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woof, Monday, 9 May 2022 10:48 (one week ago) link

I won't paste in discussion from the Wordle thread. It's just people being furious at themselves behind spoiler tags.

woof, Monday, 9 May 2022 10:51 (one week ago) link

260 guesses!

Ste, Monday, 9 May 2022 11:47 (one week ago) link

108 first time. Not sure this will replace Semantle for me.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Monday, 9 May 2022 13:06 (one week ago) link

(removes bookmark from wordle thread...)

koogs, Monday, 9 May 2022 13:16 (one week ago) link

I kinda like this, I'm no good at Semantle but I give up quickly, this feels like I'm seeing at least some progress in my guesses.

Ste, Monday, 9 May 2022 13:59 (one week ago) link

Yeah it I think it might be my favourite of all the time wastles, feels like more of a comprehensive brain workout than semantle. Or maybe it just hasn't lost its novelty value yet.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Monday, 9 May 2022 14:04 (one week ago) link

yeah, I think either the novelty will fade or I'll build up enough anxiety about getting it quickly that it will become painfully tense and I will quit. But for now it's a really entertaining challenge every day.

woof, Monday, 9 May 2022 15:13 (one week ago) link

33 ?????? 83 57.83%

um...

really not sure why you get global stats some times and not others.

koogs, Monday, 9 May 2022 16:48 (one week ago) link

#33 in 46 @ 58.70% insect by 26, but wasn't really properly on it till I added the plural at 35. Annoying run of cricket/grasshopper/locust at 41-3 (after seeing title "The x and the ant"), where my brain should have been trying to get the thing like that with 6 letters… but they aren't very present in my UK English taxonomy of the world. Also, I think I head for myth/legend/folklore too early & get a bit lost there.

I think it can just take ages for stats to load? I didn't have them and just looked again and there they are.

woof, Monday, 9 May 2022 17:09 (one week ago) link

I kinda like this, I'm no good at Semantle but I give up quickly, this feels like I'm seeing at least some progress in my guesses.

Same.

@koogs I think it might be because you solved it too quickly? The global averages change over the day, and you can keep refreshing the page to see them change (usually up).

Anyway, #33 90 / 49%.

Star Trek: Strange New Wordles (Leee), Monday, 9 May 2022 17:20 (one week ago) link

117 in and I don't know any other kinds of insects :(

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Monday, 9 May 2022 18:35 (one week ago) link

31 despite forgetting my usual guess of species. Guessing year and life gave me '__- year life _____' - obviously 'cycle', thx old bbc nature documentaries.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Monday, 9 May 2022 18:55 (one week ago) link

> they aren't very present in my UK English taxonomy of the world. i felt this as well. and i think i threw away the same three things you did, and a bunch of others, because of it

koogs, Monday, 9 May 2022 19:00 (one week ago) link

163, 80% accuracy - knew it was an insect early on but a side bit of fun is seeing how many words I can fill in rather than just going for low score.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 9 May 2022 19:02 (one week ago) link

A gruelling 375, but Kevin gave me the final guess. It’s one of his strongest fields of knowledge. Also learned how a certain long standing ILXor got their name.

mike t-diva, Monday, 9 May 2022 19:40 (one week ago) link

#33 in 167 with 56% accuracy, what a slog. Was thrown off by the cultural sections and didn't get it was something in nature till I got species at 116

Alba, Monday, 9 May 2022 20:01 (one week ago) link

37 guesses / 56.76% weirdly figured this out after trying "ant" and finding "the ______ and the ant" in the text, which I know by it's French title. Then took me a minute to remember what "Cigale" is in English

silverfish, Monday, 9 May 2022 20:10 (one week ago) link

121 not much to say really

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Monday, 9 May 2022 20:37 (one week ago) link

I'm well into 200 guesses and have obviously stumbled into what type of thing this is, but I really don't think i'm going to get the actual word. I have no idea at all.

Ste, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 11:54 (one week ago) link

I started playing this yesterday, and didn't understand the rules entirely -- I thought you had to fill in all the blanks in order to win -- so I was surprised when I guessed one word and the game was over.

sarahell, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 13:52 (one week ago) link

yes pretty much how my first play was too

re yesterdays puzzle, just seen the answer, nope would not have got that ever

Ste, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 16:01 (one week ago) link

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #34!
You solved it in 50 guesses
Your accuracy was 66.00%
Globally, 313 players have solved today's Redactle so far

koogs, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 16:27 (one week ago) link

I solved today's Redactle (#34) in 72 guesses with an accuracy of 51.39%.

had "species" and "origin", which uncovered a mention of "Origin of the Species" somewhere near the bottom, which led me to the answer

silverfish, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 17:30 (one week ago) link

#34 434 / 48%

silverfish, I had that too but I didn't think laterally enough to make the connection, and my first 200 guesses were in the realms of medicine and technology -- my guess of television at 65 was a total red herring.

