Wordle Postgame Report, January 23, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, January 23, 2023
Spray paint graffiti on a wall of the Railway Square pedestrian tunnel. A spray-can graffiti artist has struck in the tunnel Railway Square tunnel despite a supposed 24 hour police patrol. The midnight marauder, armed with a spray can of red paint, left his message on the tiled walls of the main section of the tunnel this week. Commuters have been puzzled about how he managed to ELUDE police who are rostered to patrol the tunnel around the clock. But elude them he did and sprayed letters about a metre high over the tiles. August 17, 1976. (Photo by Grant Peterson/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

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January 23, 2023, ELUDE, 5/6

NOTHING BUT SILENCE came up from an opening move with BATON. WHELP delivered a yellow E and L. DEVIL kept me ignorant of their true positions, keeping them yellow and adding a yellow D—that last detail was somehow lost on me as I thought about MULED and instead played FLUME, giving myself a rougher ride than necessary. Still, the misplay gave me a green L, green E, and a new green U. ELUDE. I'd messed up, but the answer didn't get away from me.

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