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A good first word for Wordle

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Ok, I gave in to the fad and took up Wordle.

For those who have been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Wordle is a relatively new online word game which has become viral. It is a variation of Bulls and Cows.

You have six tries to guess a five-letter word. Each try reveals letters that the target word has. If your guess has the same letter on the same spot as the target word, the letter is colored green. If the letter is there, but on the wrong spot, it's colored yellow. Finally, if the letter is not in the target word at all, it's colored black. There is a little twist when it comes to the words with repeating letters. If your guess has a repeating letter, it will be colored green or yellow, but only as many times as the target word has it (more about it later).

You can only use dictionary words to make your guesses, the game won't allow you to post garbage and reveal positions of the letters.

Every new try reveals some information about the target word. But when the playfield is empty, we don't have any information at all. We need a good word to start the game of Wordle. And, since the words are (supposedly) chosen randomly, and at the beginning of the game we are absolutely blind, it makes sense to use the same word to start every new game.

Let's use SQL to find this word!
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Written by Quassnoi

January 27th, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Posted in PostgreSQL

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