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How do so many players get Wordl on the second guess?

I've been playing Wordl since before it was a NY Times game and I've guessed the world correctly on the second try only 5 times. Looking at the bot's analysis, consistently there's tens of thousands of people who guess it on the second word. What is their starting guess? Is there a way to find out?

As we'll come to find out when they destroy the world, the bot is not your friend.

by Anonymousreply 103May 31, 2023 2:08 PM

It's just luck I guess. However I had good luck today (2/6) and got it on second try.

by Anonymousreply 1February 6, 2023 2:10 PM

What was your starting guess, R1?

I got today's (2/6) answer on the third guess and started with the same word as usual, aisle.

by Anonymousreply 2February 6, 2023 2:38 PM

Anybody else annoyed with today's word?

by Anonymousreply 3February 6, 2023 2:40 PM

I start with STEAM so when the word was TASTY at some point in the last couple of months, I managed to get it on the 2nd try. However, I've only gotten it on the 2nd try 16 times out of 381 plays.

by Anonymousreply 4February 6, 2023 2:44 PM

Only 11 times out of 236 games for me. Once on the first try. Just dumb luck in all instances.

by Anonymousreply 5February 6, 2023 2:53 PM

Why would anyone be annoyed with a word in a word game, R3? And what's so vexing to you about this one?

by Anonymousreply 6February 6, 2023 3:00 PM

I always start with CUNTY, and see where it goes from there...

by Anonymousreply 7February 6, 2023 3:02 PM

There are Wordle Word of the Day Hints on line, OP. People cheat (If you want to call it cheating). You can google and get three hints. For instance a clue about the word's meaning, the letter it starts with, which vowels are used, etc. You can also just scroll down to the bottom of the hints page and get the word. Some people are so crazily competitive with figuring out the word in the least amount of tries and posting about it. Isn't the point of the puzzle the process of figuring the word out in 6 tries? It's not about being an alphabet psychic.

by Anonymousreply 8February 6, 2023 3:34 PM

You can cheat by going into a new browser and playing the game to get the answer, then go back to your usual browser now that you already know the word.

by Anonymousreply 9February 6, 2023 3:36 PM

OP, since you can't spell the name of the game, I'm surprised you can play it.

by Anonymousreply 10February 6, 2023 3:42 PM

Only guessed on the second try twice, I have missed a few clues too.

by Anonymousreply 11February 6, 2023 4:02 PM

Just luck. I often pick "water" as a starting word and was lucky for #2 a couple of times.

by Anonymousreply 12February 6, 2023 4:12 PM

[quote] Only 11 times out of 236 games for me. Once on the first try.

11 times out of 386 for me. Never on the first try. Iโ€™m happy to get it in 3; 4 is my average. Friend of mine got it in 2 twice in the same week

by Anonymousreply 13February 6, 2023 4:31 PM

Wordle 597 6/6







by Anonymousreply 14February 6, 2023 4:45 PM

I've guessed it on the second try 16 out of 327 times, and that's usually due to luck. I have several different starting words I use and I switch them up from day to day. I try to start with a word that has at least three vowels and a couple of the more common consonants. But it's still mostly luck that I chose a good word first. Some of my start words are: AUDIO, SUITE, MEDIA, RADIO, CAUSE, NOISE and ROUSE.

by Anonymousreply 15February 6, 2023 5:10 PM

My start word is MEATY. I like the word.

by Anonymousreply 16February 6, 2023 5:26 PM

I got it on the second guess today! The bot still said my skill level was only 72 despite that I got the answer in two guesses and it took the bot 4. Wow, my score is now 7 times on the second guess.

Interesting, R10. For some reason, I always thought the name was "wordl". How strange. Is this one of those Mandela effect things? Or are you just a bitch?

by Anonymousreply 17February 7, 2023 3:18 PM

The other day I started with TABLE and came up with no 'hits.' For some reason, the only word that occurred to me was SHIRK. And it turned out to be the word.

by Anonymousreply 18February 7, 2023 4:25 PM

I stopped playing Wordl because I like Quordle much better.

