Guessing Game: Before the U-Haul


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Sally

Sally lives in the UK. Her work has been featured in a Korean magazine about queer people and their pets, and a book about haunted prisons. She never intended for any of this to happen.

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37 Comments

  1. This is so guessable! …they said, five minutes and a lot of black and yellow bubbles later.

    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟡🟡⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️🟢–🟡🟡🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡⚫️⚫️

    • big ole mood
      Before the U-Haul
      🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
      ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
      ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
      ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–🟡⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  2. Goals…

    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  3. Lol. 5 tries to get the first word then I was there. Before the U-Haul is right

    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢🟢⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️🟡–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  4. seeking legal representation after a vicious personal attack by this puzzle

    3:23

    Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️🟡–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟡🟢⚫️🟡🟡🟡⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  5. Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  6. Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️🟡–🟢🟢🟢🟢⚫️🟢🟢⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟡🟢🟢🟡🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

    I don’t find these easy as a bilingual person living in a non English speaking country but I love them!

  7. Yay, my best so far.
    Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  8. Took a break came back and figured it out in one guess.

    Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  9. Sally (and everyone else who does these puzzles) can I make a request?

    Can we keep the individual words to 7 letters or less? Because more than 7 letters and the words doesn’t fit on a mobile screen. And the game won’t let you rotate your phone horizontally to see the word. So it’s really hard/annoying to figure out what a word is when you can’t even count how many letters are in it.

    Please and thank you!!

    • This is useful feedback that I will share with the team, thank you! Also, I think shorter and snappier phrases are perhaps more fun?

      There’s a potential workaround to open the page in desktop mode on your phone, and then you can zoom out to fit a whole word in, but that would make things a bit tiny!

  10. wow. what an absolute call out.

    Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢🟡⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  11. Idk how I didn’t get it after the first word!

    Before the U-Haul
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢⚫️⚫️🟡🟡🟡🟡🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟡⚫️🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢🟡🟡–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟡🟡⚫️–🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡🟢⚫️🟡–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  12. Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟡⚫️🟢⚫️🟡🟡⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟡⚫️⚫️🟡–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟡⚫️–🟡⚫️🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟡⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟢⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟡⚫️

    11 minutes 7 seconds, I feel ACCOMPLISHED gdi

  13. Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟡🟡🟢🟢⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️–🟡⚫️⚫️🟢🟡⚫️🟡🟡–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

    hit me where it HURTS

  14. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt dumber, I can’t figure this out at all. I’ve got the first word and can’t even get close on the other two. I’ve tried variations of ‘processing conversations, therapy, dates, sexting, emotions, love, fucking’ and nothing is clicking/working. I’ll shamefully take a hint.

    • realized if you just put in enough wrong words you finally get the answer! I did word one, then word three, then finally it clicked with word 2.
      truly can’t believe I documented this humiliating experience

      Before the U-Haul
      ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–⚫️🟡⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟡⚫️🟡⚫️🟡🟡
      ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢⚫️⚫️🟢–⚫️🟡🟡🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️
      🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢–🟡🟡🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡🟡🟡⚫️🟡⚫️
      🟢🟢⚫️🟡–🟢⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟡⚫️–🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️🟡
      🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️🟡🟡🟢–🟡🟡⚫️🟢🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟡
      🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–🟡⚫️⚫️🟢🟡⚫️🟡🟡–⚫️🟡🟡⚫️🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡⚫️⚫️

    • I also got the first word and was completely stuck on the others. In desperation I did a search of AS with the first word. It felt a little like cheating, but not enough to deter me. And lo, one of the first articles that came up helped me figure out the other two words! (And Sally listed it on the answer).

  15. Was stumped all of yesterday, came back today PREPARED.

    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢🟡🟢⚫️🟡–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡🟡🟡–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  16. I am a goddess! Who feels very seen. Yes, my first impulse was “long first date” but as that didn’t fit…

    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  17. I stared at this stumped for days when it was clear first date wasn’t the answer.
    Before the U-Haul
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟡⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️🟡🟡⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

  18. Before the U-Haul
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟡🟢⚫️🟡🟡🟡⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢

    I missed this last week, but actually got it pretty fast.

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