Semantle: Can you think like a computer?

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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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

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

ledge, Monday, 18 April 2022 05:11 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #79 in 57 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.73. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #20. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 49.01 (890/1000).

Had animal on guess #20 but still took me another 40-odd guesses to get there.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 18 April 2022 06:09 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #79 in 146 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 6.28. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #86. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 19.08. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Manure was my first green so went down a gardening rabbit hole, before switching to farming which got me there in the end.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 18 April 2022 08:43 (two years ago) link

Nice one today, where the sequence of guesses proved useful early on:

I solved Semantle #79 in 33 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.96. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #30. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 29.96 (41/1000).

had the good fortune to guess some words regarding gambling, including lottery and casino, but then had my only 2 greens with 'breed' and then 'race' and so figured out out.

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 18 April 2022 09:09 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #79 in 16 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 15.78. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #10. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 49.36 (894/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

johnny crunch, Monday, 18 April 2022 11:05 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #80 in 26 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 14.70. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 26.83. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Weird one - my four greens went soldier, man, teenager, child after getting to soldier from knight

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 19 April 2022 02:16 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #80 in 37 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 14.45. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #2. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 15.06. https://semantle.novalis.org/

second guess was "lawyer," futzed around with different professions (including "soldier" as well) until getting into the 800s with "nurse," then futzed around with medical terms until i thought of "nursing" and immediately solved it yay

, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 03:19 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #80 in 43 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.27. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #28. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 74.14 (988/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Took me almost 30 guesses to get to green - finally landed one with bedroom, which led me to house - home - spouse, then fairly easy from then on

Roz, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:40 (two years ago) link

34. My first guess of love was quite high (though not green) so messed around for a bit too long with similar verbs & nouns before trying lover.

ledge, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 06:51 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #80 in 8 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 12.00. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 76.33 (993/1000).

omg new pb! Hit a low green with one of my starter words person and went quickly from there.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 19 April 2022 07:50 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #80 in 29 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 58.40 (948/1000).My penultimate guess had a similarity of 64.27 (972/1000).

should've got it a lot quicker seeing as my 1st guess was 'baby', grr.

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 09:04 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #80 in 26 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -1.44. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #22. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 73.55 (986/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 11:07 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #80 in 13 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 6.34. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #4. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 66.43 (982/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

New PB.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 12:42 (two years ago) link

19 today, 36 yesterday. Games going by too quickly at the moment.

emil.y, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 12:43 (two years ago) link

Used the same starter word as anagram to get going. Quite independently of course.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 19 April 2022 12:44 (two years ago) link

14. woke up, listened to dizzee rascal, first guess was rascal, that got me to toddler, pretty easy from there.

brisk money (lukas), Tuesday, 19 April 2022 17:30 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 44 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 0.71. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #40. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.01. https://semantle.novalis.org/

one green

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 00:12 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 15 guesses (can't remember if that's my best effort). My first guess ("read") had a similarity of 23.85 (754/1000). I'd feel smarter if I'd gone straight from "notebook" (guess #7, 111/1000) to "note", but "read", "book", "paper", and "page" were all (frustratingly) ranked much higher, so I didn't immediate make that leap

in walked airbud (unregistered), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 00:28 (two years ago) link

Got it in 70 - a bit flukey as I only had 2 greens. Messed around for an age with feelings/emotions, then senses and struck green with 'see', followed by 'notice' and quickly got to the answer.

Zelda Zonk, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 01:47 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 16 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.36. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 6.87. https://semantle.novalis.org/

lol very random, no greens and my highest guess was just 11.12 similarity. it was “money” and I was trying words related to that.

Roz, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 03:18 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 55 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -0.81. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #45. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 2.80.
only 3 greens. My breakthrough word was 'word'

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 06:43 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 45 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.57. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.71.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 08:30 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 155 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.51. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #22. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 1.88. https://semantle.novalis.org/

I stumbled around with a bunch of greens no higher then 878 then nailed it after some deeper consideration. Weird game.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 13:52 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 133 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 1.96. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.89. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Spent too long getting specific, with letter as my top word, I was going deep into both the minutiae of what you need to write letters (envelope, signature etc) and more wildly stabbing at word-based things (syllable, monogram, comma etc). Fairly sure I do worse at games where the paths are close to my specialisms - see also philosophy-related words where I fritter my time away on things like poststructuralism and epistemology. Anyway once I sat back for a bit the target word was a much more obvious next step than what I was doing, eh.

