It’s time for your daily round of Wordle hints, expertly crafted to help you keep your streak going even on the toughest of days. 

You might think that you don’t need any clues for Wordle today, but remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.   

Below, you’ll find a selection of Wordle hints to guide you in the right direction. You don’t have to use them all, but there are five in total should you need them, covering vowels, starting letter, ending letter and more. And if you don’t have time to play at all, you can see the answer, too. 

Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game, which remains the best of all the main Wordle alternatives.

SPOILER WARNING: Wordle hints and today’s answer are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.

Wordle hints (game #867) – clue #1 – Vowels

How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?

Wordle today has vowels in two places*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Wordle hints (game #867) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is A.

A is a reasonably common starting letter in Wordle: 140 games begin with this letter. It ranks 6th among starting letters, behind S, C, B, T and P.

Wordle hints (game #867) – clue #3 – repeated letters

Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?

There are repeated letters in today’s Wordle.

Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.

Wordle hints (game #867) – clue #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is R.

R is a very common letter to end a Wordle answer – it’s actually the 4th most common there, behind E, Y and T.

Wordle hints (game #867) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #867.

  • Today’s Wordle answer is an emotional warmth.

If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – but I’d always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We’ve got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.

If you don’t want to know today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!

Today’s Wordle answer (game #867)

Wordle answer for game 867 on a yellow background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Today’s Wordle answer (game #867) is… ARDOR.

This is the first Wordle in 10 days to contain a repeated letter… and lo and behold, it’s just about the hardest we’ve had in that time. I say it’s ‘just about’ the hardest, because PIQUE nine days ago had an average score of 4.2, the same as today’s – and of course that didn’t contain a repeated letter. But it did include a Q, which is arguably even worse than a repeat, so we’ll skip over that.

Anyway, 10 days ago we had RETRY with its two Rs and an average of 4.1. Today we have ARDOR, with its two Rs and an average of 4.2. Only SKUNK (4.3) and BUNCH (4.5) have been harder in the past month.

The other potentially complicating factor is that ARDOR isn’t exactly a commonly used word. There’s something a little archaic about it, and you can’t imagine many people using it in daily life.

It’s an answer that a few of the best Wordle starting words will have given you a head start with; CRANE left 14 solutions, TRACE/CRATE 15 and CRONE only nine. But most were far higher than that, for instance STARE left 82 options.

STARE is of course my choice of starter word, although maybe not for too much longer. I’m getting a little bored with playing it every day so might choose a different one. The dilemma is that STARE has still to appear as an answer, so I’d be giving up a definite 1/6 solve if I pick a new starter. Anyway, for now I’m still with STARE and that meant I had only a yellow A and yellow R to work with for my second guess.

I have a good strategy for this eventuality: CAROL, which has worked very well in the past and which WordleBot told me today was the best choice of second guess. However, I didn’t play that because CAROL was the answer in late September (game #826), so it felt like a wasted move.

Instead, I played MORAL, which WordleBot said was a “terrific choice”. This apparently reduced my remaining answers list to 10, namely RADIO, ABHOR, ARBOR, FAVOR, VAPOR, RAZOR, RAYON, RADON, ARGON and the eventual answer, ARDOR.

I had all 10 written down on my possibles list, but remembered that a couple had been past Wordle answers: RADON was another September answer (#817), while ARBOR was back in February (#615). Unfortunately, I didn’t recall that FAVOR (game #207) and RADIO (#155) had also been answers previously, and played the latter as my third attempt.

This couldn’t have been correct then (as far as we know Wordle doesn’t repeat answers), but it wasn’t a major problem as it gave me the extra letter – a D – which pointed me towards the answer. I played ARDOR next for my 4/6.

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know. 

Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #866)

In a different time zone where it’s still Thursday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #866, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had vowels in two places.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was U.

U is not a particularly common starting letter in Wordle, with only 33 answers beginning with it. It ranks 20th in this regard, and is the least common vowel to start an answer.

  • There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.

Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.

  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was L.

L is a really common letter to find at the end of a Wordle. There are 155 games that finish with an L, and it ranks as the fifth most likely letter there.

Still looking for more Wordle hints? Here’s an extra one for game #866.

  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer means up to such time.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #866)

Wordle answer for game 866 on a yellow background

(Image credit: New York Times)

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #866) was… UNTIL.

I found UNTIL to be a lot easier to solve than it is to define in a clue; some words really don’t lend themselves to a helpful-but-not-entirely-giveaway hint. But enough of my problems, because the more important fact is that this is another straightforward Wordle answer.

WordleBot, the NYT’s ever-helpful game-droid, says it has an average score of 3.6, which is the same as Wednesday’s NOISE. Like that game, it has five common letters, but with one in particular being out of position for Wordle. On Wednesday that letter was S (which is usually at the start of an answer), here it is U, which is only the 20th most common starting letter. There are in fact a mere 33 solutions out of the original 2,309 that begin with it – meaning you’d only expect to see one every 70 games. However, we had one only 20 days ago with UNCLE, so this was way ahead of schedule.

