Wordle Postgame Report, November 2


Wordle Postgame Report, November 2
WARSAW, MAZOWIECKIE, POLAND - 2019/01/09: Activists seen carrying a model of wild boar during a protest against a government plan to slaughter more than 200,000 wild boars, including sows, weaners and animals in National parks, as part of a campaign against ASF (African Swine Disease) disease. Campaigners says the policy is INEPT and will almost exterminate the entire wild board population. The Ministry of Environment said they would implement slaughter during the next three weekends. (Photo by Attila Husejnow/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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November 2, INEPT, 5/6

IT WASN’T THE wisest move, tactically, but I opened with a low-frequency letter J, in JUICE, trusting the abundant vowels to make up for it. On cue, the I and the E turned yellow. The important thing was to place them—so important, I didn't mind using another uncommon letter, in VIDEO. The I and E were still yellow, and the other spaces remained gray. I felt the urge to move the I and E in tandem again, completing the pattern from 3 and 5 to 2 and 4 to 1 and 3, but I couldn't think of the right word to do it with. The word I could think of was SKEIN, a terrible Wordle answer, nothing a proper Wordle player would play. I couldn't think past it though, so I stuck it in. Green E at last, a still still-yellow I, and a long-awaited third letter, a yellow N. The I had to go either at the end or the beginning. I tried to think of what would work with an -NI ending for a while, gave up, and looked at the first spot. Oh, of course: INERT. My passive gameplay had led me here, to the word form I should have tried on round three. Green, green, green, gray, green. Wrong. Not INERT but INEPT. Every decision was sloppy, every sloppy decision was wrong.

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