For the Thursday, April 6 wordle puzzle, I was on the edge of my seat as I solved it in six guesses for the second day in a row. While a solve in six guesses is technically successful, it’s still a harrowing experience because it’s the maximum number of guesses allowed. My nerves were on edge as I guessed each word, hoping that it would bring me closer to the answer. The word was MAKER, and my first guess was GRIFT (Letter R correct but in the wrong place). My second guess was SAVOR (A and R in the right places). Third guess was CAPER (A, E, R in the right places). Fourth guess was WADER (no help). Fifth guess was BAKER (A, K, E, R in the right places). I was getting worried that I might fail, but then my sixth guess was correct with MAKER. I could have guessed LAKER or RAKER and failed. I breathed a sigh of relief as I realized that I had successfully solved the puzzle.
Last year, I had two solves in six guesses in April. This year, I already have two solves in six in the first week of April. It’s not the first time I got consecutive solves in six. In 2022, I solved three consecutive puzzles in six: January 17-19, and in March 2022, I solved three consecutive puzzles in six: March 3-5 followed by a solve in four and then consecutive solves in six for March 8-9, so five solves in six in six days. Then in August 2022, I had consecutive solves in six for August 11-12.
While it’s nerve-wracking to be on the edge of failure, the feeling of relief and satisfaction upon solving the puzzle is unparalleled. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s puzzle has in store for me.