Semantle: Can you think like a computer?

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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

i'm so dumb.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 12:42 (one year ago) link

I solved Semantle #95 in 53 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 2.88. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 44.22 (953/1000). https://semantle.com/

I had nearly the entire top 10 before getting the word.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 12:49 (one year ago) link

42. Basically the same as lots of other people here - got on the right track fairly fast but had to go through an entire family tree to hit the right word.

emil.y, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 13:13 (one year ago) link


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