Wordle Postgame Report, February 21, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, February 21, 2023
RUDDY Plover, 1834. Artist Robert Havell. (Photo by Heritage Art/Heritage Images via Getty Images)

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February 21, 2023, RUDDY, 6/6

ANOTHER ALL-GRAY first row came up when I played FLAKE. POUND started off gray too, but yielded a yellow U and D. The U wasn't likely to go up front without an N for company, so I tried DUSTY. That was where the U belonged, and the Y, but the D was yellow. Without an L to make an adverb, the space between the U and Y seemed like it would have to take two D's. How many blank-U-D-D-Y words were available? RUDDY, BUDDY, MUDDY—was that all? Three guesses, with three rows left? I'd thought of RUDDY first, but I liked it least. BUDDY confirmed the D's were right, but the B was gray. MUDDY? Gray M. Five rows gone, one left, and I hoped I hadn't overlooked something. RUDDY: the danger light was flashing red, but the row came up all green.

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