Semantle: Can you think like a computer?

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66 guesses for me, had basically the whole top 10 before getting it.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 13 April 2022 20:31 (two years ago) link

Got #75 in 68 guesses. A long time messing around with words for building/construction eventually led me to my first (low) green 'assembly', which led to 'meeting' in the high greens and I got it a couple of guesses later.

Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 14 April 2022 00:30 (two years ago) link

34 - my first green was ’fete’ so messed around with party, gala, feast, celebration, wedding etc before I decided to broaden it out and stumbled on the solution on the first try. Didn’t get anything above 987.

Roz, Thursday, 14 April 2022 03:49 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #75 in 109 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 8.95. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #88. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 34.83 (945/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 14 April 2022 04:44 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #75 in 65 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.14. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #34. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 6.84.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Thursday, 14 April 2022 07:09 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #75 in 54 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.33. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #2. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 25.98 (647/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Got to 956 on guess #4 then went down a food rabbit hole, moved to meeting on guess #41 and got it fairly easily from there.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 14 April 2022 07:54 (two years ago) link

Good one today!

I solved Semantle #75 in 23 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -4.25. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #8. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 12.18.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 14 April 2022 08:43 (two years ago) link

14! Maybe my best yet. Having set as one of my early guesses finally pays off.

ledge, Thursday, 14 April 2022 08:47 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #75 in 56 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.61. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #46. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 30.03 (866/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Thursday, 14 April 2022 09:35 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #75 in 72 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -0.01. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #43. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 11.75. https://semantle.novalis.org/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Thursday, 14 April 2022 11:52 (two years ago) link

110 for me. Was stuck on synonyms for a good while, should have thought of juggalos sooner.

emil.y, Thursday, 14 April 2022 14:20 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #75 in 22 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.16. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 34.85 (946/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 14 April 2022 14:53 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #75 in 200 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 8.00. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #56. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 42.64 (990/1000).

Got stuck on time-of-day things, then meal-times, then hit upon celebration/ceremony and honed in with -- lots of other guesses.

I used to want to get my scores below 100. Now I just want a few greens before guess 50.

The Sarsgaard-Skarsgård Scotchgard (weatheringdaleson), Thursday, 14 April 2022 16:34 (two years ago) link

Gave up today. I was on the right track but graduate, draft, etc. pointed the wrong direction.

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 15 April 2022 00:59 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #76 in 92 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 30.07 (841/1000).My penultimate guess had a similarity of 3.95.

Guess #1 was train. Choo-choo related? No. What athletes do? No. Guess #43 was "job" and #70 was "hire" which got me there.

The Sarsgaard-Skarsgård Scotchgard (weatheringdaleson), Friday, 15 April 2022 04:26 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #76 in 36 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -1.21. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #13. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 29.01 (791/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

another good day for me today. :) route was university - college - enrol - enlist, and a few guesses from there to the target word

Roz, Friday, 15 April 2022 04:59 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #76 in 75 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.04. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.51. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Neither good nor bad! Thought I was on another sport words journey - which sort of worked for me, but I can take a step back and see it in a broader context now.

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Friday, 15 April 2022 05:22 (two years ago) link

Gave up too, 12 day win streak comes to an end. Got to 990 and had more greens than any other attempt.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 15 April 2022 08:29 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #76 in 96 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.55. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #45. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 7.95.
not a green, but the word that set me on the right path turned out to be 'rookie'

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 15 April 2022 11:07 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #76 in 16 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -0.47. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #7. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 56.42 (994/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

new pb!

nxd, Friday, 15 April 2022 13:39 (two years ago) link

75. A very satisfying game to play, making steady progress from low to high greens, finding related concepts, trying antonyms, switching verb/noun forms e.g. graduate (though the answer also works both ways I got there via enroll). A six hour time out helped with the final euraka moment.

ledge, Friday, 15 April 2022 14:24 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #76 in 126 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.83. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #6. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 17.08. https://semantle.novalis.org/

I had cultivate (942) at guess #18, so this one took me a lot longer than it should have.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Friday, 15 April 2022 15:11 (two years ago) link

I had cultivate (942) at guess #18, so this one took me a lot longer than it should have.

similar story here. enlist (991/1000) was my 41st guess, and from there I threw out a bunch of words relating to matriculation and military recruitment and job applications. the secret finally popped into my head (with a feeling of "there's no fucking way this can't be it") on guess #83. my brain is a lot less efficient at this game when I'm tired and irritable

in walked airbud (unregistered), Friday, 15 April 2022 23:27 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 25 guesses. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #13 (love, 774/1000), and from there I jumped from admire (#14, 878/100) to "appreciate" (#15, 985/100) to "thank" (#16, 997/1000). I would have gotten it more quickly if I hadn't been so convinced it was a verb. my penultimate guess was "thankful" (999/1000), mostly prompted by lack of imagination

in walked airbud (unregistered), Saturday, 16 April 2022 00:41 (two years ago) link

Got it in 12 guesses, which must be my best ever, making up for a dismal performance yesterday which ended in giving up. 'Happy' (984/1000) at guess 4 put me on the right track.

