Two Word Opener

Two Word Opener

Assume that you are playing the standard 5-letter word game Wordle or practicing at WordPlay.com. Your first word gets ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛, it whiffs. What is your go-to 2nd word?

If you do this, send me your 2 word combination to wordnerdle@gmail.com

If you are playing in hard mode, you can generally ignore this. Having a rigid two word opener means that you ignore the hints provided in the first word. This is a strategy, at least in easy mode. Some players may even have a 3rd word as well.

Lets look at this...

Two word opener

  • 5 constants confirmed 🟩, 🟨, or ⬛
  • 5 vowels confirmed 🟩, 🟨, or ⬛
  • 4 remaining guesses
  • 🟩 or 🟨 for 1st word makes 2nd word impossible to be correct.

Three word opener

  • 10 constants confirmed 🟩, 🟨 or ⬛
  • 5 vowels confirmed 🟩, 🟨 or ⬛
  • 3 remaining guesses
  • 🟩 or 🟨 for 1st word makes 2nd word impossible to be correct.
  • 🟩 or 🟨 for 1st or 2nd word makes 3rd word impossible to be correct.

This can be spotted when people post their emoji score. If there are 🟨🟨 in the 1st round, but only 1 🟨 or 1 🟩 in the 2nd round, hints were ignored. Look at this result:

⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟨🟩🟨🟨
⬛🟩🟩🟩🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Here is another result:

🟩🟨⬛⬛⬛
⬛⬛🟨🟨⬛
🟩🟨🟩⬛🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Here are a few good 2 word starts

  • CRANE, then SLIPT or STOGY
  • STERN, then AUDIO
  • AROSE, then UNITY or UNIFY

I do not recommend this strategy, as it widely ignores the hints provided.