply 178October 1, 2023 6:17 PM

I actually got it in TWO today. Mainly luck, but I could only think of three words that could follow from what I got with my opening word and went with the one I thought Wordl would use.

by Anonymousreply 179October 1, 2023 8:26 PM

Sunday, 10/22, in two!

Lucked out with initial guess word = correct first letter, plus two incorrect.

by Anonymousreply 180October 22, 2023 5:31 AM

Wow, awesome r180. This was a three for me, and I considered that lucky.

by Anonymousreply 181October 22, 2023 8:01 AM

I can't believe I got today (Monday 10/23) in three.

by Anonymousreply 182October 23, 2023 5:28 AM

R182 I also got it three! .. I wasn't really aware of this while playing, but after I read the bot's analysis of my game, it told me that my opening word eliminated all but FIVEwords in its dictionary, and actually I'd only gotten the first letter right, and one other letter in the wrong position. For my second guess, I was having difficulty thinking up words to put in, so eventually I learned why that was.

by Anonymousreply 183October 23, 2023 5:57 AM

Wordl is peculiar. It's fun to do once a day, but only once. Every time I played multiple games it was tedious and no fun.

by Anonymousreply 184October 23, 2023 6:03 AM

I'm thrilled if I can get Wordl on the third try. Second guess would make me cum.

by Anonymousreply 185October 23, 2023 6:35 AM

Wordlebot told me today that my second guess was not its favorite - then proceeded to use that same word in its own generated solve.....hmmm

Took me 4 today - I had two choices and guessed the wrong one first

by Anonymousreply 186October 23, 2023 10:28 AM

Do any of you use the bot's strategy to put in a totally different word in your second guess that contains no letter that was already indicated to be in the solution from your first guess?

Example: The bot always starts with SLATE, and often gets one or more letters out of that guess. But then, often puts CRONY in for the second guess. It would appear these two words eliminate so much that the bot can get it in three.

I actually did that for Tuesday's and got it in three.

by Anonymousreply 187October 24, 2023 12:21 AM

It's been a long time, but I actually got it with my second guess (for Wednesday's). .. It took the bot four! Ha.

I had three letters with my starter word, but none of them were in the right place.

by Anonymousreply 188October 25, 2023 1:02 AM

They cheat.

by Anonymousreply 189October 25, 2023 1:32 AM

I always start with the same word (my choice is "aisle") and unless that offers enough to get the answer, I use "month" for my second. My current average score is 3.2.

by Anonymousreply 190October 25, 2023 4:26 AM

Aisle is my first word too. Then grout

by Anonymousreply 191October 25, 2023 10:14 AM

I've found that the vowel "u" becomes apparent when you've tried a/e/i/o, but m and n are more common than g and r; also, if you've used s, t, m and n and the mystery word is not apparent, r pops as the obvious missing consonant. Today's word was a good example but that much harder by the use of r twice.

What's your average score, R191?

by Anonymousreply 192October 25, 2023 5:16 PM

Today's word was stupid. It look me forever but I got it in four.

by Anonymousreply 193October 26, 2023 6:49 AM

Sunday's I got in TWO.

My opening word was disincentive (per the bot) and gave me three letters; none in the right position, however.

While I didn't know this while playing, with what I had, the bot's analysis said there were only three possible words to choose from.

Looks like I chose the right one for a change.

by Anonymousreply 194October 29, 2023 6:51 AM

Today (Monday) relied heavily on luck guesses.

by Anonymousreply 195October 30, 2023 3:17 PM

R195 I beat the 'bot, so that's a good day. ;-)

'Bot got snippy about my second word, but when I got it in three, I'm thinking 'bot was just jealous.

by Anonymousreply 196October 30, 2023 6:44 PM

Wow. So far, 7.4% of players are getting Wednesday's solution on the second guess. I got it in three. Bot took four.

by Anonymousreply 197November 1, 2023 7:21 AM

Thereโ€™s an app/site that shows the winning word. I get 2 or 3 percent would get it right on the second guess. But any higher than that, I suspect cheating.

by Anonymousreply 198November 1, 2023 8:49 AM

R198 I think a lot of players got it on the second guess today, because there are two commonly-used starter words (in the Top 10) that end in the same last three letters of today's word.

by Anonymousreply 199November 1, 2023 8:31 PM

Today (Thursday) took me forever to figure out, even though I had four letters (in incorrect spots) on the second guess.

by Anonymousreply 200November 2, 2023 5:23 AM

My sister got it in ONE. But it's one of her starter words. She keeps a spread sheet so as not to use guesses up on words that have already been winning words. One other time she got it in one and she's never used that word since. I got it in one one time, and I moved on to another starter word.

by Anonymousreply 201November 2, 2023 6:10 AM

One thing I learned today is that the 'bot doesn't always use the same dictionary.

In the analysis of my game, it told me that my second word was a "solid guess," then went on to say that I'd narrowed it down to just six remaining words.

But that wasn't true. My third word was not only valid, but quite common, and yet it wasn't on the 'bot's list of six words.

I solved the game with my fourth word, which was on the 'bot's list.

But I went back and looked at what I had after my second guess, and I could easily think of four other words to put in that weren't on the bot's list of six.

by Anonymousreply 202November 2, 2023 7:00 AM

Four tries for a very well used word

by Anonymousreply 203November 2, 2023 10:43 AM

Some are going to love Monday's game.

The solution is a word that 7% of players used as their starter word.

And one that 16% have been able to get on their second guess.

by Anonymousreply 204November 6, 2023 8:02 AM

I got it in two today. First word I use most is pious.

by Anonymousreply 205November 6, 2023 10:50 AM

I got it in three today. Was one letter off on the second guess.

by Anonymousreply 206November 6, 2023 4:02 PM

11/07: Third word.

First guess = One letter, in wrong spot.

#2 = Started a guess with that letter, which, with 2 others, was correct.

#3 = Really was no other possible word but the correct one!

by Anonymousreply 207November 7, 2023 6:22 AM

I always start with 'mouse' just because it has three different vowels.

It helped me today, but I won't say why for fear of spoiling it for others!

by Anonymousreply 208November 7, 2023 9:41 AM

Watch out for Wednesday's game.

Failure rate is around 8%

I got it five, but only because my second guess narrowed it down to seven words (per the 'bot) But the solution isn't something I'd think of right off without going through the remaining letters I had one by one.

by Anonymousreply 209November 8, 2023 4:16 AM

Yeah, that one took me five, too. I was running out of letters and guessed the word without thinking it would be correct.

by Anonymousreply 210November 8, 2023 5:17 AM

Today's was tough.

by Anonymousreply 211November 8, 2023 11:05 AM

Also took me five. After going through the letters methodically as I usually do it just popped into my head.

by Anonymousreply 212November 8, 2023 3:14 PM

Thursday's is another one game where so far 8% are failing to get it.

But it's for a different reason. Based on a few letters that most people will probably get right off, there are then many, many choices, so I think a lot players go through them and run out of guesses.

It took me SIX tries.

by Anonymousreply 213November 9, 2023 5:13 AM

I got Wednesdays in 3 tries - but I was on high alert because of the warning above. It was a hard word and, in my opinion, not an English word, so there is that....I will try Thursdays in 2 hours if I can stay awake.

by Anonymousreply 214November 9, 2023 5:16 AM

I got Thursday in 5, and again it was a lucky guess.

by Anonymousreply 215November 9, 2023 5:39 AM

Git it in 2 today (Friday)!

by Anonymousreply 216November 10, 2023 5:33 AM

Yesterday's brok my 63 day streak and made me realize it's just a lot of luck

by Anonymousreply 217November 10, 2023 5:40 AM

A lot of people will get Friday's in two .. especially the bot, if you get my drift.

by Anonymousreply 218November 10, 2023 6:24 PM

So for Saturday, I got to my third guess, the word is accepted, and later in the analysis the 'bot tells me:

[quote] ***** was was guaranteed to eliminate every word but one, but, despite being a valid guess, ***** isnโ€™t one of the words I consider likely to be a solution based on what Iโ€™ve learned from playing W*rdle.

