Redactle 23, April 29, 2022

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29 April, 2022

This is another one that's not giving me much to go on.

So I'll start with some fairly common words, once again trying to go a little faster than I sometimes have in the past.

many and all show up in most articles, and we do get a few hits here. Nothing for perimeter, which I tried just because of all the outside and inside visible words.

Some random guesses: type and first - oh, but I guessed square up there to go with perimeter, and that gave me only 3 hits, but one of them is

In ████, ████████ . . █████████ was the first to ████ the ████████-█████████ square

which doesn't actually prompt any great ideas but is interesting.

After lots of wild guesses, I tried end, which got me this phrase: A █████ ████ ███████ ████ a ████ on ███ end that ██████ it to ██ ██████ with a ████.

So I tried one to get on one end.

I had suspected early one something about made by hand, so I tried made, which seemed to confirm hand, and indeed that also had 9 hits. That also turned up _____-hand, which seemed likely to be right-hand.

Okay, and I eventually tried wood (something I'd thought of earlier), and it turns out to be a word in a subheading. Hm.

Okay, it's been over an hour, and I'm getting impatient. And I'm up to 72 guesses.

GEEZ. It's screw head shapes?!?!?

It's screws?!

Wow, that took me a long time. Well over an hour, and 84 guesses.

I absolutely never thought of screws as being made of wood. (I'm sure they are, it's just not really part of my experience.)

And there's a heading called Controlled vocabulary versus natural language?!?

Geez. This one is a confusing one for me.

And the article seems like the kind of thing that kind of gets into the weeds without really covering most people's experience with screws (and bolts), or the really basic history of them. (Okay, I see the history section, but it's way at the end! That's really atypical.)

Okay. Stats:

I solved today's Redactle (#23) in 84 guesses with an accuracy of 73.81%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #23!

  • The answer was: screw
  • You solved it in 84 guesses
  • Your accuracy was 73.81%
  • You have solved 14 consecutive Redactles

Global Stats

  • Globally, 5762 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 112.00 Guesses; 48.89% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 144.64 Guesses; 50.99% Accuracy

 

# Guess Hits
84 screw 113
83 head 47
82 built 5
81 edges 0
80 separate 1
79 hook 0
78 metal 11
77 clay 0
76 flat 7
75 cloth 0
74 left 3
73 most 22
72 handle 0
71 iron 1
70 ship 0
69 used 40
68 building 1
67 width 2
66 uses 3
65 parts 5
64 bullet 0
63 plow 1
62 other 19
61 steel 9
60 wood 18
59 method 2
58 common 18
57 right 4
56 invented 2
55 hand 9
54 made 20
53 connected 0
52 battery 0
51 same 5
50 one 5
49 end 5
48 has 21
47 earth 0
46 were 25
45 space 0
44 plant 0
43 far 2
42 kinds 3
41 use 13
40 names 1
39 inner 1
38 possible 3
37 process 4
36 described 3
35 primary 0
34 threat 0
33 life 1
32 much 1
31 world 4
30 also 20
29 known 4
28 that 44
27 year 0
26 summer 0
25 more 6
24 its 6
23 greater 1
22 size 17
21 types 13
20 see 2
19 are 93
18 there 12
17 difference 1
16 war 1
15 leaves 0
14 legs 0
13 animal 0
12 large 6
11 them 4
10 area 1
9 solve 0
8 identify 0
7 first 6
6 type 3
5 square 3
4 top 1
3 perimeter 0
2 all 6
1 many

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That one was really tough for me. Here's hoping tomorrow's is easier. (Or maybe it's time for me to spend less time on these. Hm.)