Wordle Postgame Report, November 29


Wordle Postgame Report, November 29
Technician Adjusting Synchrotron: Part of the one-half mile circumference ring of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron, showing one of the 48 titanium evaporation pumps (right foreground) and its control console (at left of pump) is shown. these pumps serve to maintain a high vacuum in the tube through which the proton beam is accelerated; thus, it is possible to prevent UNDUE loss of protons by collisions with residual atmospheric molecules. In this type of pump, a wire of titanium is melted and evaporated onto a surface, trapping chemically and by electrical action any gas molecules which are present. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis 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 29, UNDUE, 4/6

THE CAT SPRINTED across the bedroom, took a jump at the air conditioner, seemed to mistime it, and did a parkour move to bounce off the front. I played LEAPT to open the Wordle. It got a yellow E. Not much to work with, or plenty of opportunity to try new letters? SHORE got the E to turn green, but was gray everywhere else. Still no sign of an emergent answer, but even more letters were off the board, and there was lots of space to fill. Might as well use up the rest of the common vowels: GUIDE. Yellow U, yellow D. It didn't look like much, but the possibilities were all but exhausted. UNDUE could fit, and it did. No excessive trouble getting there.

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