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Redactle (online word puzzle game)

S.J.B.

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I played Wordle for a while, but it gets pretty mindless and repetitive. Instead, I've become hooked on Redactle!

You start with a Wikipedia article from its "Vital Articles" collection (so nothing terribly esoteric) in which all but a few common words have been redacted. The goal is to find the topic of the article. To do this, you guess one word at a time, and if the word is in the article, all instances of it will be revealed. You're scored on both the number of guesses it takes you to get to the answer and the proportion of your guesses that are actually in the article.

Try it out, see if you like it, post your scores if you want! :)
 

S.J.B.

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Today was my best one yet!

I solved today's Redactle (#53) in 6 guesses with an accuracy of 66.67%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

I had a leg up since the topic is in my field.
 

mal3volent

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Today was my best one yet!

I solved today's Redactle (#53) in 6 guesses with an accuracy of 66.67%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

I had a leg up since the topic is in my field.

uh...yeah. My results were substantially worse than yours. :laughing:

I solved today's Redactle (#53) in 168 guesses with an accuracy of 33.33%.

I was flying high yesterday. Now I'm an idiot.
 

S.J.B.

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I solved today's Redactle (#56) in 32 guesses with an accuracy of 50.00%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

It's your lucky day, Mal! I got to "sport" in nine but even with the NHL playoffs happening my mind couldn't get off of sunny fields.
 

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I played Wordle for a while, but it gets pretty mindless and repetitive. Instead, I've become hooked on Redactle!

You start with a Wikipedia article from its "Vital Articles" collection (so nothing terribly esoteric) in which all but a few common words have been redacted. The goal is to find the topic of the article. To do this, you guess one word at a time, and if the word is in the article, all instances of it will be revealed. You're scored on both the number of guesses it takes you to get to the answer and the proportion of your guesses that are actually in the article.

Try it out, see if you like it, post your scores if you want! :)

Ooh, I'll have a go at that 🤓
 

AbbeyLee

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Errr.. Maybe not. How on earth can you guess with so many words removed??

I play a lot of online Scrabble. The app is a nightmare and I pay monthly to have all the ads removed. It still tries to suck money out of me 😣 I'm in the top 5% though.
 

S.J.B.

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Errr.. Maybe not. How on earth can you guess with so many words removed??
You can see the number of letters in a word by highlighting it, which helps. Look for unusual word and phrase shapes that might give you a hint.

For example, I recognized that ___-___-_-____-____ was probably "one-, two-, six-, or ten-and-a-half-something" and that led me somewhere useful.
 

mal3volent

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I solved today's Redactle (#56) in 32 guesses with an accuracy of 50.00%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

It's your lucky day, Mal! I got to "sport" in nine but even with the NHL playoffs happening my mind couldn't get off of sunny fields.

I solved today's Redactle (#56) in 85 guesses with an accuracy of 23.53%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

lol I spent like 60 guesses on scientific words. I didn't know the thing about highlighting words and it telling you how many letters. I hope that works on mobile.
 

S.J.B.

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I solved today's Redactle (#59) in 98 guesses with an accuracy of 53.06%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

This one was brutal... I knew it was a poet by guess 2 and that he was English by guess 11 but could not think of any English poets. Spent tons of guesses on four-letter male first names and even fished for initials by guessing every letter of the alphabet. I was starting to worry I might never figure it out when I happened to guess "lord" and then it clicked.
 

mal3volent

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I did pretty good today

I solved today's Redactle (#63) in 55 guesses with an accuracy of 61.82%. Played at https://www.redactle.com/

  • Globally, 18597 players have solved today's Redactle so far
  • Global Median: 88.00 Guesses; 70.45% Accuracy
  • Global Average: 116.34 Guesses; 70.05% Accuracy
 
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