Wordle Postgame Report, February 28, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, February 28, 2023
Ambrotype Of Three Women In Dotted Calico Dresses - A black-and-white photograph of three African-American women seated in a row with their arms linked together at the elbows and their hands placed in their laps right-over-left. All three women wear dresses made from a dark fabric with light-colored POLKA dots. Each wears a small white collar of slightly different styles. The woman in the center and the woman at the right facing side have gold rings on their fingers. All three women wear their hair tied back. The photograph is housed behind decorative gold foil inside a black leather-covered wood case with a missing lid. Artist Unknown. (Photo by Heritage Art/Heritage Images via Getty Images)

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February 28, POLKA, 4/6

WITH THE BIRDS twittering in the slushy trees outside, I played CHIRP and got a yellow P. The next place to try it was in the front, but then instead of trying to fill two or three sensible vowels, I had the urge to be unreasonable and try PSALM. The P was green; the A and L were yellow. If the L went with the P, the A couldn't follow the pair; what about PLEAT? No to both placements. The next logical-seeming structure would be to make something out of PAL-. Instead, I shoved the A to the end, with POLKA. The letters did their little two-beat rhythm of triumph.

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