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Old 2022-01-14, 16:36   #34
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By a huge stroke of luck, managed to guess today's in 3.

ATONE
BRUSH
TANGY
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Old 2022-01-14, 17:00   #35
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I'm not much on this sort of thing, but I did have a go at it on Monday January 10th. My thought processes were significantly impeded by fever and other cold symptoms. My concentration was shot. But I was curious as to whether I could actually solve the puzzle.
. . .
I also note that you can't simply enter things like "AEIOU" to find the vowels in a word, or "EEEEE" to find where the letter "E" occurs if you know it's somewhere in the word

So it seems to me that the game has a word list of its own, which it refers to in deciding whether guesses are acceptable. And that would be the word list to use if you want to "optimize" your guesses.
Hope you're feeling much better!

My approach, as mentioned earlier, has been through programming, and has also included the choice of three unique words to use, in order, as guesses. These words were chosen based on letter frequency.

For me, the interest has been in program modification, rather than puzzle solving.
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Old 2022-01-14, 17:47   #36
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Three again today.
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Old 2022-01-15, 02:46   #37
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Three again today.
Very nice. Four for me today and I felt I was lucky.
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Old 2022-01-15, 07:57   #38
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Very nice. Four for me today and I felt I was lucky.
Hi Don, welcome back. Not seen you around here for quite a while.
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Old 2022-01-16, 06:52   #39
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Solved in 2 guesses today. Needless to say I was a bit lucky.

TOWER
SOLAR

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Old 2022-01-17, 01:59   #40
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Well, if you want to play the game don't be like me and go poking around in the JavaScript file for their word list. They use the words in order in the list.
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Old 2022-01-17, 02:34   #41
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Got it in 6. Needed 3 attemp to find the last ,but not last letter.


Adieu
Steps
Seise
Shine
Shive
Shire

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Old 2022-01-17, 03:24   #42
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Like a dumbass we hovered over that and saw tomorrow's word.

We forgot about the timezone differences.

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Old 2022-01-17, 03:40   #43
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I use a static list of "optimized" words that gets me sufficient letters before I even attempt serious guesses. Mostly have been doing in 5, but have 1 three and couple for fours. My list:

RATIO
LENDS
CHUMP
GAWKY
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Old 2022-01-17, 13:13   #44
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I'm going to have to expand the dictionary that my program uses. I mentally knew the word after the first two of my three standard clues, which had captured all five letters (two in their correct placement), so I didn't even need my program.This was good, since my program didn't find it.
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