Today’s Wordle answer and hints for game #897, Sunday, December 3

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It’s time for your guide to today’s Wordle answer, featuring my commentary on the latest puzzle, plus a selection of hints designed to help you keep your streak going. 

Don’t think you need any clues for Wordle today? No problem, just skip to my daily column. But remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.   

Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game, which remains the best of all the main Wordle alternatives.

SPOILER WARNING: Today’s Wordle answer and hints are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.

Wordle hints (game #897) – clue #1 – Vowels

How many vowels does today’s Wordle answer contain?

Today’s Wordle answer has vowels in two places*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Wordle hints (game #897) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle answer begin with?

The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is A.

A is a reasonably common starting letter in Wordle: 140 games begin with this letter. It ranks 6th among starting letters, behind S, C, B, T and P.

Wordle hints (game #897) – clue #3 – repeated letters

Does today’s Wordle answer contain any repeated letters?

There are repeated letters in today’s Wordle.

Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.

Wordle hints (game #897) – clue #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle answer end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is T.

T is a very common letter to end a Wordle answer – in fact only E and Y are more likely in that position.

Wordle hints (game #897) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #897.

  • Today’s Wordle answer means to make suitable to conditions.

If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – but I’d always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We’ve got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.

If you don’t want to know today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!

Today’s Wordle answer (game #897)

Wordle answer for game 897 on a yellow background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Today’s Wordle answer (game #897) is… ADAPT.

Repeated letters usually make Wordles harder to solve, but it isn’t always the case – and today’s game is a good example of that. In fact, WordleBot says ADAPT has an average score of 3.6, making it the second easiest in the past week.

Admittedly, some of that is down to the success of one particular starting word, but it’s not the only factor that makes ADAPT a relatively straightforward solve. You can also look to the fact that the repeated letter, A, is a relatively likely one to appear more than once – though not as common in this regard as E, which featured in yesterday’s GENRE (see below. Plus, D, P and T are all regular visitors to the Wordle board; there are no tricksy Qs or Zs, or even the likes of a K or V to worry about here. 

The biggest reason why it has such a low average, though, is that one of the most popular starting words gave players a massive head start. I say “one of” the most popular starters, but ADIEU is actually the most commonly used by far; today, 9% of Wordlers began with it. It’s not one of the best Wordle starting words, mathematically, but when it works, it really brings the overall average down. And that’s what happened today: it left a mere four possible answers, meaning that 9% of people will have scored a 2/6 or 3/6.

STARE, my pick, left 15 possibles, so I needed some luck with my second word. But first I had to identify those remaining answers. Of course, I didn’t know there were 15 of them at this stage – WordleBot only reveals that after the game is over. But I had come up with a decent number of them myself, finding CHANT, THANK, PLANT, GIANT, ADAPT, LOATH, TWANG, PLAIT and TWAIN. And of the six I missed, four were quite obscure: COATI, CHAAT, QUANT, TOADY. The only two I’m a bit annoyed at myself for not finding were AWAIT and INAPT.

Anyway, based on those answers I decided to go with PLING; P, L and I were in three of my nine, N was in six, G was in two. This wasn’t the best choice, according to WordleBot, but I think its response was skewed by those other answers, some of which were very unlikely. 

Anyway, WordleBot isn’t always right, and so it proved today: PLING gave me a yellow P, which reduced my answer pool to a single option. I played ADAPT next for a 3/6.

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know. 

Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #896)

In a different time zone where it’s still Saturday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #896, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had vowels in two places.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was G.

 G is the eighth most common starting letter, featuring in 115 Wordle answers. It’s often paired with an L to make GL— – but I’m not revealing whether that’s the case today.

  • There were repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.

Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.

  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was E.

E is the most common letter to end a Wordle answer by far. That’s one of the reasons why many of the best start words, including SLATE, CRANE, CRATE and STARE, all end with one.

Still looking for more Wordle hints? Here’s an extra one for game #896.

  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a category of an artform.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #896)

Wordle answer for game 896 on a yellow background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #896) was… GENRE.

It’s the weekend, it’s Wordle and it’s… a nice puzzle that may fox a few of you. WordleBot, the NYT’s often-disparaging helper tool (seriously, could they not have made it a bit more positive?) says it has an average score of 4.0 among those who have played it so far, placing it right in the middle of the difficulty range.

