Today’s Wordle Hints (and Answer) for Monday, December 4, 2023 | Lifehacker


If you’re in search of the Wordle reply for December 4, 2023 learn on. We’ll share some clues, suggestions, and methods, and at last the answer. Today’s puzzle is medium-easy; I obtained it in 3, however had just a little luck. Beware, there are spoilers beneath for December 4, Wordle #898! Keep scrolling if you would like some hints (after which the reply) to immediately’s Wordle sport.

How to play Wordle

Wordle lives right here on the New York Times web site. A brand new puzzle goes reside daily at midnight, your native time.

Start by guessing a five-letter phrase. The letters of the phrase will flip inexperienced in the event that they’re right, yellow in case you have the correct letter within the incorrect place, or grey if the letter isn’t within the day’s secret phrase in any respect. For extra, try our information to enjoying Wordle right here, and my technique information right here for extra superior suggestions. (We even have extra info on the backside of this publish, after the hints and solutions.)

Ready for the hints? Let’s go!


Does immediately’s Wordle have any uncommon letters?

We’ll outline widespread letters as those who seem within the previous typesetters’ phrase ETAOIN SHRDLU. (Memorize this! Pronounce it “Edwin Shirdloo,” like a reputation, and fake he’s a good friend of yours.)

Four of immediately’s letters are in our checklist of widespread letters. The remaining one isn’t too uncommon.

Can you give me a touch for immediately’s Wordle?

It’s unhealthy. It’s not enjoyable. It’s not good. (It’s additionally not a sausage.)

Does immediately’s Wordle have any double or repeated letters?

Nope, 5 completely different letters immediately.

How many vowels are in immediately’s Wordle?

Just one.

What letter does immediately’s Wordle begin with?

Today’s phrase begins with a W.

What letter does immediately’s Wordle finish with?

Today’s phrase ends with a T.

What is the answer to immediately’s Wordle?

Ready? Today’s phrase is WORST.

How I solved immediately’s Wordle

First I performed ARISE, my typical starter. I observed the inexperienced S and the yellow R. What phrases would have an S because the second-to-last letter however not finish in an E? I figured the phrase in all probability resulted in a T. (Ok would have been one other good guess.) I attempted BURST, and obtained greens on the R-S-T. That means the one vowel left was O, and what phrase may very well be spelled  _ORST? It needed to be WORST.

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A primer on Wordle fundamentals

The thought of Wordle is to guess the day’s secret phrase. When you first open the Wordle sport, you’ll see an empty grid of letters. It’s as much as you to make the primary transfer: kind in any five-letter phrase. 

Now, you should use the colours which are revealed to get clues in regards to the phrase: 

  • Green means you accurately guessed a letter, and it’s within the right place. (For instance, should you guess PARTY, and the phrase is definitely PURSE, the P and R can be inexperienced.)

  • Yellow means the letter is someplace within the phrase, however not within the place you guessed it. (For instance, should you guessed PARTY, however the phrase is definitely ROAST, the R, A and T will all be yellow.)

  • Gray means the letter shouldn’t be within the answer phrase in any respect. (If you guessed PARTY and every part is grey, then the answer can not be PURSE or ROAST.)

With all that in thoughts, guess one other phrase, after which one other, making an attempt to land on the right phrase earlier than you run out of possibilities. You get six guesses, after which it’s sport over.

The finest starter phrases for Wordle

What do you have to play for that first guess? The finest starters are likely to include widespread letters, to extend the probabilities of getting yellow and inexperienced squares to information your guessing. (And should you get all grays when guessing widespread letters, that’s nonetheless wonderful info that can assist you rule out prospects.) There isn’t a single “best” beginning phrase, however the New York Times’s Wordle evaluation bot has recommended beginning with one in every of these:

  • CRANE

  • TRACE

  • SLANT

  • CRATE

  • CARTE

Meanwhile, an MIT evaluation discovered that you simply’ll remove essentially the most prospects within the first spherical by beginning with one in every of these:

  • SALET

  • REAST

  • TRACE

  • CRATE

  • SLATE

Other good picks may be ARISE or ROUND. Words like ADIEU and AUDIO get extra vowels in play, however you can argue that it’s higher to begin with an emphasis on consonants, utilizing a starter like RENTS or CLAMP. Choose your technique, and see the way it performs out.

How to win at Wordle

We have just a few guides to Wordle technique, which you may prefer to learn over should you’re a severe pupil of the sport. This one covers how you can use consonants to your benefit, whereas this one focuses on a method that makes use of the most typical letters. In this superior information, we element a three-pronged method for fishing for hints whereas maximizing your probabilities of successful rapidly.

The largest factor that separates Wordle winners from Wordle losers is that winners use their guesses to collect details about what letters are within the phrase. If you realize that the phrase should finish in -OUND, don’t waste 4 guesses on MOUND, ROUND, SOUND, and HOUND; mix these consonants and guess MARSH. If the H lights up in yellow, you realize the answer.

One extra notice on technique: the unique Wordle used a listing of about 2,300 answer phrases, however after the sport was purchased by the NYT, the sport now has an editor who hand-picks the options. Sometimes they’re barely tough phrases that wouldn’t have made the unique checklist, and generally they’re topical. For instance, FEAST was the answer one Thanksgiving. So understand that there could also be a theme.

Wordle options

If you may’t get sufficient of five-letter guessing video games and their kin, the finest Wordle options, ranked by problem, embrace: