Wordle is a crossword puzzle brought to perfection, from which unnecessary interface elements were cut out, but the gameplay depth was not lost.
In early January, Wordle, a text puzzle in the spirit of Scrabble or just a crossword puzzle, gained immense popularity. We understand why even when the hype subsides, you will still continue to enjoy this game, and for those who love English, it can even become a linguistic analogue of morning exercises.
The game starts with an empty row of five cells. They need to enter a word of five letters - absolutely any. No hints, no context. Write whatever your heart desires, as long as there are five letters.
Suppose we came up with the word 'lover' - let's write it down. This is where the gameplay begins. This random word becomes a source of clues! Letters that are not in the search word at all are highlighted in gray. Yellow - those that are, but they are not in their place. In this case, this is the letter L - it is in the word we need, only it is not the first. But the letters O and R marked in green are not only in the answer word, but also stand in their places.
Next comes the deduction. The word ends in R, but there is no E, which means there will be no -er ending - and the search word is not one of the sets of nouns like 'boxer', 'loser' or 'meter'. Then maybe it's the adjective 'polar'?
Almost guessed wrong only in one letter. We foolishly check the word 'dolar' (with one L!), once again verify our own illiteracy, and now we beat for sure: if not 'polar', then 'solar'. Bingo!