Semantle: Can you think like a computer?

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My second giving up in a row. Got into the 970s but just couldn't crack it. I'm getting worse at this :(

Zelda Zonk, Saturday, 7 May 2022 08:01 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #98 in 239 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -2.60. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #73. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 22.91 (244/1000). https://semantle.com/

Another killer. That last jump or two took forever.

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Saturday, 7 May 2022 13:50 (two years ago) link

Oh dear god. I have had 999 for a while now and I *think* I've done all the possible variations on it, but I've run out of synonyms (for my other top words, too). I refuse to give up but I'm running out of options here.

emil.y, Saturday, 7 May 2022 16:19 (two years ago) link

Fuck, finally! Power of posting, I think. 412 guesses.

emil.y, Saturday, 7 May 2022 16:32 (two years ago) link

372 guesses with 2 hints ... my first guess was 905 ...

sarahell, Saturday, 7 May 2022 17:47 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #98 in 361 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 16.27. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #31. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 27.72 (682/1000). My first yeesh was....

weatheringdaleson, Saturday, 7 May 2022 18:02 (two years ago) link

I got #982 after 35 guesses, no desire to carry on 30 guesses later so I cheated - I can see I wasn't very close.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Saturday, 7 May 2022 19:12 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #98 in 254 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.00. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #13. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 22.29 (133/1000).

another nightmare

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Saturday, 7 May 2022 21:30 (two years ago) link

Considerably easier today, thank God - got #99 in 78 guesses

Zelda Zonk, Sunday, 8 May 2022 01:03 (two years ago) link

definitely easier! I got #99 in 38 guesses. it helped that i had to work today

sarahell, Sunday, 8 May 2022 01:07 (two years ago) link

I got Semantle 99 on my first guess! https://semantle.com/

my first guess always actually came in, ridiculous

nxd, Sunday, 8 May 2022 01:27 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 70 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 19.57. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #70. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 2.79. https://semantle.com/

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 8 May 2022 01:35 (two years ago) link

Not quite dumb luck but close - no greens but bartender/chef/player scored higher so I decided it was something professional

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 8 May 2022 01:37 (two years ago) link

having so much trouble with this after getting into the 400s on my first guess. topped out at 740.

, Sunday, 8 May 2022 02:16 (two years ago) link

Definitely easier today - got it in 23.

Roz, Sunday, 8 May 2022 02:51 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 25 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 8.25. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #24. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 34.39 (924/1000).*happy keanu gif*

weatheringdaleson, Sunday, 8 May 2022 04:50 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 31 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 1.10. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #21. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 37.54 (962/1000). https://semantle.com/

Got my mojo back after two days of hints and abandonments. First green was pretty, after trying a few around appearance thought of The Sex Pistols and got it in three steps.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 8 May 2022 05:38 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 44 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 17.01. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #32. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 12.16.
decent one today. 1st green was 'honest', my next was 'wage'

Grandpont Genie, Sunday, 8 May 2022 09:22 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 17 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.12. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #6. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 37.93 (965/1000).

I got boss on my 6th guess!

calzino, Sunday, 8 May 2022 09:43 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 16 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 18.05. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #15. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 31.28 (867/1000).

a relief to be back on something approaching form after the last few days

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Sunday, 8 May 2022 12:18 (two years ago) link

not sure what's up with 996 though.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Sunday, 8 May 2022 12:21 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 78 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 19.97. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #2. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 23.43 (303/1000). https://semantle.com/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Sunday, 8 May 2022 17:15 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #99 in 40 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 0.31. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #22. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 12.77. https://semantle.com/

weird. managed to get 791/1000 with business at guess 31, and lucked into the answer on 40 -- even though my guess at 39 should have turned me in the opposite direction? i wrote occupation and it was cold??? but sometimes i just think of 3 words at once and just type em all regardless of hits, so im glad that worked out for me...

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Sunday, 8 May 2022 23:18 (two years ago) link

not sure what's up with 996 though.

if you imagine a couple of é's in there it makes more sense

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Sunday, 8 May 2022 23:19 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #100 in 118 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 4.74. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #61. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 57.40 (997/1000).