WTF.

by Anonymousreply 219November 11, 2023 1:51 AM

Took me all six attempts for a word that is appropriate for this holiday season

by Anonymousreply 220November 11, 2023 1:52 AM

What befuddles me is how I beat or tie the bot but it tells me my skill is lower than average, my luck is lover than average and yet I'm consistently getting the correct answer faster than average. I think the bot is prejudiced because I won't use SLATE as my first guess, apparently the only first guess that the bot considers worthy.

by Anonymousreply 221November 11, 2023 3:45 PM

Sunday, 11/12: Second word! ๐Ÿฅณ

Initial guess had correct first 2 letters plus 2 misplaced!

by Anonymousreply 222November 12, 2023 6:17 AM

R214, What word did you think wasn't an English one?2

by Anonymousreply 223November 12, 2023 6:20 AM

R222/r223 here:

I don't have a standard initial word. It's whatever strikes me at the time.

And ignore the typo "2" above!

by Anonymousreply 224November 12, 2023 6:22 AM

Sunday, 11/12 = Word #2!

by Anonymousreply 225November 12, 2023 11:15 AM

R222 = r225---I accidentally had myself on "Ignore"!

by Anonymousreply 226November 12, 2023 11:17 AM

My guesses are overwhelmingly either 3 or 4. I'm trying to get the 3s to outnumber the 4s, but the 4s always stay about 30 more than the 3s. Frustrating. At least now my 2s are catching up with my 6s. I have no idea about the answer to OPs question; I got it in 2 tries yesterday and it was sheer luck, since there were several words that fit the pattern.

by Anonymousreply 227November 12, 2023 11:21 AM

R214 NINJA might be a word used far more often by present-day English speakers than often-used starter word ADIEU.

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by Anonymousreply 228November 12, 2023 11:54 AM

I actually got Monday's in TWO.

But luckily, my starter word gave me the first three letters in the correct positions.

From what I could figure, there were only two possible words left, and this is where it came in handy that I knew one of those two had already been the solution to a prior game, so putting in the other was a no-brainier.

by Anonymousreply 229November 13, 2023 7:54 AM

Today was the first time in many months it took me all six. I was like freaking out!

by Anonymousreply 230November 13, 2023 12:05 PM

What's your starting word, R229?

I can see getting it in two guesses today (I got it in four; double letters always flummox me), but there is no way 0.3% of people playing use today's word as their starting guess. I don't understand the point of cheating on Wordle. Why bother?

by Anonymousreply 231November 13, 2023 3:10 PM

R231 I'm the type of player who doesn't use a regular starter word. I mix it up all the time. I try to think up words with two vowels, but that's about it. Often the 'bot later tells me that was a "unique" word to start with. .. Anyway, let's just say, my starter word for Monday's game was a GREAT choice.

by Anonymousreply 232November 13, 2023 6:39 PM

TRAIN, then CLOSE have been working g wonderfully for me recently.

Sometimes Iโ€™ll switch it to SLATE as a start.

by Anonymousreply 233November 13, 2023 6:53 PM

I use STERN then AUDIO. That uses all vowels (except occasionally Y) and the four most used consonants (R,S,T,N).

by Anonymousreply 234November 13, 2023 6:56 PM

I donโ€™t play it. Doesnโ€™t interest me in the slightest bit.

by Anonymousreply 235November 13, 2023 7:04 PM

Where are you all finding the information on the average numbers for solving by day?

Iโ€™ve only been playing for 48 days and glaze last week was the first time losing. Between that and being told I had died of cancer by DL I was quite traumatized.

by Anonymousreply 236November 13, 2023 9:36 PM

R236 If you have the NYT 'bot analyze your game play, it takes you through each step of play and compares your game with other players. Thereby, you can see what percent of players solved the game at each step of play. So when you get to the sixth and final step,it shows you how many players have solved the puzzle by then. It's generally somewhere in the neighborhood of 99%. but with harder words like NINJA, it was down to 92% indicating 8% of players failed. The bot also gives the average number of steps it took players to solve the thing for each game.

by Anonymousreply 237November 13, 2023 10:54 PM

Is the bot in the app?

by Anonymousreply 238November 13, 2023 11:13 PM

R238 Sorry. I don't know, because I don't play the game with their app. Maybe someone else here knows.

BTW - I just played Tuesday's game. It's another WATCH OUT game. So far, failure rate is over 18%

All I can suggest is, "Think like W*rdle."

by Anonymousreply 239November 14, 2023 12:41 AM

ElderLez- when you get to the end of the game and it applauds you , there's a chart that keeps track of all your wins and losses. That page is called statistics. Underneath the chart is the sentence :

"Wordlebot gives an analysis of your guesses. Did you beat the bot? โ€บ"

If you click on that it becomes a link. That will take you to the wordlebot. The wordlebot will go through your solutions word by word and tell you whether you were skillful, lucky or neither. If you keep scrolling past all of that, there will be charts of solutions, 1-6 and you can see what percentage of people have solved in 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 guesses and you can also see what were some of the guesses they made on the way to solving. Today nearly 20% of people failed to solve - that's a huge percentage of failure for wordle solutions. I feel very lucky to have gotten it in 4.

by Anonymousreply 240November 14, 2023 8:00 AM

Add me to the unlucky 20%.

At the bottom of my chart of my individual stats my only choices are: Something doesnโ€™t look right Share Go to spelling bee

by Anonymousreply 241November 14, 2023 9:58 AM

You should all get today's word.

by Anonymousreply 242November 14, 2023 10:29 AM

Today's word was so hard I did a "burner" word that had (what I thought were) all three possibilities in it. No luck.

by Anonymousreply 243November 14, 2023 10:40 AM

more so R242, if you change the second letter to and i.

by Anonymousreply 244November 14, 2023 1:14 PM

I don't think the link to the bot appears in the app, ElderLez, which is surprising because the app picks up with my stats when I happen to play on my phone rather than my usual laptop. The Times is usually pretty good with technology, so there must be something about the bot that won't work on a phone.

by Anonymousreply 245November 14, 2023 1:48 PM

I must be psychic because I was thinking of this word all day yesterday (specifically an old SNL sketch).

by Anonymousreply 246November 14, 2023 2:36 PM

r245 When I play on my phone, on my stat page I still get a little picture of a robot that says "wordlebot gives an analysis of your guesses. Did you beat the bot?" The way the link is set up is slightly different than in the computer version, but it is definitely there.

by Anonymousreply 247November 15, 2023 5:17 AM

Wednesday: ALMOST.

But INSTEAD took me to WORD 6 before I got it! ๐Ÿคช

by Anonymousreply 248November 15, 2023 10:16 AM

One mystery solved; I the bot isnโ€™t in the app at all, but I can get it if I access via the internet.

New mystery; why am I paying for the app?

by Anonymousreply 249November 15, 2023 10:19 AM

I missed a word this week, ending a winning streak.

by Anonymousreply 250November 15, 2023 12:30 PM

Wild. Read this thread, which reminded me to play my daily Wordle, and got it on the second try. Rare.

by Anonymousreply 251November 15, 2023 12:37 PM

Wow R251. I got it on 3 and thought that was good.

by Anonymousreply 252November 15, 2023 12:49 PM

I think there are at least two versions of the Wordle app. I have the iPhone NYT games app which is included with my Times subscription and it does not have a link to the bot. I looked in the Apple app store and see there is a paid version specifically for Wordle, which I'm guessing is what you're using menluvinguy which makes sense that they'd include the bot link but not in the free NYT games version I'm using (when I play on my phone). Maybe there's another version for Android? And ElderLez, are you a Times subscriber, or paying for either the games app or the Wordle app? I think if you're paying for a subscription they should include the bot analysis link.

