Wordle Postgame Report, September 21


Wordle Postgame Report, September 21
DENVER, COLO. - January 15, 2007 - Terry Oakes, owner of clothing boutique Bolderdash in the Cherry Creek North district of Denver, sitting by his famous "tie wall" of men's ties. He's sold his building and is retiring. Will use the story to RECAP all the property transactions and biz changes in the area. Retail buildings in CCN are changing hands quite a bit, and Oakes says many retailers see these buildings as their 401(k)s." Photo: Jerry Cleveland/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

September 21, RECAP, 4/6

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.

IT VIOLATED MY own standards for Wordle answers but I felt like opening with POSIT, so I did, and got only a yellow P to show for it. To keep the dubious decision-making going, I decided to avoid the obvious play of moving the P to the end of the word and to burn a double letter already, on APPLE. Tactically shaky, but it would have felt great if it had hit. It didn't: yellow A, yellow E, still-yellow P. Fine, time to put the parts where they seemed to want to go, with CHEAP. That got a green -AP at the end and a new yellow C, with the E staying yellow. If there was anything left other than RECAP, I couldn't see it. It was hard to summarize such chaotic gameplay, but somehow it had worked out in four.

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