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I have thought of a 6 letter word:

_ _ _ _ _ _

but I'm not going to tell you what it is. Instead you give me 6 letter words, and I mark them according to the normal rules of Mastermind.

A 'word' can be garbage if you want, e.g. PZQABC, or a normal word like BUTTER. These get marked as 0r1w and 0r2w respectively. The answer word is a real word in this case.

I don't know how hard this is, so here's a few more. If no-one can get it, I'll add more until someone does.

  • PESTLE 2r0w
  • VIOLIN 0r0w
  • PUZZLE 1r1w
  • CAMERA 0r2w
  • HELIUM 1r1w
  • OXYGEN 0r1w
  • BANANA 0r0w

Good luck!

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the meaning of 0r0w intended to be known to user already $\endgroup$
    – Tojra
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 12:56
  • $\begingroup$ logical-deduction tag? $\endgroup$ Commented May 27, 2019 at 13:01
  • $\begingroup$ in my humble opinion, this is not enough to deduct the word. i strongly suggest you add at least two to three more guesses to further limit the scope. thanks! $\endgroup$ Commented May 27, 2019 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ Should there be a no-computers tag on this? (Seems like it would be very straightforward, but rather boring, to solve by computer.) $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 13:05
  • $\begingroup$ good point @GarethMcCaughan $\endgroup$ Commented May 27, 2019 at 13:06

1 Answer 1

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•   PESTLE 2r0w
•   VIOLIN 0r0w
•   PUZZLE 1r1w
•   CAMERA 0r2w
•   HELIUM 1r1w
•   OXYGEN 0r1w
•   BANANA 0r0w

No: A, I, O, Y, B, N, V, L, H, M, G, X, P, Z, T, R, S
Yes: CUEE
Possible: D, F, J, K, Q, U, C, E, W

How about:

DEDUCE?

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    $\begingroup$ well done!!!!!! $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 13:23
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks!! This was a fun puzzle! @JonMarkPerry $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 13:25

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