Daily Rome Shot 419, etc.

Today’s Fervorino.


It’s my 5th Wordle day.   I’d be interested in the word choices you used to find your way, but I don’t want to get into spoilers.  Maybe from the day before?  I had a pretty good combo today.  Then the process of elimination started.

I also learned that there is a New Testament Greek Wordle.  No thanks!  Enough time on this.

3:16 isn’t just in John.



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  2. CandS says:

    Hello Fr. Z!

    The one for yesterday I did FETOR, RATOS, ORTOS
    The one for today I did xxxxx [No spoilers, [please!]

    It was a hard lesson for me to learn, but you really have to use what you have every turn. If you know the position of a letter, every try should have that letter in that position. If you know a letter, every try should include that letter. Sometimes I feel like fishing with a new set of five letters to eliminate or find new ones, but this always results in just wasting turns unless you get nothing back from your first word. Sometimes I’m lazy and think of a word that partially fits, but uses a letter I already know is not in the word, etc. This, of course, is also a wasted turn. If you play using what you know, it brings down the number of guesses.

    English for today was a bad one where you get into a pattern where there are lots of possibilities and you have no real way to narrow them down. My path was [No spoilers, [please!]. Yesterday it was ROUTE, …, …, CHUNK, CAULK, I can’t remember exactly, but I remember that I knew when I played CHUNK that the N wasn’t in the word, so it was a lazy guess and a wasted turn. If you keep looking at what can/can’t/may be in the word and running the possibilities, you often settle in on the obvious choice and get the answer in fewer guesses.

  3. KateD says:

    I LOVE word puzzles, but this looks terrifying…

  4. CandS says:

    It’s also like playing the lottery where if you have “your” set of numbers, you feel like you have to stick with those. What if the one day you change your numbers is the one day your old numbers come up?

    In English and Russian, I tend to stick with the same first word each time. In Latin I haven’t settled in on anything for a first word. I’ve also given some thought to letter patterns in English and Russian, not so much so in Latin, except that it is gradually coming together for me that Latin is probably much easier because there are fewer letters and fewer viable combinations, but the way they have set it up, it allows for any inflected forms, whereas I’m not seeing that in English or Russian versions so far. Allowing for any inflected forms complicates matters, but it also allows you to try out a number of vowels in different words along the way.

  5. Roy says:

    Wordle 243 4/6*

    I always start with ADIEU to maximize identification of vowels asap. Then I try to focus on the most frequently appearing letters in English ETAOI N SHRDLU. Note that the frequency is going to vary wildly because 5 letters is such a small sample, but still.

  6. JonPatrick says:

    I generally start with ADIEU to get most of the vowels then SLOTH which gets the last vowel plus some common consonants. Ideally I would also check for N and R which are common but you can only do so much with 10 letters. I don’t often get it in 3 but mostly get it in 4, except those nasty ones where you just need one letter but there are 5 or 6 possibilities and you just have to get lucky.

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