Cute.

weatheringdaleson, Monday, 9 May 2022 01:18 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #100 in 19 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 13.56. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #8. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 19.64. https://semantle.com/

needed this after yesterday's disaster. i can only imagine mr. semantle has been playing redactle.

, Monday, 9 May 2022 06:10 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #100 in 49 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.72. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #4. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 50.04 (993/1000).

a very straightforward path from monument>history>epoch>millennium etc, last two have been a piece of piss, but worth remembering on saturday I was on 180+ guesses and was too lethargic to finish it.

calzino, Monday, 9 May 2022 06:42 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #100 in 26 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 9.13. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #23. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 25.67 (611/1000). https://semantle.com/

Another good result, sure it won’t last.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 9 May 2022 06:47 (two years ago) link

I think I got lucky with my first green, most of the answers in top 100 would have taken down a totally different rabbit hole.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 9 May 2022 06:51 (two years ago) link

terrible day, 160 guesses, it took me a while to sidestep from nation, colonial, history rather than trying to get more specific.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 9 May 2022 07:20 (two years ago) link

45 yesterday, 96 today, yeah i had nation, world, continent was going nowhere till i remembered i hadn't tried my usual time.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Monday, 9 May 2022 07:52 (two years ago) link

Cute.

Indeed!

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Monday, 9 May 2022 08:01 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #100 in 2 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 32.55 (947/1000). My penultimate guess had a similarity of 32.55 (947/1000).

Had a hunch, went with it and it paid off.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 9 May 2022 08:26 (two years ago) link

Whoa, nice!

Meanwhile, I struggled today - finally got it in 209. Same as others, I was stuck on history, empire, nation, etc and "times" was very low-scoring so it took me a while to try a different variation ("era").

Roz, Monday, 9 May 2022 08:30 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #100 in 46 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 5.21. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #38. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 25.59 (597/1000). https://semantle.com/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Monday, 9 May 2022 13:13 (two years ago) link

Got #101 in 102 guesses, but only by getting a couple of hints, which I regard as cheating. After the easy run yesterday, back to the nightmare, basically.

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 07:07 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #101 in 44 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 9.82. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #24. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 21.79. https://semantle.com/

“exercise” was a high cold but tried “rights” after “workout” and “gym” came back lower, and that set me on the correct path

Roz, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 07:24 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #101 in 74 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 11.57. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #14. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 24.28 (175/1000). https://semantle.com/

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 12:47 (two years ago) link

Couldn't get this one, think I've lost my mojo.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 13:11 (two years ago) link

Got #102 in 32 guesses, best effort in a while. Got in the high greens early with 'politics' and riffed from there.

Zelda Zonk, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 00:59 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #102 in 95 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 18.08. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #16. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 35.05 (850/1000). https://semantle.com/

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:10 (two years ago) link

Got #102 in 25! Basically was very lucky to randomly guess imbroglio at #11 and from there it was just working my way up the green ladder.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:28 (two years ago) link

14. :) ”politics” was my fourth guess.

Roz, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 04:39 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #102 in 69 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 11.16. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #7. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 3.27.

politics was my seventh guess but I didn't think to try the target word for another sixty-odd guesses after that.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 06:19 (two years ago) link

people, you have twitter/facebook/etc to show yr big brainies. this messageboard is reserved crappy pop culture opinions.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 07:48 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #102 in 71 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of 3.22. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #7. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 26.96 (369/1000).

Should have got it earlier as was into the greens quickly.

Grandpont Genie, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 07:55 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #102 in 128 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -2.57. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #33. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 21.33. https://semantle.com/

Embarrassing. Had vote, candidate, election and everything else political, then got sidetracked into every synonym for conflict, war, disagreement, etc. etc..

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 12:16 (two years ago) link

I solved Semantle #102 in 88 guesses. My first guess had a similarity of -0.90. My first word in the top 1000 was at guess #46. My penultimate guess had a similarity of 27.41 (434/1000). https://semantle.com/

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:29 (two years ago) link

#102 in 102, was worried I wasn't going to get it over the line again.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:32 (two years ago) link

the closest words escalate pretty quickly.

buffalo tomozzarella (ledge), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:38 (two years ago) link


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