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Here is an old one:
Man arrives at hospital with a mangled leg. Doctor examines it and tells him: "That leg is in very bad shape. I try my best, but I can't be sure I may have to amputate". Later, when man first awakes from surgery, he asks the doctor about the results. The doctor says, "I have good news and bad news." The man groans then asks "Ok, give me bad news? The doctor says "I cut off the wrong leg." Man groans even more loudly and starts to cry. After he gets composed he asks "So, what is the good news?" The doctor says "the other leg is getting better".
I'd start by considering rolling my own of course. The main problem I have with off-the-shelf solutions is that they resolve only the easy parts of a larger problem. And no one can solve a problem he doesn't have.
I don't know how I'd handle the nested items you mentioned.
Ravi says[^] that Wordle actually has two word lists that he also used in his version. I haven't searched for them, but they must be posted somewhere. What puzzles me is that when I play Ravi's version in hard mode, many words ending in -s or -ed aren't on the list and therefore can't be used as guesses. But when I play hard mode online, those words are acceptable. I assume they do this so that the daily word can be the same in both standard and hard mode.
In Hard mode, Wordle Anytime[^] only accepts guesses that are in the list of actual Wordle words. In Standard mode, it also accepts words in the secondary list of allowed guesses. In Easy mode, it lets you enter any combination of 5 letters.
I always start with the same word. I don't know if it's good or bad, but it saves me having to think it through!
Today's was an 'interesting' one - got it in four without cheating.