Wordle has become a cultural phenomenon in the past year as players test their knowledge of the English language.
Some days the answer can come easily, whilst on others people can be pushed to the limit as they try and solve the brain teaser. Fortunately, Newsweek is on hand to help those who might be stuck trying to solve today’s puzzle.
The rules of Wordle are simple, people use a color-coded system in order to solve a daily word puzzle and input five letters into six rows.
A green tile means the letter chosen is correct and is in the right place, a yellow one means the letter is right but in the wrong place while a gray square indicates that the letter is not in the word at all.
Players are given six attempts to solve the five-letter word.
Wordle creator Josh Wardle shared the game with the public in October 2021 after he first created it as something he and his partner could enjoy.
The puzzle game had a humble 90 players on November 1, 2021 but has gone on to become a globe-spanning phenomenon with millions taking part every single day.
Wardle previously told Newsweek he was intrigued to learn his puzzle game first became popular in New Zealand.
He said: “For obvious reasons, Wordle has mostly been popular in English-speaking countries. After all, it is a language-based game.
“When it launched, it actually took hold in New Zealand first…which is something I’ve never experienced before.
“The Twittersphere over there is quite small, so everyone tends to be rather interconnected. That means if one person shares something, a lot of others are likely to see it as well, which is how Wordle gained such momentum.”
When it was clear that Wordle had become a smash hit, The New York Times stepped in to buy the game for an undisclosed seven-figure sum back in January. Despite the big money purchase, the game remains free to play.
For those who want to know the answer to today’s word puzzle, please continue reading until the end of the article.
Wordle #477 Hints and Clues for Sunday, October 9
Hint #1: Today’s answer is unusual as it is an interjection.
Hint #2: There are no repeating letters in today’s word.
Hint #3: The word ends with a ‘Y.’
Hint #4: The word is typically used as a greeting.
Hint #5: Today’s answer can be associated with cowboys.
Wordle #477 Answer for Sunday, October 9
The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle is “Howdy.”
Those who want to try another puzzle have to wait until 7 p.m. ET, when the game resets.
Anyone who wants to test their skills further ca try Worldle, Quordle, Dordle, and the math-themed Nerdle.
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