Wordle Answer for Today, December 14, 2023 | Lifehacker


If you’re in search of the Wordle reply for December 14, 2023, learn on. We’ll share some clues, suggestions, and methods, and eventually the answer. Today’s puzzle is a bit more durable than common; I acquired it in 4. Beware, there are spoilers beneath for December 14, Wordle #908! Keep scrolling if you need some hints (after which the reply) to as we speak’s Wordle recreation.

How to play Wordle

Wordle lives right here on the New York Times web site. A brand new puzzle goes stay 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 appropriate, yellow when you have the best 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 suggestions. (We even have extra data on the backside of this put up, after the hints and solutions.)

Ready for the hints? Let’s go!


Does as we speak’s Wordle have any uncommon letters?

We’ll outline frequent 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 buddy of yours.)

Four of the letters in as we speak’s phrase are frequent. One different letter seems towards the top of the alphabet. 

Can you give me a touch for as we speak’s Wordle?

Today is one other phrase that we use on a regular basis however that’s troublesome to explain. Grammar lecturers in all probability have a reputation for it. It’s one thing you may use to point what you want you had achieved. 

Does as we speak’s Wordle have any double or repeated letters?

No, there are 5 totally different letters as we speak.

How many vowels are in as we speak’s Wordle?

There are two vowels in as we speak’s phrase.

What letter does as we speak’s Wordle begin with?

Today’s phrase begins with W.

What letter does as we speak’s Wordle finish with?

Today’s phrase ends with D.

What is the answer to as we speak’s Wordle?

Ready? Today’s phrase is WOULD.

How I solved as we speak’s Wordle

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

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

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A primer on Wordle fundamentals

The concept of Wordle is to guess the day’s secret phrase. When you first open the Wordle recreation, 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 utilize the colours which are revealed to get clues concerning the phrase: 

  • Green means you appropriately guessed a letter, and it’s within the appropriate place. (For instance, for those who guess PARTY, and the phrase is definitely PURSE, the P and R will likely be inexperienced.)

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

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

With all that in thoughts, guess one other phrase, after which one other, attempting to land on the proper phrase earlier than you run out of probabilities. You get six guesses, after which it’s recreation over.

The greatest starter phrases for Wordle

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

  • CRANE

  • TRACE

  • SLANT

  • CRATE

  • CARTE

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

  • SALET

  • REAST

  • TRACE

  • CRATE

  • SLATE

Other good picks is likely to be ARISE or ROUND. Words like ADIEU and AUDIO get extra vowels in play, however you would 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 a number of guides to Wordle technique, which you may wish to learn over for those who’re a severe scholar of the sport. This one covers learn how 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 profitable shortly.

The greatest 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 understand 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 understand the answer.

One extra be aware 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 difficult phrases that wouldn’t have made the unique checklist, and typically they’re topical. For instance, FEAST was the answer one Thanksgiving. So remember that there could also be a theme.

Wordle options

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