Wordle Postgame Report, June 30


Wordle Postgame Report, June 30
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June 30, HUTCH, 5/6

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.

DECIDED TO START by prioritizing consonants over vowels, with CLEFT. The C and the T went yellow, ruling out anything ending in -CT. But the C was probably combined with some other consonant, since it wasn't opening the word. How about its best friend, K? THICK went green on the C, and yellow on the T and H. That would fit with ending on -CH. And a frame of  _ T _ C H seemed weird. End on -TCH, then. WATCH? Gray on WA, green on TCH. Ecch, another boring elimination game. BOTCH? No luck with the BO-. What did that leave? Something-UTCH. PUTSCH has an S and is six letters long; MUCH has no T and is only four. Was DUTCH a legal Wordle word? Or—just reuse the H, for HUTCH. There. Latch this one in its cage and forget about it.

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