The only real complication with it is the repeated E, but that’s not a major problem, given that E is repeated so often it’s hardly an unusual occurrence. In fact, there are 172 games in which E appears twice – meaning it’s more than getting a single V, Z, X, Q or J. And really, that’s underselling it – it’s at least four times more common than any of those letters except for V. Simply put, if an E appears early on in an answer you should always consider the possibility that there’ll be another one lurking somewhere. 

That aside, there’s nothing to be unduly worried about here, so I expect some good scores from those of you who play this game properly. And by that, I mean opening with one of the best Wordle starting words, for starters. STARE, my choice, left just seven options today. CRANE, WordleBot’s second favorite, left only six. SNARE left only a single solution!

With so few words to pick from, you might think I’d have been able to find them all, but actually a few of them are quite obscure: GENRE, WHERE and CHORE are all obvious enough, but, LUCRE , OCHRE, INURE and OMBRE a lot less so. Guess which three I found?

Not that it mattered. I played CHORE, because of the three I’d found it would do the best job of narrowing down the options. In my head, it did that – leaving me with only GENRE to play. In reality, it left me with two: GENRE and INURE. So this was one of those games were I unknowingly had a 50/50 and picked correctly. In a parallel universe, I’d be cursing my luck today. In this one, I happily walked away with a 3/6. Sorry, parallel-universe-Marc!

Wordle answers: The past 50

I’ve been playing Wordle every day for more than a year now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday’s answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.

  • Wordle #896, Saturday 2 December: GENRE
  • Wordle #895, Friday 1 December: TAKEN
  • Wordle #894, Thursday 30 November: RESIN
  • Wordle #893, Wednesday 29 November: SUSHI
  • Wordle #892, Tuesday 28 November: SCOPE
  • Wordle #891, Monday 27 November: TAWNY
  • Wordle #890, Sunday 26 November: SOLID
  • Wordle #889, Saturday 25 November: GUIDE
  • Wordle #888, Friday 24 November: THROW
  • Wordle #887, Thursday 23 November: QUEEN
  • Wordle #886, Wednesday 22 November: PIXEL
  • Wordle #885, Tuesday 21 November: PIANO
  • Wordle #884, Monday 20 November: CANDY
  • Wordle #883, Sunday 19 November: QUEUE
  • Wordle #882, Saturday 18 November: THINK
  • Wordle #881, Friday 17 November: TARDY
  • Wordle #880, Thursday 16 November: TRUST
  • Wordle #879, Wednesday 15 November: SIGHT
  • Wordle #878, Tuesday 14 November: SASSY
  • Wordle #877, Monday 13 November: GREEN
  • Wordle #876, Sunday 12 November: MEANT
  • Wordle #875, Saturday 11 November: ACTOR
  • Wordle #874, Friday 10 November: LEASH
  • Wordle #873, Thursday 9 November: GLAZE
  • Wordle #872, Wednesday 8 November: NINJA
  • Wordle #871, Tuesday 7 November: LIMIT
  • Wordle #870, Monday 6 November: TRADE
  • Wordle #869, Sunday 5 November: FLARE
  • Wordle #868, Saturday 4 November: MANIA
  • Wordle #867, Friday 3 November: ARDOR
  • Wordle #866, Thursday 2 November: UNTIL
  • Wordle #865, Wednesday 1 November: NOISE
  • Wordle #864, Tuesday 31 October: BLEAK
  • Wordle #863, Monday 30 October: GRAIL
  • Wordle #862, Sunday 29 October: PHONY
  • Wordle #861, Saturday 28 October: MASON
  • Wordle #860, Friday 27 October: NOBLE
  • Wordle #859, Thursday 26 October: PIQUE
  • Wordle #858, Wednesday 25 October: RETRY
  • Wordle #857, Tuesday 24 October: CAUSE
  • Wordle #856, Monday 23 October: TEMPO
  • Wordle #855, Sunday 22 October: GIVEN
  • Wordle #854, Saturday 21 October: SMIRK
  • Wordle #853, Friday 20 October: OCCUR
  • Wordle #852, Thursday 19 October: SPLAT
  • Wordle #851, Wednesday 18 October: MERCY
  • Wordle #850, Tuesday 17 October: ADULT
  • Wordle #849, Monday 16 October: GRAPH
  • Wordle #848, Sunday 15 October: LEAKY
  • Wordle #847, Saturday 14 October: AGENT

What is Wordle?

If you’re on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you’ve not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it’s the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2023.

We’ve got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.

What is Wordle?

Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh? 

It’s played online via the Wordle website or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS / Android), and is entirely free. 

Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.

What are the Wordle rules?

The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.

4. Answers are never plural.

5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.

8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.

9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.

10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…

11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.

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