Meanwhile, got today's in 3 (which kind of surprised me as my solve was what I'd call an educated-SWAG).

by Anonymousreply 253November 15, 2023 5:28 PM

The issue with today's word is that even if you have the last four letters, you might lose, as there are so many rhymes where only the first letter is different. You might want to figure those out and put in a totally different elimination word using as many of those as possible.

by Anonymousreply 254November 15, 2023 6:51 PM

r254, you're correct about today's word, and that was the downfall for a friend of mine who ran out of options before she could solve. I had only the first and last letter and one vowel towards the end, which was yet another problem, because there were many potential answers. I feel lucky to have gotten it in 5. The wordlbot praised my skill, but said I had shitty luck.

by Anonymousreply 255November 15, 2023 7:17 PM

Times subscriber on an iPhone. Iโ€™m paying extra for the games. I think the app give me access to the old crosswords which I wouldnโ€™t have otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 256November 15, 2023 8:04 PM

Ha! Today in two.

by Anonymousreply 257November 16, 2023 10:13 AM

Three again for me.

by Anonymousreply 258November 16, 2023 10:25 AM

Ha again. In two the second day in a row.

by Anonymousreply 259November 17, 2023 10:35 AM

Two for me today. The friend who I compete with and who usually beats me got it in four.

by Anonymousreply 260November 17, 2023 1:31 PM

I got it in 2 today

by Anonymousreply 261November 17, 2023 1:51 PM

Holy shit! I got in 2 today (Saturday) with a lucky guess!

by Anonymousreply 262November 18, 2023 5:22 AM

Wordle 882 2/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 263November 18, 2023 5:28 AM

I got it in two today as well (Saturday). I only had the first letter, but for some reason, that didn't seem to leave as many options as I thought it would and I guessed the correct answer almost immediately.

by Anonymousreply 264November 18, 2023 7:36 AM

Today pissed me off. I only had the last two letters correct after 3 guesses and it took me forever, with the letters left, to figure it out.

by Anonymousreply 265November 19, 2023 6:07 AM

I was not a fan of today's (Sunday's word). There was some evilness on the part of the NYT today. It took me five and I felt lucky to even get that.

by Anonymousreply 266November 19, 2023 7:28 AM

Do you think they use recent spelling bee words? (Got it on 4 today, but 5 yesterday)

by Anonymousreply 267November 19, 2023 10:07 AM

Today's word is British in origin and not in 90% of American's vocabulary. I was very lucky to get it in 4.

by Anonymousreply 268November 19, 2023 12:02 PM

Yes, today's word is not one that I'd consider fair use in Wordle because i) R268 is correct; 2) they've generally avoided words that repeat consonants so using a word that repeats vowels seems designed to trip up those of us who play by observation/deduction. That said, if you hit on the two vowels in sequence the answer wasn't hard... but it took me four guesses.

And I don't believe for one second that 0.3% of users got this one on the first try. Why do people cheat like this?

by Anonymousreply 269November 19, 2023 3:32 PM

It's pure luck, OP. I've gotten it on the second guess two days in a row now. I use the present and past tense of the same word every day. It contains three of the five vowels.

It's dumb luck after that.

by Anonymousreply 270November 19, 2023 3:47 PM

Iโ€™m on a roll. I got it in 2 yesterday and the day before and 3 today (with only the final letter after 2 rows).

by Anonymousreply 271November 19, 2023 4:23 PM

Monday (1:38 a.m.):

#1 = 0 Letters Anywhere. ๐Ÿ˜•

#2 = 0 Letters Anywhere. ๐Ÿ˜•

#3 = THE WORD! ๐Ÿฅณ

by Anonymousreply 272November 20, 2023 5:41 AM

So far for Tuesday's game, just a little under 1% of players have solved the puzzle with their starter word, because it happens to be a somewhat commonly used one to begin play.

It was a four day for me.

by Anonymousreply 273November 21, 2023 4:00 AM

Three for me.

by Anonymousreply 274November 21, 2023 9:50 AM

I got it in two today. Thatโ€™s two in three of the last four days.

by Anonymousreply 275November 21, 2023 10:35 AM

Started with AUDIO as usual and got in on next guess.

by Anonymousreply 276November 21, 2023 2:43 PM

I usually get it in 3 or 4 lines. Process of elimination.

by Anonymousreply 277November 21, 2023 3:07 PM

R277 must be a brainiac.

by Anonymousreply 278November 21, 2023 3:58 PM

Today sucked again. I had the last 2 letters, and when I got to my 5th try I did not see a word with my remaining letters. I had to put it down and watch CSI: NY to empty my brain. I don't read the analysis, but it had to be the only possible word left for me.

by Anonymousreply 279November 22, 2023 6:08 AM

Today's was hard due to the word including an uncommon letter which always trips me up and shows my over-reliance on the structure of the game over word composition (or as the bot proclaims, paraphrasing: my training suggests that words with this letter are unlikely). That said, there's no way that 0.2% of players start with today's word if we're to believe the bot's analysis. If you started with any word that contains this letter, you'd be starting with a word that ranks tied for second-to-last in letter frequency among all five-letter words โ€” IOW, a fools errand.

I got it in 5 guesses today (my average is 3.2).

I'm, of course, dancing around just writing out the word but it brings up a question: do we want to put the daily word out there knowing this thread contains spoilers? It's not like there aren't dozens of sites that give hints if not just outright reveal the answer. We've avoided it, but it makes discussing the game a bit more complex.

by Anonymousreply 280November 22, 2023 2:17 PM

It was odd that today's words started with the same two letters as yesterday's.

by Anonymousreply 281November 22, 2023 3:05 PM

Took me all six guesses today. But I still don't understand W*ordle's dictionary.

Within the post-game analysis, the 'bot congratulated me on one guess, saying I'd narrowed it gotten to just three possible solutions.

But that's not true.

My next guess is a perfectly good word, yet wasn't included with the list of three. It even gave me one of the letters I needed.

by Anonymousreply 282November 22, 2023 9:46 PM

Happy Wordle Thanksgiving!

Three this morning and I think itโ€™s a difficult one.

by Anonymousreply 283November 23, 2023 11:05 AM

But familiar.

by Anonymousreply 284November 23, 2023 11:44 AM

Three again

by Anonymousreply 285November 24, 2023 10:21 AM

Started with AUDIO and got it on the next line.

by Anonymousreply 286November 25, 2023 12:59 PM

With ADEIU being the most popular opening word, no surprise as to why over 9% are getting it on the second guess.

by Anonymousreply 287November 25, 2023 7:21 PM

"ADEIU" is not a word.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 288November 25, 2023 7:41 PM

^ Yaeh, if only this stuipd website from the 90s had a ruidmentary eidt funciton to correct a simple tyipng error.

by Anonymousreply 289November 25, 2023 7:56 PM

This has not been a good week for me. I've got it in 5 most days, sometimes 4.

by Anonymousreply 290November 26, 2023 6:21 AM

The past two days were 3 guess solutions for me. I rarely get all the way to 5 but I did one day this week. When I am really stumped and get all the way to 6, I break out in a cold sweat, because my streak is up to about 250 now. My personal goal is to get my 3 guess solutions equal to my 4 guess solutions. Right now, I have 104 3 guesses and 119 4 guesses.

by Anonymousreply 291November 26, 2023 7:32 AM

I very rarely do but here's my birthday result from today! Wordle 890 2/6

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 292November 26, 2023 7:56 PM

Please note: Posting the results (those boxes) is said to be what gets these threads killed. .. Somehow DL sees them or confuses them to be the same code to create or hide viruses within, so just deletes the entire thread.

by Anonymousreply 293November 26, 2023 8:17 PM

Today's word sucked. I got to my 6th guess and even then I googled my guess to see if it was a real word before I entered it.

by Anonymousreply 294November 27, 2023 5:45 AM

Monday, 11/27 = #2!

Initial word = Two letters but in incorrect places, and eliminated two vowels.

Second word = WORDLE! ๐Ÿฅณ

by Anonymousreply 295November 27, 2023 7:20 AM

I lost my streak today on that #$*%^(^ word. Had the first two letters and the last pretty early, but just too many options and ran out of guesses. The correct answer was on my list, but I had three to choose from on that final guess and I ran out of luck.

by Anonymousreply 296November 27, 2023 7:29 AM

So sorry to hear that Menluvinguy. That is incredibly frustrating. #*% on your behalf.

I got it on three after a a five and four weekend.

by Anonymousreply 297November 27, 2023 9:58 AM

Hilarious how the 'bot criticizes you when who mess up and put in a word that contains a letter that you've already eliminated, but today (Monday), the 'bot put in a word on it's third round that contained TWO letters that it had already eliminated.

by Anonymousreply 298November 27, 2023 7:29 PM

Thanks, EL. I got today's in three, so I will build up a respectable streak eventually.

by Anonymousreply 299November 28, 2023 7:14 AM

Nice!

Four today for me.

by Anonymousreply 300November 28, 2023 9:50 AM

Today took me forever to figure out. Finally got it in five.

by Anonymousreply 301November 29, 2023 5:14 PM

4 for me

by Anonymousreply 302November 29, 2023 5:43 PM

I happened to get today's rather quirky word in two. I rarely use the same starter word and happened to use one that gave me the second and third letters in the right position as well as the other vowel. Just weird luck.

by Anonymousreply 303November 29, 2023 6:38 PM

Wordle 893 5/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 304November 29, 2023 11:54 PM

I missed the word green last week, annoying

by Anonymousreply 305November 30, 2023 12:04 AM

Be careful with Thursday's game (11/30).

