Redactle 20, April 26, 2022

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27 April, 2022

On a quick skim, I saw "Off-████████ " which sure makes me think "off-Broadway."

On a further skim, I note the very first sentence ends with "is an ████████ ███████. ", and that "is" suggests a living person. And that "an" needs to be followed by a vowel, which is making me think "American author."

American - yep.

Broadway - yep.

But "author" only gets me 5 hits, and NOT in the first sentence. Hm.

Looks like whatever follows "American" is 7 letters long. (I finally figured out that I could copy the blanked-out text and paste it into a word processor to count the letters.)

The topic is 5 letters then 6 letters. (Meryl Streep?)

Okay, that " Into the █████ " has been making me think Into the Woods (but I don't think the article is about Sondheim) ... and Meryl was in Into the Woods, so - yep, five hits, and they do fill in the phrase Into the Woods.

Could it really be Meryl Streep?


And I did NOT know that "Meryl" was a nickname.

Wow. Got it in six.

Is that the first time I actually intentionally guessed the topic, instead of hitting on it sort of by accident while trying other words? It might be.

Oh, and now I'm remembering from my earlier skim that Out of ██████ " sure looked like Out of Africa, so I'm glad to see I was on the right track with that (although that made me think of Isak Dinesen  (Karen Blixen), not Meryl Streep.

So, results:

I solved today's Redactle (#20) in 6 guesses with an accuracy of 100.00%. Played at

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #20!

  • The answer was: meryl streep
  • You solved it in 6 guesses
  • Your accuracy was 100.00%
  • You have solved 11 consecutive Redactles

Global Stats

  • Globally, 20854 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 36.00 Guesses; 78.95% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 62.84 Guesses; 77.86% Accuracy


# Guess Hits
6 meryl 10
5 streep 212
4 woods 5
3 author 5
2 broadway 10
1 american 10


It was kind of nice to have SUCH an easy one (easiness, of course, having everything to do with just how well I happen to know a topic). I bet tomorrow will be something impossible I'll know nothing about.

I should really see more of Meryl Streep's work. The main thing I think of when I think of her is Kramer vs. Kramer, which I think is the first thing I saw her in. I've never seen The Devil Wears Prada or Mamma Mia! She was amazing in Angels in America.