Wordle 01

I have discovered Wordle.   I saw that eminent canonist Ed Peters was doing this, but it took a while for me to take that first step and even see what it was about.    It took longer for me to try it.

My first attempt

So… Wordle.   I sometimes do Sudoku on my phone.  Of course I play a lot of chess and am studying a new language (animi caussa).  Gotta keep my mind working.

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  2. Philmont237 says:

    My Wordle strategy is is always guess these three words first:

    You can see in the first three guesses which vowels are used, plus all of the most common consonants. There are also no repeats, and you can see if the word ends in the very common D, E, or S. Most puzzles can be guessed on the fourth row this way.

  3. LATIN!!!

    Okay… first try…

  4. benedetta says:

    A couple weeks ago I guessed the word on the very first try. Fun!

    There’s also Byrdle for choral aficionados…

  5. APX says:

    There’s also a choral version called Byrdle which has Latin and English choral related words.

  6. Liz says:

    We love it. Today’s made me crazy! :D

  7. Semper Gumby says:

    A Latin version? Thanks Cameron466. This will be a good vocabulary builder. Gotta start with “garum.”

    Philmont 237, letter frequency is a good strategy. I’ve heard there’s Airportle with the three-letter airport codes.

  8. I can’t find a decent version of Wordle for the iPhone. There is a game with this name in iOS, but it’s not the same thing at all. (Long story about that, it’s on Wikipedia.) Meanwhile, anyone got any ideas?

  9. summorumpontificum777 says:

    I always start with ADIEU to play 4 vowels. In the rare event that nothing comes up, I play SNORT second. I’m currently 32 for 32.

  10. Gregg the Obscure says:

    i enjoyed wordle for a while. it was then bought by hell’s bible. it is now dead to me. my first two guesses included the same ten letters as sp777 uses

  11. Grant M says:

    I googled Wordle, attempted the NYT Wordle of the day, and got it in four tries. Beginner’s luck, I suppose.

  12. JonPatrick says:

    I also use ADIEU as my first word, that gets me 4 of the 5 vowels. Then SLOTH which gets the 5th vowel and 4 common consonants.

    The frequency of letters in the English language is helpful in choosing letters:
    E T A O N S H R D are the most common.

  13. xavier says:

    I’m playing a variant called Paraulogic
    It’s a lot of fun but because my vocabulary is limited I don’t find all the words. But I try again the next day :)


  14. David, play it in Safari on your iPhone. It’s an online, browser-based game.

  15. Lurker 59 says:

    I rather enjoy the mechanics that are behind the game, but there is just something about spelling games that utterly blanks my mind both in terms of being able to spell and the vocab that I have access to.

    Really wish this wasn’t the case as I would love the game otherwise.

  16. Cafea Fruor says:

    Philmont, you can cut a guess by condensing. My first word is AUDIO or ADIEU. Second is STERN or RENTS. Five vowels in two words, and you get some common consonants, too. I used to watch a ton of Wheel of Fortune with my aunt as a kid, and I remember they eventually automatically gave the letters R, S, T, L, and N for the final puzzle (and also E). So those are, I imagine, the most common consonants. I’ve gotten most of my solved puzzles down to 3 guesses.

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