Wordle 349: The Answer Was Phase

Darn you Wordle 349! Wordle: The Word Game of Chance is how Wordle would have been packaged up if one of those 80’s board game companies had made it, well, in the 80’s. If my hands hadn’t been typing so briskly, I’m certain my palms would have begun to sweat. That’s how chancy this particular Wordle was.

I was given a fair amount of support with Adieu and by the time all the letters in Stare had flipped S was yellow while A and E were green. With a yellow S in the first spot, it became quite obvious it that the S actually belonged in the fourth spot. 

I remember hearing Tase in my head. Which of course doesn’t work as it is four letters. However, I was drawn to the zed sound that was being made. I thought Phase would be a good choice, but I knew that there were other choices. However, I ignored that and typed in Chase because C has a much better track record for being used. Is that actually good or bad in Wordle? Who knows!

In this case it was bad. Everything had gone green except the C. Immediately after, Phase was typed and return had been hit. I watched on as the P flipped and landed green. I felt relieved with my fourth guess, even though I could have gotten it in three if I’d chosen right. Wordle, it’s the word game of chance!


Wordle 348: The Answer Was Showy

Wordle 348’s answer was Showy. Which really was not all that showy. In fact, it was down right lips puckering frustrating. Because any reader will suspect that I had my suspicions around semi-vowels. Especially after Adieu struck out. However, the main reason is that I wasn’t expecting Y to be added to the end in such a way. Though it has happened in the past, it’s rare.

Worst was my second guess and it was a decent one with W, O, and S going yellow. Scowl was my next guess that I chose and typed it like some sort of wordslinger. Though I did double check it after the boneheaded move filled mess that was Wordle 347.

All that was once yellow turned green! Meaning that H was likely the second letter and therefore N was likely the last. Shown all went green, except for the last letter. What? I scanned over the available letters. Quickly traveling over Y as Wordle isn’t that kind of word puzzle. 

“Though Homer was once a choice.” I thought to myself about that Wordle that broke all the rules. While this wouldn’t even really be even a bending of said rules, it certainly isn’t that common. Wordle 313 had Zesty. Looking all the way back to Wordle 235, I can’t find another example. 

I was hesitant, but Showy was the only answer that made a little bit of sense. I went with it and won!

Wordle 347: Creak Was The Answer: I Need To Have Coffee First

Wordle 347 was nearly a Wordle X for me and it was all my fault. In Wordle 346 I made a bonehead move that turned out in my favor. It even made me wonder if bonehead moves can’t be all bad. Well, lemme tell you that line of thought is now gone. Bonehead moves are an either or, and they are always bad. Especially when you make two of them in a row. I really should have drank more coffee first.

Adieu and Stare left me with A, R, and E. Each one cloaked in yellow. I had over fifty percent of the letters in the puzzle uncovered it. I was killing it and Ready for a win.

What? That word is in italics, did that really happen. Yes, it did Wordlers, yes it did. A in the same place and a D, double eliminated. You would think that I would Learn, but I did not. With the A being triplicated in the same spot that it wasn’t, along with the E.

Freak came after a soul searching and calming moment. I truly double-checked and had a good think. I have to admit there was a little bit of self-deprecation in that guess. Everything but the F went green. 

I was back on track! The Wordle had to be Creak. Oh wait, Break or Wreak also work. Final guess and it was all chance. I ignored my semi-vowel paranoia and pondered the likelihood that B – a letter that rarely appears – would be in this Wordle. With Creak everything went green.

Never again.

But probably some time next week. 

Wordle 346: Manor Was The Answer

Wordle 346. Let’s just come right out and say it. I made a boneheaded move. I’d averted one such mistake already. Double checked all the letters, ensuring I was repeating the yellow letters where they were already known to be yellow. A minute went by, I changed the word and missed my mistake. Boneheaded moves take it out of me. I feel like I’ve completely wasted a guess. Even more so than when I use X in my word.

At least I’d cared for Adieu and Roast. Which had left me with a R, O, and A all in yellow. My first exercise was to move the aforementioned letters to the second, third, and fourth tiles respectively. That didn’t pan out. Letter’s that made sense had been eliminated. That’s when I went with Moral, making my boneheaded mistake. 

