Semantle: Can you think like a computer?

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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

I solved Semantle #93 in 16 guesses. My first guess (word) had a similarity of 26.44. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3 (essay, 994/1000). My penultimate guess (precis, which was too uncommon a word to be a likely solution) had a similarity of 29.68.

kinda hurts to stumble upon a top 10 word so early in the game only to flounder around for the next 12 guesses. this time I was obsessive enough to compile a list of possible guesses in a text file before deciding which ones to try out, but I don't think that helped much

in walked airbud (unregistered), Monday, 2 May 2022 00:16 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #93 in 23 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 11.69. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #13. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 64.56 (995/1000).

I had lyric and song, then got verse on guess 22. Glad I didn't go on about songsmiths and such.

weatheringdaleson, Monday, 2 May 2022 00:31 (one year ago) link

Woah - in 16 and 23 guesses! I'm up to guess 86 and have been stuck on 992/1000 for the past 10 guesses - desperately trying to hold off from the humiliation of the hint button...

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 2 May 2022 00:39 (one year ago) link

And amazingly got it the very next go. I'd been pursuing a musical tangent, which obviously wasn't quite right, despite the myriad greens for the likes of song, hymn, ballad, concerto, lullaby etc

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 2 May 2022 00:43 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #93 in 30 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.59. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #7. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 64.56 (995/1000).

I got lucky with "novel" on my 9th guess, yeah good job because I'm supposed to be getting up early

calzino, Monday, 2 May 2022 00:46 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #93 in 60 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 10.63. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #40. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 0.89. https://semantle.novalis.org/

also got to 992 semi-quickly via vague religious terms at the top of my non-greens > prayer > hymn. luckily guessed song next which didn't get me totally stuck in religion, more song terms, and then straight from that to the answer.

, Monday, 2 May 2022 01:43 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #93 in 53 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 19.40. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #50. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 61.53 (991/1000). https://semantle.novalis.org/

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 2 May 2022 01:54 (one year ago) link

knight and medieval stuff eventually lead to opera>story>novel>novella>poem

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 2 May 2022 01:55 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #93 in 21 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.79. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #8. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 65.75 (996/1000).

good to have a successful day after a long streak of nightmares

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 2 May 2022 07:30 (one year ago) link

i got #93 in 81 guesses -- the variants are what made this take so long, i had poet, poetry, and poetic and then spent 20 more guesses before I returned to guessing variants -- either the words are getting easier, or it's just dumb chance that this the first time I've gotten two in a row at under 100 guesses.

sarahell, Monday, 2 May 2022 07:49 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #93 in 256 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 10.40. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #67. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 23.64. https://semantle.com/

Hard work today, got portrait as first green then got bogged down in art and artistic terms for too long.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 2 May 2022 08:02 (one year ago) link

ugh -- I've definitely been there before -- I feel like, as I've played this game for a bit now, that the words tend to be more common and general (or at least have more generalistic meanings) so I didn't spend time on this one guessing stuff like villanelle

sarahell, Monday, 2 May 2022 08:17 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #93 in 66 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 17.29. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #37. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 37.23 (569/1000).

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 2 May 2022 12:32 (one year ago) link

My earliest green was book which helped a lot. Probably would've got there quicker were it not for a diversion into component parts of the book such as chapter, page etc.

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 2 May 2022 12:35 (one year ago) link

*boom*

I solved Semantle #93 in 22 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 21.38. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #2. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 19.63. https://semantle.com/

emil.y, Monday, 2 May 2022 13:15 (one year ago) link

Similar level of difficulty to yesterday.

I solved Semantle #94 in 56 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -3.66. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #22. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 49.59 (998/1000).

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 02:29 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #94 in 276 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 8.26. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #26. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 13.36.

Much more difficult than yesterday lol.

weatheringdaleson, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 03:46 (one year ago) link

Indeed - took a hint after 200 guesses and it was a word I'd never heard of! drupa

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 03:54 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #94 in 93 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -2.40. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #11. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 17.46.

was mainly thinking about receptions, entrance halls in public and residential buildings and "tent" sent me in the right direction.

calzino, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 06:28 (one year ago) link

Took be 134 to get a green yesterday and another few dozen to get the answer; got my first green in 34 today but it was completely misleading and i eventually solved it in 329, after a hint at 293! my first green was machine which led nowhere, after a while it looked like it was leaning towards recording technology (with a side helping of office equipment), if i'd brainstormed things you might find in a recording studio i might have got it, but the hint of 'aisles' set me on the right track.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Tuesday, 3 May 2022 08:35 (one year ago) link

Haven’t played this for a while - was actually amazing for productivity to take this out of the day’s schedule, it is devilish addictive. Anyway had a good first go back.

I solved Semantle #94 in 32 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -3.66. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #18. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 31.68 (957/1000). https://semantle.com/

Got “shop” quite early and wasn’t too hard from there.

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Tuesday, 3 May 2022 10:32 (one year ago) link

i got #94 in 183 guesses, including a hint from the game as well as ledge's ... in hindsight, i had gallery, showroom, shop, storefront, store, window, vitrine I should have gotten it earlier

sarahell, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 12:58 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #94 in 39 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 0.97. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 49.59 (998/1000). https://semantle.com/

After yesterday’s drudge this was a breeze. First green was lunch, soon became clear it wasn’t directly food related so thought of things which occur when having lunch and moved quickly from there.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 3 May 2022 14:42 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #94 in 122 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 1.19. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #14. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 24.32 (745/1000). https://semantle.com/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Tuesday, 3 May 2022 18:15 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #95 in 87 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.50. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #31. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 62.28 (997/1000). https://semantle.com/

Could have had this anywhere after guess 65:
65 mother 51.18 987/1000
After that, I only had three cold guesses.

weatheringdaleson, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 01:58 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #95 in 86 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -0.05. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #54. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 40.02 (914/1000). https://semantle.com/

I’d gotten “child” (994/100) at guess #55 but of course I guessed every other single family member before the one that was the actual word -_-

Roz, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 02:01 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #95 in 15 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 20.42. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #3. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 60.62 (996/1000). https://semantle.com/

my best ever i think. woman as one of my first guesses > female family members > grandmother > etc

, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 02:26 (one year ago) link

Slogged through 101 guesses. I got 'teacher' 558/1000 early on which sent me off in all the wrong directions. Interesting that grandmother and mother are way higher than grandfather and father.

Zelda Zonk, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 03:56 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #95 in 135 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 11.12. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #49. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 38.24 (885/1000).

that was quite a slog, didn't even get close until 80 odd guesses where infant sent me in the right direction.

calzino, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 07:00 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #95 in 23 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 22.86. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #5. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 5.49.

could have had this in even less, had grandmother at guess #16 but didn't think to try the target word for another seven guesses.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 07:47 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #95 in 70 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 10.58. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #42. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 46.30 (966/1000).
1st green was 'baby'. Lots of family-related words to churn through!

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 08:42 (one year ago) link

This is killing me. 114 guesses and I've got 992, 993, 994, 995, 996, 997.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 12:29 (one year ago) link


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