Today’s Wordle puzzle features an interesting yet solvable word that most players should be able to think of. Assuming players can get at least a few letters in the right place, players shouldn’t have too much trouble understanding current Wordle. The puzzle follows a week in which countless stripes were broken by some tricky words that contain both common word endings. We’ll dive into today’s Wordle puzzle later, explain why some players may stumble, and provide some clues for those who are stumped. If you want to get some hints for today’s puzzle, keep reading. Otherwise, you may not want to scroll to the bottom of the article as we’re giving away the answer to those who either want to avoid breaking their string or are just curious at the very end of the article.
For those who somehow missed the Wordle craze thus far, the rules of the game are simple: players have six attempts to guess a five-letter word. Players are given clues based on which letters share their guess with the correct word. A yellow shaded letter means that the letter is also in the correct word, but in a different letter location. A green shaded letter means that the letter appears in the same place in the correct word.
On average, it takes Wordle players about 4 tries to correctly guess a daily puzzle, although a few puzzles can be significantly trickier. As we noted earlier, words that end with the same sequence of four letters can be problematic, especially if players have to guess a few times to get that word sequence. That’s what happened to ‘WATCH’ last week, as there are several other five letter words that also end in ‘ATCH’.
So – what’s the solution to today’s Wordle puzzle – also known as Wordle 277? The good news is that the answer contains an “unusual” consonant and an “unusual” vowel, which should help both players refine the answer considerably. However, there are a handful of other words that share four letters in the same placement, including two that share the same letter placement for the last four letters. If you can’t figure out those last letters before your fifth guess, you may be in a difficult situation where you have to choose between two viable choices.
Today’s Wordle puzzle solution is…PURIFY.
Let us know if you got today’s Wordle puzzle in the comment section, and if you managed to match our score by getting it in three tries!