Wordle Postgame Report, January 9, 2023
GAMES OF SKILL AND CHANCE DEP'T.
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OPENING THE GAME with TRIAL was more useful for what it eliminated than for what it kept. The positive result was a yellow I; the negative result was that the words I could think of with I's in them kept also having T's. I thought of AUDIT, a great vowel-testing word. No good. PICKY would work, and it got me two green letters in the front, which sent me back to useless T words: PIVOT...PINOT... Something was missing, or I was missing something. PIOUS would fit, but the last three squares stayed gray. The vowels were nearly depleted and the consonants just wouldn't fit. Time to consider a different approach: a repeating vowel, and a consonant from the rarities. PIXIE. The grid ceased to resist.
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