Wordle puzzles can sometimes test veteran players and newcomers alike, which is why Newsweek is on hand with some hints and tips for those who might need a little help to work out the five-letter word.
The rules of Wordle are simple and they have helped it attract millions of regular players who have used its color-coded system to work out the correct answer in six attempts.
Green tiles indicate the player has chosen the correct letter and that it is in the right place, a yellow tile represents the letter is correct, but in the wrong place, while a gray tile means the letter is not in the word at all.
Fortunately, the word puzzle resets every day—so all players have to do is wait until the next challenge should they run out of attempts.
Software engineer Josh Wardle created the game for him and his partner to enjoy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Wordle launched in October 2021, it had an estimated 90 active players but it quickly grew into a worldwide phenomenon with an average daily player base of more than 45 million.
Wordle’s simplicity could explain how it went from an intimate experience shared by dozens to a global sensation in just a matter of months, and its incredible rise can be seen in the following Statista graphic.
The word puzzle game became so popular that The New York Times Company bought it for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in January. Wordle then moved over to the publication’s website in February.
For any Wordle players who want a little help or some clues, they need only read on.
Wordle #323 Hints and Clues for Sunday, May 8
Newsweek has put together five hints and tips that can help you solve today’s tricky Wordle word puzzle.
Each clue will bring you closer to the answer, so those players wanting only a little help can stop reading before more obvious clues are revealed.
Hint #1: Today’s Wordle word is an adjective
Hint #2: Today’s answer contains a repeated letter
Hint #3: The Wordle puzzle starts with a consonant
Hint #4: Today’s puzzle ends with the letter “y”
Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines the word as “clever” or “shrewd”
Wordle #323 Answer for Sunday, May 8
The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle is “canny.”
For those who found today’s puzzle a little tricky, they can wait for a new one when it resets at 7 p.m. EDT.
Players who are looking for another challenge can simply wait for the next word or try out some of these similar games.
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