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Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby AndyT » 14 Jan 2022, 08:17

Yay! My first time in 2

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby novocaine » 14 Jan 2022, 08:32

6
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Alf » 14 Jan 2022, 09:10

Ooo, that's frustrating, Dave.

Back to the usual 4 for me.
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Doug » 14 Jan 2022, 09:40

Well the last two days have been a big improvement

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby TrimTheKing » 14 Jan 2022, 10:26

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby AJB Temple » 14 Jan 2022, 11:13

Every day so far since some naughty person started this thread, I have done this in 3. Except today where I was ejected after 6 despite having three greens at 3. :lol:
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Andyp » 14 Jan 2022, 11:40

Who was that then? :eusa-whistle:

Strangely addictive innit?
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby AndyT » 14 Jan 2022, 12:05

I think some of the fun comes from assuming that the choice of word is not random. By adopting the one-puzzle-a-day strategy, Josh Wardle stays in control of what we all see each time. So he can test us with double letters, US spellings, less common consonant groupings... and whatever else he has up his sleeve.
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Alf » 14 Jan 2022, 12:39

I'm finding one of my guessing strategies is becoming "What answer would annoy me the most?" :lol:
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Andyp » 14 Jan 2022, 12:49

AndyT wrote:I think some of the fun comes from assuming that the choice of word is not random. By adopting the one-puzzle-a-day strategy, Josh Wardle stays in control of what we all see each time. So he can test us with double letters, US spellings, less common consonant groupings... and whatever else he has up his sleeve.


Time I dropped him a note to see if he can add one or two of those franglais words that have crept into the OED.
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Woodster » 14 Jan 2022, 13:07

What word do folks start with to give them the best chance? I’ve used ABOUT and ARIEL but wondering about others. Actually OTHER isn’t a bad one. :lol:
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby novocaine » 14 Jan 2022, 13:13

Woodster wrote:What word do folks start with to give them the best chance? I’ve used ABOUT and ARIEL but wondering about others. Actually OTHER isn’t a bad one. :lol:

that would reveal my flawless strategy that hasn't failed me yet....... oh wait, I hear the sound of bullpoop, it's coming from my stereo, I should turn the audio down.
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Woodster » 14 Jan 2022, 13:16

Yes, I’ve used AUDIO as well. :lol:
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby TrimTheKing » 14 Jan 2022, 13:25

I use LATER then POUND which uses all vowels bar the 'i' and gives you 10 unique letters. Doesn't always help but often lands you at least 2 either in the right place or correct but wrong place. Not using the 'i' still helps because if the others aren't there that that almost has to be, and even if none of the other consonants aren't there then it helps because you narrow down what's left.

That's my technique anyway.
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby novocaine » 14 Jan 2022, 13:37

Woodster wrote:Yes, I’ve used AUDIO as well. :lol:


wow, did you use a ouija board to to figure that out. :)
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby AJB Temple » 14 Jan 2022, 13:41

Miaou or Beaus. My first one originally was Mauve but v is a waste.
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Andyp » 14 Jan 2022, 13:48

you folks are putting far to much thought into this.
:eusa-think: Wait, maybe that's why you are all better than me. :eusa-think:

I rate this game though ;)
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Dr.Al » 14 Jan 2022, 16:22

The last few times I've started with THOSE and DRAIN to get a good spread of letters, but earlier goes (including the most successful ones!) were picked more randomly.
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby Gill » 14 Jan 2022, 21:03

This is a new game for me. Quite pleased to have got it in four when playing for the first time :) .
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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

Postby RogerM » 14 Jan 2022, 23:03

AJB Temple wrote:Miaou or Beaus. My first one originally was Mauve but v is a waste.
ADIEU is another good opening gambit.



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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

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Re: Maybe one for the cruciverbalists

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