Semantle: Can you think like a computer?

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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

117 but I cheated and succumbed to the hint button because I was getting nowhere. Never doing that again it just totally ruins the whole game. I feel empty and worthless!

calzino, Friday, 29 April 2022 10:05 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #90 in 218 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.12. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #121. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 24.34.

music is one of my regular starter words but today I didn't try it until guess #146, go figure

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Friday, 29 April 2022 10:12 (one year ago) link

best words: pantyhose, bra, scrotums, argyle, gurgly, wiggler, tss, lavalava, auscultation

ledge, Friday, 29 April 2022 11:05 (one year ago) link

self-rejected thread ideas: list 1000 words closer to 'headphones' than 'scrotums'

ledge, Friday, 29 April 2022 12:34 (one year ago) link

one of my cop-out hints was scratchable ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

calzino, Friday, 29 April 2022 12:36 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #90 in 149 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.83. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #57. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 76.54 (998/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

This one took me way longer than it should have.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Friday, 29 April 2022 13:19 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #90 in 157 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 36.12 (771/1000). My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.59. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Also feel like this took me longer than it should have, especially after the good green to start. Got loads of unusual words today, you can see the paths I was going down: autotune, arpeggiator, wifi, ringtone, boop (yeah, I don't know why I tried 'boop' either but I did also try 'beep' and 'bleep'), tremelo (oddly, this misspelling scored higher than the correct spelling I tried immediately after), bluetooth, dongle. Most enjoyable unusual word I can remember was from a few days ago, where it accepted 'shitstorm' as a valid but odd answer.

emil.y, Friday, 29 April 2022 14:25 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #90 in 34 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.12. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #22. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 76.54 (998/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

thought I'd done this before lol

nxd, Friday, 29 April 2022 15:37 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #90 in 243 guesses with 1 hint. My first guess had a similarity of 7.82. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #84. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 22.76.

Highest green was microphone at guess 112, until the hint at guess 238 -- earplug. Aargh!.

weatheringdaleson, Friday, 29 April 2022 21:22 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 117 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 7.53. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #14. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 40.47 (972/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 30 April 2022 00:54 (one year ago) link

I did not know Bill Paxton was in a new wave band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkz0Lx6VyxA

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 30 April 2022 00:56 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnxOY4soITM

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 30 April 2022 00:58 (one year ago) link

oops

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 30 April 2022 00:58 (one year ago) link

Slogged my way through 143 guesses before getting it. Once again, the game shows its bias towards sports, because I'd have thought the other meaning of the word would be more common.

Zelda Zonk, Saturday, 30 April 2022 02:00 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 178 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 10.89. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #103. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 12.65. https://semantle.novalis.org/

One of those ones when being a Brit and not following American football was a disadvantage.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 30 April 2022 07:05 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 136 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 11.96. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #8. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 16.43.

100 more than yesterday! I think I was hindered by my first Green, 'yard', being a mere sliver of a green and one with multiple meanings. But yeah, once I twigged it was a sport one I cycled through a ton of related guesses.

Grandpont Genie, Saturday, 30 April 2022 08:41 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 267 guesses with 3 hints. My first guess had a similarity of 6.42. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #96. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 59.92 (997/1000).

It wasn't necessarily a sport one. I had 'vile' at guess #130 which is more or less a synonym of the target word, but I still didn't try the target word for another 140 guesses and 3 hints.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Saturday, 30 April 2022 12:21 (one year ago) link

77. highest green before I really got on the right track was game, also had football and when I started thinking about the american version I quickly got it.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Saturday, 30 April 2022 12:37 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 70 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 0.86. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #34. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 29.76 (738/1000).

I got campaign quite early which led me towards words of war.

calzino, Saturday, 30 April 2022 12:51 (one year ago) link

my pc died this week so all my stats on this and wordle are gone, but at least my shameful use of the hint button is wiped off the slate as well.

calzino, Saturday, 30 April 2022 12:57 (one year ago) link

113 today - helped by reading the Ukraine ilx thread at the same time.

emil.y, Saturday, 30 April 2022 13:41 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 26 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 18.22. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #6. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 24.18 (244/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

Basically went disgusting>foul>obscene>answer with only a couple other guesses in between. Weird one.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 30 April 2022 17:06 (one year ago) link

i got #91 in 168 but after reading Dan Worsley's post, it took me only a few more guesses to get it I am American and grew up watching NFL on tv with my dad

sarahell, Saturday, 30 April 2022 17:56 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 221 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 14.90. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #73. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 18.53.

The sport angle didn't come until very late with blitz at guess 214 (and I was still thinking "war"). It was the dual lines of blitz/attack and vile/vulgar which finally got me there.

weatheringdaleson, Saturday, 30 April 2022 21:38 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #91 in 125 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 9.74. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of -1.47. https://semantle.novalis.org/

i also never got the football angle, my answers were 100% about war and general violence. i guessed "sport" early on and abandoned the concept when it didn't hit. i think i have to stick with "ball" instead.

, Saturday, 30 April 2022 22:53 (one year ago) link

1 butts 21.20

, Sunday, 1 May 2022 04:39 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #92 in 53 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 10.33. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #10. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 10.91.

Good one today.

weatheringdaleson, Sunday, 1 May 2022 05:22 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #92 in 62 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.20. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #11. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 20.38. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Roz, Sunday, 1 May 2022 05:39 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #92 in 116 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 1.54. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #43. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 20.06. https://semantle.novalis.org/

Got in a groove and when I got the theme, I started singing lyrics to Ebony and Ivory and got it nearly straight away.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 1 May 2022 08:41 (one year ago) link

I got #92 in 27 guesses -- got in the middle green with guess #2 which was basically a recurring word in a conversation with a friend from earlier tonight

sarahell, Sunday, 1 May 2022 09:36 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #92 in 228 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.86. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #17. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 20.05.

second day in a row of more than 200 guesses. at least this time I didn't resort to a hint.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Sunday, 1 May 2022 11:47 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #92 in 177 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.96. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #11. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 33.42

found the going a bit tough today, was mainly pursuing words related to work and "collaborate" opened it up

calzino, Sunday, 1 May 2022 12:05 (one year ago) link

got it in 54, no idea how. was fruitlessly pursuing words related to 'love' at #611, got a lower green with 'relationship', without much hope tried 'joint', #991, got it next guess.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Sunday, 1 May 2022 12:12 (one year ago) link

semantle seems to be using a different language for the closest words: gether(#999 wtf), jelling (is this a u.s. spelling?), comradery, agreat. also grandads, asses, butts, tanoa, grubbies, cheesecloth, gogos, feis.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Sunday, 1 May 2022 12:37 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #92 in 83 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 1.51. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #22. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 19.50.

Grandpont Genie, Sunday, 1 May 2022 14:06 (one year ago) link


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