Wordle Postgame Report, August 8


Wordle Postgame Report, August 8
The outside of the US Capitol is seen with a US flag at half-staff in Washington, DC, January 12, 2021, ahead of a House vote calling on US Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove US President Donald Trump from office. - The House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a longshot bid to get Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to invoke the US Constitution's 25th Amendment, which would declare Trump UNFIT to perform his duties and install Pence as acting president. Democrats will follow up the 25th Amendment vote with impeachment proceedings in the House on January 13, 2021. The single charge of "incitement of insurrection" is all but sure to get majority support. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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August 8, UNFIT, 5/6

“CRASH” WAS A bust, 0 for 5. WOUND got a yellow U and N. What was U going to do with the O already out? Maybe it was time already to try a Q, with QUEEN. It was not: all it got was the same two letters in yellow still. What if the U moved another notch over? A clump of unused letters right by it on the chart resolved themselves into UNITY. Still not it, but the U and N were in the right place, and the I and T were yellow. The unused letters were down to a motley assortment, and almost all of them seemed like automatic rejects. UNFIT was the answer: a cheap negative prefix, barely acceptable as a word.

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