Wordle Postgame Report, August 8
GAMES OF SKILL AND CHANCE DEP'T.
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August 8, UNFIT, 5/6
“CRASH” WAS A bust, 0 for 5. WOUND got a yellow U and N. What was U going to do with the O already out? Maybe it was time already to try a Q, with QUEEN. It was not: all it got was the same two letters in yellow still. What if the U moved another notch over? A clump of unused letters right by it on the chart resolved themselves into UNITY. Still not it, but the U and N were in the right place, and the I and T were yellow. The unused letters were down to a motley assortment, and almost all of them seemed like automatic rejects. UNFIT was the answer: a cheap negative prefix, barely acceptable as a word.
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