Wordle Postgame Report, November 7


Wordle Postgame Report, November 7
The Two Are But One (Les deux ne font qu'un), late 18th century, Hand-colored etching, sheet: 5 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. (15 x 21.3 cm), Prints, Anonymous, French, 18th century, During the first years of the French Revolution, King Louis XVI was rarely ridiculed in prints. It was only after the night of June 20, 1791 - when he and his family attempted to flee Paris for a Royalist stronghold, where he hoped to BEGIN a counterrevolution - that popular opinion turned more decidedly against him. (Photo by: Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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November 7, BEGIN, 3/6

THE STIFLING NOVEMBER air lay soggily over everything, and I opened with SWEAT, for a yellow E. It didn't look like much, but with the A gone and the S and T unavailable for consonant combinations, it was already a little difficult to move the E back or forth. Finally I pushed it to the right, with GRIEF: yellow G, yellow I, yellow E again. Now the letters felt even trickier to move. The I and the E would likely need to be split, so the G would go either at the end, where no -IG words came to mind, or in the middle: BEGIN? BEGIN. Good clean opening to the week.

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