Wordle Postgame Report, November 21


Wordle Postgame Report, November 21
Singer, Steve Strange and model Gail Lawson wearing clothes by AXIOM Clothes. Pictured at Steve Strange's 'Club for Heroes' in Baker Street, 22nd September 1981. (Photo by Julian Brown/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

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November 21, AXIOM, 3/6

IT WASN'T MUCH of a start, but READY at least gave me one yellow A to begin moving around. I tried it in TALON, unsuccessfully, and got a green O. Only two spots were left for the A, then: at the end, in some sort of -OA word, or at the front. Forget the -OAs, if there even were any. A-something-something-O-something. What could that first pair of somethings be? ASHO-? ACKO-? No, the consonant combinations weren't getting anywhere. What about an -IO- combination? A...X...IO...M? Really? Foundational principle: when you can't think of any other words, you might as well play the one with the X in it.

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