Zelda Zonk, Saturday, 16 April 2022 01:17 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 86 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.59. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 89.77 (999/1000).

Kind of a high score, but a fun one.

The Sarsgaard-Skarsgård Scotchgard (weatheringdaleson), Saturday, 16 April 2022 02:39 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 21 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.61. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 16.91. https://semantle.novalis.org/

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:25 (two years ago) link

12 guesses very strong ZZ! My (early) first green was “appreciate” (985/1000) which was helpful - although needed a few guesses to flesh out context! I was convinced it was a verb also

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Saturday, 16 April 2022 03:29 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 67 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 6.84. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #10. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 21.28.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Saturday, 16 April 2022 07:04 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 158 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.68. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #14. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 63.60 (992/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Slow work today, 46 greens, got there in the end.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 16 April 2022 08:08 (two years ago) link

It had to happen, someone is youtubing their games. This is yesterday's, so not a spoiler obviously:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQMiBj1FPQs

It's frustrating for me to watch someone who is a far better player of this game than I could ever hope to be. Like in this example he makes the leap from "attract" to "hire" which is something that would never have occurred to me in a million years.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Saturday, 16 April 2022 09:15 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 171 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 25.96 (283/1000).My penultimate guess had a similarity of 89.77 (999/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Wasting away again in Synonym-ville, looking for another word for generous.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 16 April 2022 13:28 (two years ago) link

Got #985 at guess six. Gave up 100 guesses later, after leaning on the thesaurus and reading all the spoilers here! Some you win & some you lose.

ledge, Saturday, 16 April 2022 18:00 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 107 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 6.85. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #17. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 60.75 (987/1000).
another one with lots of greens (21), with the last few all synonyms of 'thank' in its various forms.

Grandpont Genie, Saturday, 16 April 2022 20:35 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #77 in 217 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 6.54. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 38.58 (885/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/
my worst in a while, got stuck in synonym hell and spent the entire duration certain it was a verb, not an adjective, because the verbs were all hitting better than their corresponding adjectives. i only broke out of it with "thank" to "thankful" which was convenient. oy

, Saturday, 16 April 2022 22:03 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #78 in 8 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.62. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #4. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 40.29 (700/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

new pb :D today’s word is actually a bit difficult (judging from the list of closest words) but I got lucky as one of my starters was just a different form of the target word

Roz, Sunday, 17 April 2022 02:24 (one year ago) link

Wow 8, congratulations! I managed it in 110, but really should have got it much earlier: I had 'philosophy' at guess 49, but it took me another 60 guesses before it occurred to me to try the adjectival form.

Zelda Zonk, Sunday, 17 April 2022 07:22 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #78 in 86 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -2.30. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #45. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 23.79.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Sunday, 17 April 2022 07:28 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #78 in 169 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.54. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #92. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 46.21 (939/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 17 April 2022 09:03 (one year ago) link

Got it in 104 but gutted that I managed it without my usual guess of philosophy and, when that's green, epistemology, ontology, etc.

ledge, Sunday, 17 April 2022 11:24 (one year ago) link

Fuuuck, I got two different forms of the word really early, but frittered my time away on epistemology, existentialist, nihilism, poststructuralism, etc when I knew I should be honing in better. Too much my topic, far too many fun options open to me. It only took me 86 in the end, but it should have been in the 30s, honestly.

emil.y, Sunday, 17 April 2022 12:25 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #78 in 69 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 13.87. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #30. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 38.66 (557/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Would have had it 14 guesses earlier but I misspelled the word!

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Sunday, 17 April 2022 13:27 (one year ago) link

Got it in 104 but gutted that I managed it without my usual guess of philosophy

"philosophy" is often one of my first guesses too, and the alt text of this xkcd comic is probably partly to blame

someone needs to create a hard mode semantle where the secret word isn't limited to the most common dictionary words and could potentially be something like "chthonic" or "eleemosynary" (or maybe even "thicc" or "whoadie"). regular semantle just isn't as efficient as it could be wrt triggering mental breakdowns and dominating 99% of your headspace for hours on end

in walked airbud (unregistered), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:01 (one year ago) link

104 for Semantle #79. Prob should've gotten it earlier - my highest word at one point was 'dog' so i was busy trying canine-related words when I should've just guessed different types of animals.

Roz, Monday, 18 April 2022 02:29 (one year ago) link

Got it 10, probably my best ever. car (a word I often start with) - train - carriage - wagon - FOUND!

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 18 April 2022 02:44 (one year ago) link

Nice!

Roz, Monday, 18 April 2022 03:35 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #79 in 59 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.95. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #51. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 5.95. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Lots of aimless noodling then first green was #336 and next green was target word. Enjoyable!

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Monday, 18 April 2022 04:20 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #79 in 42 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 13.45. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #33. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 38.71 (624/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 18 April 2022 04:41 (one year ago) link

13, a new pb! Guess #7 was animal.

ledge, Monday, 18 April 2022 05:11 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #79 in 80 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 19.78. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #31. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 12.96. https://semantle.novalis.org/

just guessed barnyard animals until i landed on the right one, as a toddler might

, Monday, 18 April 2022 05:29 (one year ago) link


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