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by Anonymousreply 19February 7, 2023 4:33 PM

Beware. A lot of streaks have ended or will be ending today. Strategy won it for me.

by Anonymousreply 20February 9, 2023 1:05 PM

I thought I was going to get it in two today, and I got 5/6 letters right for the next 4 guesses. I gambled between two common possible words and got it on the final guess.

by Anonymousreply 21February 9, 2023 1:15 PM

I missed yesterday's clue, streak ended.

Wordle 600 4/6





by Anonymousreply 22February 9, 2023 8:14 PM

Today should have been my day.

Wordle 600 6/6







by Anonymousreply 23February 9, 2023 10:51 PM

I've only tried Quordle twice, and I haven't been able to get past 3/4.

by Anonymousreply 24February 10, 2023 1:11 AM

Wordle 600 2/6

๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

I just got today's Wordle on the second guess. I started off with the random word "ghost"

by Anonymousreply 25February 10, 2023 2:22 AM

I always state with IRATE. If no letters match up then second try is COUGH. Iโ€™ve gotten it in 2 attempts 22 times.

by Anonymousreply 26February 10, 2023 2:38 AM

What happened to R23 has happened to me so often I've given up doing it regularly. It was infuriating. Obviously, by the time you have four letters it's just dumb luck at what point you pick the correct fifth, if there are five alternatives.

by Anonymousreply 27February 10, 2023 3:06 AM

I actually enjoy those scenarios R27. What I do is use all or as much as possible those likely letters in one guess to eliminate all the wrong ones.

by Anonymousreply 28February 10, 2023 12:50 PM

After hundreds of games, somehow since creating this thread I've now arrived at the answer on the second guess twice in two weeks. I should create a thread about the lottery.

by Anonymousreply 29February 12, 2023 2:24 PM

I got it on the first guess today.

by Anonymousreply 30February 12, 2023 2:27 PM

R30, that really is just dumb luck, which is exactly what's needed to win lotteries -- go buy a ticket, quick!

by Anonymousreply 31February 12, 2023 4:37 PM

I couldn't believe it, R31, and I just used the word on a whim because it was said in whatever youtube video I was watching at the time.

by Anonymousreply 32February 12, 2023 5:04 PM

I always use the same first word -- audio -- because it has every vowel except E. Then I include E in my second guess because it's the most commonly used vowel in English. I've got it on the second guess very few times but have struck out after 6 tries very seldom too.

by Anonymousreply 33February 12, 2023 5:10 PM

I've gotten the word in two guesses a number of times, and even once I got it in one guess!

by Anonymousreply 34February 12, 2023 5:53 PM

I've gotten it in two guesses 20 times, but in six 29 times.

I also accidently cheated and got it in one guess once. I didn't know very much about Wordle, and figured it was an app. I downloaded it and eventually figured out the answer, but I heard people talking about the NYTimes wordle. I found the actual Wordle site and decided to reuse the word from the app, turns out it was the same word.

My one guess solution is a fraud.

by Anonymousreply 35February 12, 2023 6:16 PM

R35, fraud requires intent to do wrong, which you didn't harbor (do I type like a lawyer?). Just don't forget that it's a 5 letter word & could be useful in your future Wordle endeavors.

by Anonymousreply 36February 12, 2023 7:17 PM

Wordlers beware! For today's word, you may need luck or use a strategic guess.

by Anonymousreply 37February 14, 2023 10:57 AM

Wordle 605 2/6



I actually got it in two today!

by Anonymousreply 38February 14, 2023 11:16 AM

Phew! Today is such a streak-breaker so many. In twiter, I saw one losing his 400+ streak -basically his1st and only loss since he started playing it.

