Wordle Postgame Report, January 30, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, January 30, 2023
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The Wordle Postgame Report is a brief analysis of a game of Wordle, the five-letter-word guessing game now owned by the New York Times. If you do not play Wordle, Indignity encourages you to please skip this item. The existence of the Wordle Postgame Report does not constitute an endorsement of playing Wordle, of not playing Wordle, or of the New York Times.

January 30, 2023, CRAVE, 2/6

I COULD SEE from Twitter and messaging that people were having a bad time with this one. I unfocused my eyes from the blank grids and chutes so as not to think about the patterns, and I tried to come up with a normal, well-reasoned starting word. Or were people struggling because the answer had some hard letters in it, and they were trapped in an extended guessing game? Not my business, yet. My plans about what to play were so standard I had to ctrl-F three or four prospective starter words against the file of Postgame Reports before I came up with one I hadn't used before: GRACE. Gray, green, green, yellow, green. C to the front, then, and C-R-A-blank-E. CRAVE. Or CRATE. Or—they couldn't do CRAPE. CRAVE was first into my mind, so it was first into the grid. All green. The easy win I'd been hungering for.

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