Wordle Postgame Report, September 27


Wordle Postgame Report, September 27
CANADA - NOVEMBER 27, 1970: Verdict: SOGGY. That' what Jim Brown (left) works manager for the CNE; and Bill Sheffield; assistant works manager; decided after lifting a corner of the tarpaulin covering the turf where today's Grey Cup game was to be played. Hours of rain all last night and early today ruined all chances of having the turf dried by kick-off. (Photo by Dick Darrell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

September 27, SOGGY, 4/6

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I COULDN’T DECIDE for sure if CHAFE was a good starting word, but I'd never played it before, so I did. If it was, it wasn't one today. Five gray boxes. I tried SPORT to get more high-frequency consonants in there, and got a green S and yellow O. Still couldn't be sure if the target word was one or two syllables, or whether the O should move away from the S or toward it. I guessed the latter in both cases and played SOLID. The O joined the S in the green, nothing more. But SOUND was out, with the D gone. Two syllables, maybe a Y...not SOLID, but SOGGY? It didn't feel like firmest ground for making a decision, but it held up.

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