Wordle Answer for Today, December 14, 2023 | Lifehacker

If you’re searching for the Wordle reply for December 14, 2023, learn on. We’ll share some clues, ideas, and techniques, and eventually the answer. Today’s puzzle is a bit more durable than common; I obtained it in 4. Beware, there are spoilers under for December 14, Wordle #908! Keep scrolling if you need some hints (after which the reply) to at present’s Wordle sport.

How to play Wordle

Wordle lives right here on the New York Times web site. A brand new puzzle goes dwell every single day 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 you probably have the proper letter within the flawed place, or grey if the letter isn’t within the day’s secret phrase in any respect. For extra, take a look at our information to enjoying Wordle right here, and my technique information right here for extra superior ideas. (We even have extra info on the backside of this put up, after the hints and solutions.)

Ready for the hints? Let’s go!

Does at present’s Wordle have any uncommon letters?

We’ll outline widespread letters as people 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 the letters in at present’s phrase are widespread. One different letter seems towards the tip of the alphabet. 

Can you give me a touch for at present’s Wordle?

Today is one other phrase that we use on a regular basis however that’s tough to explain. Grammar lecturers most likely have a reputation for it. It’s one thing you would possibly use to point what you would like you had executed. 

Does at present’s Wordle have any double or repeated letters?

No, there are 5 completely different letters at present.

How many vowels are in at present’s Wordle?

There are two vowels in at present’s phrase.

What letter does at present’s Wordle begin with?

Today’s phrase begins with W.

What letter does at present’s Wordle finish with?

Today’s phrase ends with D.

What is the answer to at present’s Wordle?

Ready? Today’s phrase is WOULD.

How I solved at present’s Wordle

ARISE gave me bupkis; TOUCH gave me the O and U. For a minute right here I assumed we is perhaps in one other HOUND/BOUND/ROUND state of affairs, so I guessed YOUNG to see if that N could be in the proper spot (whereas additionally revealing whether or not it is perhaps an -NG phrase). No hits. Huh. 

At this level I had used the entire widespread letters and a bunch of unusual ones. What’s even left? Finally I spotted that -LD could possibly be an ending, and it will go properly with the W that we hadn’t used but.

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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: sort in any five-letter phrase. 

Now, you should use the colours which might be revealed to get clues concerning the phrase: 

  • Green means you appropriately guessed a letter, and it’s within the right place. (For instance, if you happen to guess PARTY, and the phrase is definitely PURSE, the P and R might be inexperienced.)

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

  • Gray means the letter just isn’t within the resolution phrase in any respect. (If you guessed PARTY and all the things is grey, then the answer can’t be PURSE or ROAST.)

With all that in thoughts, guess one other phrase, after which one other, making an attempt to land on the proper phrase earlier than you run out of probabilities. 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 inclined to include widespread letters, to extend the probabilities of getting yellow and inexperienced squares to information your guessing. (And if you happen to get all grays when guessing widespread letters, that’s nonetheless glorious 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 urged beginning with one in all these:






Meanwhile, an MIT evaluation discovered that you just’ll eradicate probably the most prospects within the first spherical by beginning with one in all these:






Other good picks is perhaps ARISE or ROUND. Words like ADIEU and AUDIO get extra vowels in play, however you would argue that it’s higher to start out 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 would possibly prefer to learn over if you happen to’re a critical scholar of the sport. This one covers methods to 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 already know 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 already know the answer.

One extra notice on technique: the unique Wordle used a listing of about 2,300 resolution 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 listing, and generally they’re topical. For instance, FEAST was the answer one Thanksgiving. So take into account 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: