Wordle Postgame Report, July 4


Wordle Postgame Report, July 4

July 4, SEVER, 3/6

The Wordle Postgame Report is a brief analysis of a past 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.

A SMOOTH AND easy flight to the target. CAUSE got me a yellow S and E. Where would they go? Why not just to the front? Now a sort of proto-principle, or accumulated hunch, came into play. It feels like it tends to get awkward for other vowels when an E comes ahead of them. Maybe it was too early to play a double letter—maybe, though, there was plenty of time to recover if it was wrong. It wasn't wrong: SEWER went green everywhere but the W. Fine, it would have to be SEVER. Getting it in two would have felt like dumb luck.

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