Wordle Postgame Report, November 15


Wordle Postgame Report, November 15
SNARLing lion, Panthera leo, South Africa, Schotia Game Park (Photo by Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

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, not playing Wordle, or of the New York Times.

November 15, SNARL, 4/6

MAYBE I WAS looking at a graph of something, or thinking about a graph of something; somehow, CHART came up as the opener, and the AR turned green. Time for a basic guessing game: SPARK? The S was green, and the guesses got narrower. Surely it couldn't be SMARM, could it? It wasn't worth burning a turn on. I tried SWARM instead, but the two gray spaces stayed gray. There was no way this one could flow off the bottom, not with that S looking for a consonant partner in a dwindling field—but what if the A was looking for a vowel? No, nothing seemed worth pursuing that way, yet. If I blew it on the fourth guess, I'd have to systematically work through the options on round five, but for now I just played SNARL. The gray went green. No need to untangle the other possibilities.

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