Though it did give me a green M, I could shake the embarrassment and the feeling that I’d wasted a guess. I just wanted Wordle 346 to be over with. Major was my next guess. I reckon I can spare a nod at my boneheaded guess to also recognize that it gave me a new direction for my guesses. Everything went green except the J. It was a quick guess and switch to Manor. That did go all green.

Maybe boneheaded moves aren’t all bad. Some are for sure. Like the ones that don’t give you a dang thing except the mocking voice in the back of your head. This one wasn’t all bad. A green letter along with a different and, more importantly, correct inspiration for my guess were results of my mistake. Oh, Wordle. Not only do you teach us new words, you teach us about ourselves.

Wordle 345: Atoll Was The Answer

Wordle 345 was a bit of an annoying one. I could feel it instantly as that A went green. Adieu is great for sorting out the vowels. Though sometimes it feels like I’ve painted myself into a corner. 

Which is why I quite easily went with Annoy. Even after a few moments of thinking on it, there was no other word I wanted to type. This was also somewhat due to my paranoia around semi-vowels. With the lack of vowels indicated by Adieu, that meant that O, W, or Y had to be in the Wordle. Either that, or the dreaded double letters. 

As expected, Annoy came back with nothing. Abort was my next choice. Honestly, perhaps my subconscious is suggesting that I take a break from Wordle. To which I say, “It has no idea what it’s talking about.” At least the T turned yellow.

I was a bit stumped on the fourth guess and eventually settled on Atoms. Even though I knew that pluralizing is something that the Wordle isn’t into. Like I said, I was stumped and I remained stumped as the T went green.

No other words were realized as I looked at the remaining consonants and that silly W. Then I tried running with double letters. I was not surprised, but thrilled when Atoll went green.

Wordle 344: Bayou Was The Answer

Wordle 344 knew I’m a creature of habit. It saw me and understood me. I like wake up, drink some coffee, complete a Wordle and then bang out a blog post. Honestly, I enjoy playing Wordle and writing down a quick chronicling. Though somedays are busier than others. Today is one of those days. I really wanted a quick win, so I could get to the writing part. Which is the part that I enjoy the most. With a three guess Wordle in just a couple of minutes, it was exactly the kind of Wordle action I needed today.

Though it didn’t seem like it was going to be at first. I stood pouring coffee into a cup and looking at the results of my opening guess. The A and the U in the Adieu sat in a line of gray. Each one was  robed in yellow and green respectivly.

A word that ended with U was quite concerning and stupefying. It made me think that this was going to be a word adopted from another language. Adopted, not adapted. Meaning that its letters and pronunciation both stayed intact.  There was also genuine concern around semi-vowels. I figured a word like Wagyu rebelliously checked all the boxes. Though I didn’t feel like it was the Wordle.

It wasn’t, but it did return a Y in that golden hue. I tried starting the word with Ya while filling out the unknown spaces with Q’s. None of that actually triggered any words. So I moved the Y to the right of the A. Bayou was the first word that came to mind. Everything went green and it was another drop in the bucket.

Wordle 343: The Answer Was Crept

Oh, Wordle 343. I wanted to like you. That isn’t how it really turned out though is it? You were a bit weird. I was a bit stuck in my thinking for a bit. We’re just not on the same frequency and shouldn’t probably won’t hang out in the future. Not that I’m hanging out with any Wordles. I’ve got far too many cats for that. 

In all actuality, I used five more guesses than I have cats to solve this Wordle. The first three came in fairly quick succession. Adieu, Stove, and Terry. Left me with E,R, and T all in yellow. Though my paranoia for Y and V had be satiated. Yet, there was still an concerning lack of vowels that indicated that W could be hiding in there somewhere. 

I spent the next few minutes tryping. Trying to hammer a square W into a round Wordle hole. That path turned out to be fruitless. I went to words that started with R. Also non-fruit bearing. What if it was a word that I didn’t know? My tryping went from measured to a flurry as I tried to find the proceeding letter to the last four being rent. When I hit return on Prent I was a little surprised that the P went yellow while everything but the N went green. 

At least I knew that the second to last letter was P. So invested in my previous line of thinking, I could feel the gears of my brain grind a bit. “How could P be the second to last letter?” Or some such nonsense vocalized aloud to the dog. Which is actually one of the two dogs that live at my place. 

