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Redactle, the daily ████████-█████ ████████ puzzle

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
might just be an easy one
Assuming you don't chase dead ends for too long.

86 guesses
accuracy 23.26%

(Still better then my last few especially since I didn't look anything up this time so I won't have to put an asterisk next to this result.)
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
9 guesses today. Could've been 8, but I guessed condensation first. Must've miscounted the letters.
 

Yimothy

Red Plane
(he/him)
55 for me, another failure to think of the word - I knew it was about liquid changing to gas after thirty or so guesses but just didn’t get it from there for a while.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
Redactle has been giving me errors today. I went poking around on the Reddit and found a mystery! So apparently, the security certificate stuff has been happening because the creator seems to have disappeared - only posted one update on his Patreon, isn't responding to DMs, likely hasn't touched the website since it went live, things like that. His update before going silent was talking about stuff he wanted to do so it didn't seem likely he'd just ditch it. Looks like it should last as-is until April '23, at least?

In the meantime it looks like there's also https://redactle-unlimited.com/ which uses the same daily word list but also, as the name implies, lets you play more per day if you want. (I think one is enough for me, but I can see the appeal... Good way to practice winnowing words and stuff.)
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I really don't like the interface for the unlimited version (or the timer). If the original doesn't come back then I think this will be the end of my time playing Redactle. :(
 

Violentvixen

(She/Her)
Redactle has been giving me errors today. I went poking around on the Reddit and found a mystery! So apparently, the security certificate stuff has been happening because the creator seems to have disappeared - only posted one update on his Patreon, isn't responding to DMs, likely hasn't touched the website since it went live, things like that. His update before going silent was talking about stuff he wanted to do so it didn't seem likely he'd just ditch it. Looks like it should last as-is until April '23, at least?

In the meantime it looks like there's also https://redactle-unlimited.com/ which uses the same daily word list but also, as the name implies, lets you play more per day if you want. (I think one is enough for me, but I can see the appeal... Good way to practice winnowing words and stuff.)
Aw man this sucks. Also I guess I'll turn off that Patreon right now if it's not going anywhere. I can confirm that he had a bunch of cool stuff listed including some minor bugs that sound quick to fix.

Also the issue may just be today if this random Patreon comment is correct:

Ok, it's broken today likely because the subject in the list of 10,000 articles doesn't exactly match the subject of the actual article. So redactle is trying to present the disambiguation page and is failing.If you want to play today's subject use https://redactle-unlimited.com for the proper subject. Press the "Daily" button to play with the disambiguation page since that button pulls what Redactle.com points to.

Edit: oh man I love that unlimited lets you click on the word and see how many letters there are, awesome. Will probably transfer the Patreon money to this person then. Dunno if I'll move over if the original site comes back up, I like having my streak on the old one and don't like the timer either, although I could see that toggle being added to the options later.
 
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Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
If you're on the Patreon you know more than I do, but has there been any activity that you've seen?

(Also, to be clear, the commenters I saw there don't think there's anything shady going on so much as they're worried about him or presume some big life event happened.)

And yeah, I saw a similar comment about the disambiguation thing, whoops!
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
I really don't like the interface for the unlimited version (or the timer). If the original doesn't come back then I think this will be the end of my time playing Redactle. :(
I haven't poked at it yet, though it's certainly not as sleek as the main site, and I don't like the idea of a timer that I can't turn off. Though I DO like the feature that you can click on a redacted word and it tells you how many letters are in it. That's a pretty huge QOL upgrade.
 

Violentvixen

(She/Her)
If you're on the Patreon you know more than I do, but has there been any activity that you've seen?

(Also, to be clear, the commenters I saw there don't think there's anything shady going on so much as they're worried about him or presume some big life event happened.)
Nope, nothing since April 14th and would also agree to just be worried rather than angry.

