Problem Words X_XXX

Problem Words X_XXX

Sometimes the solution word can introduce a hidden problem. This problem may not show up until the 3 or 4 guess. This issue may not seem bad at first, but 4 green can create many possibilities.

On a previous post, I discussed the punt strategy to increase your chance for victory. I seem many complaints on twitter about the 4 🟩 issue. Now in Wordle hard mode, you are stuck.

In my previous post, I discussed the ⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩 and the trouble it creates. This time, I am looking at the situation when you have 🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩. See the below table showing the issues.

Using what is known of the solution list, the plural words with "S" at the end can be eliminated. It seems they may have been removed due to the many problems these words create. As I stated before, the solution list is 2,315 of the nearly 14,000 accepted words.

The solution list has 6-years worth of daily solutions.

In the table, I italicized those excluded from the solution list. Those in bold are the possible words that could trip you up. The worst has 8 possibilities, S_ARE being 🟩⬛🟩🟩🟩,  could end your streak. These are words to avoid guessing.

Wordle 147 was SMART which has 7 possibilities, Wordle 162 was STORE which also had 7 variations. The biggest problem is finding this out in the 4th or 5th word. Outside of hard mode, you can still win this game with the punt strategy.

I will provide other variations later this week as well.

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