"Wordle," a strangely compelling word game

Wordle 585 6/6

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HEART
LAPEL
WAKEN
BUDGE
MAUVE
MAIZE

A 3, but boy, was that a startle.

Wordle 585 3/6*

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IRATE
ASIDE
MAIZE

I had it down to MAIME, MAIZE and WAIVE. I figured trying one of the ‘M’ words would confirm or eliminate one, the other or both, so even though WAIVE would have been a more comfortable pick, I figured I’d have it in 4. Surprise!

The first of those three words you mention that you’d narrowed it down to, I don’t think that’s a word. But thinking it was one seems to have helped you get that 3. Whatever works! :smiley:

LOL, oh ,that’s even funnier, then!

For some reason, it looked like a word to me and I didn’t double-check. My spelling is generally quite good, but you’re right – I missed the mark on that one. Ironically, to my advantage!

Wordle 585 5/6*

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LEAST
CRANE
MAYBE
MAUVE
MAIZE
Grr, could have had it in 4, saw MAIZE first but second-guessed myself with MAUVE

Wordle 585 4/6

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SHARE
GABLE
WAIVE
MAIZE

Wordle 585 4/6

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EARTH
DAILY
WAIVE
MAIZE

Yet another ‘waive maize.’

DAILY lacked the E but at least it put the I into correct position. Altogether a rather blah par.

I’m glad I didn’t see mauve because I would have guessed that before the answer as well.

Thursday, January 26th

Wordle 586 4/6

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CLAMS
PILOT
FUDGE
BEEFY

I don’t think I’ve ever hit an F before. It turns out I struggle coming up with words that contain F.

Wordle 586 6/6

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RATIO
DUNES
LEECH
WEEPY
GEEKY
BEEFY

This took a lot of thought but I only had two options left after guess four.

Wordle 586 5/6*

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TRIKE
AMEND
SHEEP
ELEGY
BEEFY

Bit of a slog. Luckily I ran out of alternatives before I ran out of guesses.

Wordle 586 5/6*
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ALONE
SHRED
EMPTY
GEEKY
BEEFY

Wordle 586 5/6

SLANT
CHORE
GIMPY
WEEDY
BEEFY

Same feeling here.

A lot going on with this solution. B and F are the 18th and 19th most frequently appearing letters in Wordle solutions so far, so you’re lucky to check either, let alone both, in your first few guesses. And then the double E. So today’s Wordle was a bit more challenging than usual.

My second 5 this week, but I don’t really feel that I blew it with either of them. Not all the solutions are going to be easy.

Wordle 586 5/6

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Another running through _EE_Y words
CRANE
SLEET
WEEDY
GEEKY
BEEFY

Wordle 586 3/6*

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BEARD
BEFIT
BEEFY

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Well, that was annoying. Pulled it out just in time, though.

Wordle 586 6/6*

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PAINT
CHORE
QUELL
SWEDE
GEEKY
BEEFY

Wordle 586 3/6

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ALONE
FIERY
BEEFY

That sounds like a dating ad.

Wordle 586 5/6

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back to back toughies
HEART
BEING
BEBOP
BELLY
BEEFY

I feel very fortunate to have gotten today’s in 4.

Wordle 586 4/6*

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IRATE
BELOW
BENCH
BEEFY

Hitting on the ‘BE’ combination was lucky for me today. Even WordleBot was grudgingly respectful.