Wordle Postgame Report, August 17


Wordle Postgame Report, August 17
Illustration of Part of the jaw of Baryonyx as it might have looked in life. It had 64 teeth in its lower jaw, TWICE the number of most meat-eating dinosaurs. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty Images)

August 17, TWICE, 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.

PLAYING AN L early worked yesterday, so I repeated the move with LOWER. No success with the L this second game, but the W and E were yellow. Moving them all the way apart, with WHITE, doubled the number of letters found: a pair of yellows, on the W and T, and a pair of greens, on the I and E. I could see only two ways for the game to go: a C, or an N. I'd thought of the C before the N, and I liked the word better, so I played that one. TWICE was right; I didn't need to guess another time.

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