There are six words that contain the same five letters.

by Anonymousreply 306November 30, 2023 12:20 AM

So difficult. I couldnโ€™t even think what to put and had to go with an intentionally wrong word just to move forward, but I just got it on five.

by Anonymousreply 307November 30, 2023 2:23 AM

Sunday (12/3) was a lucky day for me. 'Bot said my starter word limited it to just three possible solutions, and for once, I chose the right one, so got it in two.

by Anonymousreply 308December 3, 2023 9:50 PM

A certain common starter word is occasionally very helpful and today's puzzle was a perfect example.

by Anonymousreply 309December 3, 2023 9:55 PM

Yes! Two for me also this morning after a string of frustrating days.

by Anonymousreply 310December 3, 2023 11:03 PM

The past two days should have been in my wheelhouse, but they took forever to figure out. I had to step away for a while and come back later to finish.

by Anonymousreply 311December 3, 2023 11:07 PM

On 6 and I think the word and the experience go together.

by Anonymousreply 312December 4, 2023 11:26 AM

Got it in two today, but it was a fluke based on the editor's penchant for double-vowels lately. My starting word gave me three letters, and I usually would not immediately go to assuming the vowel was used twice, but they've been lately using the same vowel twice so I took a risk and got it in two!

by Anonymousreply 313December 7, 2023 2:56 PM

Took five. I had every letter except the second one, so of course, used up two bad guesses before getting the right one.

by Anonymousreply 314December 7, 2023 9:15 PM

Two today.

by Anonymousreply 315December 8, 2023 9:48 AM

My starter word gave me 3 letters in the correct position, but it still took me 5.

by Anonymousreply 316December 8, 2023 2:46 PM

Two yesterday, 4 today

by Anonymousreply 317December 8, 2023 3:24 PM

STARE is the best first guess though some people swear by AUDIO.

by Anonymousreply 318December 8, 2023 3:43 PM

Combo of dumb luck with some strategy. I start with either the present or past tense of a verb. One or two letters usually are right...at times even in the right square. Then, it takes using your noggin...having a good vocabulary helps a lot!

Spelling Bee is much more challenging.

by Anonymousreply 319December 8, 2023 4:00 PM

Six this morning.

Connections had wicket though so that cheered me up.

by Anonymousreply 320December 9, 2023 11:23 AM

2 for me today. My opening word is aisle.

by Anonymousreply 321December 9, 2023 12:17 PM

I never stick with the same word to start. It adds to randomness and the challenge. I'm there to wake up my brain. I've played 425 games and only got it in two ten times. The only measure I'm kinda partial to is whether the total of my gets in 1,2,3, and 4 tries outnumber my gets in 5 and 6 tries.

by Anonymousreply 322December 9, 2023 12:33 PM

Today (Sunday) was pure luck. I got it in 3 with only 2 letters on the second guess.

by Anonymousreply 323December 10, 2023 5:17 AM

Weds., 12/14: ALMOST, DEMMIT!

Initial word was so close there were only two possible correct words left.

I picked the wrong one, so had to settle for #3. ๐Ÿ˜ 

by Anonymousreply 324December 13, 2023 4:10 AM

R319, I love Spelling Bee and Letter Boxed, but don't like that new games are up only after 3:00 a.m. EST.! At least Wordle is 12:01 a.m.!

Also, my not being a subscriber, Spelling Bee cuts out early for me.

With Letter Boxed, you can't double letters as you can with Spelling Bee. Also, the creators of LB are clever in placing common combinations in the same row/column, making them unusable.

by Anonymousreply 325December 13, 2023 4:21 AM

I find letter box frustrating, but love connections.

by Anonymousreply 326December 13, 2023 12:13 PM

I find with Connections I'm almost invariably word perfect or completely fail. Seldom do I get just a few wrong in the process.

by Anonymousreply 327December 13, 2023 1:05 PM

The NYT morning newsletter essay today is on Wordling smarter.

(Iโ€™ve been on a string of fours this week)

by Anonymousreply 328December 17, 2023 11:47 AM

Without reading that essay, I'd say:

---Be aware that any correct letter might be used more than once.

---Know your possible letter combinations: sh, sn, ch, tch, bl, br, cr, sm, etc., etc. And when one is impossible.

---Nouns aren't pluralized (e.g., " birds," "noses," etc.); and verbs aren't 2nd-Person Singular (e.g., "walks," "reads," etc.).

---If you guess a consonant on first try that isn't in the correct place, next try it as the initial letter (if still feasible).

---If you know "really helpful initial words to use all the time," so does the NYT.

by Anonymousreply 329December 18, 2023 8:52 AM

I got it it 2 today (Tuesday)! 99 day streak!!

by Anonymousreply 330December 19, 2023 5:11 AM

I also got Tuesday's game in two, since I lucked out with my opening word, even beating the 'bot! So that's a good day...lol.

That said, I'm guessing a lot of players are going to have that rare experience of getting this one with their opening word, since it's high on the list of starters.

by Anonymousreply 331December 19, 2023 6:08 AM

Also got it in two today. With the right starter word, this was one of the easier solves

by Anonymousreply 332December 19, 2023 7:51 AM

Me too in two!

by Anonymousreply 333December 19, 2023 2:09 PM

Me also.

by Anonymousreply 334December 19, 2023 2:46 PM

Now I've noticed a new trend. When I guess the word correctly faster than the bot, bot says it's "luck" but when it takes me the same or more guesses and I get the word eventually, "skill" rates higher than the bot.

Got it in two today. I'm very lucky.

by Anonymousreply 335December 20, 2023 2:45 PM

urgh I hate it when I overlook putting in a letter that I've already correctly guessed is in the solution. Haven't done this in forever, but I did it today (Wednesday) and didn't realize my mistake until my final guess. Phew.

by Anonymousreply 336December 20, 2023 10:15 PM

Got it in two today (Thursday)! My streak is up to 108!

by Anonymousreply 337December 28, 2023 5:20 AM

Twice in a row this week I got it in two. I think my punishment will be several days of five and six guesses to get the solution.

by Anonymousreply 338December 30, 2023 10:59 PM

I got Sunday's in two, along with nearly 12% of all players! .. Gee, I wonder why? ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„

by Anonymousreply 339December 30, 2023 11:22 PM

I got it In three, which wasโ€ฆ fitting

by Anonymousreply 340December 30, 2023 11:26 PM

Indeed

by Anonymousreply 341December 30, 2023 11:27 PM

They just tell themselves, "I'm gonna be good, dammit, at this game I'm playing just because every other gay person heard about and so has to say they're playing it" -- and BAM!, they become expert players, OP.

by Anonymousreply 342December 30, 2023 11:33 PM

Caution: Tuedday's is proving to stump nearly 13% of players so far. It took me five guesses. 'Bot thinks I was lucky with my fifth pick.

by Anonymousreply 343January 2, 2024 5:00 AM

Got it on six - fifth try was only one letter off.

by Anonymousreply 344January 2, 2024 9:59 AM

Yeah took me six today too which is very rare for me. Do you need a paid subscription to access the bot? I get a free email every day which doesn't allow me to see it.

by Anonymousreply 345January 2, 2024 12:54 PM

Me too, six today. Usually three or four.

by Anonymousreply 346January 2, 2024 1:00 PM

I almost never get it right away.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 347January 2, 2024 5:28 PM

I got in in four today. Would have been three, but I picked the more unorthodox choice on my third guess.

by Anonymousreply 348January 2, 2024 8:44 PM

You got it on the first try 3 times, R347?

by Anonymousreply 349January 2, 2024 9:31 PM

R439,

Yes. Once it was a total lark โ€” I put in my last name (which is also a verb). I donโ€™t remember the other two times, but they mustโ€™ve been early in my playing days. Now I use adieu as my first play each day.

by Anonymousreply 350January 2, 2024 9:48 PM

Got it on the first guess once. A friend was texting and had just sent me the single word text "probably". I needed a 5 letter word, and since I was staring at "probably", I tried Probe. I almost fell off my seat when it was correct.

by Anonymousreply 351January 2, 2024 10:00 PM

Today should have been fairly easy, but it took me 6.

by Anonymousreply 352January 9, 2024 12:13 PM

I enjoy playing Wordl on the NYT every day. But I always start with a different word every time. Itโ€™s more fun.