Star Trek: Strange New Wordles (Leee), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 18:00 (one week ago) link

69 today, 127 yesterday - got totally thrown by all the stuff about songs

crisp, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 18:17 (one week ago) link

140 today, a right shambles.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:49 (one week ago) link

33 today, species lead to Darwin lead to Beagle in quick succession once I got species

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:53 (one week ago) link

This has become part of my post-work routine now, when really I should be out getting some exercise or something.

I started with #13 (prophesy vs prophecy argh), so I've solved 22 now, with an average of 41.3 guesses. Never better than Meryl, never worse than College of Cardinals.

50 today - also taken down the wrong path. I forget that dogs can be popular too.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 21:23 (one week ago) link

it's always annoying when Redactle accepts a misspelled word, not that that accounted for more than one of my 176 tries today :(

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 23:16 (one week ago) link

#34 in 56, pretty happy with that.

Alba, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 08:22 (one week ago) link

#34 in 73, not entirely happy. I mean I remember the moment early on when I looked at my dog sitting beside me and thought 'I will type dog' then thought 'no, don't do that, wasted blind guess, just try animals instead'. Thought I was looking for something geographical/territorial till then and only really locked on when I properly noticed what looked like 'origin of the species' down in the popcult list. That still just made me think about dogs and not the name of the ship…

woof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 09:27 (one week ago) link

I solved today's Redactle (#34) in 216 guesses with an accuracy of 56.48%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

My first Redactle, darn close to my average Semantle ugh. Fun though.

weatheringdaleson, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 11:35 (one week ago) link

#35 in 2.

woof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:11 (one week ago) link

wtf

Ste, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:37 (one week ago) link

Got it in 28, with only three zero guesses.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:40 (one week ago) link

#35
You solved it in 76 guesses
Your accuracy was 81.58%
Globally, 1732 players have solved today's Redactle so far

koogs, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:42 (one week ago) link

i think Cicadas was a bit too american-leaning also

koogs, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:43 (one week ago) link

Finished punching the air, jumping on tables, spraying room with tesco prosecco

Basically saw ****-***** in the first sentence and thought it looked a lot like it could be 'city-state'. Confirmed with 'state', then it was just figuring out a 9-letter city state that would get a really, really, really long article.

woof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:47 (one week ago) link

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I dunno - I think it's just UK/Ireland that has no truck with cicadas - they are, as I learned from the article, just about everywhere fucking else.

(Apologies to the New Forest Cicada, our one native species, again, as I learned from the article)

woof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 17:04 (one week ago) link

I solved today's Redactle (#35) in 36 guesses with an accuracy of 83.33%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 17:24 (one week ago) link

I solved today's Redactle (#35) in 17 guesses with an accuracy of 76.47%. No triple digits for me today!

Star Trek: Strange New Wordles (Leee), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 17:35 (one week ago) link

#35
You solved it in 51 guesses
Your accuracy was 84.31%

-- I am better at this than Semantle

sarahell, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 18:00 (one week ago) link

Amazing woof! I saw city-state but only after guesting world, countries, asia, country, and crucially island. In total 11 guesses, 100% accuracy.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 18:19 (one week ago) link

Good work, woof! I got there in 5.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 18:55 (one week ago) link

crap, sorry for spoilers in my post. don't scroll up if you haven't got it yet!

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 19:02 (one week ago) link

10 here. My kind of Redactle.

Alba, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 19:49 (one week ago) link

happy with 8, knew someone here would beat it

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 21:00 (one week ago) link

I don't do the letter-counting thing but I'm not sure why I wasted a guess on Luxembourg which isn't even a city-state

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 21:10 (one week ago) link

I thought it was city-state but didn't guess that right away because I've been burned every single time that's what I thought it was. Played myself.

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 21:12 (one week ago) link

I don't mind some of the flakiness, like where the bad redaction gives you clues (dim flattering sense that you would definitely have cracked Enigma), but there's definitely weird stuff around ('hz' not hitting as Will M said upthread; I'm still a bit bothered by saints not hitting saints' but I can see how unredacting apostrophes could be awkward).

Right at the start I would have wanted plurals (or -s appended forms) for free; now, that feels like part of the game and I don't want it.

woof, Thursday, 19 May 2022 09:41 (three days ago) link

I do like how (in its limited way) Redactle supports different playing styles - some people count letters, some don't; some people stare at the board for 5 minutes before typing their first word, some people dive right in and feel their way around.

