Turn A Blind Eye

I’m waiting for Storm Eunice to arrive. Dudley passed over yesterday but he was only a minor issue.

I’m putting some pots into the glasshouse for shelter, I’m taking down the window boxes and I’m charging up all my devices.

Apart from some gardening precautions, I’m cheating at Wordle. I did mention a few weeks ago that it’s a game that didn’t interest me. It does now. Anyway, to make a long story short, I’ve discovered a loophole. This loophole still necessitates getting the answer right, but today I came very close to my first unsuccessful day.

With just one remaining attempt, I realised the word might be SHAME or perhaps SHAKE. The successful outcome was 50-50. I tried closing my browser and opening it again, only to find that I still had only one remaining attempt. I debated going from my phone to the laptop but I’m not that pushed about cheating! Nevertheless, I left the puzzle hanging.

Tiarella Pink Skyrocket

A few hours later, using my phone to find out about a Tiarella plant that I bought, the browser that I used was a different one. This time it was Firefox and curiosity got the better of me. I opened Wordle, only to find a blank canvas! Of course, I had the information from my earlier attempt so, and this is what happened…

Got it in three! I’m now wondering if the millions of people who share their results are genuine or cheaters. If I get the answer in five or six attempts, I guess that’s just about OK, but imagine if I get the answer in one or two, that’s a different story! Sin scéal eile. Imagine if I were to be seen to get it in two attempts every single day! Eyes would pop! I’d be in danger of losing the run of myself.

Enjoy your Wordle if it’s your thing.

The game has been bought by the New York Times. Yesterday, I read that changes are being made to the list of allowed words. In an attempt to fix the world of past wrongs the words WENCH, SLAVE and SHOOT are no longer acceptable. I’ll need to figure a way around this issue. Of course, there’s a possibility that this is fake news. Ochón.

Author: Páraig

Changing my mind, one thought at a time. When head is good so is everything, including some fast biking and slow gardening.

9 thoughts on “Turn A Blind Eye”

  1. I haven’t even looked at Wordle yet and don’t think I will. Now, Eunice is a different matter. There, it seems, I will have no choice only to sit in the red zone and hope for the best. Be safe!

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  2. The world has gone mad…..what is wrong with shoot? Are we no long allowed to use that word in connection with plants? I tried Quordle today….look it up and sigh….

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    1. Who knows what’s true or not true in print media nowadays, Barbara? Anyways, wordle is a but of fun. On other hand, quordle is a bit daft.

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  3. I was awoken twice overnight by torrential rain hitting the bedroom window but, waking at seven, there is no wind nor rain and all seems fine here – even blue skies appearing!

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  4. Yes, it came along later, very windy but no rain. One tree down in the field beside us, no damage. Still windy (noon) but easing.

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  5. Wordle is only a passing fad, but is quite good fun and as it is only one word per day will only ever chew up a limited amount of time. I definitely think the creator sold it on at a high point – well played him!
    As to getting it in a two or three goes, you can get lucky with your starter word and next quess/guesses. I have a twoer to my name, but it was luck not some Susie Dentesque super power. Equally you can be unlucky, i ran out of guesses on the shaXe one, but all the wrong guesses could have been it.
    For me the more interesting question is why do so many of my friends have to share their good Wordle days on Facebook?
    A daily bit of brain teasing is probably no bad thing though.

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    1. Today is a good example – my starter word gave me four letters , three of which were in the right place. So, I finished in two, but that is just pure jam not skill.
      Although I will change my starter word tomorrow to try and keep ahead!

      Clive

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