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Old 2022-04-18, 12:06   #111
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100 days on "hard" mode:
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Old 2022-04-18, 13:24   #112
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Nice stats! I've been playing the hard mode now that I found it, but not every day. I changed my strategy to starting with lesser used letters to get rid of them and it's working well so far. Only once did I hit the "lottery" situation and "odds and averages" helped me solve by the sixth try.

I don't keep cookies, so I haven't any stats from the site, unless they're somewhere out of my view.
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Old 2022-04-21, 15:01   #113
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Switched to hard mode sometime after the first 25 wordles.
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Old 2022-05-27, 18:55   #114
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This doesn't work with hard mode but it is interesting:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-m...core-20220525/

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Old 2022-05-28, 00:24   #115
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Well - I missed the day I hit 100.

I've played all as if I was playing hard mode before turning on hard mode early on (maybe a week before I discovered how to officially turn it on).

I use the same starting word each day. It's not optimal. I changed which starting word I used at one point. There's no computer assistance here, just from the top of my head. I missed one when I got "boxed in" by hard mode, and had too many possibilities for the last letter. There have been other times where that could have happened, but I got the answer in 5 or 6 by luck.
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Old 2022-05-28, 00:55   #116
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This doesn't work with hard mode but it is interesting:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-m...core-20220525/

The article is interesting, but it's flawed. They talk about things being independent that actually aren't - whether or not the word has an A is not independent of whether or not the word has a T - but the math works in this case because of how they constructed the set. You could have a set of 16 words, 4 of which had an A, 4 of which have a T, but the intersection could be AT and TA, or the intersection could be empty if AT was not a word in the 16 word set you were playing from.
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Old 2022-07-27, 23:48   #117
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200 days on "hard" mode:
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Old 2022-07-31, 06:24   #118
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Stats after 200 tries. Apparently if you miss a day your current streak is terminated - in my view, the current streak is really 172.

Average #guesses for 1st 100 games: 3.79
Average #guesses for 2nd 100 games: 3.81
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Old 2022-08-04, 03:51   #119
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And the site now redirects to nytimes.com

EDIT:- But the statistics got carried over
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Old 2022-08-04, 05:37   #120
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Old 2022-08-21, 19:13   #121
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A recent video from Matt Parker: Can you find: five five-letter words with twenty-five unique letters?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-AfhLQfb6w

His program struggled roughly a month on the problem.

My codes are much faster: https://github.com/gerbicz/Wordle-5x5
Even only a single threaded code finds all 831 solutions in 0.1 sec on the "large" vocabulary.
Interestingly my first first post about this was deleted in something like 3 minutes (not on Matt's yt channel), not everybody likes fast codes, but that is fine.
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