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    Yeah, took me 5 attempts to get today's as well.

    That'll bring my overall average back to 4 again...

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    Like someone else I think said, sometimes it's just too hard to restrain one's self from doing things like...
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    cat /etc/dictionaries-common/words | grep '^a...b$' | grep -v '[eliminated]'
    Properly one should add...
    Code:
      | grep -v '^...x.$'
    for each eliminated position (orange) too, but sometimes that isn't necessary or can be done visually. (Actually use your own brain).
    Last edited by SportWagon; January 20th, 2022 at 02:30 PM.

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    I start off with a four vowel word, but I still end up averaging five guesses to get it right, so billi's strategy must be better.
    Spoiler:
    AUDIO and ADIEU both have four unique vowels. I feel like AUDIO is the better of the two

    I think Cuda's approach is the best; use three words to get 15 different letters. By chasing vowels I'm already repeating letters by my third word.

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    Not really my strategy, I stole it from MR2.

    Today's word was kinda tricky... I guessed 3 times and managed only 1 vowel and 1 consonant both still in wrong places too! Figured I was going to go over my usual 4 attempts and cussed it out... and voila!

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    Not quite a spoiler, but a rules clarification...
    Spoiler:
    If the word is WHILE, and you guess NEVER
    Only the first E is shown as correct but in the wrong place. (orange? mustard?)
    The second E is shown as incorrect (dark gray).

    If the word was NEVER I guess EVERY would show both E as correct?


    In addition to restricting the patterns, the game differs from Mastermind (Bulls and Cows) in that the positions of correct and incorrect guesses is indicated.

    Following is a real spoiler (bash commands to give today's answer)
    Spoiler:
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    cat /etc/*/words |
     grep -i '^....e$' |
     grep -i -v '[star]' |
     grep -i '^....e$' |
     grep -i -v '[mov]' |
     grep -i 'i' |
     grep -i -v '^...i' |
     grep -i '^w...e$' |
     grep -i -v '[h]' |
     grep -i 'n' |
     grep -i 'i' |
     grep -i -v '^...n' |
     grep -i -v '^..i'
    On some days the nearly complete answer jumps out. But not so much today, so I think if someone accidentally opens the spoiler they won't get much help unless they study hard or run the code.

    But the script I use to generate that currently gets tripped up if guesses include repeated letters.
    Last edited by SportWagon; January 22nd, 2022 at 03:14 AM.

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    regarding the rules clarification:
    Spoiler:
    NEVER and EVERY will have E, E and R as orange/mustard: it tracks the number of times each leter shows up:
    I you use EERIE as you guess you can tell if there are 0, 1, 2 or 3 E's in the puzzle.

    I guess I've been using MR2's strategy all along, just not that well.
    There have been a few times where I'm trying dozens of words on my last guess (luckily it doesn't penalize you for using words not in the their dictionary).
    Feels like this game would be easies if English was as phonetical language.

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    I just try to find the last three letters, either by 'green' or 'yellow', then it's just guessing, I find that wordle's "vocabulary" is a bit limited, it goes for mostly common words.

    The one thing that bothers me is that they're mostly British English terms, so what I think of as "uncommon" could really not be.
    acket.

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    Its URL would suggest it ought to use a British English dictionary.

    Some small tips, which might be obvious to most readers...
    Spoiler:
    Your record and statistics must be stored in your browser cookies. If you go to the site with a different browser, or a different browser profile (when that can be done easily) you can use knowledge gained from another session.

    When I thereby once got a daily puzzle on the first try its assessment was "Genius". If I cared more, I might try to create a one-guess solving streak in that profile and see if eventually it catches on and says "You must be cheating."

    Doing this seems acceptable for, for instance, determining the nuances regarding repeated letters.

    Something I read somewhere, while hunting for the fabled archive, suggested that the puzzle presented is based on your browser's time settings (even though the puzzle does not run as a local app) and that your claimed time can vary by many days from the present. I have not tested that, however.


    Someone whose wife is more interested in it than either he or I suggested that
    https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/
    has a link to an archive.

    However, I could not spot it, and used Google to find...
    https://www.devangthakkar.com/wordle_archive/

    I find it uses strange scaling and I need to shrink it to have reasonable guess boxes and a tiny keyboard.

    The link given earlier to wordlelike-on-demand is overly fussy about browser version and did not work for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    https://wheelsrpgs.itch.io/wheeldle

    Like Wordle, only you don't have to wait until tomorrow to do it again.
    Last edited by SportWagon; January 22nd, 2022 at 11:46 AM.

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    Why can't people just enjoy a fun diversion? Not everything needs to be reverse engineered. To what end, even? You're just cheating yourself.

    As an IT pro I recognize your method and admire your curiosity. But on the flip side you remind me of the guy who watches every trailer and reads leaked scripts for movies that come out in three months. I never understood it.

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    Perhaps eventually I can manage to create a cron job to run every night to solve it for me. Though I haven't yet examined the page formats...

    Examining in depth helped me discover the nuance of the scoring for repeated letters before perhaps it bites me.

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