Redactle 29, May 5, 2022

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6 May, 2022

Well, this one looks like more of a general concept. Not a lot of blanks that look like math or chemistry today.

Article length is medium (about 9 screens worth on my big monitor); article title is 11 characters.

That three-letter word near the start of the first sentence - "███████████ is the ███ of █████████ ███████ ██████████ of the ████ ███████ as ████." - sure looks like "act" or "art" to me.

So, first few guesses: act, 2 hits; physical (no idea why I tried this, just a hunch), 1 hit; are and more, 19 hits each. And there's an interesting hit for more in the first paragraph: "in more than ,███ ███████." Seven letters - too many to be cities and too few to be countries (or languages for that matter).

Wow, 0 hits for history or war. That's unusual. 0 for religion or culture. 0 for personal.

"before, during or after ██████████" makes me want to guess stage - 2 hits. And 2 for change, but 0 for changes.

Okay, so I was going to guess metamorphosis, but that's 13 letters, not 11. Ah, heck, I'll guess it anyway - nope, 0 hits.

"within the ███████████" made me think "within the cell" (obviously too short for that blank, but it seemed like a reasonable concept for the phrases I've got so far), but no, 0 hits.

"███-on-███" sure looks like "one-on-one"; yep, that's correct.

"███████████ is the act of █████████ another ██████████ of the ████ ███████ as ████." made my brain think "Abdication is the act of designating another member (or something longer) of the royal family as king (or heir) - but none of the word lengths match.

Well, new at least got me New Guinea.

Okay, I tried infanticide and that got me a heading, but not the title.

And after WAY too long, I'm giving up - it's almost time for the next puzzle - so I searched

infanticide new guinea "same species" site:wikipedia.org

and got cannibalism.

Really?

Ugh.

 

I solved today's Redactle (#29) in 87 guesses with an accuracy of 58.62%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

 

Congratulations, you solved Redactle #29!

  • The answer was: cannibalism
  • You solved it in 87 guesses
  • Your accuracy was 58.62%
  • You have solved 20 consecutive Redactles

Global Stats

  • Globally, 14261 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 116.00 Guesses; 38.89% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 149.69 Guesses; 42.21% Accuracy

 

# Guess Hits
87 cannibalism 74
86 be 14
85 children 1
84 number 2
83 rise 0
82 killing 3
81 males 11
80 adult 4
79 infanticide 4
78 raising 0
77 offspring 8
76 heir 0
75 species 16
74 observed 5
73 discovered 0
72 has 17
71 been 18
70 takes 0
69 completion 0
68 requires 1
67 results 0
66 result 2
65 purpose 0
64 women 0
63 may 27
62 shown 4
61 given 0
60 guinea 1
59 new 2
58 member 0
57 way 0
56 beginning 0
55 state 0
54 men 0
53 man 1
52 age 0
51 its 6
50 young 3
49 helping 1
48 spiritual 0
47 practice 1
46 each 2
45 done 1
44 some 12
43 end 0
42 starting 0
41 start 0
40 difference 2
39 often 8
38 same 3
37 known 2
36 not 9
35 that 21
34 similar 0
33 person 0
32 year 0
31 another 4
30 one 5
29 process 0
28 days 0
27 wood 1
26 maturity 1
25 made 1
24 make 2
23 many 4
22 purification 0
21 period 1
20 people 0
19 plants 0
18 most 2
17 cell 0
16 metamorphosis 0
15 time 3
14 changes 0
13 change 2
12 stage 2
11 were 7
10 practiced 2
9 personal 0
8 culture 0
7 religion 0
6 war 0
5 history 0
4 more 19
3 are 19
2 physical 1
1 act 2