... feminist, atheist, autistic academic and historic narrowboater ...
Likes snooker, beer, tea, rivets and solitude, and is strangely fascinated by the cinema organ.
And there might be something about railways.

Friday 6 January 2023

Surprise success

Sebastian has introduced me to Metrodle.

This is sort of like Wordle, but with tube lines. Basically you get a tiny snapshot of the tube map, with all station names and line colours removed, and you have to identify a highlighted station. As you submit incorrect attempts, it gives you successive clues - for example, it tells you how many stops away you are, and whether you're on the right line.

The extraordinary thing is that I have attempted it four times, and successfully completed it twice, using only memory and guesswork.

This was my second attempt. More extraordinary than the fact that Theydon Bois was correct, I checked after and my other two guesses are both also the penultimate stops on their respective lines. Where did I dredge that up from?

Today's first guess (and it was a guess) owes something to Diamond Geezer putting it in my head this morning, but I'm taking full credit for Stratford being the only other station in the vicinity that I could even think of.

Now I know that there are people out there who will get it right first time, every time, but given how long it is since I used the tube, and how appalling my sense of direction is, I'm bloody impressed with myself.

Better not post this till midnight, in case you haven't done today's yet.


  1. What a good job you started blogging again or I wouldn't have found out about Metrodle. Just had my first attempt and got it in two.