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Wordle Postgame Report, August 10
GAMES OF SKILL AND CHANCE DEP'T.
August 10, CLING, 5/6
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THE OPENING WORD, and also a portent, was CRUEL. Green C, yellow L. Calmly, systematically move the L and get more vowels in there: CLOAK. Now the CL was correct, and the O and A were eliminated, making it obvious that the answer had to start with CLI-. CLIFF? Or would it be CLIMB? No sense avoiding the double letter now—it was time for solving the puzzle, not for winnowing possibilities. I'd thought of CLIFF first, so I took the leap. And the F's came up gray. Oh, well, it was CLIMB, then: a slower, methodical approach to the answer. It was not CLIMB, either. The game was heading into an uncontrolled descent. I clutched at the remaining letters: CLING? It turned green; I held on.
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