It is of course quite a common letter overall (11th) and is included in two of the most popular starting words, ADIEU and AUDIO. That doubtless contributed to a decent result for ADIEU (30 answers remaining) and an excellent one for AUDIO (10).

Neither are actually among the best Wordle starting words, and a couple of those were even more successful; SLANT left two answers and LEANT just one!

My opener, STARE, was not so lucky, leaving 119 options. I followed up with TOUCH, which was “a terrific choice” according to WordleBot, but which still left 11 remaining answers. Yes, that’s a drastic reduction from 119, but 11 is far too many for me to have had much chance of a 3/6.

I did try, though. BUILT was one of the options I identified, along with GUILT, QUILT, NUTTY, PUTTY, UNTIL, UNLIT and UNFIT. Others that WordleBot found were UNITY, INPUT and GUTTY. Why did I pick BUILT out of those? Honestly, I was in a rush and just decided to guess something! It’s not something I regularly do, but sometimes there are just too many things to do and not enough time to do them in, and this was one of those days.

This could have backfired – if things had gone badly I might have faced a three-way choice for my fourth guess, and could have ended up with a 6/6. What I should have done instead was to have played a word that couldn’t have been right, but that would have guaranteed a 4/6 score; WordleBot suggested FLING. 

Still, I got lucky with BUILT because though it wasn’t right it left me only one remaining answer, which was UNTIL. I played that next for my 4/6.

Wordle answers: The past 50

I’ve been playing Wordle every day for more than a year now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday’s answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.

  • Wordle #866, Thursday 2 November: UNTIL
  • Wordle #865, Wednesday 1 November: NOISE
  • Wordle #864, Tuesday 31 October: BLEAK
  • Wordle #863, Monday 30 October: GRAIL
  • Wordle #862, Sunday 29 October: PHONY
  • Wordle #861, Saturday 28 October: MASON
  • Wordle #860, Friday 27 October: NOBLE
  • Wordle #859, Thursday 26 October: PIQUE
  • Wordle #858, Wednesday 25 October: RETRY
  • Wordle #857, Tuesday 24 October: CAUSE
  • Wordle #856, Monday 23 October: TEMPO
  • Wordle #855, Sunday 22 October: GIVEN
  • Wordle #854, Saturday 21 October: SMIRK
  • Wordle #853, Friday 20 October: OCCUR
  • Wordle #852, Thursday 19 October: SPLAT
  • Wordle #851, Wednesday 18 October: MERCY
  • Wordle #850, Tuesday 17 October: ADULT
  • Wordle #849, Monday 16 October: GRAPH
  • Wordle #848, Sunday 15 October: LEAKY
  • Wordle #847, Saturday 14 October: AGENT
  • Wordle #846, Friday 13 October: UNCLE
  • Wordle #845, Thursday 12 October: KNELT
  • Wordle #844, Wednesday 11 October: SKUNK
  • Wordle #843, Tuesday 10 October: SNAIL
  • Wordle #842, Monday 9 October: TRUTH
  • Wordle #841, Sunday 8 October: BINGE
  • Wordle #840, Saturday 7 October: VIOLA
  • Wordle #839, Friday 6 October: CHIME
  • Wordle #838, Thursday 5 October: BUNCH
  • Wordle #837, Wednesday 4 October: SPURT
  • Wordle #836, Tuesday 3 October: WHILE
  • Wordle #835, Monday 2 October: MERRY
  • Wordle #834, Sunday 1 October: BERET
  • Wordle #833, Saturday 30 September: DADDY
  • Wordle #832, Friday 29 September: AZURE
  • Wordle #831, Thursday 28 September: COACH
  • Wordle #830, Wednesday 27 September: SMILE
  • Wordle #829, Tuesday 26 September: LOYAL
  • Wordle #828, Monday 25 September: ROCKY
  • Wordle #827, Sunday 24 September: RIGHT
  • Wordle #826, Saturday 23 September: CAROL
  • Wordle #825, Friday 22 September: BRUSH
  • Wordle #824, Thursday 21 September: STONE
  • Wordle #823, Wednesday 20 September: SNARE
  • Wordle #822, Tuesday 19 September: CLOSE
  • Wordle #821, Monday 18 September: FRANK
  • Wordle #820, Sunday 17 September: MUSIC
  • Wordle #819, Saturday 16 September: ANGEL
  • Wordle #818, Friday 15 September: EXERT
  • Wordle #817, Thursday 14 September: RAYON

What is Wordle?

If you’re on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you’ve not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it’s the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2023.

We’ve got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.

What is Wordle?

Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh? 

It’s played online via the Wordle website or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS / Android), and is entirely free. 

Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.

What are the Wordle rules?

The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.

4. Answers are never plural.

5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.

8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.

9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.

10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…

11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.

Visit Site
Source: TechRadar

Similar Posts