Wordle Postgame Report, June 20


Wordle Postgame Report, June 20
MUMBAI, INDIA: Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan displays the Tag Heuer Monaco 69 limited signature edition watch at a function in Mumbai, 08 August 2006. Khan, who is the brand ambassador for Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer, launched the first of one hundred signature edition watches priced at INR 300,000 ($6,522.00 USD) specially designed with his INPUT and announced his continued association with the watch company for three more years. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images.

June 20, INPUT, 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.

OPENED WITH ASPIC—not the most high-frequency set of letters, but who doesn't love a cool savory jelly? It hit on the P in the middle, in green, and the I in yellow. This was useful. With the S eliminated and the P standing as the third letter, there didn't seem to be any likely three-consonant combinations that would begin or end the word. Two syllables, then. It would need another vowel. Overeager to make up for having left E on the shelf with my first guess, I went for the relatively fusty IMPEL. Was IMPEL a proper Wordle answer? Maybe, but it wasn't today's. INPUT. Better word, and the correct word. Should have gotten there sooner.

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