Anyway, used the unlimited platform I got it in 81. I had a hell of a time with the second word in the title, my brain was over-complicating it.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
I'll probably stick with the original (assuming it comes back tomorrow) as I'm not a huge fan of the UI tweaks/additions (like the timer) on the mirror site, but I have to admit the feature where you can click to see the number of letters is very nice. But I hate how it also resizes the text when you do! UX is complicated.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
As expected, the original site is back. Got today's in 25, but I had to think for a minute about what arm meant in this context.
 

Yimothy

Red Plane
(he/him)
48 for me, sad to see my streak gone. I struggled a little with the geography on this one because of uncertainty over where exactly the North Sea is.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
I dunno about the rest of you but today's was super tough for me. Didn't get it until 244. I spent a lot of time being like "okay it's chemistry but also food? Vanilla?? France???" In hindsight, those maybe should've been enough to give it away, but I didn't guess scents until 243, which is what finally got me over the finish line.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
Same here. I started looking things up near the end and was surprised when the word I put in to check something ended up being the answer.

159 guesses, accuracy 47.80%
 

Yimothy

Red Plane
(he/him)
65 for me. I thought it had something to do with food for quite a while. Got early on that it involved plant and animal products but took a while to narrow down. Once I got essential oils it came to me.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
I managed #94, English Channel,in 21 guesses with 85.7% accuracy. Woo! I missed yesterday's, though.

124 today, normal 65% accuracy. I was in the right neighborhood once I got plant at 44, but got misled when I got a few hits for food and edible, and then again when I hit on flowering. Weirdly, my last two guesses before I hit the answer were grass and grasses, which only had 2 and 5 hits respectively but which gave away the game.
 
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Violentvixen

(She/Her)
60 for today, pleased with that. Uncovered a lot of cooking-related stuff at first which threw me off a bit but eventually figured out it was some sort of plant.
 

Yimothy

Red Plane
(he/him)
104 for me - took a while to get on to a plant and from there I wasn’t feeling much hope but I kept guessing. I was thinking it was some sort of flower but I noticed the phrase “like wood”. What’s a plant that’s like wood? Bamboo.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
58 today, with a relatively low 51.7% accuracy. One of my first guesses was "Arabic," based on the formatting of the first line, which didn't get me a lot of hits but put me in the right general area to feel around (but I definitely took some journeys along the way).
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
37 for me, which is shocking because I really felt like I had nothing until maybe the last 10 guesses.
 

Yimothy

Red Plane
(he/him)
I thought it was something geographical for a long time, hit on Cairo at 56, took me until 84 to get university.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
111 and I struggled all the way there. I had a bunch of stuff about ships and trade and whatnot, so I was really spinning my wheels until I saw "Old English" and "Middle Ages" together.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
84 today, but with a 90.5% accuracy rate. Of the eight 0s I had, one was a typo and two were pluralization misses. BLAGH I wanted that 100% (made it to 25 before I had a miss, so I wasn't that close, but oh well).

I took a circuitous route getting there, thinking it was something like monuments, tombs, graves, memorials, royalty, etc. Luckily all of those guesses had hits, even if I wasn't really on the right track. Had some other misleading clues along the way too, like mentions of the twenty-first century.
 

Violentvixen

(She/Her)
ARGH a plural got me. 137 but should have had it way earlier, I guessed Viking at 100 or so. I was uncovering so much about their navigation techniques, practically every country in Scandanavia etc. Then took a step back and tried the answer. I was just about to guess Skyrim and am a little bummed I didn't since it would have shown up.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
76 guesses, 76% accuracy. I thought this was a fun one, despite having to look it up once I'd narrowed down the category. Seeing the footnote formats at the bottom gave away that we were talking about chemical formulas. I did blow 16 guesses on individual chemical symbol letters and numbers to fill in the formulas to see if that would reveal anything, but chemistry was always my weakest science thanks to an astonishingly shitty teacher high school chem teacher (vs my excellent bio and physics teachers). Once I filled in all the basic chemistry terms I could think of I had to look up the category "branches of physical chemistry" to find the answer, which I highly doubt I would have gotten in less than 200 guesses if at all.
 
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