It is (nearly) Wednesday, my dudes, and that means a new Wordle is imminent. If you get stuck and start to get nervous about your streak, we’ve got some tips and hints to nudge you towards the solution every day.
You can skip to the very end of this article for the answer to the June 22 Wordle, #368 — or read on for a few tips and strategies to help you every day, and some subtle hints about today’s solution.
Wordle‘s sudden explosion at the end of 2021 led to a round of press focused on its creator. Former Reddit engineer Josh Wardle actually came up with the game in 2021 as a private exercise for him and his word game-loving partner. It eventually became a staple of their family WhatsApp messaging, and that’s when Wardle started to suspect he might have something special enough to merit a wider release.
Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternatives to Wordle inspired by the original format. This includes music identification game Heardle, Hollywood nerd faves Actorle and Framed, and variations like Dordle, Quordle, and the sixteen-word Sedecordle that make you guess multiple words at once.
How does Wordle work? How do you do Wordle?
It works like this: When you visit the Wordle website, you’re greeted by 5-wide by 6-long grid of empty, white boxes. Each box can hold one letter, and so you guess at the answer by typing in a five-letter word and pressing ‘Enter’.
There aren’t any clues up front, so any five-letter word will do as an initial guess. That’s where the game of Wordle really starts. When you send a guess along, the color of each letter’s box changes.
If it turns green, that letter is in the daily word and you’ve placed it in the right spot.
If it turns yellow, the letter is in the word but you have it in the wrong position.
If the box turns grey, it means the letter isn’t in the word at all.
What’s the best Wordle starting word?
We have some ideas to help you pick the perfect first move (or as close to perfect as you can get without just magically guessing the exact right word). Such tips include choosing a word with at least two different vowels in it, plus a few common consonants such as S, T, R, or N.
What happened to the Wordle archive? Did the archive get taken down?
Yes, you used to be able to play the entire archive of past puzzles, but the archive was taken down at the request of the New York Times, according to the site.
Is Wordle getting harder?
If you’ve been finding Wordle too easy, there is a Hard Mode you can enable to give yourself more of a challenge. But unless you activate this mode, we can assure you that Wordle isn’t getting harder.
A subtle hint for the June 22 Wordle answer:
It’s a word with negative connotations.
Today’s Wordle is a 5-letter word that ends with…
The letter L!
What’s the answer to Wordle on June 22?
We’re about to drop that spoiler we promised.
The solution to today’s word is…
Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.