Redactle 21, April 27, 2022

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28 April, 2022

This one looks a little more challenging - I'm not immediately seeing a lot of patterns or phrases that suggest anything - except for "from the ██████ up" in the last sentence, which suggests ground or bottom.

Bottom has no hits; it's ground.

The first words are "███████ is the ██████ of ..." and that second blank is six letters long, not seven, so possibly system rather than process. So - there are three hits for system, but that's not one of them.

For some reason, "The █████ is:" made me think order, and that was correct; just 3 hits, though. But interestingly: "The order is: ██████; ███████; ██████; █████; order; ██████; █████; ███████." So what's a sequence with order in it?

Ah - "in the Near ████," - East? Yes. But that's just a single hit.

Okay, I just noticed this sentence:

"For it is [the ████] of ███████ ███████ ███ ██████ to ██████ ████ ██ ███ ████ but to ███████ into the ██████ of ███████ ██████."

and that should give me some clues.

So, re-reading, it suddenly hit me that order was part of the classification of species, and indeed species gets me 17 hits.

And there we go: species, classification, and biology give me lots of hits. Now: can I figure it out from there?

And after a few not-great guesses - family, plant, marine (I thought the first word of the first bullet point at the end might be marine, I figured zoology might be a category heading - but of course it turned out to be the topic itself.

Skimming the fully-revealed article, I see that that quote was

"For it is [the task] of natural science not simply to accept what we are told but to inquire into the causes of natural things."

which shows me that my (untried) guess of natural for natural science was right, and I should have put that in. (Not sure how much help it would have given me, but still.)

So, today's results:

I solved today's Redactle (#21) in 38 guesses with an accuracy of 65.79%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #21!

  • The answer was: zoology
  • You solved it in 38 guesses
  • Your accuracy was 65.79%
  • You have solved 12 consecutive Redactles

Global Stats

  • Globally, 14612 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 77.00 Guesses; 48.33% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 108.84 Guesses; 50.76% Accuracy
# Guess Hits
38 zoology 22
37 anatomy 9
36 marine 0
35 animals 32
34 plant 1
33 family 1
32 study 23
31 field 7
30 opened 2
29 biology 41
28 classification 11
27 species 17
26 world 6
25 science 7
24 renaissance 2
23 law 0
22 way 0
21 times 1
20 france 1
19 hierarchy 0
18 men 0
17 most 2
16 all 6
15 philosophy 0
14 art 0
13 process 0
12 end 1
11 east 1
10 region 0
9 introduction 0
8 order 3
7 known 1
6 war 0
5 history 7
4 agriculture 0
3 system 3
2 ground 1
1 bottom

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Pretty fun. I wonder what tomorrow's will be?