Wordle Postgame Report, August 4


Wordle Postgame Report, August 4
Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1830-32, Japan, Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper, 10 x 15 1/8 in. (25.4 x 38.4 cm), Prints, Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760-1849 Tokyo (Edo)), The repetition and RHYME of shapes and colors in the foreground and background make this one of the most unified, handsome designs in the series. The triangular shape formed by the fishing lines, the fisherman's arched back, and the promontory from which he fishes echoes that of Fuji on the horizon. (Photo by: Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

August 4: RHYME, 4/6

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.

I STARTED BEFORE I was fully awake, playing VAULT, which delivered all gray. SHORE gave me green H, green E, yellow R. and false hopes of a good game today. My brain was too sleepy to try with RH, so it fixed upon HR, then E: what finer result, in the Wordle's third round, than to win the whole thing with a THREE? A brilliant solution, except for the fact that the T had already been played, a problem that I'd overlooked till I saw it go gray once again. Now dismayed, I considered the R. It was yellow still, too, which left one place to put it this time: in the front, to make R, H, blank, blank, and then E, which belatedly forced me to RHYME.

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