I most often get it 4/6. The only 3 times Iโ€™ve missed the word in the past year have been because I was missing only one letter, and never got it.

Itโ€™s easy to let my ego get caught up in it. But, remember, itโ€™s only a game.

by Anonymousreply 353January 9, 2024 1:40 PM

R353: me too re different start word. Adds a small level of challenge.

by Anonymousreply 354January 9, 2024 6:05 PM

So the 'bot decided to open with a different word for Thursday's game and got one letter in the correct position, and one in the wrong position. .. If it had gone with its standard opening word, it would have only gotten the one in the wrong position. .. Hmmmm.

by Anonymousreply 355January 11, 2024 4:43 AM

I prefer "Connections" myself. Sometimes those fuckers are hard!

by Anonymousreply 356January 11, 2024 4:45 AM

A lot of players will be solving Friday's with their first guess. It's a very common opening word.

by Anonymousreply 357January 11, 2024 11:59 PM

Woo-hoo! Got it in two. (Saturday)

by Anonymousreply 358January 13, 2024 10:12 AM

Two too. But busted Connections for only the second time ever.

by Anonymousreply 359January 13, 2024 12:21 PM

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 360January 13, 2024 12:46 PM

Two should be fairly easy for many players if they tend to go with a couple of the most common starter words.

by Anonymousreply 361January 13, 2024 8:32 PM

I've been doing Wordle every day for about a year and a half and have solved it on the second guess more than 50 times. I vary my starter words because using the same one every day would be boring, but I always use a starter word with at least three different vowels.

by Anonymousreply 362January 13, 2024 8:37 PM

1/15:

FINALLY! Got it on #2!

First guess got me one letter in the correct spot, no others.

by Anonymousreply 363January 15, 2024 6:46 AM

Got it in two today (1/18) but for the first time the bot said I had a skill level of 99! Usually when I get it in two the bot says I'm really, really lucky.

by Anonymousreply 364January 18, 2024 4:08 PM

Sunday, 1/21----In two! ๐Ÿฅณ Got a "magnificent"!

Had a couple letters but in wrong slots, initial guess.

by Anonymousreply 365January 21, 2024 7:24 AM

Me too!

by Anonymousreply 366January 21, 2024 9:47 AM

Today broke my five month streak. And such a simple word. Fuck me.

by Anonymousreply 367January 21, 2024 2:06 PM

I beat the bot by one, so that's always a good day.

by Anonymousreply 368January 21, 2024 7:53 PM

Three this morning!

by Anonymousreply 369January 22, 2024 10:23 AM

Guessing Wordle on the second try is largely luck, as the WordleBot so bitchily reminds me whenever I do.

by Anonymousreply 370January 22, 2024 10:29 AM

The automatic response for solving Wordle on the first guess is "Genius." That strikes me as ridiculous, because solving it on the first guess is pure luck and nothing else. Luck is definitely involved when solving it in two guesses, but skill and strategy also play a part.

by Anonymousreply 371January 22, 2024 7:42 PM

Thurs., 1/25: Almost amazing, dammit!

Initial guess had 4๏ธโƒฃ CORRECT letters!

Still took me to #3 to get the full word. Thanks a lot, Wordle! ๐Ÿ˜ก

by Anonymousreply 372January 25, 2024 4:54 AM

I had zero letters in my first try R372 and also got it in three.

by Anonymousreply 373January 25, 2024 12:06 PM

Sat., 1/27---๐Ÿ‘In 2!

Initial word = final letter plus 2 in wrong spots. Guessed right!

by Anonymousreply 374January 27, 2024 4:42 AM

See, r373, that's frustrating to me! It's like, "Oh, man! Why didn't I choose Word #2 first!" ๐Ÿ˜„

by Anonymousreply 375January 27, 2024 4:43 AM

Saturday I got letters 1, 3, 5 right off and it still took me four guesses.

by Anonymousreply 376January 27, 2024 11:24 AM

R376, same but got it on three.

by Anonymousreply 377January 27, 2024 12:51 PM

Also DLers should easily get the blue line in connections.

by Anonymousreply 378January 27, 2024 1:35 PM

Does it bother people that the winning word is never repeated but you donโ€™t know what those words are? Iโ€™m assuming thereโ€™s a list somewhere but canโ€™t decide if it would be cheating to look at it.

by Anonymousreply 379January 27, 2024 1:40 PM

R379 The list is available at several websites. The one I use is at the link.

Nice, because it gives you one list for the last seven days, and another for all words used in alphabetical order.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 380January 27, 2024 6:58 PM

Last week it took me all six attempts to guess ALOOF. I don't know why. ALOOF is a favorite word.

by Anonymousreply 381January 27, 2024 7:40 PM

Wordle 952 3/6

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 382January 27, 2024 9:50 PM

Sunday's is proving hard. I got it in five, but so far fail rate is 7%.

by Anonymousreply 383January 28, 2024 1:12 AM

Got it in four.

by Anonymousreply 384January 28, 2024 10:45 AM

I got it in five too. I've been getting a lot of fives lately.

by Anonymousreply 385January 28, 2024 3:03 PM

So Monday's proved to be a fail for me. It's been awhile, but at least I'm failing with nearly 12% of players. Ha!

by Anonymousreply 386January 29, 2024 7:23 AM

I also needed five guesses to get Sunday's. I get most of them in three or four, with an occasional two-guesser and, on rare occasions, a "Phew."

by Anonymousreply 387January 29, 2024 8:18 AM

Took me 5 for Sunday, but I got lucky for Monday's, and got it in 3. Two hard ones in a row though. Sorry about 386 failing. My longest streak was 200 something, and I was very disappointed the day I went down in flames.

by Anonymousreply 388January 29, 2024 8:21 AM

Five today for me.

by Anonymousreply 389January 29, 2024 9:53 AM

Dumb word today but got it in four

by Anonymousreply 390January 29, 2024 11:05 AM

Four today and given the word happy with that.

by Anonymousreply 391January 30, 2024 10:00 AM

Wordle 956 4/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸจ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

This week has been weird.

by Anonymousreply 392January 31, 2024 12:08 PM

^ Posting the results in that form is said to be what would get these threads deleted. Something to do with computer viruses.

by Anonymousreply 393January 31, 2024 7:25 PM

Thursday's game will be "GENIUS" for quite a few players, since the solution is within the Top 20 starter words.

by Anonymousreply 394February 1, 2024 2:22 AM

Thurs., 2/01:

Well, I deliberately don't use (or know) any "Starter" words, but my initial guess was good enough to get Wordle today on #๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ! ๐Ÿฅณ

by Anonymousreply 395February 1, 2024 4:46 AM

Thursday's game will be another one where lots of people will be "Genius" and get it right at the start.

by Anonymousreply 396February 8, 2024 1:31 AM

The other day I had nothing, nothing, then the winning word. It was freaky.

by Anonymousreply 397February 8, 2024 2:24 AM

Tuesday? Nothing, nothing, one letter in the wrong place and then got it.

by Anonymousreply 398February 8, 2024 9:30 AM

I got it in two today!

by Anonymousreply 399February 8, 2024 1:46 PM

Thursday's I got in two. Friday, (just now) took me five. Part of the game is the luck of the draw in your starter word - how many letters it has that match the solution of the day, and whether or not they're in the correct position.

by Anonymousreply 400February 9, 2024 8:41 AM

I was lucky to get Saturday in five.

by Anonymousreply 401February 10, 2024 5:17 AM

Monday .. a word near and dear to Datalounge ;)

by Anonymousreply 402February 12, 2024 5:46 AM

Did anyone elseโ€™s history disappear this morning?

by Anonymousreply 403February 13, 2024 9:54 AM

Not mine, ElderLez.

by Anonymousreply 404February 13, 2024 1:35 PM

I haven't lost history in a long while, but it does happen. One friend of mine says that about every two weeks her history is wiped clean.

by Anonymousreply 405February 14, 2024 6:58 AM

Friday sucked. I had three correct letters on the first guess and still didn't get it. Goodbye 165 day streak.

by Anonymousreply 406February 16, 2024 5:03 PM

There's about a 16% failure rate on Friday's. Four here, but I was lucky with guesses two and three.

by Anonymousreply 407February 16, 2024 7:15 PM

I go it in 4 as well. I thought it's an easy one and almost got in 3.

