The optimal words to start a game of Wordle

Picking the "best" Wordle starters is more complex than it seems: obvious letter-frequency plays (STARE, SAUCE, SOARE) may reveal the most letters, they they won't eliminate as many words. Most humans are not so great at brute force calculation, so aligning picks with more comfortable heuristics might be a better strategy. One of the best starting words for eliminating wrong answers turns out to be DOGGO. But the word RAISE will reveal a letter almost all of the time, if you just want the data. Absurdity is part of the thrill!