Although after several days, I gotta say Redactle is much, much more satisfying than Semantle (and involves far less luck).

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@MmeLibertine I have been driving a car for 40 years without ever needing to use my horn.

@ariadne agreed, there are way too many “wizards”and similar tools that are designed to shield people from learning the command line.

@uliwitness we established a policy of “tech debt Tuesdays”. Can be hard to stick with this kind of thing because the rest of the organization has other priorities.

Three redactle tips 

Redactle Tip #1: You are not being scored on speed so take… your… time. Rushing will only pad your guess count and lower your accuracy.

Redactle Tip #2: Avoid specific guesses that rule out just one thing. More general words that have additional matches are better (e.g. if you suspect it’s a bird, “eggs” is better than “bird”).

Redactle Tip #3: Count the blanks on the topic, and the key words in the header. This will rule out a lot of possibilities.

Redactle #43 

I solved today's Redactle (#43) in 73 guesses with an accuracy of 68.49%. Played at

Lesson learned: count the lengths of the censored words, they are meaningful, and can help rule out bad guesses.

@smays it’s not often one gets to see a real life leprechaun. Congrats!

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