Wordle Postgame Report, November 16


Wordle Postgame Report, November 16
English actor Tom BAKER in his role as the fourth incarnation of Doctor Who in the British science fiction television series of the same name. With him are two of his arch-enemies the Daleks in 1975 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/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 16, BAKER, 3/6

THE RADAR HAD said the rain moved on, but the drizzle soaked through my shoes on the way to the school dropoff. I played BLEAK to open, and hit what looked like the jackpot: green B, yellow E, A, and K. I could bring the game to a halt in two rounds with BRAKE. Unless—what if it was BAKER? BAKER was a great word, very Richard Scarry. But I would feel like an idiot if I'd thought of BRAKE first and not played it, only for it to be the answer. I played BRAKE. Green, yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow. Back in the oven for one more round.

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