by Anonymousreply 408February 16, 2024 7:42 PM

I got it in three, My opening word had a vowel in the correct position and one other letter not in the correct position. My first instinct was the actual solution, but I second guessed myself and used another word for guess two. That guess left only one option, which was the correct solution. My sister lost a long streak today too. Almost worse case scenario seemed to be having the first three letters in the starter word, because it just left way too many options.

by Anonymousreply 409February 16, 2024 8:36 PM

I also got it in three. Still annoyed about the bug that dumped my history.

by Anonymousreply 410February 16, 2024 9:53 PM

Lost my streak again godammit for the second time in a year.

by Anonymousreply 411February 16, 2024 10:31 PM

I missed today's word, it's not too obscure either

by Anonymousreply 412February 16, 2024 10:55 PM

It's the repeated letter that fooled most I imagine..

by Anonymousreply 413February 16, 2024 11:36 PM

I once missed the word, GREEN

by Anonymousreply 414February 16, 2024 11:39 PM

Even if you had the first three letters, there were too many choices.

by Anonymousreply 415February 17, 2024 12:17 AM

Wordle 973 5/6

๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ

๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 416February 17, 2024 2:01 PM

Saturday was pure luck. Are they running out of words?

by Anonymousreply 417February 18, 2024 4:13 AM

Sunday, 2/18---WOOT! ๐Ÿฅณ IN 2!

Initial guess had 1 correct, 2 out of place. Made a lucky second guess!

by Anonymousreply 418February 18, 2024 5:07 AM

Tues., 2/20---๐Ÿฅณ In 2๏ธโƒฃโ—

Initial word had 1 letter correct, that was it.

When you learn the answer, you'll see what a lucky guess I made!

by Anonymousreply 419February 20, 2024 4:35 AM

R419 Yes, it was very lucky! .. I see failure rate so far is around 10%! . .. I got it in six (phew!).

One of my issues was I really wasn't paying attention to just how many options there were left and didn't consider playing a random word to eliminate certain letters until it was really too late to do that. My luck was that I just happened to choose the right word from one of three remaining possibilities.

by Anonymousreply 420February 20, 2024 5:40 AM

Yes, today I had 5 guesses ending with the same final 4 letters. I got it in six, but there were still 3 more words to go, so I feel fortunate that i even made it.

by Anonymousreply 421February 20, 2024 8:41 AM

Wow - two this morning

by Anonymousreply 422February 20, 2024 9:23 AM

Wordle 976 3/6

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 423February 20, 2024 11:39 AM

I busted again. Fuck me. Too many choices when you have all but the first letter.

by Anonymousreply 424February 20, 2024 3:03 PM

Last week, I missed the word ASCOT.

I wasn't the only one who did

by Anonymousreply 425February 20, 2024 3:50 PM

Today was a landmine and it blew me up. What is the highest anybody's ever gotten to consecutively? Only had a streak as long as 94.

by Anonymousreply 426February 20, 2024 4:01 PM

My current streak is 275 ๐Ÿ˜Š

by Anonymousreply 427February 20, 2024 4:08 PM

^ Well, done you.

by Anonymousreply 428February 20, 2024 4:23 PM

I got ASCOT because I know MFL well. I've been in the 200s before. Lately I suck.

by Anonymousreply 429February 20, 2024 6:12 PM

The game for Saturday (2/24) is proving to be difficult. The 24.2% fail rate so far includes myself.

by Anonymousreply 430February 24, 2024 3:10 AM

Phew! You're right R430. I played it rather strategically and conservatively and was able to got it in 6. And it was not even an uncommon word.

by Anonymousreply 431February 24, 2024 4:10 AM

Sat, 2/24: ๐Ÿ‘Ž ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Didn't solve it at all! Key consonants escaped me! ๐Ÿคซ

by Anonymousreply 432February 24, 2024 4:26 AM

Stupid word. At least I lost my streak last week, so no big deal.

by Anonymousreply 433February 24, 2024 5:09 AM

Do the words get more difficult as the week goes on, like the X-word? Just started playing. They seem kind of ordinary words so far, but shit, skimming this thread, I never wdve gotten โ€œborax.โ€

by Anonymousreply 434February 24, 2024 6:16 AM

I was comparatively lucky with today's word and got it in 4. But my third pick was pretty random and helped me get my initial letter. Without that, there could have been a dozen or more possible solutions.

by Anonymousreply 435February 24, 2024 7:50 AM

I missed Friday's word. almost missed Saturday

Wordle 980 6/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ.

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 436February 24, 2024 8:13 AM

5 and whew!

by Anonymousreply 437February 24, 2024 10:49 AM

I got it on the second try today, and it was a total fluke. I picked a random word from watching a rerun of Roseanne, which gave me letters 2, 4 and 5.

by Anonymousreply 438February 24, 2024 10:58 AM

Wordle 981 5/6

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 439February 25, 2024 4:34 PM

Tuesday turned out to be one of those strange games where the 10 letters from my first two guesses gave me absolutely nothing, but I was able to guess the word on my third attempt from the 16 remaining letters.

by Anonymousreply 440February 27, 2024 7:42 AM

Sunday's is proving to be difficult. Close to a 15% failure rate so far. It's another one of those words that can be so many others based on just one letter.

I got it on my sixth and final try. The bot took five, so I don't feel too bad.

by Anonymousreply 441March 3, 2024 1:42 AM

Four for me.

by Anonymousreply 442March 3, 2024 2:46 AM

Five for me, and I was getting nervous because about 2 other possibilities remained.

by Anonymousreply 443March 3, 2024 7:39 AM

Six for me. Phew! Four tries with the fourth letter.

by Anonymousreply 444March 3, 2024 2:00 PM

Saw those r444. Due to r441's warning & yours, I approached cautiously. Blanketed the common letters with three words, eliminating all false possibilities and got it in four.

by Anonymousreply 445March 3, 2024 2:28 PM

I got all but the fourth letter on the second try. Someone once told me the best strategy in this case is to waste a try on a random word that uses as many of the possible letters as you can. That way you can eliminate a lot of the possiblities in one try rather than wasting all of your tries one letter at a time.

Of course, I didn't follow this advice today.

by Anonymousreply 446March 3, 2024 2:36 PM

Yesterday's was not that difficult but it took me 5 tries. Today's was one of those times that I got three letters with my initial word (aisle) and I got the answer correctly on the second word, but this is where human intuition paid off, knowing that the human who selects the word of the day would probably pick a word with at least two of the same letter to trip up Sunday players. It was again amusing that the bot said it was all luck and no skill. I understand why and how the bot scores this, but humans are playing the game and intuition and experience are factors.

by Anonymousreply 447March 3, 2024 5:34 PM

Almost 20% failing today. I got it in 6. Phew!

by Anonymousreply 448March 5, 2024 4:12 AM

Thanks for the tip R448! .. Due to that, I opted to play an elimination word with all new letters for my third entry, which allowed me to solve it with my fourth entry.

by Anonymousreply 449March 5, 2024 5:38 AM

It took me six. Scary. I still had 1 or 2 possibilities, so I was sweating.

by Anonymousreply 450March 5, 2024 8:36 AM

Last week I missed the words urban and ascot.

by Anonymousreply 451March 5, 2024 8:41 AM

Six this morning as well.

by Anonymousreply 452March 5, 2024 9:52 AM

Got four letters in four tries & seriously thought the game was broken.

by Anonymousreply 453March 5, 2024 11:52 AM

^^^ meaning, I was stumped. Finally, got it.

by Anonymousreply 454March 5, 2024 11:55 AM

Thurs., 3/07: YOU GUYS!

My initial word had 1๏ธโƒฃ letter, but in an INCORRECT PLACEMENT.

Out of the proverbial blue ๐ŸŒฉ I thought of the CORRECT WORD as WORD #๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃโ—

๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿฅณ

by Anonymousreply 455March 7, 2024 6:02 AM

I got yesterday's in two (lucky with my starter word). Today's was easier, but it took me 3.

by Anonymousreply 456March 7, 2024 8:06 AM

Just got it in two.

by Anonymousreply 457March 7, 2024 10:37 AM

Wordle 1,000 ๐ŸŽ‰ 3/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœ ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 458March 15, 2024 2:49 PM

Wordle 1,002 2/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 459March 17, 2024 12:41 PM

Monday's word was stupid, but I got it in three.

by Anonymousreply 460March 18, 2024 2:08 PM

I neglected to say I posted on March 15 to note Wordle's having reached its one thousand word anniversary at The NYT.