After I finished, I noticed that they've put in a hint button - anyone tried that yet?

emil.y, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 14:07 (two years ago) link

129 guesses on this one -- I was completely stuck, my wife walked by and looked at my list of green words and was like "what about [correct answer]" so there you have it

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 20 April 2022 14:07 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #81 in 150 guesses with 1 hint. My first guess had a similarity of 12.33. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #23. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 23.04 (678/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

i tried the hint. highest word was 956 and it guessed 978 for me.

, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 23:34 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #82 in 25 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.27. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #12. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 16.43. https://semantle.novalis.org/

”money” putting me on the right path for the second day in a row. From there, I got “gift” and the solution came pretty quickly after.

Roz, Thursday, 21 April 2022 03:10 (two years ago) link

average guesses now down to 120 yay (from 150+ earlier). Trying to get it down to under 100.

Roz, Thursday, 21 April 2022 03:13 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #82 in 127 guesses with 1 hint. My first guess had a similarity of -1.58. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #66. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.20.

Tried the hint on my 115th guess.

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 21 April 2022 06:09 (two years ago) link

Completely bogged down after 70 guesses and several greens, tried the hint and got it immediately after. Not sure the hint is a good development though, the occasional complete and utter frustration is an integral part of the game!

Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 21 April 2022 06:50 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #82 in 15 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.15. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #6. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 25.64 (710/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

It is always a rush when they’re quick! Got “prize” early and then pretty straightforward from there - although sat on #998 (“donation”) for a while wondering where next - was quite surprised when I got the target word, I’m normally not so good at those little intuitive zigs and zags

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Thursday, 21 April 2022 11:00 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #82 in 110 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -1.41. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #15. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 32.49 (931/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Thursday, 21 April 2022 12:16 (two years ago) link

got it in 42 today from getting history on 6th guess. I didn't notice there was a hint button, not keen on this development at all even if some days it can be frustrating when you are 200+ and getting nowhere.

calzino, Thursday, 21 April 2022 12:28 (two years ago) link

Gave up in the high 300s, today's was really frustrating. Probably because I got a decent green hit on work early and got stuck in multiple endless loops spinning out of that.

Fwiw, the hint was not very helpful imo.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 21 April 2022 15:33 (two years ago) link

spoiled today's for myself by accident so decided to check out the hints a bit more. looks like they always give you the answer halfway between your latest guess and 1000. hint with no greens it'll give you 1/1000, hint again and it'll give 500/1000, then 750/1000, etc.

, Thursday, 21 April 2022 18:20 (two years ago) link

*highest guess, not latest

, Thursday, 21 April 2022 18:20 (two years ago) link

got stuck on 993, was about to give up and used the hint, got it immediately and felt incredibly dirty - never again! giving up is more honourable

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Friday, 22 April 2022 06:20 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #83 in 121 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.94. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 19.72.

yeah I also got stuck on #993 and got it with the help of a thesaurus. no regrets.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Friday, 22 April 2022 08:12 (two years ago) link

my biggest problem with this game continues to be that I can hit on a word like assist on guess #33 but the target word never occurs to me until almost 100 guesses later even though the semantic leap from one to the other is very short

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Friday, 22 April 2022 08:16 (two years ago) link

I also tried the hint today after getting no higher than 977 for over 70 guesses :/

It gave me 988 which helped put me in the right ballpark.

Roz, Friday, 22 April 2022 08:51 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #83 in 27 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.46. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #4. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 19.13. https://semantle.novalis.org/

johnny crunch, Friday, 22 April 2022 10:43 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #83 in 16 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 10.64. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #5. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 14.38. https://semantle.novalis.org/

nxd, Friday, 22 April 2022 15:47 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #83 in 57 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 8.07. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #10. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 22.15. https://semantle.novalis.org/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Friday, 22 April 2022 16:58 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #83 in 18 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 14.02. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #8. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 11.67. https://semantle.novalis.org/

ledge, Friday, 22 April 2022 19:27 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #84 in 116 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.55. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #12. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 31.61 (906/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

This was brutal today, 994 on guess 17 and 996 on 28 but still took me another 88 guesses before I got it.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 23 April 2022 10:17 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #84 in 123 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -9.18. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #48. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 24.34 (253/1000).

Yes, today's was horrible. Lots of guesses connected with hitting, throwing and squeezing before I got there, and I am sure many who got there quicker would have done so via other routes.

Grandpont Genie, Saturday, 23 April 2022 11:45 (two years ago) link

Also took me 123. Didn't feel like it was too brutal, tbh, just took throwing a lot of words at it.

emil.y, Saturday, 23 April 2022 13:06 (two years ago) link


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