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Today’s Wordle Review: April 25, 2023


Welcome to Wordle Reviews. Please note: This article contains spoilers for today’s puzzle. Solve Wordle firstOr roll at your own risk.

This month’s featured artist is Simone Noronha.You can read more about her here.


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Wordle 675 5/6*

⬜🨨⬜⬜🟨 Cranes
⬜⬜🟨🟩⬜ Streptococcus
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 Ball
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩clown

I wish it was my turn to share my Wordle game with the world on day 3/6, or even a wonderful 2/6 guess. Alas, I’ve fallen into an abyss where there are so many answers with the same green letter, and there’s nothing to do but grope blindly, guessing at the options like idiot, rogue, or dare I say clown?

It started off well. My usual starter is CRANE. I love the balance of vowels and consonants, and if it’s all grey, I have a great backup word: SLOTH, which makes me try a few Wheel of Fortune favorites: R, S, T, L, N and E.

Since CRANE returns yellow squares for R and E, I don’t need SLOTH. I’m playing on hardmode so I have to use what I know. I opted for STREP, which, surprisingly, is not available to anyone in my family at the time of writing.

This makes me reluctantly conclude that it’s an “-ER” word. This structure feels like a trap because many words have versions ending in -ER, such as OLDER and WISER, and now I’ve completed the puzzle.

Ball, I guess. That, at least, isn’t a changed word. This gives me the _O_ER structure. So many words here! This is where idiocy comes into play. I thought, over and over, like a senator’s aide walking around with endless cups of coffee all day, is GOFER. I had all the time in the world, but, jumping on the stress of the rest of Easter peeps and the world seeing me waving as I solved puzzles, the panic set in. “GOFER!” I blurted out.

Suddenly, my mind was filled with options. Homer! lover! move! clown! Now I know I can guess wrong again and again and end up telling the world I got a wordlenope (or six wrong guesses, fail).

Luckily, I chose JOKER next, feeling as though there would be some cosmic truth in drawing the word when I had to write it down. And… I did it in five minutes! I can already feel WordleBot shaking its head due to my bad choices and lucky endings. This is always my first stop after a game, and if I beat WordleBot’s score, I’ll do a victory lap, or if I just get it right by “luck” then I’ll feel despair.


Today’s word is JOKER. According to Webster’s New World Collegiate Dictionary, it is a noun describing a person who tells jokes.


today’s word is very challenging.

The word contains a common letter pattern with more than six possible answers. Getting the answer within six guesses is a matter of luck, not strategy.


Simone Noronha is a South Asian illustrator and art director from Dubai, based in New York. She loves to weave narrative and intricate detail into her images with a saturated color palette and the moody lighting that has become her signature. In an interview with Wired magazine, she said: “I like to think of illustration style as a natural flaw in us, and go out of our way to exploit it.”


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