Wordle Postgame Report, December 22


Wordle Postgame Report, December 22
Joe Boyd (L) and Jimmy Bosch at EXCELlo Recording Studios (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

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 22, EXCEL, 5/6

DECIDED TO BREAK the habit of mostly starting with consonant pairs, opening the day with BACON. The C was green, so to fill in around it I went with more vowels, in DICEY. The E joined the C in green; the only other vowel left to try on the other side of the C would be U. Unless it were another E. I couldn't think of a -UCE- word but I could think of FECES, and obviously I wasn't going to stop thinking of FECES till I played it. Would Wordle even allow FECES as an answer? That was Wordle's problem, not mine. FECES! The additional E was yellow. All the way to the front of the word with it, for EMCEE. Good word, right position, wrong letters. E blank C E blank. Time for a rarity: EXCEL. The little boxes all filled in with green. Not my most outstanding game.

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