That moment was enough for the grinding to stop and my mind to refresh. Obviously the Wordle was Crept. It’s not every Wordle where the solution aligns with how the solution came to mind. That’s creepy and just one more reason why we can’t hang out Wordle 343. You’re off putting. To the point that Crispin Glover would be cast to play you in the movie. 

Sometimes Wordle Is Ruined By People Like Me

Sometimes Wordle is ruined by people like me. Though for the sake of those people, I hope they are not too much like me. Finding any sort of value in writing about Wordle is certainly one of those pursuits that will be seen as sad or boring. Drawing criticism and jeering from the meatfisted Chuck Tudsley’s that enjoy the more commercial and prominent things in life. The kind of people that say or think they have something better to do. When they actually, really, probably, do not.

Writing about Wordle is a tricky and cruel mistress. As a courtesy, I give a few days between puzzle and post. Letting all timezones resolve and giving time travelers a grace period. Though typically, I have the post written by the end of the same day. Oh the trendy SEO wave I could ride by posting the same day. Yet, I would be spoiling it for fellow players. Releasing the solution into the wilds of social media. Floating around where followers and non-followers alike could see it. 

That is except for today. A day that while thinking of a brand new post entitled, “There Isn’t Enough Coffee.” I proved that title deftly accurate. There simply wasn’t enough coffee as I set the time, but not the date. Immediately hitting the publish button. Realizing in the next blink what I’d done. Hearing my phone chime that I’d posted something six hours old, two seconds ago. 

Immediately I leapt into action like some sort of WordPressian acrobat. Deleting the post. Then chasing it through my social feeds and deleting those posts. Hoping that no one who plays will see the answer sitting in big bold letters.


Wordle 342: Tiara Was The Answer

Wordle 342 was the Wordle extent of the wind beneath my wings that I needed. I mean, it would have been even better if it were Adieu. That way I would have finally gotten a one guesser. Instead, the answer was Tiara on my third guess. Regardless, this was the best Wordle in awhile. Mostly because I stayed in line and didn’t try to use X.

I had a yellow A and I from Adieu. That I immediately tossed into Stair. After a quick double check for letter placement and a cooling off period to make sure I was certain, I hit return. The A went green. Everything else, but the S went or stayed yellow. 

This Wordle was moving along at a decent clip and I really didn’t want to screw it up. I did a bit of  tryping. For a moment I figured that Trait could be the Wordle, but then I saw the overlapped I’s. That’s when I put the I before the A. Followed by the quick fruition of Tiara

Could there really be two double letter Wordle’s in a row? Was I just doing this to watch the world  burn Wordle style? I hit enter and as the first two letters when green, my victorious smile grew.

Wordle 341: The Answer Was Asset

Wordle 341, I know that I’ve used Asset before as a guess. Why it didn’t come to me before a word like Annex, I can’t be sure. Some people just want to watch world burn. Others want to use X in a Wordle guess. 

Having been started off with a green A and E, Adieu had left me in a fairly decent place. Which gave me the space to type in Annex with nary a carry in the world. Nor a second thought. It was like I’d spent my entire Wordle carrier pining to hit return on Annex. Boom! It was in and my smirk was gone.

A gave the third guess about an hour. Got ready for work and took the dogs out. It was as I was feeding them the I decided that Alter would be a good next guess. At least I go a yellow T

The fourth guess came an indiscriminate amount of time after that. I honestly can’t recall how long it took, but it was certainly a bit. I’d do some tryping. Letting the T sit for a spell. It was when I went back to the double letters of Annex and changed the X to a T that I saw the solution.


Wordle 340: Vouch Was The Answer

Wordle 340 went better than other Wordles have lately. Though I should have been able to get it in three guesses. For some reason my paranoia wasn’t in check and didn’t get the best of me. Allowing me to pick some other and cost me a guess. 

I almost began to panic after Adieu had given me a yellow U. I’d typed it in out of habit, not returning to the thought if I want to change it. Well, it was what it was. 

I almost went with Hours, but did Tours instead. Too bad. That H may have helped me out, but that isn’t the letter I’m referring to. 

