Your daily Wordle can start easily enough. On your first attempt you might get a couple of letters, they may even be green, signaling they are in the correct place and that you are on the right track.
But wait, what’s this? You are on your fourth or fifth attempt and you seem no closer to solving it. Racking your brains for every vowel and consonant combination you can muster, the five-letter holy grail suddenly seems unattainable.
Blood pressure rises, and the prospect of failure looms. How will you explain this to your buddies? Don’t worry, Newsweek is here to get you over the line with some handy hints.
The unpredictable difficulty of each day’s puzzle is part of its charm and is built into the design of the game created by engineer Josh Wardle.
There is no calculated difficulty curve. Out of the estimated 2,500 words it draws on, the sequence is randomized so one day might be relatively easy while the next can leave you scratching your head.
Designed during COVID lockdown and with a title that puns on the creator’s name, Wordle was launched at the end of 2021 and was played only by a few dozen people.
During your six attempts, an incorrect letter turns gray, a correct letter in the wrong place goes yellow. Once you get all five letters correct, a line of green tiles show you have solved the brainteaser and you can tweet the results box which details your track record.
‘Wordle’ #418 Clues for August 11
So let’s get down to business. Each clue should give you a bit more information about today’s answer, which appears at the bottom of the page.
- Hint #1: Wordle #418 is a verb which contains two vowels.
- Hint #2: The answer contains no repeating letters.
- Hint #3: Thursday’s word rhymes with the word meaning to “incline” or “bend.”
- Hint #4: The word begins with a “g.”
- Hint #5: One Merriam-Webster definition of Wordle #418 is “to gather information or material bit by bit.”
‘Wordle’ #418 Answer for August 11
The answer to Wordle #418 on Thursday, August 11 is “Glean.”
Wordle refreshes every 24 hours at 7 p.m. ET. While you wait for the next puzzle to appear, you might want to check out some alternative word games.
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