Wordle Postgame Report, July 19


Wordle Postgame Report, July 19
“The English Balloon,” 1784. UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 04: Satirical etching by Paul Sandby, showing a caricature of the failed ascent of Allen Keegan’s balloon from Lord Foley’s garden in Portland Place, London. The balloon is depicted as a giant backside, which is on fire and billowing smoke. Floating on a kite beside it is the head of a jester in a fool’s cap, bearing the title “The English Balloon.” The inscription beneath the image is from Horace and reads: “Caelum ipsum pelinus Stultitia.” Keegan’s ascent was due to take place on 29 September 1784. However, the balloon failed to get off the ground and was burned by an angry mob. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

July 19, ANGRY, 3/6

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WORDLE IMITATES WORDLE. DRAIN got me yellow R, A, and N. Where to slide them around? What about moving the A to the beginning—oh, ANGER, yes, I still had the E. Elegant answer. Maybe I finally get a Wordle in two again, cleanly and with skill. ANGER: green A, green N, green G...gray E, yellow R. Bastard! Goddammit! It was ANGRY. I was ANGRY.

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