That would be the P I put in Pouch. If only I would have given into my paranoia that could have been my final guess. I’d even thought of Vouch, but shooed the idea away. Oh well.

Wordle 339: The Answer Was Album

Wordle 339 once again makes me question my use of the word Adieu. Which is a word that I’ve used ever since I started playing, minus the first few Wordles. However, only having vowels to work with leads me to frustration and despair.

Having a green A and a yellow U, as well as a healthy paranoia for semi-vowels, I went with Aunty as my second choice. Nothing new was awarded.

My third choice took a good long while to get. Eventually, I typed in Alums. Which I was sure wouldn’t be the Wordle as Wordle isn’t into pluralization. At least I got a green L and a yellow M. 

Algum was my next choice. Which was a weird choice in hindsight. Why I didn’t choose Album, a much more known word, I do not know. It just wasn’t in my head. I’d put this Wordle on some sort of pedestal. After having everything go green except the G, I still had to wait a second before Album came to mind.

Wordle 338: The Answer Was Hinge: I Wasn’t Feeling It

I totally wasn’t feeling Wordle 338 when I started playing it. I certainly didn’t feel like it once I’d made a bonehead move. That’s when I realized I was trying to force it. Finish it, so I can write this as early possible. To that end, I began writing this live. Knowing that this is going to take me awhile to finish.

Adieu. Perhaps it is time to retire you. Though I know they day I do, you will finally be the Wordle. Knowing which vowels can be played is empowering and sometimes debilitating. As then I have to figure out which consonants are in a word. 

Which is difficult to do with boneheaded moves like Crime. Where I take the yellow I and E from Adieu and only change placement of the E. Which went green so that was good. 

Wanting to not make another boneheaded move but still wanting to be ineffective in my guesses, I doubled down on B in Bible. A letter that hardly ever appears in Wordle. 

Almost twelves hours passed before I hit return on Piste and got nothing. Except an immediate trip to google to find the definition. “The More You Know!”

After another few minutes of fevered tryping. About to give up, yet cannot allow myself to do so. I finally type in Qinge. Which looks like a word. I do a quick look. It isn’t Singe or Binge. Must be, Hinge.

Wordle 337: Money Was The Answer

With Wordle 337 as with life, regardless of what rich people tell you, Money was the answer. No, I didn’t pay some college student to play it for me. Money was literally the answer. 

After the E went green in Adieu I said, “I’m going to hate this one.” Which probably didn’t help my frame of mind on the second guess. Which took longer than it was worth. Strep did nothing more than eliminate every single letter that already wasn’t green. 

Next, I tried Coven. Because V’s are a letter that hang around Wordle a lot more than it should. The O went green and the N went yellow. 

Finally after just a moment’s hesitation, I gave into my semi-vowel paranoia let Money into my heart while hitting enter. Everything went green!

Wordle 336: The Answer Was Scrap

Wordle 336 continued the more guesses than I want trend, but was at least a move to trend upward from Wordle 335. I have to say that I tried my level best to not use many guesses. However after a boneheaded move, I lost my resolve and just started guessing quickly.

Before that though, I started with Adieu and then tried Roast. By the end I had A, R, and S all in yellow. I did a lot of tryping. Yet, I remained uninspired and stumped.

I went for a walk around my living room. Looked out the window. Walked back and typed in Marsh knowing full well that the S didn’t go there. That is why I hadn’t typed in Marsh before. At least the R turned green, but I’d missed a chance on the S. 

After that embarrassment, my next two guess happened quick. Spray made the S and the A join R in greensville and hinted the a P was down on the end. Which I quickly tryped and realized that only Scrap would work.

Wordle 335: The Answer Was Gamer

Wordle 335 was nearly another Wordle X thanks to word Gamer and my paranoia of semi-vowels. Which resurfaced to the nth degree after its absence was noted yesterday. 

I was immediately in a position that I didn’t care for. Adieu gave me a yellow A and a green E. What the heck am I supposed to do with that? For some reason I have a propensity of trying to put AE together first. Which is silly. 

Once that phase was out of the way, I inputed Valet. Basically giving top billing to semi-vowels. Which at least solidified the A’s location. 

