Redactle 27, May 3, 2022

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3 May, 2022

So this one's interesting: it's a four-letter word.

I'm not getting a lot of clues from the punctuation.

A few phrases catching my eye:

The █████ of the ████ is opposite to ████ of the ██████, and ████ in ████ is opposite to ████ of the ████.

It is ███ as round as ███████ ████ and ███████ to the █████.

 ... so it's round. Hm.

So, let's see what we can get with some guesses.

Use turned out to be a heading; the first paragraph in that section starts, "████ ███ ████ ████ since ███████████ times. It is of..." That all suggests we're talking about a substance or a concept - not something the article writers wanted to use in the plural (unlike Screw, where the article was full of the plural form).

And there's this: " "████" is a material, and a tool. "

So before I guessed prehistoric, I was pretty sure that was the missing word in "since ███████████ times" ... and I was right, but that didn't really gain me anything.

I'm really surprised there's no mention of iron.

So I mulled, and mulled, and staring at "████ ███ ████ ████ since ███████████ times.", I thought, hemp? Rope? and I figured rope was more likely to appear in an article about hemp, so I tried Rope, and there it was.

It feels like I went from no idea and circling around the concept to a sudden flash of possibility.

Lots of guesses with 0 hits. This is probably my lowest accuracy yet.

I solved today's Redactle (#27) in 31 guesses with an accuracy of 64.52%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #27!

  • The answer was: rope
  • You solved it in 31 guesses
  • Your accuracy was 64.52%
  • You have solved 18 consecutive Redactles

Global Stats

  • Globally, 8127 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 106.00 Guesses; 41.76% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 140.43 Guesses; 44.41% Accuracy
# Guess Hits
31 rope 121
30 metal 1
29 made 15
28 substance 0
27 prehistoric 2
26 iron 0
25 one 4
24 end 3
23 piece 2
22 when 8
21 distinction 1
20 make 5
19 discovery 0
18 pole 0
17 atom 0
16 ages 1
15 clay 1
14 build 1
13 wood 0
12 material 4
11 times 3
10 flat 0
9 use 14
8 tool 4
7 world 0
6 science 0
5 type 4
4 most 2
3 mathematics 0
2 area 2
1 region 0