I became curious about playing Wordle in hard mode whilst starting Wordle 243 and writing about Wordle 242. My starting word had already been entered, so it was too late to actually set Wordle to hard mode. However, it wasn’t too late for me to self-impose the rules on myself.
My usual methods were forced to change. Though I did find an immediate benefit of focusing on the letters I had and figuring out where they went. At least for the first four guesses.
Maybe I picked the wrong day to try playing hard mode. There were more possibilities than attempts left. Heck, even for someone starting with one of these words it would have been close. The last guess was a real nail biter with V still a possibility. I was down to guessing and hoping I was lucky enough.