Wordle 613 6/6







by Anonymousreply 39February 22, 2023 10:53 AM

It's just luck, OP.

by Anonymousreply 40February 22, 2023 11:01 AM

One of the word was,Kiosk, of course I missed it

by Anonymousreply 41February 22, 2023 11:24 AM

Worldl is for fags

by Anonymousreply 42February 22, 2023 11:29 AM

In case anyone's wondered why these threads are banned and deleted, it's because of this:

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by Anonymousreply 43February 22, 2023 11:40 AM

I don't understand that logic

by Anonymousreply 44February 26, 2023 2:42 PM

Wordle 617 5/6






by Anonymousreply 45February 26, 2023 2:43 PM

[quote] I always start with CUNTY, and see where it goes from there...

DL doesnโ€™t do wordle, dear.

by Anonymousreply 46February 26, 2023 2:52 PM

I don't really try for second, I use two control words, and have had it on the 3rd 285/344 times. Using the same logic as Wheel of Fortune. Occasionally it takes a few more tries, but only once did I need all 6 tries.

by Anonymousreply 47February 26, 2023 4:14 PM

Worldl is so 2022.

by Anonymousreply 48February 26, 2023 6:09 PM

Wordle 624 3/6




by Anonymousreply 49March 5, 2023 4:29 AM

Wordle 636 2/6



by Anonymousreply 50March 17, 2023 8:10 PM

I have an ethical dilemma. I was on attempt six today and I googled a word I wasn't sure was a word and it wasn't... but the word of the day popped up. Of course I said, of course, slaphead and sure enough.

Did I cheat? Because it's not like I did Scrabble word finder of anything. Fucking Wordle. I blame the NYT.

by Anonymousreply 51March 29, 2023 6:06 PM

The Wordle police will come a-knocking on your door and slap you silly.

by Anonymousreply 52March 29, 2023 7:28 PM

What are "two control words"?

by Anonymousreply 53March 29, 2023 8:39 PM

It happens. I got it in two for one of the words last week. I got three correct letters in my first guess, two of which were in the correct position, with the third letter only having one logical place to go. The solution became pretty clear.

Similarly, I remember failing to the correct even after getting four letters in the correct position right off the bat. The problem was I didn't have the first letter, and there were numerous words it could be. I just didn't guess the right one and ran through five incorrect guesses. I think the trick there would have been to find a new word to put in that contained as many of the possible letters it could be and see if you could find the right one or eliminate some.

by Anonymousreply 54March 29, 2023 9:05 PM

I managed it in two today. I usually get it in 3-4.

by Anonymousreply 55March 30, 2023 4:21 AM

Wordle 649 4/6

โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจโฌœโฌœ ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 56March 30, 2023 8:16 PM

Wordle 650 3/6*




Colors are weird because of dark mode.

by Anonymousreply 57March 31, 2023 1:12 PM

I started over again. I wouldn't have got beset that day. I was nowhere near close. Fucking killed a nice streak, too. Got it in two, this morning.

by Anonymousreply 58March 31, 2023 3:08 PM

Today's the word was my usual starter word so I got it first guess!

by Anonymousreply 59April 4, 2023 10:46 AM

I got it in two today. My starter word gave me 4 out of 5 letters all in the wrong order. Once I shuffled them around a few times the answer was pretty easy to guess. Scordle says there were 12 possible answers after my first guess, but only three of them looked like common English words to me.

by Anonymousreply 60April 4, 2023 5:01 PM

It took me 5 guesses today. I was getting worried.

by Anonymousreply 61April 7, 2023 4:52 AM

so...children r starving in africa w/o h20,

& this is ur concern op?

by Anonymousreply 62April 7, 2023 5:07 AM

I got it in three today.

As for OP's question about getting it on "the second guess," I've gotten it on the second guess 2.7% of the time. I've also bombed out completely and not solved it 4% of the time.

by Anonymousreply 63April 7, 2023 8:20 AM

[quote]so...children r starving in africa w/o h20, & this is ur concern op?

