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Whoa, 3/6! That’s good. BTW, it changes with the date change on that location. So my NZ friend is always a day ahead. She just solved 210.

Wordle 209 5/6

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I got lucky. My first word was
Hidden text.
gyros and second was teach, which allowed me to know the letter it began with and I figured the gy was likely at the end.
I figure Is your NZ friend a TORc'er?
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No, she isn’t, Rose. Undergrad.
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Impressive, Rose! #209 took me 5/6 and lots of brain wracking.
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Wordle 210 4/6

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Words used:
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crave, mount, flips
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This was thematically appropriate.

Wordle 210 3/6

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His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Where are you guys seeing the puzzle number??
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It copies like that when I click Share.
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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In 3! Good job Frelga!

No, I can't see the puzzle number on yours el. I click 'share' and it gives the number.
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For today's puzzle
Hidden text.
Having woken up to a tsunami warning, I started with BEACH and the answer was equally appropriate
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Am on 4th word with only 2 green.
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Wordle 210 3/6

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I changed my strategy.
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Jude wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:32 pm Wordle 210 3/6

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I changed my strategy.
To what? It looks like a good one!

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Arghhhh

Do the first two letters repeat?
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Wordle 210 6/6

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Sigh. Was doing it.
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RoseMorninStar wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:49 pm
Jude wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:32 pm Wordle 210 3/6

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I changed my strategy.
To what? It looks like a good one!
Previously I would make every guess compatible with the previous results. This time on my second try I used all different letters, even though I knew it couldn't be the right answer. The aim was to eliminate as much letters as possible. The first two guesses had enough greens and yellows to make the third guess fairly obvious.

The next couple of days will show whether it's a superior strategy, or whether I just got lucky.
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I tried that too. My second one was all Grays. :blackeye:
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That's great! Eliminating 5 letters at once is more helpful than a couple of yellows!
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I found that strategy can easily lead to an entire grey line, which is intimidating, but it serves a purpose. It makes it tricky knowing a letter can be used multiple times.

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Inanna wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:19 am Sigh. Was doing it.
Me too! But I had a lucky guess!

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