Semantle: Can you think like a computer?

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Gave up today after 96 guesses.
Was never going to get it. Got fixated on words relating to sleep and the end of the day having had a reasonably high Green- bed - on guess 4.

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 25 April 2022 07:54 (one year ago) link

38, rather unexpectedly. heaven and paradise were my highest not greens so went for beach, then a few sea related words, then cave, and got it on the next guess.

ledge, Monday, 25 April 2022 08:05 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #86 in 111 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.30. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #77. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 35.73 (864/1000).

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 25 April 2022 08:17 (one year ago) link

i’m terrible at this and usually wander off but today i decided to try and finish it for once and then suddenly got it in 33. my nearest word was 24.93 (cold) so it was surprising and almost unsatisfying to get the FOUND! announcement

estela, Monday, 25 April 2022 08:58 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #86 in 47 guesses. Almost got stuck on watery terms but waterfall was the prompt to move to other topographical features, and wasn't too far from there.

emil.y, Monday, 25 April 2022 12:16 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #86 in 79 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 11.62. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #21. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 27.74 (346/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

The word was the last thing mountain-related that I hadn't guessed.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Monday, 25 April 2022 12:51 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #86 in 121 guesses with 1 hint. My first guess had a similarity of 1.87. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #6. My penultimate (hint) guess had a similarity of 48.48 (984/1000).

After a week off, I was about to give this up, then decided to try the hint function and found it on the next guess. :-|

weatheringdaleson, Monday, 25 April 2022 18:53 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #87 in 228 guesses with 1 hint. My first guess had a similarity of 6.52. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #19. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 55.64 (995/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

that sucked, stuck forever after cleanup at 121 after wasting a bunch of time because poop and litter were my first two greens.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 00:25 (one year ago) link

136. Didn't even get close until 129th attempt.

calzino, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 01:17 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #87 in 82 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 0.64. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #11. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 48.89.

That penultimate guess was oilspill 48.89 ???? which I guessed after getting oil at 899/1000. Making a two-word phrase a compound word is maybe an underused search technique?

weatheringdaleson, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 03:43 (one year ago) link

got it after 138 with that hint, i was on the pollution track and up in the 980s but was stuck thinking about oil slicks and the like, didn't think of going more general.

ledge, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 08:04 (one year ago) link

389, lots of greens, can't get there. Should probably give up!

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:25 (one year ago) link

Finally!

I solved Semantle #87 in 392 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.76. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #53. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 40.49 (974/1000).

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:27 (one year ago) link

Fucking hell, 176. Thought I was having a hard time with it but sounds like a lot of you had it worse. Was entirely stuck on disaster at 989, lots of synonyms and also subtypes of disaster. Finally broke through with leak.

emil.y, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 18:56 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #87 in 165 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -2.30. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #29. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 12.56. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Lol, my game went exactly the same as emil.y's.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 20:01 (one year ago) link

So that's what it feels like!

I solved Semantle #88 in 16 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -0.18. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of -0.99.

weatheringdaleson, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:47 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #88 in 25 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 1.28. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #21. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 22.29. https://semantle.novalis.org/

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 02:22 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #88 in 68 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 6.81. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #65. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 9.05. https://semantle.novalis.org/

could've had this about 40 guesses sooner but i've developed a stupid habit of just ignoring my highest non-greens for more random guesses. i had "cancer" as my highest guess for a long time, finally decided to use that and went toxic > poison (300) > alcohol

, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 03:19 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #88 in 3 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 26.49 (227/1000).My penultimate guess had a similarity of 35.43 (851/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

I will never top this lol

Roz, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 07:52 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #88 in 72 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.93. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 10.42. https://semantle.novalis.org/

My first green was sex at 843 which looking at my guesses was a revealing window into my mind, broadened it eventually to debauchery and was fairly straightforward.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 08:04 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #88 in 133 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -1.29. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #112. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 19.10.
my 1st green was 'sugar'

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 08:19 (one year ago) link

24 - food was my first green, after fairly high scores for animal, water, eat. When the answer's a very common word it does seem to help to work up from general terms and pay attention to the cold guesses.

ledge, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 12:20 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #88 in 81 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.33. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #25. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 56.92 (994/1000).

A case of a lot of illegal gateway drugs leading me onto booze

calzino, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:20 (one year ago) link

Wow, shit, I had such a different game from the rest of you. I ended up getting it in 172 with ZERO greens. None of the starter words I could think of today got me anywhere, eventually I was getting closest with religious terms, which took me to 'forbidden things', which finally took me to 'prohibition' (still not in the green but my best hit), which gave me the target word.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:59 (one year ago) link

40 - 1st significant green was blood

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 16:37 (one year ago) link

Onto #89 and this is a first for me: I've got 999/1000 and I still can't get it. I'm going to feel like a right moron if I give up.

Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 28 April 2022 00:47 (one year ago) link

gave up at 981

morality, chivalry, religions were not leading me to equality

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 28 April 2022 01:00 (one year ago) link

This is a first: I solved Semantle #88 in 158 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 0.25. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #157. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 47.35 (971/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

156 guesses without a green, then #971, then the word.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Thursday, 28 April 2022 01:07 (one year ago) link

This was on alcohol.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Thursday, 28 April 2022 01:08 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #89 in 38 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 12.09. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #31.

piece of pish!

calzino, Thursday, 28 April 2022 01:10 (one year ago) link

Well that was a mighty slog, got it in 171. First green was marriage, which led me down all sorts of rabbit holes, but eventually got to gender, then feminism, then emancipation (999/1000) which had me stuck for a while...

Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 28 April 2022 01:14 (one year ago) link

from prejudice my last half dozen guesses were top greens and I just knew I'd nail it fast.

calzino, Thursday, 28 April 2022 01:19 (one year ago) link

#89 in 87. weird game, my highest guess was 942/1000. landed on the solution abt 25 random guesses after.

Roz, Thursday, 28 April 2022 03:56 (one year ago) link

This was on [show hidden text].

― we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, April 27, 2022 9:08 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

i'm impressed you solved it in such a state

, Thursday, 28 April 2022 06:34 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #89 in 100 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.34. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #74. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 36.38 (672/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

when the list of greens covers this much ground it leads to some real frustrating games. communism was outside the green but socialism was 948. republic was outside the green but democracy was 988. etc

, Thursday, 28 April 2022 06:36 (one year ago) link

A slog indeed!

I solved Semantle #89 in 185 guesses with 2 hints. My first guess had a similarity of 8.11. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #29. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 24.58.

went round the houses with words connected with religion. Used the hint twice. Not sure I will bother again!

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 28 April 2022 09:41 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #89 in 57 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.92. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #34. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 50.28 (975/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

One of my better ones today with a relatively straightforward run from first green to finish.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 28 April 2022 12:39 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #89 in 117 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 8.59. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #53. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 57.67 (997/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Thursday, 28 April 2022 12:41 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #89 in 45 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 6.09. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #5. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 28.64.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Thursday, 28 April 2022 12:42 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #89 in 68 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.74. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #28. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 38.15 (771/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

First green was 'marriage', stuck on general stuff surrounding that until I hit on 'gay', easy from there.

emil.y, Thursday, 28 April 2022 13:32 (one year ago) link

feeling very dim but i'm stuck, with #998 and (after a hint) #999 and all the words mentioned in spoilers above.

ledge, Thursday, 28 April 2022 14:52 (one year ago) link

after getting #999 i was disappointed it wasn't manumission

ledge, Thursday, 28 April 2022 14:53 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #89 in 129 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 9.17. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #10. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.87.

I had peace/happiness/prosperity, but I didn't really have anything until universal/inclusive!

weatheringdaleson, Thursday, 28 April 2022 15:16 (one year ago) link

163, yes i am very dim.

ledge, Thursday, 28 April 2022 15:20 (one year ago) link

I had 4 ???? words though which is some consolation.

ledge, Thursday, 28 April 2022 15:21 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #90 in 83 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 11.94. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #50. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 14.54. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Another weird one. Took me ages to get to green, then kind of lucked into the solution -was trying variations of “device”, “gadget”, randomly punched in “phone” which was a lower green, got it right after.

Roz, Friday, 29 April 2022 04:00 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #90 in 149 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.11. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #74. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 76.54 (998/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Yeesh 135 earplugs 62.11 994/1000
134 earplug 56.81 990/1000
98 earmuffs 52.54 986/1000
97 earmuff

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 29 April 2022 05:02 (one year ago) link

Best one in a while!

I solved Semantle #90 in 36 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.03. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #11. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 58.42 (991/1000).
the word that set me on the right track today was 'guitar'. Although it was the 3rd of my 7 greens, it was def the one which was crucial.

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 29 April 2022 08:15 (one year ago) link

100 guesses and still no greens.... this is going to take a while

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Friday, 29 April 2022 08:21 (one year ago) link

got it in 98 after loads of greens (stereo, boombox, microphone), another day where i couldn't dislodge the obvious word from my brain. another four mystery words though - walkman, discman, ipod, hifi.

ledge, Friday, 29 April 2022 10:00 (one year ago) link


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