Wordle Postgame Report, December 12


Wordle Postgame Report, December 12
A bottle label for Railroad Liniment features an illustration of a locomotive as well as directions to shake well and to 'APPLY freely every two or three hours' to cure a variety of dermatological ailments. (Photo by Buyenlarge/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 12, APPLY, 4/6

TRYING FOR A nice, normal starting set of letters again, I played CATER, and got a yellow A. It stayed yellow in FLASH, joined by a yellow L. I didn't feel like coming up with a three-consonant combination to push the A to the fourth slot, so I considered putting it at the beginning. APPLY would work. There were still a lot of unused letters on the board, though, and it felt like a shot in the dark. AMPLY would get another letter in there. I went with my second, more systematic-minded thought. Green, gray, green, green, green. I was right the first time. Just didn't properly focus myself on the game.

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