Happy Anniversary, Wordlers!

by Anonymousreply 461March 18, 2024 3:31 PM

Had four of the five letters on my second try this morning and still didnโ€™t get it until five.

by Anonymousreply 462March 21, 2024 12:10 PM

Had to laugh at the bot's comments on my second guess for Saturday's game (3/23).

'Bot told me it didn't like the word I put in, even though, I reduced the number of words it could be from 41 down to just three.

I think that was pretty damn good .. lol.

I will say, be careful in this game. The solution is one of four words that contain the exact same letters (so it's a case of anagrams).

by Anonymousreply 463March 23, 2024 6:12 AM

Lost this morning

by Anonymousreply 464March 25, 2024 10:20 AM

Today was tough. First time I went to 6 guesses in months.

by Anonymousreply 465March 25, 2024 10:36 AM

I got it in four, but it's not a word in my vocabulary. I can understand why there's nearly a 12% failure rate so far.

by Anonymousreply 466March 25, 2024 11:08 AM

Got it in five but I had to google to see if it was not just a proper name. Never heard it used other than that.

by Anonymousreply 467March 25, 2024 11:27 AM

Yeah, today's word was bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 468March 25, 2024 11:39 AM

I got it in 4 only because it keeps rejecting every other guess I entered. I didn't really expect it to be a valid word.

by Anonymousreply 469March 25, 2024 12:07 PM

I had letters 1,2 & 5 on the second guess and still didn't get it. I never think to use an elimination word to take away a few possibilities.

by Anonymousreply 470March 25, 2024 2:24 PM

Today in two. It's been a long time.

by Anonymousreply 471April 19, 2024 10:17 AM

Probably a lot pleasantly surprised players for Friday 4/19.

The word is a popular starter word, and was used by over 4% today.

by Anonymousreply 472April 19, 2024 8:41 PM

I got it in two today, only my tenth time.

Wordle 1,035 2/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 473April 19, 2024 8:45 PM

Took me until 4 today, but I did get yesterdayโ€™s in three for obvious reasons.

by Anonymousreply 474April 19, 2024 9:19 PM

I used my standard starting word today, โ€œirateโ€. You can see how then I easily got the correct answer on the second word.

by Anonymousreply 475April 19, 2024 10:13 PM

Got it on my first guess. I was part of of the 4 %. It's such a common starter word. I was surprised they would use it for a daily word. It's the second time it has happened. Got it in one try before with "irate".

by Anonymousreply 476April 20, 2024 4:08 AM

Similarly, r475, my first word today was "arise."

by Anonymousreply 477April 20, 2024 4:18 AM

[quote] I was surprised they would use it for a daily word.

They've actually used quite a few common starter words as the word of the day. .. Ones I remember are HEART, RATIO, AUDIO, TRAIN, ALTER, CRATE and even the bot's one-time starter word SLATE, as well as the one often used now, CRANE.

by Anonymousreply 478April 20, 2024 6:23 AM

Be very careful today. Over 30% are failing. Bot got it in 5 while i got it in 6. Phew!

by Anonymousreply 479April 21, 2024 4:27 AM

Last week I missed "merge"

by Anonymousreply 480April 21, 2024 5:06 AM

Wordle 1,037 X/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 481April 21, 2024 5:10 AM

Be careful with Sunday's (4/21). .. It's currently at a 31% failure rate.

I guess I don't feel so bad. I got it on the sixth try, while it took the 'bot five.

Recommendation: if you're starting to get stumped after three, you might want to put in an elimination word with brand new letters. I should have done that on the fourth try, but waited until the fifth. The 'bot did it as well, but on the fourth try.

by Anonymousreply 482April 21, 2024 5:55 AM

I too got it in 6 - and was very happy to have gotten it at all, with 2 or 3 more possibilities to go!

by Anonymousreply 483April 21, 2024 8:34 AM

Also six for me.

by Anonymousreply 484April 21, 2024 10:14 AM

I failed. Too many first letter options.

by Anonymousreply 485April 21, 2024 2:48 PM

Another 30% fail rate coming up for Tuesday's April 23 game.

I got it in three, but mainly due to luck with my opening word. .. I almost got it in two, but chose the wrong word of two options.

by Anonymousreply 486April 23, 2024 2:31 AM

Wordle 1,037 4/6

โฌ›โฌ›โฌ›โฌ›โฌ› โฌ›๐ŸŸฉโฌ›โฌ›โฌ› ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌ›โฌ›โฌ› ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

I was sweating after the second guess.

by Anonymousreply 487April 23, 2024 2:43 AM

I play the game Wordl.

And I'm too old to have a governess!

by Anonymousreply 488April 23, 2024 3:05 AM

But are you sixteen going on seventeen?

by Anonymousreply 489April 23, 2024 10:13 AM

I lost my streak on Tuesday's word. But today's was not in the same league of difficulty.

by Anonymousreply 490April 24, 2024 8:14 AM

Finally! 4/29---

#1 = Vowel in correct place, consonant in wrong place.

#2 = Correct! ๐Ÿฅณ

by Anonymousreply 491April 29, 2024 6:54 AM

I got 4/29 in two also, but Iโ€™m good at the game.

by Anonymousreply 492April 29, 2024 6:57 AM

I got 4/29 in two as well. Given the word, I was surprised the 'bot didn't get it two.

by Anonymousreply 493April 29, 2024 7:47 AM

R492, I'm no piker! But I'd been stuck on Word #3 for too long.

by Anonymousreply 494April 29, 2024 8:08 AM

Just noting the shout-out to Wordl at the White House Correspondentsโ€™ dinner.

by Anonymousreply 495April 29, 2024 11:39 AM

5/06: ๐Ÿฅณ

Initial word = 3 correct consonants and 1 misplaced vowel.

Word #2 still could've gone several ways, but I picked the right one!

by Anonymousreply 496May 6, 2024 4:32 AM

I had four correct letters in the right place on my second guess and it took me until six. (5/06)

by Anonymousreply 497May 6, 2024 5:16 AM

Watch out for Monday's (5/7).

It's got a 17% failure rate so far.

I got it in three, but the issue for most seems to be that if they have four letters in certain positions, there are seven words that it could be. .. So if you've got a free pick or two, you might want to think about putting in an elimination word to narrow it down.

by Anonymousreply 498May 6, 2024 5:50 AM

^^^ Sorry, that's meant to say Monday's 5/6.

by Anonymousreply 499May 6, 2024 5:51 AM

What, r498, is a "free pick"? All "picks" are "free," until 6 rows are filled.

And what is an "elimination word"?

I think we all know what we're doing by now.

by Anonymousreply 500May 6, 2024 9:38 AM

R500 An "elimination word" might be used when a player has four of the five letters, but there are many choices for the fifth letter, so you try to whittle down or eliminate the possibilities.

Example: _ O W E R

Possible letters to solve the game would be B, C, L, M, P, R, S, T - so you might run out of guesses before you choose the right one.

You yourself wrote in R496 that you were just lucky to have picked the right word indicating it could have gone several ways

Maybe some of the letters were already used in the game, but you could eliminate four of them, or perhaps find the right one, by putting in the word "CLASP." Other options would be "SPERM" or "SCRUM" or "BLIMP" ....

I was simply using the phrase "free pick" to mean you have one or more turns to try something altogether different before you get to the "do or die" sixth guess.

by Anonymousreply 501May 7, 2024 1:30 AM

In two today. It's usually my starter word but I switched it up today of all days.

by Anonymousreply 502May 8, 2024 10:46 AM

Too bad you didnโ€™t have faith in your starter word today R502.

by Anonymousreply 503May 8, 2024 11:46 AM

Wednesday's became a "Phew!" for me at six. Took the 'bot five.

(12% failure rate)

by Anonymousreply 504May 9, 2024 12:24 AM

^^^ Excuse me. I meant "Thursday's."

