Wordle Postgame Report, August 11


Wordle Postgame Report, August 11
Whittamore Farms invites low-income Inner City People to GLEAN its fields of Fresh Fruit and vegetables. A group of pickers glean the field of snow peas. (Photo by Rick Eglinton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

August 11, GLEAN, 3/6

The Wordle Postgame Report is a brief analysis of a game of Wordle, the five-letter-word guessing game now owned by the New York Times. If you do not play Wordle, Indignity encourages you to please skip this item. The existence of the Wordle Postgame Report does not constitute an endorsement of playing Wordle, of not playing Wordle, or of the New York Times.

SEARCHING THE LOWER rows for something to start with, I picked BLADE. It cut a swath through the gray: green L, yellow A, yellow E. I gathered the vowels into the logical bundle: _ L E A _. CLEAN was almost it, a gray first letter and a sweep of green afterward. I worked my way through the field of remaining letters—useless and unwanted, almost all of it, except a single overlooked G. GLEAN.

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