Wordle in a Minute - 18th July 2023 - wordle.plus

Wordle in a Minute – 18th July 2023

Cracking The Cryptic
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Slightly late today – but there are locational reasons! The key point is: Will the 5s triumph again?


  1. It amazes me how you get the correct word from the third attempt with only one green and one yellow letters

  2. I only know flyer with a y as a pamflet being taken into dutch as an americanism.Flier is a dutch word where ie sounds like a double ee in english.

  3. Damn, thats really good video quality! Are you using a new camera?

  4. Mark’s opening word streak currently:


    Theme: The 5-letter words from “The Man in the Arena”, a passage by Theodore Roosevelt

    Tomorrow’s word should be NEVER, to complete “so that his place shall never be…”. This has all been one sentence since ARENA in fact, and in just three days it will be done! (and then there is a third sentence, but it’s short)

  5. That spelling tripped me up also
    Thank you for doing these so faithfully on your holidays!

  6. I thought flyer could only be spelt this way. Like a flyer for an event / concert / car boot sale / rave etc

  7. I could be wrong, but don't "flyer" and "flier" mean different things? I don't think it's just a matter of American spelling.

  8. 5 for me
    Inter -> Amber -> Power -> Dryer -> Flyer

  9. I fell into that trap too – lunch, plate, elbow, flier, flyer

  10. According to Cambridge, "flier" is the American spelling.

  11. Based on my lookups, both FLIER and FLYER are acceptable spellings for a pamphlet or promotional piece. Several dictionaries indicate that FLYER is more common in America and FLIER is British. A FLYER can also be one who flies.

  12. SHALL-LONER-FILER-FLYER. Next up should be NEVER. Hopefully there will be an E or two, or even a V, in todays word!

  13. I just kept bumping that ER along until
    it found a home at last on turn 5. Although
    I should have known the R didn't go in the
    middle in turn 4 🙁

    🟨⬛🟨⬛⬛ EARNT
    🟨🟨⬛⬛⬛ REDUX
    ⬛🟨🟨⬛⬛ PRESS
    ⬛⬛🟨🟩🟨 MOREL
    🟩⬛🟨🟩🟩 FILER
    🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 FLYER

  14. Got myself in a bit of a mini hardmode hell on this one.

  15. Another 5 for me. Currently my 3 have a very slight lead over 5 (128 vs 126)

  16. Hello!
    Just binge watched a bunch of these. And realized mark starts everything with a hello, so lemme say hello to you to

  17. 3 for me: ANTSY – PLYER – FLYER
    But could have been just 2 😂

  18. Typically in the US, “flyer” means something similar to a handbill, poster, or pamphlet for an event while “flier” is someone or something that flies, but I don’t think “flyer” is very common outside of the US as the synonyms that I used for it are more common to be used.

  19. I’ve always thought that expression ’on location’ an interesting one. Thanks so much, Mark, for bringing the Wordle from any and all locations!

  20. This one was hard: SHIRT, ALONE, ELDER, ULCER, FLYER. I'd already eliminated "i" so didn't have to dither about FLIER/FLYER. OED seems to say FLYER is normal and FLIER is a variant — the spelling with "i" looks strange to me but I'd hesitate to call it wrong, in a sentence like "she's always been an eager flier and now she's getting a pilot's license."

  21. FLYER is an example of the CCVVC pattern (Y is counted as a vowel unless it is in position 1). It is the fifth most frequent pattern of consonants and vowels found in the set of all valid Wordle solutions. Out of 2315 solutions, 194 words follow this pattern. (Source: Josh Bernoff's Wordle Solution Explorer)

  22. I didn’t know you could spell flyer with and I 😂

  23. I'm from India and I was sure "flyer" was the UK spelling and I have always used that. Our books were in british english and we were told to consistently use either US or UK and not mix them, naturally though with the books in british english we used that.


    Glad to see I'm not the only one who got that same ending.

  25. That's actually quite a lovely backdrop…😊

  26. I had the exact same reaction, though I'm in the US. I googled it, and it said "flyer" was the British spelling of the word. ⁉
    So, all I really learned is that Wordle is evil. But I already knew that. 🤪
    Congrats to the 4s and denying the 5s!!

  27. Lol.. I did the exact same thing with Flier ( and I am American 🙂 )

  28. what do they call standalone printed ads for weekly sales in the UK? I'm in Canada and usually the Wednesday newspaper contained dozens of flyers. As a paperboy in the 80s, it was a dreaded day due to the extra weight! lol

  29. FLYER is my go-to option when GHOST doesnt yield any results, so l got a lucky 2nd try today :]

  30. As an American, I have always spelled it "flier" when referring to the pamphlet. I always understood "flyer" as just someone who flies, like in an airplane.

  31. Got it in 4 because, though I’m a Sabres fan, I went to college in Philadelphia and was subjected to Eric Lindros & the Flyers.

  32. I'm American and made the exact same mistake! I couldn't believe it.

  33. How did the captions and transcript get disabled?

  34. They do that!? Thats f'd up. Flier and flyer. Is there a difference in the word or are they being an a hole.
    Google! Here I come!

  35. "Flier" and "flyer" are different words here in the USA. The former usually means a small leaflet or other piece of paper or the like with information on it, usually for business or political purposes. The latter means something that can fly.

  36. The 19th (next day) was one of my favourite words but I used 3b1b's method of starting with "soare" then going for the best second guess, and got it right in 3rd. Let's see how he does!

  37. According to dictionary, "flier" (as in "that which flies") is the chiefly-American spelling?

    Note that "flyer" also has the separate meaning of a "leaflet".

  38. Meanwhile, I had an all-green solve today. Which is easier when you nail it in just 2 tries.

  39. This could be my imagination, but I think a flier is a flying vehicle and a flyer is a small informational paper.

  40. also got it in four :
    Roast -> Perky -> Buyer -> Flyer

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