In Wordle 238, we see how a less-considered move (played as guess #3) cost the game slightly 🙁

A Wordle done in 3 moves this would have been… Haiz.

Mark's Wordle 238 solved in 4 moves
Wordle 238 – Feb 12th

Answer to Wordle 238: ULTRA

Number of guesses: 4

Progression of clues:

  • 1 + 2
  • 1 + 2
  • 2 + 2
  • 5

Step-by-Step Replay of Wordle 238 Puzzle

Guess #1

At the top of my head is FLOAT… so why not? 🙂

Guess #2

Neat, we got 3 letters there with L locked in place. AT following L isn’t unusual, so let’s go with PLATE.

Guess #3

TL can’t be in front! So T is at the middle 🙂 ALTAR pops up as a possibility; not thinking too much now.

Guess #4

Only one A in the unknown word; and it must be at the end! We have R revealed, but it can’t be at the front! _LTRA means it’s ULTRA!

Mark's gameplay for Wordle 238
Not so well considered – the chance to complete in 3 moves was missed!

Not too bad, you think?

Well, looking back sees guess #3 as haphazard and wasteful, since A at 4th slot is already known to be incorrect! Plus, the word can’t be ALTER with E not in; for that matter, can’t find an answer to fit the ALT__ pattern if A were at the beginning!!

So, a chance to finish this Wordle in 3 tries has been passed up! Such a waste, really 🙁

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