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 Post subject: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:29 
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This feels like it would be right up Beex’s street.
https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

It’s a one a day puzzle where you have to guess the five letter word in six tries or less, very similar to the Mastermind board game from the 70s.

If you get the right letter in the right place, it shows green. Right letter in the wrong place and it shows red.
Got today in 4 tries.


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:04 
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It's nice. But - red? Am I colour blind?


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:11 
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I’ve been playing this the past few days, and I’m pretty good at it I think. It’s green and yellow for me also.

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:13 
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JBR wrote:
It's nice. But - red? Am I colour blind?


It was early. Wasn’t fully awake.


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:16 
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Ooh yeah, love Wordle. I'd already done today's on my phone, so I'm just testing if the handy emoji results service works on Beex

Edit: It does not :(

Wordle 198 3/6

:large_yellow_square::white_large_square::white_large_square::white_large_square::white_large_square:
:large_green_square::large_green_square::large_green_square::large_green_square::white_large_square:
:large_green_square::large_green_square::large_green_square::large_green_square::large_green_square:

Edit: Translated to Dimlies
:hug: ?:| ?:| ?:| ?:|
:luv: :luv: :luv: :luv: ?:|
:luv: :luv: :luv: :luv: :luv:


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2022 13:54 
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This also seems to be the mechanic of Lingo on ITV, which we tried an episode of.

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:13 
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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:23 
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I noticed there is a 'hard mode', and I don't think I'll be trying that yet as I still like to use a turn or two to eliminate a bunch of letters quickly.

I also noticed that the Google Play store has a couple of games called Wordle, none of which are the one we are talking about here.

JBR wrote:
It's nice. But - red? Am I colour blind?


There's a high contrast mode too, for anyone that may bot be able to tell what colour the dress Kovacs trainers are.

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:40 
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And now there’s a four letter version.

https://sweardle.glitch.me/


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 15:06 
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In dutch we call this 'lingo', was on dutch telly for 20v years, then cancelled.. but now back, with a fun reason: courses which teaches immigrants dutch used the programme to teach dutch..

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:43 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
And now there’s a four letter version.

https://sweardle.glitch.me/

Looks like this one is buggy. I had a green O and a yellow O and I tried all the positions for the second O but none were correct, so that makes me think it isn't 'resetting' when you get the letter right.

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:46 
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Jem wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
And now there’s a four letter version.

https://sweardle.glitch.me/

Looks like this one is buggy. I had a green O and a yellow O and I tried all the positions for the second O but none were correct, so that makes me think it isn't 'resetting' when you get the letter right.

Could it have been a double letter?

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 14:23 
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Jem wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
And now there’s a four letter version.

https://sweardle.glitch.me/

Looks like this one is buggy. I had a green O and a yellow O and I tried all the positions for the second O but none were correct, so that makes me think it isn't 'resetting' when you get the letter right.


It looks like if you try a double letter, but it's only in there once it will show you both a green and a yellow.


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 14:56 
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Two double letters, when I tried it (and failed)!


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 22:50 
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Mr Russell wrote:
Jem wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
And now there’s a four letter version.

https://sweardle.glitch.me/

Looks like this one is buggy. I had a green O and a yellow O and I tried all the positions for the second O but none were correct, so that makes me think it isn't 'resetting' when you get the letter right.

Could it have been a double letter?

"I tried all the positions for the second O "

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 22:58 
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Jem wrote:
Mr Russell wrote:
Jem wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
And now there’s a four letter version.

https://sweardle.glitch.me/

Looks like this one is buggy. I had a green O and a yellow O and I tried all the positions for the second O but none were correct, so that makes me think it isn't 'resetting' when you get the letter right.

Could it have been a double letter?

"I tried all the positions for the second O "


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 23:27 
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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:40 
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I was wondering today, how it would handle words with two of the same letter (I'd assumed the simple way would be just to avoid them).

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:09 
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It should have a time limit or something, otherwise it just feels like "how long can you be arsed thinking about this?"


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 18:36 
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US spelling today. >:( Absolute Bullshit!


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 19:51 
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Are you saying you didn't get it? I had three letters and it took some puzzling. But I seem to be good at narrowing it right down to get it on the fifth go, but never, since the first day, earlier.


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 19:56 
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Of course I didn't get it, because I was looking for actual words, correctly spelled IN HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH!


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 20:02 
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Bloody colonials!


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 14:50 
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I've written a little script to solve these and it works fairly well. It's pretty dumb at the moment - it doesn't handle repeated letters too well and it just guesses at the next word to use rather than being smart about it, but still a fun project.


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 20:04 
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A nice little companion for Wordle from this week's Popbitch. WikiTrivia, a drag and drop timeline game.

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 20:49 
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I got a 2 today on this!

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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 21:26 
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Dimrill wrote:
A nice little companion for Wordle from this week's Popbitch. WikiTrivia, a drag and drop timeline game.


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 21:51 
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and also https://www.sweardle.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:26 
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Mr Russell wrote:
I got a 2 today on this!

:this: (pleased - fluked one before, this was still lucky but involved a bit more thought).


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 Post subject: Re: Wordle - Simple daily puzzle game
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2022 13:25 
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Squirt wrote:
I've written a little script to solve these and it works fairly well. It's pretty dumb at the moment - it doesn't handle repeated letters too well and it just guesses at the next word to use rather than being smart about it, but still a fun project.

Current thought: is it possible to solve Wordle using only the results people post to twitter? I reckon so, but it needs more investigation.


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