Wordle Postgame Report, September 13


Wordle Postgame Report, September 13
Kino. Angriff Auf ALPHA 1, Destination: Moonbase Alpha, Angriff Auf Alpha 1, Dr. Helena Russell (Barbara Bain), Comander John Koenig (Martin Landau), 1975. (Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images)

September 13, ALPHA, 5/6

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ANOTHER TOTALLY EMPTY start, this time with GUEST. DAILY got a yellow A and L while killing off two more vowels. Maybe things were going OK? FLORA placed the L and the A on green squares, but did nothing more. Now every vowel but A was gone. There had to be one more A in there somewhere, maybe even two? Putting it in the middle, in PLAZA, got yellow, along with a yellow P. With no flashes of insight, things were grinding to an endgame. The answer wasn't going to end in -AA, so the A went in the front. What third consonant, with the L and the P, would get the word from A to A again? My brain tried and failed to compress ALPACA down to five letters. No, ALPHA. An A for methodical effort, a D for results.

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