Wordle Postgame Report, December 1


Wordle Postgame Report, December 1
This photo taken from a Baltimore, MD television broadcast shows a US Air Force F-117A stealth fighter jet exploding into flames and crashing at the Chesapeake Air Show at Glen L. Martin Airport in Essex, MD, 14 September. The pilot managed to EJECT before the crash, Air Force Capt. Byron James said. (Photo: WBAL-TV/AFP via Getty Images)

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, not playing Wordle, or of the New York Times.

December 1, EJECT, 4/6

NOVEMBER LASTED FOREVER but also ended much too abruptly; what was that "THU 1" doing on the calendar app logo? Time to be officially behind on the holiday shopping, and to open the Wordle grid with CEDAR, getting a yellow C and E. Why break something apart before you have to? I moved the CE intact to the end, with TWICE. Yellow T, green C, yellow E. Not a -CE, but a -CT, then. Probably an -ECT, and why not use the E in the other slot too. ELECT. All green but the L. It looked like a chute, but little-used J seemed to be the only way to fill it, for a quick exit from the endgame.

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