Wordle Postgame Report, August 29


Wordle Postgame Report, August 29
The Shabaka stone. Mythological text on black basalt. 25th Dynasty Egyptian, (approx. 710 BC) from Memphis. The text contains an account of the creation of the world referencing Ptah, CHIEF god of Memphis.

August 29, CHIEF, 4/6

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FOUR ROUNDS THAT felt like 100. The highly reasonable opening pick of SPORT came up blank. ALIVE got a green I and a yellow E. So many consonants gone, such uninformative vowels on the board. Time to start looking at -IE- configurations and remembering that almost nothing goes -EI-. Not SIEGE, not SIEVE. GNEISS would, but it's six letters. BEING? E still yellow, nothing new to add. Blank blank I E, with most the usual consonant combinations unavailable—nothing with S in it, P, R, T, L... Nothing but—oh. C and H. That's what remained for the leading position; this was it.

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