Wordle Postgame Report, August 16


Wordle Postgame Report, August 16
September 1945: Boys in postwar Berlin are served a ration of GRUEL (flour and milk) in the playground of their school in the Charlottenburg district. The rations are provided by the British authorities. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images)

August 16, GRUEL, 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.

THE CHOICE OF opening with FLUTE worked like magic: yellow L, green U, yellow E. Where could the E go from here but right after the U? The best possible answer would be CRUEL. But Wordle turned up gray on the C. There was only one other answer to be had, flavorless though it might be. The G plopped into place, for GRUEL.

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