Wafer seemed like another off beat choice. Perfect for a tricky Wordle.  One semi-vowel was off the list and I got a green R. Next, I fast tracked Sayer. No semi-vowels! No dice! 

After exhausting the semi-vowel options, it was time to get nerdy with the words choices. Maker seemed like it would have been a nice little shout out to the can do community of the same name. However, Wordle wasn’t into be being hip and giving nods to those plucky folks. Instead, Wordle was in the mood that can be described as “Hello fellow kids!” Gamer. 

Wordle 334: Glass Was The Answer: I Barely Saw It

Wordle 334 had me genuinely concerned for the first time in awhile. Coming off a two guesser, I was sure I couldn’t do that twice in a row. However, that didn’t stop me from having a bit of a swagger as I typed in the first couple of words.

I got a yellow A from Adieu and put that in Roast right after. Where the A turned green and brought along S as a green buddy. 

Thus began the downward spiral. Cough. My downwordle spiral. [Sunglasses]

Clash gave me a green L and wiped the confident smirk off my face. I had to be on the right track! So, I went with Flask. Nothing good came of that choice.

I had quickly chewed through a bunch of letters. After a brief moment of entertaining Blast before recognizing I couldn’t do that, I realized I hadn’t been paranoid this puzzle. I hadn’t been concerned with semi-vowels or, double letters. [Sunglasses off]

There was no other word I could think of other than Glass. It was finally over with. 

Wordle 333: The Answer Was Scour

Wordle 333 was the Wordle that broke the run of the four guesses. For the previous five days I’d used four guess to solve each Wordle. With Wordle 333, I used to. Which is an amazing feeling and a problem I like to have. At the same time, I was a little sad to see my streak go. 

Adieu started me out with a yellow U, that I some how MacGyvered into Scour immediately after. First, I wanted a word that had O. Next, I thought my fave letters S, T, and R. Then, I thought about those second line letterslike C. Finally, I put it all together and soon after my mouth was agape with joy as each letter turned green. 

If my life were being filmed I would have looked directly into the camera.

Wordle 332: Being Was The Answer

With Wordle 332 the four guess streak moved into day five. It’s not like I’m doing this on purpose. On guesses two and three, I’m taking my time and hoping that I get right. I’m not necessarily complaining. I prefer this to being stuck in a streak of five or six guesses. 

Adieu opened the board with a green I and a yellow E. Totally a good start and one that left me scratching my head as to what my next guess could be for a moment.

Eventually, I decided on Spire. I felt unsatisfied with getting P out there so quickly, but I was trying to move the game along. Also, at this point there are no safe or sacred letters in Wordle. Each and every single one is fair game. 

While nothing obviously good came from Spire at least I knew what wasn’t in the word and had one more place where the E couldn’t go. I really wanted to type Weird, not for the first time in the last few days. However, I knew it was impossible, so instead I went with Weigh. Finally the E went green! As well as giving me a yellow G

After a few more moments of tryping and telling myself that it definitely couldn’t be Weird, I finally got the answer. It wasn’t the semi-vowels that I needed to be concerned with. In fact, statistically speaking – not that I have this statistic on hand – semi-vowels are often more present than the letter of which I was concerned. Even individually. That letter of course is B. After putting the G and the end, Being seemed like the perfect word. Furthermore, I’d never seemed to have guessed it before. Winner!

Wordle 331: Delve Was The Answer

Wordle 331 shows that I can be consistent when I want to be, or get lucky enough. Four days in a row of hitting Wordle in four guesses. Is it something of which to be proud? Strictly speaking in the world of Wordle, yes. With Wordle one has to know words, but one also has to be lucky. This isn’t some crossword puzzle the relies solely one’s vocabulary and ability to answer briefly written trivia questions.

Adieu opened the game with a yellow D and E. Which I tossed into Trode immediately. At least the E went green. This also made me slow my roll a bit. Only one accepted vowel means double letters or semi-vowels. 

After a bit of tryping I settled on Hedge. Briefly ignoring the sense for intuiting semi-vowels. At least the E went green. Also, I knew that the D belonged at the first of the sentence. 

It was a quick jump to Delve after that. Done.

