Wordle Postgame Report, January 3, 2023


Wordle Postgame Report, January 3, 2023
Pope John Paul II seated in an open top pope mobile arrives in front of the ANTIC amphitheater of Pompei, 07 October 2003, before praying for world peace at a shrine to the Virgin Mary. The 83-year-old pontiff's trip in the southern Italian town of Pompei, his 143rd visit in Italy, comes a week after senior Vatican cardinals appeared to have begun preparing the world's more than one billion Catholics for the Pope's death. Photo: PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images.

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January 3, 2023, ANTIC, 4/6

IMAGINE A NICE, sleek, tubby WHALE—who could resist opening with it? It spouted up a yellow A. Rather than messing around with unbalanced consonant combinations fore or aft, I decided to move the A to the front of the word, with AVOID. The A turned green, and so did the I. Now it was, unfortuately, time to think about consonants. Everything that came to mind was fussy and obscure or archaic. AMBIT? ASTIR? Was it spelled APRIS or APRES? Either way, it wasn't a fit Wordle answer. ASTIR was lousy but it had to be better than AMBIT. The T showed up green. What was left? ANTIC. A friskier answer than what I'd been trying.

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