Wordle Postgame Report, September 19


Wordle Postgame Report, September 19
Congressional Pugilists - Cartoon with caption 'He in a TRICE struck Lyon thrice, Upon his head, enrag'd sir, Who seiz'd the tongs to ease his wrongs, And Griswold thus engag'd, sir,' depicting a fight on the floor of the Congress Hall in Philadelphia on 15 February 1798 between Vermont Representative Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold of Connecticut. The row was originally prompted by an insulting reference to Lyon on Griswold's part. The interior of Congress Hall is shown, with the Speaker Jonathan Dayton and Clerk Jonathan W. Condy (both seated), Chaplain Ashbel Green (in profile on the left), and several others looking on, as Griswold, armed with a cane, kicks Lyon, who grasps the former's arm and raises a pair of fireplace tongs to strike him. Below are the verses. Photo: Fotosearch/Getty Images.

September 19, TRICE, 5/6

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THE PRINCIPLE THAT Wordle words should be normal let me to choose STRAP over STROP to begin with. The T and R came up yellow. Rather than sliding them together to the front, I split them up and tried TONER. Green T, yellow ER—so the T and R belonged together, after all. TRITE? Green, green, green, gray, green. The tiresome old guessing game was at hand. How long could it go on? I surely wasn't going to play TRIKE till I had to. TRIBE would be nice and normal. It just wasnhe answer. Four down, two to go. TRIPE was already off the board. That left either TRIKE (no) or...TRICE. TRICE it was. A puzzle-word. It all went quickly but still seemed like a waste of time.

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