Wordle Postgame Report, February 6, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, February 6, 2023
The St Annes Old Links golf club. The famous NINTH. (Photo by Sarah Fabian-Baddiel/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

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February 6, 2023, NINTH, 4/6

IT HAD COME up as an unused possibility last week, but I'd never actually played CRATE, so I tried it. It got a green T. Did that mean a -TH ending or a -TY? I thought of FIFTH, which felt like a good fit, and then POTTY, which was funny, but both had repeating letters, so for the sake of letter variety, I played DUSTY. Again nothing but the T came up green. That eliminated POTTY and any other -TY ideas. Back to FIFTH, then. It was, in fact, a good fit: it came up gray on the F's and green everywhere else. Not FIFTH but NINTH. The end of the game.

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