Wordle Postgame Report, October 25


Wordle Postgame Report, October 25
The planet Saturn, September 1875. Photograph showing a pastel drawing of the planet Saturn made by the French artist, Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827-1895). It is based on observations made at the United States Observatory at FOGGY Bottom in Washington using the 26-inch Clarke refracting telescope in September 1875. When Galileo observed Saturn in 1610, using his homemade instrument, he noted that the planet appeared to have jug handles that disappeared regularly. It was only in 1659 that Christiaan Huygens, the Dutch scientist and astronomer resolved the mystery. Using a better telescope he was able see that a complete ring surrounded the planet Saturn. (Photo by SSPL/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.

October 25, FOGGY, 3/6

ON THE WALK back from school dropoff, through a dripping mist, even medium-sized and nearby buildings were blurring out. I started to type SCANT, hesitated and thought of SCENT, and decided to go with the latter. The result was five grays. Now I needed to see how the A would have gone, and it felt like I might as well dump as many other vowels in there as I could while I was at it. FAIRY delivered a green F and a green Y at the ends. What could fill in that gray expanse between them? Could it really be as blindingly obvious as FOGGY? The answer was clear.

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