Wordle Dec 28, 2022
I was stumped after my second guess of today’s (Dec 28, 2022) Wordle:
I would assume that knowing 4 of the 5 letters in the Wordle answer, along with some hints (’e’ in 4 position, ’l’, ‘i’, ’m’ not in certain positions) would make the final guess easy. It did not.
I used this small Linux program to try to find possible answers:
#!/bin/bash set -eou pipefail grep '^.....$' /usr/share/dict/words | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' | grep '^[^cransl][^cransi][^cransm]e[^cranse]$' | grep i | grep l | grep m
As fate would have it, the program gives one answer, the correct answer. Wordle’s yellow letters continue to cause me problems. I believe this is mainly due to the mental gymnastics of “not”. A yellow-background letter indicates that letter appears in the answer, just not in the location you’ve guessed. I think this may be an actual limitation in my brain’s information processing mechanism.