It’s time for your daily round of Wordle hints, expertly crafted to help you keep your streak going even on the toughest of days.
You might think that you don’t need any clues for Wordle today, but remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.
Below, you’ll find a selection of Wordle hints to guide you in the right direction. You don’t have to use them all, but there are five in total should you need them, covering vowels, starting letter, ending letter and more. And if you don’t have time to play at all, you can see the answer, too.
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: Wordle hints and today’s answer are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.
Wordle hints (game #823) – clue #1 – Vowels
How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?
• Wordle today 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 #823) – clue #2 – first letter
What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?
• The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is S.
S is the most common starting letter in the game, featuring in 365 of Wordle’s 2,309 answers. In fact, it’s almost twice as likely to begin an answer as the next most common starting letter, C.
Wordle hints (game #823) – clue #3 – repeated letters
Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?
• There are no 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 #823) – clue #4 – ending letter
What letter does today’s Wordle end with?
• The last letter in today’s Wordle is 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.
Wordle hints (game #823) – clue #5 – last chance
Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #823.
- Today’s Wordle answer is a trap.
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 #823)
Today’s Wordle answer (game #823) is… SNARE.
One of the unexpected benefits of Wordle is that it can give your insights into your personality, or at the very least confirm what you already suspected. In my case, for instance, it’s provided ample evidence that I’m usually logical, generally disciplined and prone to being overly cautious. (Or in other words, quite dull, really.)
Today’s game served up a great example of that third character trait, caution. Faced with a one-in-three chance of a 2/6, I instead decided to take a guaranteed 3/6, so as to avoid a possible 4/6. I’d be very interested to know what others in my position did.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before I throw myself headlong into self-analysis, let’s talk about today’s Wordle word in general.
SNARE has a surprisingly high average score of 4.0, according to WordleBot, and that’s in large part because it’s one of those words. You know, the kind that has multiple alternatives that differ from it by only a letter or two. Yesterday’s CLOSE had that to an extent (CHOSE, CLONE, CLOVE), as did Sunday’s FRANK (PRANK, CRANK, FLANK).
SNARE has seven near-twins: SHARE, SPARE, SCARE, STARE, SNORE, SNAKE and SNARL, although which ones were open to you will have depended on the way your game developed. And in large part, it will also have depended on which of the best Wordle starting words you chose, if indeed you picked one at all.
My choice, STARE, gave me a great start, leaving just four possibles. But better still was CRANE, which left just one. SLATE (14), TRACE (7), SLANT (9), CRATE (7) and LEANT (3) were also all very good.
So, I had SCARE, SNARE, SPARE and SHARE to pick from, except I didn’t, because I remembered that SCARE had been a past Wordle answer (game #293). So, I had a 1/3 chance of getting it in two, and that’s where my caution kicked in.
Rather than guessing outright and shooting for glory, I decided to guarantee a safe 3/6 by playing PHONE – knowing that whichever of the P, H or N turned yellow (or green in the case of the H) it would point the way to the answer.
In some ways, I should probably have just gone for the 2/6 – if I’d have got my second guess wrong, I’d still have had a 50/50 chance of a 3/6 next time around. The odds were against me scoring a 4/6.
Then again, I would probably have guessed SHARE first, then SPARE next. And if that had happened I would have walked away with a four. Instead, I played it safe and ultimately scored a satisfactory 3/6 – while also learning a little more about myself.
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Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #822)
In a different time zone where it’s still Tuesday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #822, too.
- Wordle yesterday had vowels in two places.
- The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was C.
- There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
- The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was E.
- Yesterday’s Wordle answer is nearby.
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #822)
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #822) was… CLOSE.
I’m getting a touch of deja vu for today’s game. Last Wednesday we had CLEAR, a word that contained C, L, E plus two other common letters, and that had an average score of 3.4, making it one of the easiest Wordles yet. Today we have CLOSE, a word that contains C, L, E plus two other common letters and that has an average score of just 3.1, making it easier still. In fact, by my reckoning, it’s the fourth easiest ever, behind only SLATE (1.5), PLATE (2.9) and BRAID (3.0), and level with ATONE (also 3.1).
Why so simple? Well, some of the best Wordle starting words really made a huge difference here. If you played SLATE – WordleBot’s favorite opener – you had just one solution left and a (presumably) guaranteed 2/6. STALE, LANCE and CRONE (all 4) were also quite special, while the likes of CRANE (13), TRACE (18), SLANT (9) and CRATE (12) all will have got you off to a good start.
My choice was STARE, as always, and it didn’t fare quite so well, leaving me 24 possibles. But fortunately my second guess, CLOUD, gave me green C, green L and green O, and left only one answer: CLOSE. I played that next for a 3/6.
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 #822, Tuesday 19 September: CLOSE
- Wordle #821, Monday 18 September: FRANK
- Wordle #820, Sunday 17 September: MUSIC
- Wordle #819, Saturday 16 September: ANGEL
- Wordle #818, Friday 15 September: EXERT
- Wordle #817, Thursday 14 September: RAYON
- Wordle #816, Wednesday 13 September: CLEAR
- Wordle #815, Tuesday 12 September: WHISK
- Wordle #814, Monday 11 September: OLDER
- Wordle #813, Sunday 10 September: QUOTE
- Wordle #812, Saturday 9 September: LUCKY
- Wordle #811, Friday 8 September: ROUSE
- Wordle #810, Thursday 7 September: DWELL
- Wordle #809, Wednesday 6 September: GNASH
- Wordle #808, Tuesday 5 September: BIRCH
- Wordle #807, Monday 4 September: GIDDY
- Wordle #806, Sunday 3 September: AWAIT
- Wordle #805, Saturday 2 September: ONION
- Wordle #804, Friday 1 September: SPACE
- Wordle #803, Thursday 31 August: BRIDE
- Wordle #802, Wednesday 30 August: AUDIO
- Wordle #801, Tuesday 29 August: CAPER
- Wordle #800, Monday 28 August: WRITE
- Wordle #799, Sunday 27 August: PEACE
- Wordle #798, Saturday 26 August: CHOIR
- Wordle #797, Friday 25 August: OCEAN
- Wordle #796, Thursday 24 August: WORDY
- Wordle #795, Wednesday 23 August: VERVE
- Wordle #794, Tuesday 22 August: SPICE
- Wordle #793, Monday 21 August: BEACH
- Wordle #792, Sunday 20 August: QUEST
- Wordle #791, Saturday 19 August: MAGMA
- Wordle #790, Friday 18 August: EXACT
- Wordle #789, Thursday 17 August: AMISS
- Wordle #788, Wednesday 16 August: SCRUB
- Wordle #787, Tuesday 15 August: INDEX
- Wordle #786, Monday 14 August: SNAKY
- Wordle #785, Sunday 13 August: WRATH
- Wordle #784, Saturday 12 August: QUICK
- Wordle #783, Friday 11 August: HELLO
- Wordle #782, Thursday 10 August: EMPTY
- Wordle #781, Wednesday 9 August: LOVER
- Wordle #780, Tuesday 8 August: BULLY
- Wordle #779, Monday 7 August: BROOK
- Wordle #778, Sunday 6 August: POLYP
- Wordle #777, Saturday 5 August: ANODE
- Wordle #776, Friday 4 August: CHART
- Wordle #775, Thursday 3 August: PARTY
- Wordle #774, Wednesday 2 August: BEGET
- Wordle #773, Tuesday 1 August: TENTH
- Wordle #772, Monday 31 July: STYLE
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.