Wordle Postgame Report, January 10, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, January 10, 2023
(Original Caption) 6/13/1979-Los Angeles, CA- A lone spectator views a smog-covered downtown Los Angeles 6/13. Sun-scorched southern California, still broiling in sweltering 100-degree mercury level now faces a GRIMY layer of eye-stinging smog. The hot, desert winds responsible for both the current heat wave and clear skies had diminished by late 6/13 and pollution officials issued gloomy predictions of filthy air quality.

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January 10, 2023, GRIMY, 3/6

NOT EVERY WORD that pops into mind is especially interesting, but CLINK was there and it seemed good enough. It came up with a green I, symmetrically flanked by gray. SPITE repeated the pattern. Were there consonant pairs on both sides of the I or not? The first two rounds had thinned out the selection of blend-friendly letters: H was still on the board, but without a T, C, or S to join it; G was around but it couldn't make an -ING. FRIAR would fit but with so much gray on the board, I didn't like doubling up a letter yet. GRIMY would work—and surprised me by coming up all green, drawing a simple inverted T on the grid. Not the cleanest job of finding the answer, but it worked.

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