Imagine being able to have two disparate thoughts at once! What a concept!

by Anonymousreply 64April 13, 2023 12:07 AM

Can you eat your wordl?

by Anonymousreply 65April 13, 2023 12:08 AM

Well, one tires of wordle salad easily.

by Anonymousreply 66April 13, 2023 12:40 AM

Today is one of those days that, even if you start off with having four letters in the correct position (as I happened to do), you might still end up losing.

by Anonymousreply 67April 18, 2023 2:09 AM

I got one letter on my first go today. My second guess could have been any of 868 words according to Scordle. It wasn't a great start, but I got it in four.

by Anonymousreply 68April 18, 2023 2:15 AM

I usually get the word on the third or fourth attempt. Good starting words are AUDIO (for the vowels), STRAP or STRIP (for the most popular consonants), also LEAST, STEAL, STALE, or any combination of those letters are good starting words.

by Anonymousreply 69April 18, 2023 2:15 AM

Today's word is meant to be a streak breaker. I got it in 6 though with some strategy involved.

Wordle 668 6/6







by Anonymousreply 70April 18, 2023 10:47 AM

One of the most frustrating Wordles I've ever done. It was pure luck that I actually got it. There were 6 equally likely answers after my second guess and only 4 slots to put them in.

Wordle 668 6/6*







by Anonymousreply 71April 18, 2023 11:45 AM

Todayโ€™s was average, I thought.

Wordle 668 3/6

โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ โฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉโฌœ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ

by Anonymousreply 72April 18, 2023 12:13 PM

R67, I got it in six today but had problems yesterday and the day before. Killed a streak.

by Anonymousreply 73April 18, 2023 12:17 PM

R71, at least you got it. I count those words as winsโ€”I got four letters right in the third guess, so it just came down to luckโ€”just plain luck.

by Anonymousreply 74April 18, 2023 12:19 PM

The word that killed my streak recently was BORAX.

by Anonymousreply 75April 18, 2023 12:25 PM

R75... I think that got me too. Or I guessed wondering if it was a word because I think of it as a brand of soap. Definitely a tricky one.

by Anonymousreply 76April 18, 2023 2:12 PM

I had the last four letters of today's word and still didn't get it right out of six tries! Not to give it away but there were a lot of logical words that used those same last four letters.

by Anonymousreply 77April 18, 2023 4:34 PM

r77 #MeToo.

I hate it when there are so many possible options. I suppose there's a way to finesse that by using words that don't fit the pattern to try to suss out the missing letter, but I didn't try that. Instead, I used four separate words that all ended with the same four letters -- and none of them was the right one.

by Anonymousreply 78April 18, 2023 4:37 PM

My streak breaker was "email" -- I did not even consider it even though I had the last four letters in turn 4.

by Anonymousreply 79April 18, 2023 6:42 PM

No r3 because I often use a similar word to start. Yay me today lol.

by Anonymousreply 80April 18, 2023 7:26 PM

R77/r78 #methree. Very annoying!

by Anonymousreply 81April 18, 2023 8:49 PM

I just fucked up today. I had the first letter (in another spot) on guess two but forgot to use it again.

Wordle 668 X/6







by Anonymousreply 82April 19, 2023 12:49 AM

Thursday here. Took 3. And I've actually used the solution as my starter word previously. Too bad, I may have finally gotten in 1.

by Anonymousreply 83April 19, 2023 11:17 PM

Wordle 672 2/6



I actually did get in two today, but it's just luck due to the starter word I chose, and the positions I got. The fourth letter could only go one other place, and so solving it was easy after that.

by Anonymousreply 84April 22, 2023 8:26 AM

I've been playing Wordle for a little over a year and have solved it in two guesses 32 times. I was very lucky with my starter word quite a few times.

by Anonymousreply 85April 22, 2023 9:13 AM

I got it on the first try once. I used my favorite word that contains mostly vowels. No, not sharing but it's easy to find..

by Anonymousreply 86April 22, 2023 10:22 AM

I got it on the first guess only once. Last Thanksgiving, I started with "feast." I was quite surprised when all the letters turned green.

by Anonymousreply 87April 22, 2023 7:40 PM

Solved with two guesses about an hour ago! Funny to then see this thread.

