Double Letter Wordle

Double Letter Wordle

How many minutes of your life have you spent playing word games.  Some of that time was been wasted when trying to narrow down your Wordle.  If you have been left with XRAXK.  There are many options for this solution PRANK, DRANK, FRANK, CRANK, or even TRACK.  Most forget the double letter solution of CRACK.

First example, ABBEY with valid double letter

In the 2nd round, the word BABES has a double "B".  Wordle first looks to see if either B is in the correct location.  The 3rd position "B" is correct for ABBEY, and gets a 🟩 tile.  The 1st position "B" is not in the correct location.  But since there IS another "B" it has a 🟨 tile.

In the 3rd round, the word KEBAB kept the 3rd position "B" which stayed 🟩.  But the 5th position "B" is still invalid, so it returned another 🟨 tile.  The 4th round wouldn't qualify for hard mode since the second "B" was removed.  But this helped to confirmed the 2nd position "B" along with the 1st position "A".

Second example, ABBEY with invalid double letter

Wordle is strict with the double letter.  If you repeat if more than it is in the solution, it turns the tile black.  Making the repeat letter 🟩 or 🟨 will make the player believe the double letter exists.

In the 2nd round, the word KEEPS tried a second E in the solution.  Wordle shows one E as 🟨 and the other E as black.  This eliminates the E in the 2nd and 3rd position and also eliminates a second "E" in the solution.  Now it is known that the E is either in the 1st or 4th position.

In the 3rd round ORBIT and 4th round ABATE, the player confirms the double letter "B" with 2 🟩🟩 tiles.  In this example, the ABBEX is confirmed and ABBES is eliminated.  So the only solution remaining is ABBEY.

Double and sometimes triple letters could exist in your Wordle.  They may be separated or multiple. Words like CIVIC, SASSY, DADDY, and MOMMY make it difficult.  Nailing down the Y for the last letter is very helpful.  If you guess a double letter, Wordle will confirm this.  If there is only one B in the solution, then one tile will be 🟨 or 🟩 and the other will be black.

Double letters together "TT" "LL" "NN" "OO" "EE" "SS" are a little more common than at the 1st and 5th position.  Sometimes selecting a repeating letter can help narrow down the position.  For example.  The solution is FUSSY and you have a 🟨 S.

⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨 - TEARS
🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛ - SIGHT

Guessing a double letter "SS" on your 3rd word will guarantee the placement of the "S".  This will also help uncover whether it is a double.  Some consecutive double letter examples

"AA" - SAAGS, PRAAM, HAARS, LAARI
"BB" - LOBBY, ABBOT, NUBBY, CABBY
"CC" - MECCA, OCCUR, BOCCE, ACCRA
"DD" - ODDLY, ADDER, MUDDY, KIDDO
"EE" - JEEZE, BLEEP, BEEFS, CHEEK
"FF" - JIFFY, BLUFF, GUFFS, WHIFF
"GG" - DOGGY, SAGGY, AGGIE, EGGED
"HH" - ACHHA
"II" - MEDII, RADII, PIING, TORII
"JJ" - HAJJI
"KK" - YUKKY, PUKKA, HOKKU, TIKKA
"LL" - BELLY, HILLY, FULLY, CHILL
"MM" - DUMMY, GUMMY, GAMMA, AMMOS
"NN" - FUNNY, PENNE, ANNOY, PENNY
"OO" - POOPY, MOOCH, BLOOM, CROOK
"PP" - YUPPY, HIPPO, APPLE, UPPED
"QQ" - Thankfully no
"RR" - WORRY, BURRO, ARROW, FURRY
"SS" - MESSY, BOSSY, CHESS, GRASS
"TT" - WITTY, DITTY, BUTTS, NUTTY
"UU" - Nope
"VV" - SAVVY, BEVVY, DIVVY, NAVVY
"WW" - Nope
"XX" - Nope
"YY" - Nope
"ZZ" - FIZZY, PIZZA, DIZZY, SWIZZ

More to come on double (and triple) letters

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