Redactle 22, April 28, 2022

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29 April, 2022

This one isn't giving me a lot of immediate ideas to go on, so I might just try to brute-force my way through some common words to see if they give me any hints.

I've been spending a little more time on Redactle than I'd like (I mean, it's fun, and I'm learning some stuff, and I enjoy watching how I think), so I might try to do this one a little more quickly.

All the "If" phrases make me think of mathematical axioms, so I start with mathematics and angle and region (all those inside and outside instances make me think of geometry), but no luck - 0 hits for all three.

So I try some more ordinary words - example and more and given - a few hits there - and then, still thinking science, theory, which gets me some hits.

Then some more ordinary words, all and one; then war - in that Metafilter thread about Redactle, someone said that all Wikipedia articles have the word war in them - but no, 0 hits.

I tried religion, and there were some phrases that looked like they were contrasting religion with something else - but not science, because I'd already guessed that - so I tried thought, and that helped a lot - 25 hits. So then I tried philosophy, and once again, something I thought would give me a couple of hits ended up being one of two words in the title of the article. Huh.

Several more guesses that didn't get me much closer, followed by a longer skim to give my brain a chance to generate ideas, and finally I wondered if it might be Buddhist, and yep - that was it.

I solved today's Redactle (#22) in 34 guesses with an accuracy of 73.53%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #22!

  • The answer was: buddhist philosophy
  • You solved it in 34 guesses
  • Your accuracy was 73.53%
  • You have solved 13 consecutive Redactles

Global Stats

  • Globally, 11988 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 96.00 Guesses; 56.84% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 132.86 Guesses; 57.57% Accuracy

 

# Guess Hits
34 buddhist 107
33 logical 2
32 god 3
31 ideas 5
30 metaphysical 9
29 better 0
28 good 5
27 life 4
26 christian 1
25 rational 2
24 eastern 0
23 western 12
22 natural 2
21 refers 2
20 philosophy 53
19 thought 25
18 history 3
17 period 9
16 religion 2
15 planets 0
14 man 0
13 science 4
12 war 0
11 one 34
10 all 52
9 according 23
8 theory 25
7 plane 0
6 given 2
5 more 13
4 example 7
3 region 0
2 angle 0
1 mathematics 0

 

So - 34 guesses, not bad at all for a topic that didn't leap out at me given the minimal clues of punctuation and common words.

Skimming again, with all the words visible - there's so much to learn here. I could spend days on every paragraph.

There's so much to know.