Wordle Postgame Report, August 30


Wordle Postgame Report, August 30
A lone tree displays Autumnal colours at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley on November 1, 2006 in Surrey, England. Record July Summer temperatures combined with a warm, wet September have delayed the ONSET of Autumn until the beginning of November. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

August 30, ONSET, 4/6

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THOUGHT ABOUT STARTING with GRAPE, didn't feel like checking whether I'd already used it (though I had), and went with GRIPE. Nothing but a yellow E. BEAST got a still-yellow E, yellow S, and green T. GRIPE had already ruled out UPSET, so I moved the S to the beginning, with SHEET. Now the E was green too, but the S was still yellow. Back to words with -SET. RESET was already out for two different reasons. What could there be but ONSET? Hardly worth how long it took to get going.

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