Wordle August 28, 2022

I heartily endorse Wordle as a word game.

Wordle 435 grid

I didn’t do great on Sunday, August 28 2022 Wordle:

wordle game screenshot

After the fifth guess, I decided to use regular expressions to help me out. I try to do Wordles entirely without assistance.

set -eou pipefail

grep '^.....$' /usr/share/dict/words |
tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' |
grep '[^crnmoldyshpfblv]a[^crnmoldyshpfblvga][^crnmoldyshpfblvu]e' |
grep g |
grep u

I got “gauge” and “gauze” out of that little program. I guessed “gauge” because ‘g’ has a higher probability of appearing in a word than ‘z’. I was wrong.

I’m not too happy with grepping for words with a ‘u’ and a ‘g’ separately, but I can’t make a regular expression that does not have the letters that don’t work from the first 5 wrong guesses but does have a ‘g’ and a ‘u’