Wordle 329: The Answer Was Metal

Wordle 329 played a heck of a lot faster than Wordle 328 did. One of those Wordles that makes me wish there were timed mode. Alas there isn’t. No matter how many times my paranoia of semi-vowels gives way to the delusional paranoia that some one at The Times is actually reading my blog and being a cheeky foil. Well, someday.

Adieu let me out of the gate with a yellow A and E. As usual after that result, I went with Stare next. That added a yellow T to my repotoire of letters. 

So, I tried Pleat. The P remained gray while the A went green. Everything else was yellow. Pleat had been a good word to choose due to it being an anagram for Petal. Which I knew the answer couldn’t be as P was gray. 

However, it could be Metal. It was!

Wordle 328: The Answer Was Tipsy

I took an incredibly long time with Wordle 328. I typed in Adieu first thing in the morning. It wasn’t until over twelve hours later that I played Stoic. Hey, I was on vacation.

I remember when the word Misty appeared in my head. Sitting in that hot tub with my eyes closed, just trying to think of words that would work well. Right after Misty, came Stoic. Which was what I decided to go with first when the came. Either way, I got S and T in yellow. Though Misty did get a green Y and turned the I green as well.

A new game plan was needed. Something that would shake up my Wordle guesses. I needed to really rearrange the S and the T. Admitting that there were not traveling near one another. Tipsy sounded like a good idea. It was.

Wordle 330: Yield Was The Answer

Wordle 330 was the third day in a row for solving a Wordle in four guesses. Though my duckface that I displayed while typing in my fourth guess clearly stated that it should have been three. I’d gotten thrown off my game a bit on the second guess. Then I simply quit caring about semi-vowels. 

In a darkened hotel room I typed Adieu and hit return. I was thrilled to get yellow letters for D, I, and E. What a great way to start out.

I really took my time on the second guess. Trying several different avenues and arranging the letters that I already knew. Apparently, I took too long though. I didn’t double check as I hit return on Chide. What a bone headed move!

Shaken by my mistake, I typed in Field without much of a second thought. Other than making sure I was retreading the locations of letters. Everything went green except the F

I hadn’t even considered semi-vowels for some reason. Yet, here was a word that could start with two of them. I got lucky when I went with Yield.

Wordle 327: The Answer Was Slung Or So I Hear: Another Wordle X

Wordle 327 marks my third Wordle X’ing. Which honestly didn’t sting as much as I thought it would. Maybe I’m getting used to it. Perhaps I don’t care now that the perfect score is gone. Sure, I could delete my browser cookies and such. I’d know that I failed. So, it’s 97% for me now. 

Adieu gave me a yellow U right off the hop. A decent enough start over all. However, I needed some more strong letters. Therefore, I tried Clout for the first time and got a green L

Pretty good so far I have to admit. However, I was about to sabotage myself by guessing far too many double letters. Like the B’s in Blurb and the F’s in Sluff. A word I had to type twice because autocorrect doesn’t think it’s a word. Well, Wordle did. Surprisingly. At least I knew where the U was and got a green S.

Fresh off that pile of nope, I came back to the real world. Trying Slump. Which did nothing. Even though in the history of Wordle, at least as far as I recall, there hasn’t been a plural word. That didn’t stop me. I had to use double letters. Slugs. The yellow G wasn’t enough. 

Wordle 326: The Answer Was Farce

Wordle 326’s answer was Farce though the Wordle itself was anything but. This had to be one of the best balanced Wordles that I’d played a good long while. By the end I’d felt like the proper amount of challenge, time, and guesses were all in alignment with each other. Though I guess some of that is on me choosing words without so many X’s and Z’s in them.

To that end, we all know where it started! Adieu set me off on the path of another Wordle adventure with A and E in that mustardy hue.

Stare seemed like the next logical choice. Which added a yellow R and turned the E green. Certainly not a bad place to be in.

Now, I wasn’t feeling so paranoid about the semi-vowels like I usually do. That doesn’t mean that I don’t believe they aren’t lurking around that puzzle any longer. It certainly doesn’t mean that I didn’t try Carve. An excellent choice that turned all previous yellow letters green added a yellow C. 

Knowing full well where the C went, that left only having to figure out the first letter. Farce came to fruition pretty quick. After a brief double check of other possibilities, I committed. 

