Wordle Postgame Report, January 12, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, January 12, 2023
Filming of MGN film 'Grand Prix' at Brands Hatch in Kent July 1966. Actor James Garner stars as american Grand Prix driver Pete Aron, who is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team & begins to drive for the Japanese Yamura team. Pictured: During filming, James Garner had to drive his racing car (no stunt man) for 1/2 a mile round Brands Hatch circuit while on fire. Stopping just after the finishing line, James LEAPT from the cockpit just as flames engulfed the car. Firemen where on standby to put out the flames. James Garner is insured for £1million during the making of this film. (Photo by Alisdair MacDonald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

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January 12, 2023, LEAPT, 3/6

I HAD A lot to work with after playing SALTY: yellow A, L, and T lined up in the middle of the row. Time to find new homes for them. The center seemed like the logical next stop for the A, but PLATE wouldn't work because the T was still there. LEAPT would work but it would be a dumb and bad answer, not just a verb tense but a British and/or antique one. LEAST wouldn't work because of the S. What if, instead of PLATE, it was PLANT? A sound, commonsensical noun, for a normal Wordle answer. The A and T turned green; the P and L were yellow. That left...LEAPT. The green letters jumped up and down in their dance of stupid victory.

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