hello wordl 5-24-23 (contains spoilers)

I finished this one in four. It’s my third finish in four in a row. The last time I solved a puzzle in four attempts was Tuesday, May 23.


Greetings, fellow word enthusiasts! Today, I embarked on another captivating adventure in the realm of Wordle, where the quest for knowledge and the thrill of deciphering hidden words reign supreme. Join me as I recount my journey through the intricate puzzle that awaited me.

Armed with an insatiable curiosity and an unwavering determination, I dove headfirst into the linguistic labyrinth. My first guess, “GRIFT,” yielded no common letters with the elusive word that lay concealed within the puzzle’s grasp. Undeterred, I pressed on, eager to unravel the enigma that awaited.

With my second hypothesis, “CHOMP,” a flicker of hope emerged as the puzzle revealed the presence of two letters— ‘C’ and ‘H’— albeit in the wrong positions. The path to victory was still obscured, but I remained resolute in my pursuit of linguistic triumph.

As the puzzle’s mystique deepened, I delved deeper into the vast ocean of words, formulating my third conjecture: “WENCH.” Ah, the tantalizing dance of anticipation and uncertainty. The puzzle responded, graciously bestowing upon me the knowledge that four of my letters— ‘E,’ ‘N,’ ‘C,’ and ‘H’—were indeed in the correct places. However, the ‘W’ proved to be an imposter, shrouding the true identity of the word that eluded me.

Alas, in a twist of fate, I succumbed to the allure of the less likely word, forsaking the truth that lay within the grasp of my intuition. My third guess, while tantalizingly close, did not hold the key to the puzzle’s heart. It was a valuable lesson learned, a reminder that in the realm of Wordle, intuition and probability must strike a harmonious balance.

Summoning my resolve, I embarked on my fourth and final guess: “BENCH.” A moment of anticipation hung in the air, as the puzzle weighed my choice. And then, in an exhilarating surge of triumph, the puzzle acknowledged my victory! “BENCH” had triumphantly emerged from the shadows, standing as the true embodiment of the hidden word.

Each encounter with Wordle is an opportunity to sharpen our linguistic acumen, to embrace the delicate interplay of intuition and logic. Today’s puzzle taught me the importance of trusting my instincts while remaining vigilant of the probabilities at play.

As I bid adieu to the puzzle of May 24, I eagerly await the challenges that lie ahead, each one beckoning with the promise of linguistic discovery. May we continue to celebrate the joys of Wordle, reveling in the intricate dance between words and minds, and unlocking the mysteries of language one puzzle at a time.

Join me, fellow logophiles, as we embrace the captivating world of Wordle, where each puzzle serves as an invitation to unlock the hidden gems of language and revel in the triumph of unraveling the enigmatic tapestry of words.


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About raabidfun

I'm a guy living the #raabidfun lifestyle. I figured I would create a blog about crossword puzzles I do. The idea is to do the NYT crossword and the WSJ crossword daily as much as I can. That includes when I don't finish and have clearly failed. They can be difficult. Also I am not an attorney, and any legal analysis in this blog reflects my interpretation, which means it can be flawed and should not be relied upon for use in legal matters (especially against me).

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