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Thursday, 19 May 2022 12:19 (three days ago) link

#42 was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Organization with a 'z'

koogs, Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:09 (three days ago) link

some people dive right in and feel their way around

Speaking of which: I solved today's Redactle (#43) in 321 guesses with an accuracy of 63.55%. I spent a hundred guesses trying to uncover a film career, but once I got to author, I still had a hard time -- no hits for genre/genres, not a modernist, etc. -- and at one point I started guessing common men's names in English, which, given the answer, LOL. I needed children (@319 with 23 hits) to finally get me there.

Pteredactle (Leee), Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:27 (three days ago) link

Solved this one in 11. figured from all the italics that it had to be a writer, guessed British, and his was one of the first short names I could think of.

JoeStork, Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:42 (three days ago) link

123, 73% - got science fiction and fantasy writer pretty early but I only know Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:57 (three days ago) link

took my sweet time feeling and filling my way around and got it in 148 guesses with an accuracy of 81.76% (highest accuracy since Streep’s perfect 100)

butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:59 (three days ago) link

Got there in 8. I spotted That Was The Week That Was buried in there, and thought this is a heck of an entry for Frank Muir or Peter Cook. I did try (half) the latter though!

Michael Jones, Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:04 (three days ago) link

#43
You solved it in 10 guesses
Your accuracy was 90.00%
Globally, 4294 players have solved today's Redactle so far

went for early glory with Marco...

United is a handy word, given that it matches States or Kingdom. both here...

koogs, Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:09 (three days ago) link

all that time mike has spent watching Tales of the Unexpected has finally paid off...

koogs, Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:10 (three days ago) link

20, 85% - I spotted that was the week that was but that was the clue that was no help; guessing 'world' gave me (danny) the (champion) of the world.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:51 (three days ago) link

#43 in 23 guesses with an accuracy of 91.30%

my first time counting letters, which definitely was the key here

rob, Thursday, 19 May 2022 19:04 (three days ago) link

took my sweet time feeling and filling my way around and got it in 148 guesses with an accuracy of 81.76% (highest accuracy since Streep’s perfect 100)

― butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:59 AM (one hour ago)

similar -- 156 guesses, 87% accuracy

sarahell, Thursday, 19 May 2022 19:05 (three days ago) link

2!

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:13 (three days ago) link

Nice one!

I did it in 9. Novelist > British > poet > war > novel > e > India > Roald > Dahl

Alba, Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:38 (three days ago) link

I saw what looked like That Was The Week That Was too but that didn't help me, sadly

Alba, Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:39 (three days ago) link

got it in 53 took me way too long to remember children's literature is a thing. however i am proud that i could see "He served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War" without guessing anything, which makes me feel very smart. (though i did guess "royal" to be sure)

, Thursday, 19 May 2022 22:02 (three days ago) link

it was the list along the lines of "The _____, The _____ and _____ and the _____ _____" that tipped me off

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Thursday, 19 May 2022 22:59 (three days ago) link

oh nice seandalai - chaotic 13 here - spotted 'That was the week that was' in there & took an initial punt on Peter Cook (Probably not US-famous enough to be a sensible guess?), then ground it out. Lucky even on 13 tbh - I was puzzling out '_____-_____ writer' in the definition and thought 'young-adult???' which pointed me to the answer. It was 'short-story writer', of course.

woof, Friday, 20 May 2022 12:57 (two days ago) link

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haha those lists were just making my smart brain tell my dumb brain 'no, still not CS Lewis'

woof, Friday, 20 May 2022 12:59 (two days ago) link

2, 100%

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 20 May 2022 16:10 (two days ago) link

In 3! Wasted one on England! For some reason my mind went Ethelred the Unready … Alexander the Great … Ming the Merciless … Conan the Barbarian err, now I’m stuck let’s stick something in

Alba, Friday, 20 May 2022 16:16 (two days ago) link

#43 was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Dahl

koogs, Friday, 20 May 2022 16:16 (two days ago) link

#44
You solved it in 2 guesses
Your accuracy was 100.00%
Globally, 1450 players have solved today's Redactle so far

1450 solvers in the 20 minutes it's been live...

koogs, Friday, 20 May 2022 16:22 (two days ago) link

my first through was Suleiman the Magnificent but I actually counted letters for once

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 20 May 2022 16:25 (two days ago) link

3 - went with Richard at first.

