Wordle Postgame Report, January 17, 2023
GAMES OF SKILL AND CHANCE DEP'T.
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January 17, 2023, ADOPT, 5/6
YESTERDAY'S SENSE OF mis-engagement and futility still hung over the grid, and I played the terrible word CALVE, thinking of icebergs breaking off a doomed glacier. The A was yellow and I decided to move it to the front of the row, with AGONY, which was my first correct decision in eight rows' worth of Wordle. The A was green and so was the O. I celebrated by immediately losing focus, unable to think systematically about what might fill the spaces, and I played AROMA, just like I did in yesterday's cascade of doom. The gray columns stayed gray. ABOUT? A green T showed up at the end. I wasn't solving it so much as I was running out of ways not to solve it. What could fill in the A-blank-O? ADOPT. I could claim the victory as my own.
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