Guessing Game: Practically Flagging

Another day, another puzzle and/or game for your little mind! Meet Wordrow, which is like if Wordle refused to be contained by five letters or even a single word, which means the answer could be literally anything! Put differently, Wordrow is Wordle’s gay cousin.

All the standard Wordle-esque gameplay remains: you guess a word and hit enter, letters are color-coded to indicate their presence/location/lack thereof in the correct answer, and you have up to six chances per word. To help narrow down the vast and near-infinite possibilities, I’ve provided a fairly vague clue in the title! If enough people demand it, I’ll provide another, less vague clue in the comments below! (Honestly if even one person asks, I’ll provide a less vague clue in the comments; I’m very amenable in the wintertime.)

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87 Comments

    • oh whoops forgot to post the lil bubbles:

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

    • I love it!

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

  1. Whoot! I love this.

    Practically Flagging

    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪

    ⚫️🟢🟢⚫️–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢

    I had some UX issues starting the game on my iPhone SE. It seemed like my screen wasn’t tall enough to access the start button – I couldn’t scroll down to the start button. I just kept messing around and eventually I got it to work but it was frustrating at first.

  2. So fun and I’m a little sheepish it took me so many guesses!

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢–⚫️⚫️–🟡🟢⚫️⚫️

  3. It took me a minute to figure out how the game works but I caught on pretty quick! Just want to say I love word games and I love Autostraddle so having the two combined is pretty much the best thing ever

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️

  4. Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢⚫️🟡⚫️–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟡–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️

  5. one minute one second! faster than i did the actual wordle today lol
    this was so fun

    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️

  6. Moderately amused that it took me the exact same number of guesses for each word (probably could have gotten the last one in one fewer, wasted that second guess)

    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟢⚫️–🟢⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️🟡
    🟢🟢🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡
    ⚫️🟢🟡⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

  7. This was fun! It took me more tries than it should have because I assumed I wouldn’t get the reference (as a middle-aged lesbian), but I did! Thanks for making it Gen-X dyke-friendly!

  8. I’m loving these autostraddle puzzles!

    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟡🟡🟢–⚫️🟡–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢–⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢

  9. Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟡🟢⚫️🟡
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡
    🟢🟢⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

    This was VERY FUN!

  10. Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️🟢🟡🟡–️⚪️⚪–🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

    I love a New Autostraddle game!! I feel silly for how long the last one took.

  11. okay took me a minute but i loved this!

    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢⚫️🟢⚫️–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️🟡🟡–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟡–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢

  12. I thought this was more fun than a wordle! so many more options with different word lengths, and it being a phrase instead of just an out-of-context word was neat!

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

  13. Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–🟡🟢⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟢🟡⚫️
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️⚫️🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

    Not too bad! Now i get the hang of it. So fun!

  14. I got it!! 😍
    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢⚫️🟡🟡–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢

    It doesn’t seem to have copied the time, so I don’t know how long it took :|

  15. So fun!
    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟡⚫️🟡⚫️–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢

  16. Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️

    Embarrassed at how long that took (at 5 minutes 4 seconds), but it was fun!!!

  17. 🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟡⚫️–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️
    🟡🟢🟡⚫️–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️

    super fun! I always thought people with their worldle content were insufferable but here I am, having a good time

  18. LOVE THIS

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢⚫️🟡🟡–⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡–⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢

  19. Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟡🟢⚫️⚫️
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢🟡⚫️
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡
    HA – Wow. So obvious, that last one.

  20. 🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢⚫️️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢

    ok love this format and puzzle type! it took me a minute thirty seconds, possibly because i did the daily wordle immediately before and had to reorient myself to the concept of a phrase

  21. This was so fun!!!

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟢⚫️⚫️🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

  22. Omg this is wonderful!! I’m so happy to have a Wordle-adjacent puzzle back on Autostraddle!

    My only quibble is that it took me a few minutes to figure out how the puzzle worked. I thought you had to guess all the words at once, it wasn’t clear enough from the instructions that you could guess one word at a time. So my only suggestion would be add that piece to the instructions.

    Thanks so much for doing this!

  23. I got to learn that clit doesn’t count as a word but dick does — and also that I need to read directions more carefully because I started by guessing entire phrases.

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️🟡🟡
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

  24. Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–⚫️🟡–⚫️🟡🟡🟡

  25. Hey to help with easily sharing, consider adding the link into the share results text!

    I just texted my wife the words Practically Flagging and a bunch of colorful dots, and they were reasonably like WTF.

  26. Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–⚫️🟡🟡🟡
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡–⚫️🟡–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

    Just under a minute and a half. Loving the puzzles!

  27. Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️🟢
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️⚫️🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

    I lost but this was so much chaotic fun!

  28. Cannot believe how long it took me to get this. I even have a relevant t-shirt. But soooo satisfying when I did.

    Practically Flagging

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

  29. Fun!!

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️–🟢⚫️–🟢⚫️⚫️🟢
    ⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️–⚫️🟡–🟡⚫️⚫️🟡
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

    Took me ages but got there :)

  30. Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    52 seconds!

  31. this was so much fun! i attempted the middle word first and as soon as i got it the clue made sense

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟡–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢

  32. Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️–️⚪️⚪–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️⚫️🟡⚫️–🟢🟢–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    🟡⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

    gonna force all my friends to do these now

  33. Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    🟡🟢🟡⚫️–🟢⚫️–🟢🟢🟢🟢

    These games are so fun!!!

  34. Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢⚫️–🟡🟢⚫️🟡
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️🟢🟡⚫️
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️🟢⚫️⚫️
    Loved it!

  35. the colors in mine somehow ended up like this! super fun game :)

    Practically Flagging
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️🟡🟡
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️

  36. Took me a minute to understand how to play, but then I got the hang of it!

    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ⚫️⚫️⚫️🟢–🟢🟢–⚫️⚫️🟡🟡

  37. like many others, it took me a second to get the hang of it but it was really fun and I hope to see more!!

    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–️⚪️⚪–️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪
    ⚫️🟢🟢⚫️–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    ⚫️🟢🟢⚫️–⚫️🟡–🟡🟢⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️⚫️🟢⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️🟡🟡

  38. hehehe these are so fun!!

    Practically Flagging
    🟢🟢🟢🟢–🟢🟢–🟢🟢🟢🟢
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–🟢🟢⚫️⚫️
    🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–🟢⚫️⚫️⚫️
    ⚫️🟡⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️–⚫️⚫️⚫️🟡

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