It is Wednesday, my dudes, and what would the middle of the week be without your favorite mega-viral word puzzle? It’s certainly more satisfying when you work it out all by yourself, but sometimes you just get stuck on the daily Wordle — and that’s where we come in.
The answer to the June 29 Wordle can be found at the end of this article, with the spoiler clearly signposted, or you can make your way down in a more leisurely fashion for a few general tips, gentle hints, and strategies to help you every day.
Who made Wordle? Where did Wordle come from?
Wordle is a daily word game created by Josh Wardle, a Brooklyn-based software engineer who has developed something of a reputation as a crafter of interesting social experiments. Every day, the people of the internet are greeted with a fresh word puzzle that can only be solved — or not! — using a series of process-of-elimination clues.
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 and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once.
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.
Is there a Wordle app for Android or iOS? Is Wordle free?
You might find “Wordle” results in an iOS App Store or Google Play Store search, but don’t mistake it for the real thing. Wordle, the original one Josh Wardle came up with and kindly delivered unto the internet in late 2021, currently only exists as a browser game that lives right here. If you’re playing it anywhere else, it’s — at best — a shameless knock-off that’s trying to capitalize on someone else’s success.
And, yes, it’s still free.
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 29 Wordle answer:
It’s an adjective, one often associated with teenagers.
Today’s Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with…
…the letter G.
What’s the answer to Wordle on June 29?
We’ll tell you today’s word now.
Don’t know the meaning of GAWKY? You’re about to learn it. “Gawky” means awkward, clumsy, ungraceful.
Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.