Wordle Postgame Report, January 18, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, January 18, 2023
Woman wearing an artificial leg, 1890-1910. UNITED KINGDOM: Studio photograph of a seated woman wearing an artificial leg, her face obscured by a magazine. The leg was manufactured by James Gillingham (1839-1924), a boot- and shoemaker based in CHARD, Somerset. Gillingham first started making artificial limbs after a local man lost an arm firing a cannon for a celebratory salute in 1863. He then began making prostheses on a permanent basis and Chard eventually became a major centre of the British artificial limb industry. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

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January 18, 2023, CHARD, 3/6

I SAW THE Ben Smith book galley on my desk and remembered that SMITH is also a non-proper noun. I played it and got four gray squares and a yellow H. HORDE kept the H yellow, adding a yellow R and D. That put the H somewhere on the interior, presumably in a combination. TH- and SH- were already out. Unless there was a DH- or RH- involved, the H and the RD were going to stay separate. So: CH- and -RD, and O was already out. CHARD. Last night's vegetable, as it happened. The grid served up a row of greens.

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