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Started by: jo anne (34125) 

For anyone who hasn’t yet tried it, Wordle is a great word game a bit like the Mastermind board game but with letters.

The aim is to guess a five letter word each day in as few goes as you can - 6 is the limit.

www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle

Started: 18th Jan 2022 at 18:04

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Got 1st attempt in 4. Word was PROXY

Shall not do it again though.

Would waste an awful lot of my time, where I to allow myself to get into this.

Replied: 18th Jan 2022 at 21:55

Posted by: PeterP (9376)

This sounds like a modern twist on Lizzies Anagrams which she posts on Hobbies/Books.

Replied: 19th Jan 2022 at 08:27

Posted by: linma (2765)

Just like Lingo, tried first time yesterday and got it, lost miserably today.

Replied: 20th Jan 2022 at 06:39

Posted by: berylh (2131)

My vicar has been singing it's praises - apparently the man who invented it has given for free.

Replied: 20th Jan 2022 at 13:51

Posted by: jo anne (34125) 

Yes, Beryl, the inventor is Josh Wardle so the game’s name is a play on his own.

More on the story: BBC

Wordle Is a Love Story - NY Times:
The word game has gone from dozens of players to hundreds of thousands in a few months. It was created by a software engineer in Brooklyn for his partner.

Linma, I haven’t watched Lingo (ITV, 3pm), I might give it a go: ITV Hub

Ena M, so far I just take a few minutes to attempt the new word each day and enjoy it, but I can see why you might decide not to play as well.

Replied: 21st Jan 2022 at 13:36

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Well, he ain't giving it away for free any longer.

On today's news, he has sold it to NYT for an undisclosed seven figure sum.

NYT will not charge users for now. This may change.

Replied: 1st Feb 2022 at 17:20

Posted by: JR (330)

Jo Anne, my wife and I attempt this each day and have a 100% record so far. People complained of yesterday's word CAULK... but any builder, decorator or DIYer will be very familiar with the word.

Replied: 17th Feb 2022 at 09:33

Posted by: momac (12007) 

I got a caulk to mend a leak in the greenhouse,but I haven't mastered it yet.

Replied: 17th Feb 2022 at 20:24

Posted by: JR (330)

The New York Times has now taken over Wordle, and as expected they have ruined it. They now don't allow what they consider to be offensive words. 2 examples are slave and wench. There are many more banned too. On top of that people are complaining that the site has secret ad tracking. Many people have now quit the site.

Replied: 18th Feb 2022 at 10:37

Posted by: jo anne (34125) 

I’m still persevering with Wordle every day, and have recently started playing Nerdle as well (& I tend to do better on).



More: faqs.nerdlegame.com

Replied: 22nd Feb 2022 at 11:30

Posted by: JR (330)

The NYT's Wordle pedantic banning of offensive words now includes 'fiver'...
Words fail me!

Replied: 1st Mar 2022 at 20:27

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Replied: 19th Mar 2022 at 19:00

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9654)

I am not to bad at it

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 14:34

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9654)

I have just done today's, and the answer is 'chest' and I got it in three

Replied: 24th Mar 2022 at 14:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9654)

DEPOT

Got it in three

Replied: 25th Mar 2022 at 19:58

 

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