Guessing Game: ********

Editor’s Note: Heyooo still trying that new approach to WordroW hints: instead of being the title of the article, clues will now be in the Info/Start message. To see the clue again, just tap the circled i icon in the upper right corner. At least for now, titles will be asterisks that represent the letters you’re guessing, but the clue will be in the URL. Let us know what you think in the comments! Seriously, I really care about your little puzzle solving experience okay?!

Excerpt Answer: SHORT

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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  1. “… and that was the day I finally learned the proper spelling of ‘Valkyrie'”


  2. never seen a “marvellous” thing in my life so had to work hard for this one…

      • I had a similar experience… is it possible to increase the number of possible guesses for really long words like this one? I felt like I came perilously close to running out and still had tons of letters I couldn’t figure out what to do with!

    • ^^ great suggestion. or maybe stick with like <6 letters or less per word as a general rule? i just do not have that many long words banked in my head! happy to report i did get this one immediately after googling 'tessa thompson movies'

  3. Hi there! I’ve been wanting to dive into some online leisure activities, particularly color prediction games, but I’m having difficulty finding ones that capture my interest. Any tips on where I can find some enjoyable platforms to explore?//

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