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Re: Wordle
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2022, 02:33:42 PM »
Not enough to occupy me I'm afraid. Whereas the Chihuahua puzzles can keep me entertained, or in some cases frustrated, for several hours at a stretch while multitasking between the game and code development :)
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« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2022, 03:44:06 PM »
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2022, 06:48:16 PM »
Gracias, Stanley. Ecuador, including the Galapagos, was my first exotic birding trip nearly twenty years ago and it remains one of my favourite places. This will be my 4th visit there, although I won't be visiting the Galapagos. I had a negative PCR pre-flight check so it's a go.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2022, 03:18:05 PM »
Interesting to note that since Wordle has been hosted by the New York Times many players have felt that the puzzle has become more difficult. See this Guardian article for example. They claim that target words like CAULK and ULTRA are more obscure than the words in pre-NY Times days. Also that there are more words with repeated letters, like CYNIC and AROMA.

However inquisitive nerds have found that it's possible to inspect the complete computer code and data for Wordle, and that there has been no change since the change of ownership. The target words for several years to come were specified at the beginning.

Incidentally CAULK and ULTRA are both classed as common words in Chihuahua.
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2022, 10:37:16 PM »
For any Wordle players who might be interested I've just discovered another game, Quordle. It works on the same principle as Wordle but you have nine goes to solve four words simultaneously. One game a day like Wordle. Make sure you have your screen in portrait mode so you can see the progress of all four grids.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2022, 01:17:12 PM »
Oh dear, oh dear - Quordle is totally addictive! Thanks, Pat!

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2022, 03:52:34 PM »
Ditto
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2022, 10:04:39 AM »
https://www.wordleunlimited.com/

For an unlimited number of games.


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2022, 09:11:37 PM »
Maudland and auntiemo (and anyone else who plays it), how are you getting on with Quordle? It's certainly a lot more challenging than Wordle. I'm managing to get all four words about 50% of the time so far whereas I haven't yet failed with Wordle.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2022, 09:30:29 AM »
I've played Quordle six times so far, and my hit rate is also 50%.

I succeeded in the latest game, although the last word I found was particularly tough, and I tried it in desperation for my final guess, as the only possible letter combination left, even though it wasn't totally familiar.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2022, 09:56:42 AM »
I mostly get all 4 but crash out much more often than Wordle - it’s ages since I lost a Wordle. My best result was getting them in 6, which I was very pleased with. It’s much more of a challenge and I think leaps of faith come into it more. But I do love it. And find myself practising a bit too much …

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2022, 09:59:07 AM »
Apparently, there’s an Octordle! 🤯

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2022, 11:20:53 PM »
My best so far, and I don't expect to do better.
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2022, 11:31:53 PM »
It wouldn't be very satisfying if you did do better as it would just be a lucky guess.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2022, 07:36:40 PM »
I wondered if there might be a 6-letter Wordle game and came across this site:

https://wordlegame.org/6-letter-words-wordle

Yesterday's word was mantua. I'd have thought that getting a 6-letter word in 6 goes would be difficult enough without using obscure words. The site also lets you play word games of anything between 4 and 11 letters, still only giving you 6 goes.