# Wordle: Everyone is Suddenly Playing It

Hmm. Bummer. Farts would be a solid first guess.

Absurdle is a Wordle that cheats and tries to narrow its options as little as possible with each guess.

Itβs deterministic, so the exact same guesses will always give you the same game.

I find that with βRandom initial guessβ I can still almost always get it in 6 tries or less, but it gives you unlimited. It tends to run towards choices with lots of repeated letters.

Sample game, with ERASE the initial random guess.

``````
|E|R|A|S|E|
|D|O|U|B|T|
|G|L|Y|P|H|
|F|I|L|M|Y|
|I|C|I|L|Y|
``````

Absurdle is adversarial with one-plie lookahead. If it had multi-plie lookahead to keep you from getting to a single choice as long as possible, assuming youβd make the optimal guess at each turn, it might be more interesting.

I think @WhollySchmidt posted Evil Wordle upthread, which is the same idea:

https://swag.github.io/evil-wordle/

Using your same starting words there I get:

Wordle 210 3/6*

I was so sure about my second guessβ¦ this one is to you @John_Many_Jars

Tulip Penis Panic

Wordle 209 5/6

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Not my best day.

STONE
PLAID
TANKS
TANGO
TANGY

Hey, I just discovered this game yesterday through FB. Itβs like Mastermind! And itβs interesting how easy it is to get it in 3 or 4 if you really force yourself not to contradict what you know. It gets hard to even think of a word, and whatever word you come up with turns out to be it.

That quote from the article is so 2022 really. Instead of βcool, I learned a new word todayβ the response is βnot fair, Iβve never heard of that stupid word!β

Thereβs also this kind of reaction

Somebody needs a hug.

Not sure anyone who spells βpieceβ as βpueceβ should be commenting on spelling.

Wordle 210 3/6*

I think the choices are going to try to avoid words heavy in the big 5 consonants plus E, so focusing on the next 5 or so seems to have served me well.
MAPLE
PACKS
PANIC

Wordle 210 4/6*

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I didnβt.

Wordle 210 4/6*

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got there eventually.

I accidentally ruined yesterday by seeing the word early!

For today, I was really worried after the second guess, but my 3rd one brought me there.

Wordle 210 4/6*

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Wordle 210 4/6

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ATONE
CABIN
MANIC
PANIC

Wordle 210 3/6