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I more often fail to use my correct letters by mistake than deliberately, but it seems a legitimate tactical move to me. What's the P&B consensus on using hard mode?Β 

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8 hours ago, Leith Green said:

Wordle 219 3/6

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Was lucky that there were only a few words that fitted

From the letters I had left, I think I tried the only possible words before landing on the right one...

Wordle 219 5/6

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A tough one. On the plus side...

4 weeks unbeaten...

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1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

I more often fail to use my correct letters by mistake than deliberately, but it seems a legitimate tactical move to me. What's the P&B consensus on using hard mode?Β 

I prefer it. Tried it on my laptop yesterday (hence the lack of an asterisk) and my thought process was a lot more sloppy.

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1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

I more often fail to use my correct letters by mistake than deliberately, but it seems a legitimate tactical move to me. What's the P&B consensus on using hard mode?Β 

I'm the same, and somehow managed to do it twice today . I don't think I have hard mode turned on but I always play it that way. It genuinely never occurred to me to not play it that way

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1 minute ago, Squalor Vic said:

I'm the same, and somehow managed to do it twice today . I don't think I have hard mode turned on but I always play it that way. It genuinely never occurred to me to not play it that way

I suppose if you absolutely can't think of any word that fits it might be worthwhile to get a clue. Don't see the point if it's just to narrow down the number of available letters though.

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For me, the fun in the game is trying to think of the best word that will fit with the letters I've already discovered. It's always going to be slower than starting with a few words containing the most commonly-used letters, or using a Scrabble dictionary, but I'd rather not bother than do that.

Reminds me a bit of the kids at school who'd use cheats to burn through video games as quick as possible. Didn't understand what they got out of it.

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4 hours ago, Smurph said:

Wordle 219 5/6

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Yeah I would normally do self-governed hard mode but couldn’t think of an answer for attempt four with the letters I had, so went for something just to see if anything would fit - apparently not haha
I’d never heard of todays word (or maybe I had, but certainly don’t see it regularly, outwith the now obvious JFK context). Had a few goes of making up words like Snowl (shorthand snowy owl, obviously) and then was surprised when it lit up in green

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2 hours ago, welshbairn said:

I more often fail to use my correct letters by mistake than deliberately, but it seems a legitimate tactical move to me. What's the P&B consensus on using hard mode?Β 

Don't like it. It means sometimes you could be left with four or five possible answers and lose through not being lucky. If you're able to eliminate letters by putting in the wrong answers it remains a game of skill.

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16 minutes ago, Archie McSquackle said:

That was a real struggle to come up with a fourth word with the three letters I had then it just came to me.

Wordle 219 4/6

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Ditto…and a similar terrible start.

Wordle 219 4/6

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I don’t have hard mode on, but I play that way anyway.

Β Is there a consensus on starting words? I’m currently using audio each time thanks to the 4 vowels, but I’m not really getting close until the 4th guess most of the time.Β 

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28 minutes ago, die hard doonhamer said:

I don’t have hard mode on, but I play that way anyway.

Β Is there a consensus on starting words? I’m currently using audio each time thanks to the 4 vowels, but I’m not really getting close until the 4th guess most of the time.Β 

Snap, I think we've only had one letter right for the last week, but at least it ruled out 3 vowels minimum. My strategy is more about keeping a successful sequence going than getting low scores, which is mainly about luck imo. Still annoyed about screwing up after 21 goes with an unforced error.

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1 hour ago, die hard doonhamer said:

I don’t have hard mode on, but I play that way anyway.

Β Is there a consensus on starting words? I’m currently using audio each time thanks to the 4 vowels, but I’m not really getting close until the 4th guess most of the time.Β 

I start with a similar word to knock off a bunch of vowels. Used to do the same with some of the most common consonants. I don't think it's made much of a difference either way TBH. I know that a load of people were using SHITE as their starting word - I got down to something like SHI_E one day a few weeks ago and had a joyous moment of thinking I'd log in here to a torrent of Harry Redknapp picsΒ Β :lol:

By the way everyone, be careful when Googling Wordle now - apparently some c**t has worked out how the site generates the daily words, and has put up spoilers for weeks into the future. There's always one. On the other hand, searching for 'wordle' on Google now brings up its own wee Google Doodle.

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