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# WordBot and Phrases, My Wordle Assistants » Cleve’s Nook: Cleve Moler on Arithmetic and Computing

I’m late becoming a member of the Wordle craze. Over a yr in the past, MATLAB packages for fixing Wordle puzzles had been described by Adam Filion as a visitor blogger on Loren’s weblog and by Matt Tearle with a YouTube video. However my packages for Wordle Assistants are totally different. WordBot would not attempt to resolve any puzzles and Phrases simply provides lists of potential phrases. I get pleasure from offering the answer logic myself.

Listed below are two examples, taken from latest Wordle puzzles within the New York Occasions.

### Contents

#### Wednesday

WordBot has a listing of 4676 potential phrases, however is aware of nothing about their chances, so I do not ask for any help with the opening guess.

I like to make use of mathematical phrases every time potential. I often begin with RATIO, which has three vowels and two widespread consonants. RATIO was a great opening transfer for the puzzle within the Occasions on Wednesday. It acquired a inexperienced R and a gold A. I knowledgeable WordBot of our success utilizing 2, 1 and 0 to point inexperienced, gold and grey. My trustworthy assistant responded by reproducing the primary graphic within the Occasions.

```    WordBot ratio 21000
```

Phrases is my suite of packages that produce lists of acceptable phrases for numerous eventualities. On this scenario with an R as the primary letter, an A someplace within the final three letters and T, I and O on the grey record, Phrases finds 25 phrases, beginning with REACH and ending with RUMBA.

The final of these 25 phrases obtained my consideration. I made a decision to attempt RUMBA on my second transfer. I knew RUMBA was unlikely to succeed however could be spectacular if it did. Positive sufficient, Wordle did not wish to dance.

```    WordBot rumba 20001
```

Three extra letters gray-listed and A restricted to 2 slots reduces the variety of potential phrases from 25 to 18. The primary phrase on the record remains to be REACH.

```    WordBot attain 22100
```

There at the moment are 11 prospects.

```READS
REALS
REAPS
REARS
REGAL
RELAX
RELAY
RENAL
REPAY
RERAN
```

I have to calm down.

```    WordBot calm down 22120
```

I do not want one other record of prospects. I can rapidly see the earlier record has solely two phrases that finish in L. The selection between “match for a monarch” and “pertaining to kidney operate” is obvious. I’ve solved Wednesday’s puzzle in 5 strikes, together with the Hail Mary at transfer two.

```    WordBot regal 22222
```

```    shut
```

#### Thursday

Thursday’s puzzle within the Occasions supplied totally different challenges. As all the time, I began with RATIO. This time I get just one gold letter.

```    WordBot ratio 10000
```

I want an R someplace within the final 4 positions and might’t use A, T, I or O. Phrases is aware of 229 certified candidates. I select one other mathematical phrase.

```    WordBot perms 01100
```

I now should have an R and an E and might’t have any of these seven grays. Phrases provides 72 prospects. Have I been in an accident?

```    WordBot wreck 21200
```

Effectively, that is significantly better. Two greens, one gold, and 9 grays. There is just one risk. The answer have to be WHERE.

```    WordBot the place 22222
```

```    shut
```

#### 4 Days in March

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

#### Software program

This code is immature. Be light and let me know the way it works for you.

Printed with MATLAB® R2023a

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