Fuel for the brain.
Word-guessing puzzle game Wordle, now owned by the New York Times, brought back the popularity of word games and spanned various alternative versions. It did so by combining the simple, yet challenging format of classic game Mastermind with a strong theme and an effective social element.
Each day, players get a new word to guess in up to six tries, and can easily share their progress (without spoilers!) on social media.
Those who have been playing Wordle and its variations for a while have probably already found or developed strategies that fit their playstyle. You can, for example, try to cover as many letters as possible in two or three different words then find something close to an anagram to solve the puzzle, or find out which vowels are in the word before trying anything else. None of those strategies, however, will work the same way every day. Even the best players can get stuck with one or two letters and not know where to go from there.
If you are having trouble thinking of possible guesses after finding that your daily word ends in “IN,” we can help. Below is a list that might inspire your next try.
Some of the words on the list above are pretty uncommon, so those should not be your best guesses, because Wordle prioritizes words that are used more frequently. To narrow the list further, you can use the information you already found on your own, like what letters are not present or what vowels are in the word. That should be enough to guarantee you’re following the right path in your next guesses.
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).