Redactle 24, April 30, 2022

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30 April, 2022

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

So today I think I'll try some topic words - I bet I'll get a lot of 0 results, but maybe it'll point me in the right direction.

System is usually a pretty reliable word; 7 hits - and hmm, "of the █████ system" sure makes me think solar system. But no; 0 hits for solar.

I tried up and it didn't get added to the list of guesses, so I guess that must be one of the starter words.

Wow, nothing for end?

A bunch of random words with just a few hits, and I thought to try modern - although I initially mistyped it as moder and got dinged for that (counts as a guess with 0 results). But modern got me 13 hits, including one in a subheading halfway down the page: "█████ modern and █████████████ ██████ ."

Oh, and look - the single hit for architecture is also a heading. Hm.

Aha - better made me think of safety, which turned up in a subheading, and that made me think of health, which has 26 hits. Now we're (finally) getting somewhere ... I'm up to 51 guesses. Ah, and health science is part of the first sentence.

And all those four-letter blanks following health must be care, right? - Right: 42 hits.

Wow, it is weird skimming this with health highlighted all over the place and yet so many other words still missing. It's fascinating what this does to your brain.

And of course variants are interesting - medicine only gets me 6, but medical gets me another 35.

Okay now wait - it's clearly about health care, but there's a whole section on ARCHITECTURE? Hm. Now I'm confused.

41 minutes in - oh OKAY I think I know what it is (after skimming a bunch more) -

Yep, hospital.

Wow, there's an Etymology subhead?

So, if I had just taken a moment to think about health care plus architecture, I would have gotten this a lot sooner. Ah well.

I solved today's Redactle (#24) in 68 guesses with an accuracy of 70.59%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #24!

  • The answer was: hospital
  • You solved it in 68 guesses
  • Your accuracy was 70.59%
  • You have solved 15 consecutive Redactles

Global Stats

  • Globally, 5072 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 97.50 Guesses; 46.22% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 125.90 Guesses; 47.84% Accuracy
# Guess Hits
68 hospital 78
67 can 5
66 procedure 2
65 practice 2
64 standard 1
63 doctors 3
62 top 0
61 basis 1
60 profit 2
59 organization 1
58 whole 1
57 population 1
56 surgery 4
55 medical 35
54 research 4
53 medicine 6
52 care 42
51 health 26
50 safety 1
49 more 18
48 growth 1
47 food 1
46 social 1
45 renaissance 1
44 glass 0
43 better 1
42 type 2
41 kind 1
40 knowledge 1
39 people 1
38 strong 0
37 spain 0
36 create 0
35 technique 0
34 also 16
33 best 2
32 known 8
31 physical 0
30 force 0
29 solid 0
28 changes 0
27 change 1
26 series 0
25 trade 0
24 building 2
23 architecture 1
22 france 4
21 day 2
20 times 0
19 modern 13
18 moder 0
17 literature 0
16 science 5
15 mathematics 0
14 made 3
13 city 1
12 york 2
11 new 5
10 central 0
9 america 1
8 western 1
7 world 9
6 culture 0
5 end 0
4 solar 0
3 system 7
2 used 1
1 history 11

So now I'm wondering: does one get better at this, or is it mostly a function of how well you know the subject matter and how many hints you can get from specific punctuation patterns?

(One of the punctuation patterns that struck me but didn't give me any help: "as -████"  - "as X-rays").

And once again, I'm struck by how clear and helpful the Simple English version of the article is:

A hospital is a place where a person goes to be healed when he or she is sick or injured. The difference between a hospital and other healthcare places like a clinic or a doctor's office is that a hospital will have beds where patients can stay overnight.