Inspired by the new game of Wordle, I have created a new type of puzzle combining Wordle and Pictionary.

The left image represents a phrase of six five-letter words. Normal Wordle rules apply: Green squares indicate the correct letter in the correct position and Yellow squares indicate the correct letter in the wrong position (unless it is “counterfeited” by a duplicate letter in the same word). Obviously the six-word phrase does not necessarily represent proper strategy in an actual Wordle game and the player got extremely lucky with his or her final guess!

Example: If a player guesses EERIE and the correct word is STEAK then only the first ‘E’ is highlighted yellow. Of course, green squares can never be counterfeited.

The right image represents a visual hint for the six-word phrase (so think something like "rebus" or "Pictionary")

Your task is to identify the six-word phrase from the clues given

This puzzle is not intended to be difficult. I am hoping this will inspire more challenging puzzles on the same theme if other PSE folk like the concept 😊 enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Nice little puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 2:36
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    $\begingroup$ Pure brilliance. $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 17:08

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This does not appear to be a good strategy at all.

HORSE (knight)

  • $\begingroup$ That is correct. Too easy! $\endgroup$
    – happystar
    Commented Jan 18, 2022 at 21:55
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    $\begingroup$ Not a very good Wordle strategy for sure, but definitely the only way to win the chess game on the spot. $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Bass not that either (replace the white knight with a bishop, and it should be). But improving the chess aspect would mean finishing on a 4-letter word $\endgroup$
    – Chris H
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 15:52
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    $\begingroup$ @ChrisH I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Are you maybe missing the royal fork white has planned as the follow-up? $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 16:57
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    $\begingroup$ Well, don't discount the only winning move so quickly, then. :-) $\endgroup$
    – Bass
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 17:04

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