The sheer amount of options can be overwhelming.
On most days, solving the Wordle will be just challenging enough to make it fun. The word-guessing puzzle, now owned by The New York Times, picks a new word each day, which players need to guess with no clues other than the letters themselves. If youve been playing for a while, you might have even found or developed a winning strategy.
There are, however, days when you may find yourself stuck. When you only know a couple of letters from the word, it can be difficult to come up with guesses, either because you cant remember any options or because there are too many. If the word of the day begins with SH, like Wordle No. 312, for example, the sheer amount of options can be overwhelming.
To help you organize your thoughts, we have put together a list of five-letter words that start with these two letters.
To try and narrow down this long list, you have a few options. First, if you have found any of the vowels on your own, you can rule out any words that dont fit the criteria. Another useful tip is to avoid plural forms like SHOES or SHOTS, which Wordle tends to not pick for daily puzzles. Trying out more common words may also help since they are also more likely to appear in the game than unusual ones.
If youre still unsure and dont want to wait until Wordle resets at midnight local time, you can always look up the answer to todays puzzle (which we update around 12am CT) to avoid losing your streak.