Michael Jones, Friday, 20 May 2022 16:38 (two days ago) link

I solved today's Redactle (#44) in 9 guesses with an accuracy of 100.00%.

still getting into this game, but pleased with this result

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Friday, 20 May 2022 16:38 (two days ago) link

2, disappointed it wasn't fungus the bogeyman

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Friday, 20 May 2022 16:52 (two days ago) link

solved #44 in 43 (74.42%)

butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Friday, 20 May 2022 17:11 (two days ago) link

18 / 77%

Happy any time I get under a hundred guesses, counting the letters probably could've saved me a couple wasted guesses but otherwise a lot easier (for me) today.

Pteredactle (Leee), Friday, 20 May 2022 18:12 (two days ago) link

21 guesses, 100% accuracy -- Probably the most focused on getting it in the fewest number of guesses than in the past ... my first guess was "great" and it only returned 3 words, so I assumed it was a British person and not a Russian one. then I guessed "war" and it only returned 2 ... then I went with "his" and "he" to determine the gender of the person, and if in fact, it was a person and not a thing or place. Though, at that point, I could have wracked my brain for historical British rulers that didn't go to "war" and only engaged in "battle" (25 results)... I figured I would just guess common names of British royalty ... William, Henry, Edward

sarahell, Friday, 20 May 2022 19:47 (two days ago) link

4

Wasted one on England!

went with Richard at first.

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Friday, 20 May 2022 20:13 (two days ago) link

ah nuts :(

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Friday, 20 May 2022 20:13 (two days ago) link

any mod around?

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Friday, 20 May 2022 20:13 (two days ago) link

In 2.

woof, Saturday, 21 May 2022 14:14 (yesterday) link

English-centric for a change. but these aren't fun. prefer it when it takes about 100.

koogs, Saturday, 21 May 2022 15:25 (yesterday) link

#44 was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Conqueror

koogs, Saturday, 21 May 2022 16:14 (yesterday) link

#45
You solved it in 3 guesses
Your accuracy was 100.00%
Globally, 755 players have solved today's Redactle so far

wasted one on a word that was obvious

koogs, Saturday, 21 May 2022 16:25 (yesterday) link

I solved today's Redactle (#45) in 35 guesses with an accuracy of 60.00%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

Back to back days under 100, I think this thread has made me a little more circumspect about filling out some sentences, as well as having a better feel for when the answer is more generalized.

Theory at 2 led me to evolution and biological and I spent several guesses exploring scientific concepts before I entered patent, child, inheritance, and legal.

Pteredactle (Leee), Saturday, 21 May 2022 16:25 (yesterday) link

all the -in-??? stuff was obviously -in-law. then marriage which was in the first paragraph. then the answer

koogs, Saturday, 21 May 2022 16:29 (yesterday) link

18, 100%

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 21 May 2022 17:34 (yesterday) link

Best yet, still a long way off woof and koogs. I solved today's Redactle (#45) in 15 guesses with an accuracy of 80.00%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 21 May 2022 17:35 (yesterday) link

Redactle #45 in 22 with 81% accuracy Bit more fun, koogs!

Alba, Saturday, 21 May 2022 18:29 (yesterday) link

2! Similar logic to koogs

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Saturday, 21 May 2022 19:31 (yesterday) link

3 by total luck

just glancing over it i thought it would be related to science, especially with the first sentence starting with "In" which makes me think "In (scientific field or proces), (word) is etc." wasted a guess on "volume," then tried "law" as in "law of physics or whatever," which opened up all the in-laws.

, Saturday, 21 May 2022 19:46 (yesterday) link

33 guesses the syntax first made me think it was about a game, then it looked like it might be about language and dialect, then i ended up with "one (or more) people" and I guessed the term, not knowing it was the right answer, but because a current project at work is related to how said term is defined for the purpose of zoning and building classifications

sarahell, Saturday, 21 May 2022 20:00 (yesterday) link

23 despite spotting in-law straight away and getting birth and marriage not long after. I blame the two beers I've had.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Saturday, 21 May 2022 21:23 (yesterday) link

51 guesses for me. lol at me spending a lot of time guessing every kind of relation i could think of after getting “law” before zooming out for the answer

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 May 2022 22:37 (yesterday) link

that 2 up upthread was #44 - same as everyone - lettercounted, picked a sane Something the Something historical figure & checked that it made sense against the text (plausible 'William I' in the first sentence). Completely forgot about Richard the Lionheart/Richard I but I think would have stuck with William after scrutinising the article.

#45 - 1 - very happy with that after a long time looking at it - -in-law was the big clue, which had me humming and hawing over wedding/marriage stuff but reluctant to try a 7 when it felt gettable. Spotted the section that (from the hyphens) seemed to be explaining the rules around 'great-" and "great-grand". Went in on the big topic and hit.

woof, Saturday, 21 May 2022 22:45 (yesterday) link

Well done, woof.

Alba, Sunday, 22 May 2022 06:21 (one hour ago) link


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