Starting Words

Siren – Octal
SOARE
IDEAL – SOUTH
ROATE

The First List I MadeETAOIN – most used letters
ROATE
ADIEU
STORY
REGAL
AISLE
BOOST
NUDGE
AUDIO
STARE
TEARY
PIOUS
MAKER
TIGER
YACHT
ULCER
TOAST
FIRST
MANIC
CHEAT
PANIC
SLICE
TRIED
CRANE
LEANT
CLOSE
TRICE
TRAIN
SLATE
LANCE
TRACE
ADEPT
CLAMP
PLAID
SCALP
CLASP
DEPOT
PRINT
RECAP
STRAP
TRAMP
FIELD
YIELD
WIELD
Fast Win
SLICE
TRIED
CRANE
leant
close
trice
train
slate
lance
trace
bakes
reach
roast
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IDEAL / SOUTH
Fewest Guesses
adept
clamp
plaid
scalp
clasp
depot
print
recap
strap
tramp





It can be hard to make a guess that you know couldn’t be correct, because it doesn’t include a letter that you already know is needed to win. But if you can fight that impulse, the information-maximizing strategy is to make your first few guesses span as many common letters as possible with a set of guesses like:
YOURS
LIMED
CHANT
SIREN – these two words give you 10
OCTAL – of the most common letters
DUMPY
= = =
SOARE
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Start with: S, C, B, T, A
End with: E, Y, T, R
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1 in 3 words have a duplicated letter
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S has not been used to make a Plural


Through June 25, 2022 – #371

ABACK
ABASE
ABATE
ABBEY
ABYSS
ACUTE
ADOBE
AGATE
AGREE
AHEAD
ALBUM
ALLOW
ALOFT
ALONE
ALTAR
AMPLE
APRON
ARGUE
AROMA
ASIDE
ASKEW
ASSET
ATOLL
ATONE
AUDIT
AWAKE
AWFUL
BADGE
BADLY
BANAL
BASIC
BATON
BATTY
BAYOU
BEADY
BEING
BELCH
BELLY
BENCH
BIOME
BLACK
BLEED
BLOKE
BLOWN
BLURT
BLUSH
BOOBY
BOOST
BOOZY
BRAKE
BREAK
BRIAR
BRIBE
BRINE
BRING
BRINK
CACAO
CANNY
CARGO
CATER
CAULK
CHAMP
CHANT
CHEAT
CHEEK
CHEST
CHILL
CHOKE
CHUNK
CIGAR
CIVIC
CLICK
CLOCK
CLOTH
CLUCK
COAST
COLON
COMET
COMMA
CONIC
CORNY
COULD
CRANK
CRASS
CRATE
CRAZE
CRAZY
CREAK
CREPT
CRIMP
CROAK
CRUST
CYNIC
DEATH
DELTA
DELVE
DEPOT
DEPTH
DIGIT
DODGE
DONOR
DOWRY
DOZEN
DRAIN
DRINK
DUCHY
DUTCH
DWARF
ELDER
ENEMA
EPOCH
EPOXY
ERODE
ERROR
ESSAY
EVADE
EXULT
FARCE
FAVOR
FEIGN
FERRY
FEWER
FINER
FIRST
FIXER
FJORD
FLAIR
FLESH
FLICK
FLING
FLOAT
FLOOD
FLOSS
FLUME
FOCAL
FOCUS
FORAY
FORGE
FORGO
FORTH
FOUND
FOYER
FRAME
FRESH
FRONT
FROTH
GAMER
GAMMA
GAUDY
GECKO
GIRTH
GLASS
GLOAT
GLOOM
GOLEM
GONER
GOOSE
GORGE
GOUGE
GRADE
GREAT
GREET
GRIME
GRIPE
GROIN
GROUP
GROWL
GUILD
HAIRY
HATCH
HEATH
HEIST
HELIX
HERON
HINGE
HOARD
HOMER
HUMOR
HUMPH
HYPER
INERT
INPUT
ISLET
IVORY
JAUNT
KARMA
KEBAB
KNOLL







LABOR
LAPEL
LAPSE
LARVA
LIGHT
LINEN
LOOPY
LOSER
LOWLY
LUSTY
LYING
MAJOR
MANOR
MARRY
MASSE
MAXIM
METAL
MIDST
MIMIC
MINCE
MODEL
MOIST
MONEY
MONTH
MOTOR
MOULT
MOUNT
MOURN
MOVIE
NASTY
NATAL
NAVAL
NYMPH
OFFAL
OLIVE
OTHER
OUGHT
OUTDO
OXIDE
PANEL
PANIC
PAPER
PARRY
PAUSE
PEACH
PERCH
PERKY
PHASE
PICKY
PIETY
PILOT
PITHY
PLANT
PLEAT
PLUCK
POINT
POUND
PRICK
PRIDE
PRIMO
PRINT
PROVE
PROXY
PULPY
PURGE
QUERY
QUIET
RADIO
REACT
REBUS
REBUT
RENEW
REPAY
RETCH
RHINO
ROBIN
ROBOT
ROGUE
ROUGE
ROUND
ROYAL
RUPEE
SALAD
SAUTE
SCARE
SCOUR
SCRAP
SEEDY
SERVE
SHAKE
SHALL
SHAME
SHARD
SHAWL
SHINE
SHIRE
SHOWN
SHOWY
SHRUB
SIEGE
SISSY
SKILL
SLOSH
SLUMP
SLUNG
SMART
SMELT
SMITE
SNOUT
SOLAR
SOLVE
SONIC
SOWER
SPEND
SPICY
SPIKE
SPILL
SPRAY
SQUAD
STAFF
STAIR
STAND
START
STEED
STINK
STOOL
STORE
STORY
STOUT
STOVE
SUGAR
SURER
SWEET
SWILL
SWIRL
TACIT
TANGY
TAPIR
TEASE
THEIR
THORN
THOSE
THUMB
TIARA
TIGER
TILDE
TIPSY
TODAY
TOTEM
TRACE
TRAIN
TRAIT
TRASH
TRAWL
TRIAD
TROLL
TROPE
TROVE
TRUSS
TWEED
ULCER
ULTRA
UNFED
UNIFY
UNMET
USHER
USING
VIRAL
VITAL
VIVID
VODKA
VOUCH
WATCH
WEARY
WHACK
WHELP
WINCE
WOOER
WORLD
WROTE
WRUNG
YEARN
YIELD
ZESTY