Wordle Postgame Report, October 24


Wordle Postgame Report, October 24

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.

During an earthquake, this three-story house dropped from its south foundation wall and leaned against the neighboring house, on the east side of Howard Street near 17th Street where all houses shifted, San Francisco, California, early to mid 1906. This area, called the Mission District, was a 'fill' area along the former course of Mission Creek and was an area of high-intensity shaking exceeded only by areas in close proximity to the FAULT. For blocks the land surface and paved streets were thrown into wave forms trending east and west. The massive earthquake, combined with the fires that burned for three days afterwards, destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, left 250,000 homeless, killed between 450 and 700 people, and caused estimated damages over 350 million dollars. (Photo: US Geological Survey/PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

October 24, FAULT, 5/6

STAYING WITH AN ST- in the opener, I tried STEAM. Yellow T, yellow A. Move them over: TRAWL. Still yellow, with a yellow L now too. Slider puzzle time. I decided it was more important to locate the L than to test other letters, so to catch it up with the A and the T, I played it double, in ALLOT. Yellow A, yellow L, gray second L, green T. Two places left the L could go. What about next to the T, for an -LT ending? Oh and U was still available: ADULT. The -ULT turned green, and the A stayed yellow—because I had just thoughtlessly played it a second time in the same slot. Pure sloppiness. It had to have gone in the second position. The fourth turn was a waste, and the word was either VAULT or FAULT. I played FAULT, and finished in five turns what should have taken four. My bad.

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