No, it doesnโ€™t happen often but Iโ€™ve gotten it maybe 4-5 times.

by Anonymousreply 88April 22, 2023 7:48 PM

Wordle 676 2/6



Getting Wednesday's in two guesses only happened because I surprisingly got four of the letters with my starter word, and most importantly, got the rather odd letter in the fifth position right off the bat. Why I chose that word to start with? Can't really tell you. I don't think I've ever used it before.

by Anonymousreply 89April 25, 2023 11:45 PM

I blew it today. No luck with letters at all. Then about ten possibilities - all of which were wrong.

by Anonymousreply 90April 26, 2023 1:28 AM

Just lost my 77 day run today. Shit. Lost on JOKER.

by Anonymousreply 91April 26, 2023 1:36 AM

Joker was a difficult word, R91, even though it doesn't seem as though it should have been. I got it, but it took me all six guesses. ("Phew.")

by Anonymousreply 92April 26, 2023 1:40 AM

HOLY SHIT !! .. I actually got today's (Friday 5/26) on the FIRST guess !!

There's nothing "genius" about it. (What the game calls you.)

It's just pure luck. .. Maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket LOL!

TIP: I had just heard a report about Ron DeSantis on the news, and this word to describe him was still in my head.

by Anonymousreply 93May 26, 2023 4:04 AM

I can recall getting Wordle on Line 2 maybe twice.

I'm very pleased with Line 3!

For me, it is helpful knowing what letter combinations don't exist in English.

by Anonymousreply 94May 26, 2023 4:31 AM

So just now (5/26) I got the word Line 4, but could as easily have been Line 3, but first chose the wrong letter between two possibilities.

by Anonymousreply 95May 26, 2023 4:39 AM

According to my stats I've gotten Wordle on the second guess 10 times (out of 156 games played). But early on my stats were screwed up when I went back and forth between phone and computer to solve so I think I have perhaps another 4 or so. I got it on the first try one time, when I was using "Alien" as my starter word. My average solve is fewer than 4, which means I get a lot of solves in 3, but today's puzzle took me 5, because like r95, I tried multiple letters in position two before settling on the correct one. Last week was a banner week for me and I got it in 2 guesses three times. But that is far from the norm. Karma was probably taking notes, so I'll be getting a lot of 5 guess solves to make up, I imagine.

by Anonymousreply 96May 26, 2023 7:57 AM

Woot! Got it on Line 2, Sunday, 5/28!

Picked such a good initial word that the answer word was literally (yes!) the only possible letter combination left!

by Anonymousreply 97May 28, 2023 6:06 AM

R97 = r94 also.

by Anonymousreply 98May 28, 2023 6:08 AM

It's not dumb luck, OP. I have more than one acquaintance who has the partner play it first and then give "hints". That's how it's done, if you're a narcissistic idiot with a partner who should know better.

by Anonymousreply 99May 28, 2023 6:24 AM

I like to start with LEAST or SPARE or TRIED

by Anonymousreply 100May 29, 2023 2:36 AM

Wordle 709 2/6



A rare "second guess" day for me!

And honestly, there are several letters that could have gone in the first position, so I still could have bombed out. .. That's where the real luck came in, choosing the right one.

by Anonymousreply 101May 29, 2023 5:38 AM

For the first time in quite a while, I got today's (5/31) on the second guess! The bot burst my magnificent bubble when it told me that after my (always the same) first word, only one was left .

I'm still wondering how so many people get it on the second guess. The answer is rarely like today's with the solution so close to a popular first word.

by Anonymousreply 102May 31, 2023 1:53 PM

I got it on the second guess today too.

by Anonymousreply 103May 31, 2023 2:08 PM
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