Wordle Postgame Report, February 14, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, February 14, 2023
The Voodoo Guitar used by Don Moser of Swampkat. The 6-string electric guitar is wooden with metal-plated head and body. A plaque on the head features text that reads [KATRINA - AUG - 29- 2005]. Metal letters are adhered along one side and the bottom of the head, following the curve [NEW ORLEANS / VOODOO]. Multiple "windows" were built into the guitar head. Contents include objects such as a voodoo doll and rhinestone fleur de lis brooch. At the center of the head, a figurine is attached atop the strings. It is shaped like a cross. Its top half is black, while the bottom is white and covered with multi-colored beads. Brown hair-like fibers extend out of the top and two arms. A handwritten letter on white paper with rough, burned edges is attached under the strings. It visually blocks part of the head and reads [DEAR KEVIN, / THANKS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU AND / YOUR TEAM HAS PUT INTO THE VOODOO GUITAR / PROJECT. / I'VE ENJOYED EVERY MIN. OF THE JOURNEY. / THIS IS THE VOODOO GUITAR. PLEASE TAKE / EXTRA CARE OF HER, I GROWN QUITE FOND OF HER! / THE GUITAR IS SET UP AND PLAYS GREAT, SHE SOUNDS / LIKE THE DEVIL MOVING FURNITURE! / BLESSINGS / DON]. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Musician/Artist Don Louis Moser.

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February 14, SOUND, 4/6

I DIDN'T THINK about Valentine's Day and so I didn't have to think about whether the Wordle editor was doing something dumb for the day. I opened with CRISP, got a yellow S, and moved on to STALE, which made the S green. Not much positive progress, but eight letters off the board, which didn't leave a lot of consonants to pair with the S. SWUNG missed on the W and G, but turned green on the rest. Not a consonant after the S, then, but a vowel: SOUND. A decent, reliable solving strategy.

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