Wordle Helper


Recently a very well done word puzzle game Wordle has gone viral in my social networks. I wrote a helper program in Observable to help solve the daily puzzles. It was a fun little project because I got to use not only Observable but also Regular Expressions, and anonymous closures to create the solution.


This is fun!

I re-implemented the game here with some extras:

  • optional hints generated with a maximum-entropy heuristic (explained in the notebook)
  • a progress bar to show how each guess reduces the space of possible answers
  • unlimited plays :slight_smile:

Unlike your notebook, this won’t help during your daily session, but let’s you practice with lower stakes and develop your strategy (e.g. what are good initial guesses).

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