Wordle Postgame Report, July 26


Wordle Postgame Report, July 26
Pack Saddles - Illustrated plate from Wildwood Wisdom by Ellsworth Jaeger. The illustration shows how to make or do a technique used by experienced woodsman or cultures to improve survival in the wild. Artist Ellsworth Jaeger, 1945 (Photo by Pierce Archive LLC/Buyenlarge via Getty Images

July 26, CINCH, 5/6

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.

SHAME WAS THE opener, but SHAME for whom? The H turned up yellow, and before long the unseen Wordle Standards & Practices were squeezing in, not quite palpably, on the possibilities. Move the H to the end, with PORCH, and get a green CH. The New York Times would definitely not be ready to take BITCH as an answer, maybe not as a guess. BINCH would be the same, plus it's not even a word. What about WITCH? Offensive to religious sensibilities? LITCH? Too Dungeons & Dragons, and there's no T in it. DITCH avoided the pitfalls and got a green I. How to get out of the DITCH? WINCH added a green N.  Inch by inch. LINCH would be both inappropriate and spelled wrong. CINCH. Not easy, but done.

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