I've been a day off this week due to that damn cold I have.

by Anonymousreply 505May 9, 2024 12:32 AM

I was a Phew too.

by Anonymousreply 506May 9, 2024 12:05 PM

Me three๐Ÿ˜

by Anonymousreply 507May 9, 2024 12:51 PM

Barely got it on six today.

by Anonymousreply 508May 10, 2024 9:34 PM

I got it in four today, but it took me forever to figure out with 3 letters and only a few places to put them.

by Anonymousreply 509May 10, 2024 10:09 PM

Got it in two today! My usual starting word โ€” aisle โ€” left only one possible answer.

by Anonymousreply 510May 10, 2024 10:21 PM

R510 I bet players who always go with ADIEU did well too!

by Anonymousreply 511May 11, 2024 5:56 AM

I'm losing my mojo. It took me 6 guesses on Sunday.

by Anonymousreply 512May 12, 2024 5:25 AM

R512 Sunday's took me six as well. .. I see failure rate is a little over 8%.

by Anonymousreply 513May 12, 2024 7:43 AM

Another sixer

by Anonymousreply 514May 12, 2024 11:26 AM

The 'bot can be a eye-rolling at times.

Today, it called my second word a "solid"guess.

Gee - Ya think?

That guess reduced the words down to just ONE, thereby allowing me to solve the game in three.

by Anonymousreply 515May 13, 2024 6:52 PM

Two this morning!

by Anonymousreply 516May 14, 2024 10:37 AM

I got it in three Tuesday, but it was a tricky word. My second guess left me with only one option I could see.

by Anonymousreply 517May 14, 2024 12:13 PM

Quite high % failing today - 30. I got lucky to get it but phew indeed.

by Anonymousreply 518May 19, 2024 4:09 AM

I got it in six, but I'm surprised they accepted one of my guesses.

by Anonymousreply 519May 19, 2024 5:20 AM

That high rate doesn't surprise me. After my second guess, I could see how things could go very badly, so I opted for a word that would give me information about three of the potential letters, which allowed me solve it on the fourth guess.

by Anonymousreply 520May 19, 2024 6:10 AM

Feeling rather dejected after not getting it in 6 guesses day before yesterday, destroying a long string of "wins". First time that's happened to me! But it begged a question: has the bot ever not gotten the answer in 6 guesses?

by Anonymousreply 521May 23, 2024 2:47 PM

R521 According to the NYT FAQ on the game, the 'bot has failed several times in "hard mode." I have never selected which mode to play in, but I usually play the game using hard mode rules. Yet, when I'm sensing I might have a difficult time, I'll put in a guess that's allowed in "standard mode."

This is from the FAQ under "Hard Mode" section.

[quote] The bot has already failed several times in hard mode and is expected to fail roughly once every 300 games on average. It is not expected to fail in standard mode.

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by Anonymousreply 522May 23, 2024 8:26 PM

Here's a screencap someone put up from one of the times the bot lost. The date was April 18, 2023. The word was HOUND. So if one had the last four letters and was playing in hard mode, it would be pretty easy to run out of guesses, since there are at least eight fairly common words ending with those letters.

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by Anonymousreply 523May 23, 2024 11:07 PM

Had THREE correct letters in #1.

Didn't figure out the correct word until #4! ๐Ÿ˜•

by Anonymousreply 524May 26, 2024 6:25 AM

I only had one letter in my first guess and it was not in the right position. Somehow I miraculously guessed the correct answer in 3. Total luck. I knew where the vowel could NOT be from my second guess and that led me to the correct answer, but there were probably 10 other possibilities. I do like it when I beat the bot, and today the bot took 5 tries to get the correct answer.

by Anonymousreply 525May 26, 2024 7:32 AM

Second position correct, first guess

Second and fourth correct, second guess

Got it in three also.

by Anonymousreply 526May 26, 2024 10:15 AM

Wordle 1,072 5/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 527May 26, 2024 10:32 AM

Very lucky with Monday's. Got it in two!

by Anonymousreply 528May 27, 2024 7:19 AM

Three here, R528. What is your starting guess?

by Anonymousreply 529May 27, 2024 3:19 PM

R529 I don't have a standard starter word. I know I've used words more than once, but it's usually just random. I started with TIRES for that one.

by Anonymousreply 530May 27, 2024 8:33 PM

Got it in two today because of my starer word.

by Anonymousreply 531May 28, 2024 11:10 AM

Thursday's became a fail for me, along with 10% of players.

by Anonymousreply 532May 30, 2024 1:16 AM

Me too

by Anonymousreply 533May 30, 2024 1:55 AM

Wordle 1,076 6/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 534May 30, 2024 5:08 AM

I got it in 4. I had nothing on the first guess, but my second gave me two letters, including the final letter in the correct position and that was super helpful.

by Anonymousreply 535May 30, 2024 7:54 AM

Kind of surprised at that the fail rate for Friday's game is almost 9%. I got it in three. .. The solution is often within the Top 20 starter words and looking at some of the guesses put in during the sixth round of play, it appears that many haven't figured out that W*rdle doesn't go for plurals, so of course, they'd be wrong.

by Anonymousreply 536May 31, 2024 3:10 AM

R538 your post makes no sense. Today's was harder because it began with an uncommon letter, had a repeat of a somewhat uncommon letter and ended with a Y. I was surprised I got it in 5.

by Anonymousreply 537May 31, 2024 3:19 AM

R537 Did you mean to reply to R536? .. That post is about Friday's word. You sound like you're writing about Thursday's.

by Anonymousreply 538May 31, 2024 6:20 AM

R538 sorry yes you're right. And right about today's word. Makes total sense now. I go it in 4.

by Anonymousreply 539May 31, 2024 10:56 AM

Starting in June, with a subscription you will have access to Wordle archived games to play anew.

by Anonymousreply 540May 31, 2024 10:42 PM

Friday, 5/31:

In 3. ๐ŸŽ‰

by Anonymousreply 541June 1, 2024 1:06 AM

If you want to play Wordle over and over for free you can do so at sites like Wordle Unlimited.

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by Anonymousreply 542June 1, 2024 2:30 AM

Sunday, 6/02:

IN TWO! ๐ŸŽ‰

Crucial consonant correct in Word 1.

by Anonymousreply 543June 2, 2024 4:31 AM

Monday I had the first four letters from my starter word, but I chose the wrong word on the second guess.

by Anonymousreply 544June 3, 2024 6:52 PM

I lucked out on Friday.

Wordle 1,084 3/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 545June 7, 2024 5:15 AM

TLDR, I apologize. I've played for years, longest streak is pitiful (144), hit it on 2nd guess THREE times! So random...

by Anonymousreply 546June 7, 2024 7:20 AM

Monday was a stupidly obscure word.

by Anonymousreply 547June 11, 2024 12:49 AM

I got Mondayโ€™s word in four.

Wordle 1,087 4/6

โฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 548June 11, 2024 1:19 AM

I got Monday's in 4 as well, but I agree, the word is not in common use and 10% or so lost their streaks on it.

by Anonymousreply 549June 11, 2024 7:58 AM

Do you think it's cheating to guess invalid words, just to rule out other letters?

For example, today my first guess revealed one green and one yellow letter. I then made a second guess that used more vowels, but didn't include the yellow letter. So I knew it was wrong, but confirming if other vowels were in the word was important to my next guess.

by Anonymousreply 550June 11, 2024 10:42 AM

R550 The 'bot does what you're suggesting all the time when playing the game in "regular" or "easy" mode, so it's not cheating. When playing in "hard" mode, you're supposed to come up with guesses that conform to what you've already gotten in previous guesses, explained elsewhere as follows:

[quote] Hard Mode stipulates that โ€œAny revealed hints must be used in subsequent guessesโ€โ€”that is, if your first guess contains a K and itโ€™s yellow (meaning itโ€™s the correct letter, but in the wrong spot), you must use a K in any subsequent guesses. If your first guess contains a K and itโ€™s green (meaning itโ€™s the correct letter in the correct spot), itโ€™s locked in for the rest of the game: All your future guesses in that game must use a K in that spot.

by Anonymousreply 551June 11, 2024 11:07 AM

No, r550. I do that often, sometimes to check position of one letter, sometimes to rule out a lot of consonants in one throw.

by Anonymousreply 552June 11, 2024 3:34 PM

The wordlebot uses words that don't include letters it already has exposed ALL the time. Apparently it's a good way of ferreting out information. I rarely do it though.

by Anonymousreply 553June 15, 2024 9:40 AM

On two this morning!

by Anonymousreply 554June 15, 2024 9:52 AM

Me too in two. Appropriate for the month.

by Anonymousreply 555June 15, 2024 11:35 AM

I got it in two.

Wordle 1,092 2/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœโฌœ

๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

With the second letter in place and needing to try two other vowels, there it was.

by Anonymousreply 556June 15, 2024 2:52 PM
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