(You Should Not) Learn How to Cheat at Wordle
What kind of a monster, what kind of a louse, what kind of a wretch of a human being would cheat at Wordle?
Sure, streaks are nice. You don’t want to lose your streak. We saw the aftermath of the COYLY disaster – streaks destroyed, marriages ruined, countries fallen, lives no longer worth living.
But you – a decent, upstanding citizen – would never do this. I mean sure, the New York Times makes public the list of 2309 potential Wordle solutions. But they provide it in a format that is basically unusable.
And obviously *you* would not be the moral disaster who would take the following steps, but could someone, in theory, download that list, do some quick splits, and upload it to Gigasheet and give access to everyone? Dear Reader, it’s actually pretty easy.
And with that sheet, can someone – not you, never you – use Gigasheet’s incredibly easy filtering capabilities to ensure Wordle success every day? Let’s watch this ethical abomination play out, as a lesson in how not to behave.
Terrible start, but we can build from this. Let's build a filter to eliminate any word with C, L, I, M, or B.
We’re down to 684 potential solutions (At the bottom, it says ROWS: 684 of 2,309).
Let’s keep going!
After guessing "Stare", update the filter to contain the clues from the 3 yellow letters:
Just like that, we (meaning me and some other terrible people, but not you, never you) see the 9 possible solutions.
Let’s pick a word with letters we see repeatedly from those 9 options.
With this info, meaning the now green letters, we can update our query:
Hey, look at that! We have our answer:
Never a doubt:
Again, I’m not saying you should use this to win at Wordle. But I’m saying, you should never again lose at Wordle!
This travesty is all totally free. Use it every day; we won’t tell anyone.