Wordle 325: Gecko Was The Answer

Wordle 325’s answer was Gecko and I figured it out in four guesses. Which for whatever reason, felt like quite a relief. Probably because that last few days have been near Wordle X or took forever. That being said Wordle 325 wasn’t super fast either, but it was preferably quicker.

Adieu started me out with a yellow E that I promptly placed in Store. Which in turn added a yellow O. What was I supposed to do with E and O? I tried a lot of things. Like a lot a lot. 

Then I settled on Lemon and at least the E turned green. There was very distinct feeling that the O didn’t go on the beginning. Some of that was due to the a lot a lot of things I’d already tried. 

Which meant that O had to belong at the end. Once I saw that C and K hadn’t been used, it was a short step to Gecko.  

Wordle 324: Shine Was The Answer

Wordle 324 was better that Wordle 323 though its results would disagree. At least it wasn’t a Wordle X. Which with some of my guesses, I deserve nothing less than. Behold!

Adieu! You know it! I know it! I got a green I and a yellow E. 

So, what has strong letters, addresses the E, and has cheek? Well, Exist of course! What? I know! I got a yellow S.

Same inquisitive criteria as the last one, but with an S in the mix. Seize! S, E, and I all went green, but not in that order.

I’m really obsessed with semi-vowels and cheekiness and tried Swine. I received a green N. Then had to tell myself that Svine and Syine are not words. However, Spine is and it wasn’t what Wordle wanted.

Now, I really tightened up. Went through all the letters several times. Even after Shine was an obvious choice. Once I was certain it was the answer I typed it in and hit enter. 


Wordle 323: The Answer Was Canny

Wordle 323 was annoying. In fact, I’m getting the feeling that there is a Sunday Wordle like there is a Sunday crossword puzzle. Sometimes there’s just a little too much to do than to put my feet up on ponder a Wordle. 

Adieu helped along with getting going by giving me a yellow A. Which I tossed into Roast where it stayed yellow. I had the distinct feeling that semi-vowels or double letters were hanging around.

To be perfectly honest here, I do not remember what the next word was. It was Mother’s Day and I was busy. I’ve waited all day to remember it and that’s not going to happen. All I do know is that it started with Ca as my squares went green. Then I remember being distinctly stumped once more.

So I typed Cacky. After which I hit enter due to my frustration. I was stunned to see the letters start flipping. Turns our it’s British slang. I had no idea. Thanks for nothing Dr. Who!

Then it was so obvious, but not that obvious. Both double letters and semi-vowels had to be in the puzzle. I type in Canny and totally agreed.

Wordle 322: The Answer Was Midst

Wordle 322 took me longer than it should have. Especially with my propensity for playing S and T as soon as possible. Which I didn’t in this case. Mostly because I kept putting them at the front of the words. Also, Wordle’s cheekiness undermines my better judgement.

Adieu started me out strong with a yellow D and I. Which I turned green the next moment with Widow. Which gave me nothing else.

I was stumped. Tryping wasn’t helping. Surely there was a double letter or semi-vowel hiding somewhere, right? Giddy? Nothing.

Well, I will try for another double letter with Midis. Which I was shocked that it even was accepted as a word. Now that I’m looking at google I’m even more surprised. Maybe Midis was accepted as a pluralized slang term for a mid-length skirt? Which appeared briefly in the google predictive selection before trying to sell me audio tool or get my muffler fixed. I need neither.

I did get a yellow S and, more importantly, a green M. Now all I had to do was figure the last letter. Which I did with a grimace, realizing the irony, knowing that I’ve been ruined by the cheekiness of Wordle.

Wordle 321: Badge Was The Answer

Wordle 321 was just the kind of Wordle I needed on a day that I woke up an hour later than usual. The kind of Wordle that practically solves itself and gets out hair immediately. Leaving me to write this and get on with work life quickly.

Adieu, little buddy I can’t believe I almost gave up on you a couple of weeks back. We’re strong together. Especially today! Yellow A, D, and E.

Grade was my next choice. Which turned the E green and revealed a yellow G.

There was less than a minute where I arranged in my head and did two trypes. Then Badge came to fruition. I gut checked the cheekiness factor and since B isn’t used often, Badge got the all clear and so did I.

Seriously, add a timed mode.