Wordle Postgame Report, November 8


Wordle Postgame Report, November 8
CIRCA 1754: ‘Macbeth and the Witches’ by Henry Daniel Chadwick (active mid-19th century), English painter. Macbeth meeting the old hags as they cast a SPELL over their boiling cauldron saying “Bubble, bubble toil and trouble.” Scene in Shakespeare's play first performed in c1606. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Photo: Universal History Archive/Getty Images.

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November 8, SPELL, 4/6

WHAT WOULD BE a robust starting word? Not HARDY, it turned out, with five gray letters on the board. I reset to SPITE, with a green S and P and a yellow E. Presumably the opening was SPE-, and neither an endless guessing game nor an immediate solution seemed to be at hand. SPEED and SPEAR were out, with the belated help of HARDY. SPECK didn't feel like it would be a winner, but it represented a bit of progress. The C and K were gray. Now it felt safe to use a double letter: SPELL. All the letters fell into place.

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