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jean
jean

It’s been a while since we have done a Micro Monday roll call. (We’ve been doing a series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other.) This week’s topic is Wordle addicts. Leave a comment, and maybe share a strategy or stats, so others can find and follow you.

jean
jean

@jean I'll start. Out of 29 days, I have figured it out in 2 guesses 4 times. Every morning, I start with the first 5-letter word that pops into my head.

ekcragg
ekcragg

@jean 👋 I’m on a 28 day streak and mostly get it on the fourth guess. I don’t have a particular strategy and often need to think it out on paper

timapple
timapple

@jean No real strategy other than I start with the same word every time.. SAINT

I have had a few two try wins, then again today was 5 and yesterday was 6...lol

Miraz
Miraz

@jean I enjoy starting with a different word each day. I try to form my first guesses from the following most common letters: ETAONRISHD . I've failed utterly once but often get the word on the third or fourth guess. 😀

cdevroe
cdevroe

@jean Addict is a strong word, but I am playing every day. The only tip I can give is definitely wait until you've had some coffee. Other than that, I've just been enjoying the challenge of getting the word in the least number of guesses possible.

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@jean I play every day but never post results. I usually start with STERN. I've failed once. Gotten it in 2 twice, 3 or 4 9x each, 5 11x, and 6 once.

alanralph
alanralph

@jean I play every day, usually start with DREAM, then LOUSY if I get no letters first go. I've yet to guess in less than three attempts, usually get it in 4-5.

pratik
pratik

@jean Love it and play it every day. Share the squares with at least 3 groups of people. Row 4 is my sweet spot. Yet to get it on row 2. I've failed twice. I too start with the same couple of words every day.

cn
cn

@jean play most mornings; usually starting with ADIEU and/or FOLKY (covering all the vowels). Even after finding the word list in the source code, some tries I forget what today’s word is supposed to be… 🙃

annahavron
annahavron

@jean yes, and I am terrible at it. This is the one little place in my life I don't want to strategize, optimize, or tweak in any way beyond just staring at the screen and guessing. Which means I usually guess it in .... 6.

lmika
lmika

@jean Currently on a 21 day streak. I have four different words that I usually start as the first guess (HOUSE, TRAIN, TRUNK, PARSE). Got one right on the second guess, but mostly I get it on the third. I failed to get the word once (almost twice but we were doing it again as a family later and I proposed the correct guess, so I think that counts 😉).

splinter
splinter

@jean Yes, on a perfect streak of 35 games. A few were very close! I change up the starting word each time, but try to make it contain a few of the most common letters.

That warm feeling when you suddenly hit upon a combination of green letters that dramatically narrows the possibilities is a wonderful way to wake up in the morning!

val
val

@jean Wordle is what I most looked forward to during my late fall and early winter (2021) days. I would solve them in the morning with a cup or two of tea. I still play Wordle though it's not the first thing which crosses my mind these days. I always start with a different word and I never post my results

JMaxB
JMaxB

@jean I haven't lost a game yet, though I think if you play carefully it's hard to lose. I always start with the same two words. For a while I used the vowel-heavy "raise" and "youth". Recently I've been using more consonant-heavy "crest" and "plank". I haven't noticed a difference in success. I play a couple of puzzle games when I wake up (even before coffee!!), and Wordle is one.

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jean I play - stopped posting results unless I beat a previous record - which means the next time I post I will have nailed it in one … so highly unlikely :-)

I’m also not as vigorous as daily as I used to be.

Cheri
Cheri

@jean I like starting with two random words, each with unique letters. From there, I try to figure out the answer.

eabando
eabando

@jean I also go with a random word, hard mode even before I knew it was an option, and have missed some, but have actually gotten a first guess correct.

jayeless
jayeless

@jean I've been playing every day for the last few weeks, but I generally don't share my results. Most often I guess it in 4, and if not usually 3 or 5 (only once did it take me 6). I've tried both the "get the vowels first" strategy and the "consonant-heavy words first" strategy but seem to get much the same results from both. I've also played the Spanish and Catalan versions of Wordle a bit less regularly, which has been a fun way to try to bring more of my passive vocab into active vocab 😆

Cheri
Cheri

@jayeless I didn't realize there was a Spanish version. That's great!

Omrrc
Omrrc

@jean I normally start with the same word, just to get the ball rolling. I did try to use the same three words to start, but agree with my wife that that took the fun out of it.

jayeless
jayeless

@Cheri There is! You can check it out here if you're curious :)

cygnoir
cygnoir

@jean Yay, Wordle! I love Wordle and other word games like Scrabble and Letter Tycoon. I don't know what my streak is because I keep switching devices to play. I like using BEARS as a starter word. I didn't enjoy the snarky comments about sharing scores, so now I just "share" them with myself in Day One.

Cheri
Cheri

@jayeless Thanks. 🙂

thedimpause
thedimpause

@jean 33 days of Wordle, 97% success, 30 day streak, guessed in 2 tries 3 times, usually start with ALIEN and if that’s completely fruitless probably go with SOUTH 😊

adders
adders

@thedimpause Interesting. I normally start with "Arise" because of all the vowels, plus "s". Was challenged this morning by an US spalling.

thedimpause
thedimpause

@adders Me too - pondered for a long time this morning! Identifying vowels first definitely helps me.

Omrrc
Omrrc

@adders Yeah, the todays spelling threw me too. It’s not the first time, remember it has happened before.

Munish
Munish

@jean only played 11 times. It has become an after dinner activity for us as a family. My Stats

agilelisa
agilelisa

@jean I admit that I find myself doing the Wordle most days. For me, it's the post-lunch "get my brain in gear" fun.

alexis
alexis

@alanralph LOUSY is brilliant!

alexis
alexis

@jean My sister started sharing her Wordle results in our family text chat and then my father, and then my mother, and who am I to refuse the call? Every day, this is how we start the day. It’s a cute little ritual, but I imagine the kids likely have mixed feelings about it. 😂

jean
jean

@alexis That’s fun! I wish my family would do this. I don’t feel like sharing them on my blog because someday that will be clutter. (With one exception 😇)

pratik
pratik

@alexis We have a separate Wordle group on Messages (my 11-yr-old son is the most frequent poster) coz MiL got tired of seeing Wordle and other word game (3-4 more) results flooding the original family text chat group.