Sometimes when the answer in nearly obvious, I do take a calculated risk. Like in Wordle 8 here.

When sufficient testing has been done early, the inevitable does happen 🙂

Mark's Wordle 8 solved in 3 moves
Wordle 8 – Jun 27th 2021

Answer to Wordle 8: NAVAL

Number of guesses*: 3

*in WittyCulus Challenge Mode

Progression of clues:

  • 0 + 2
  • 0 + 1
  • 5

Played on Feb 10th 2022 via Wordle Archive

Step-by-Step Replay of Wordle 8 Puzzle

Guess #1

EVADE it is for today’s initial try.

Guess #2

There’s actually a V inside the mystery word! Now to test all other vowels with LOUIS.

Guess #3

Wow, only vowel A is in there! Perhaps two of them? Words starting with VA and having the L somewhere, like VALID and VAULT, don’t fit. VULVA is out too. With the 3 letters revealed, can’t see the A being in front. Ah, it could be NAVAL.

Mark's gameplay for Wordle 8
Eliminating vowels early made the answer nearly obvious; and that V was a big help.

Yes! We got it alright 🙂

It might seem like I took a chance there. But the analysis led to the answer being deduced correctly. The V definitely helped to limit word choices and likely sequences of letters.

Thus a calculated risk was taken with guess #3, so to speak.

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