Wordle Answer for Today, February 12, 2024 | Lifehacker


If you’re on the lookout for the Wordle reply for February 12, 2024 learn on. We’ll share some clues, suggestions, and techniques, and eventually the answer. Today’s puzzle is medium problem; I received it in 4. Beware, there are spoilers beneath for February 12, Wordle #968! Keep scrolling if you’d like some hints (after which the reply) to right this moment’s Wordle sport.

How to play Wordle

Wordle lives right here on the New York Times web site. A brand new puzzle goes reside day-after-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 appropriate, yellow you probably have the precise letter within the flawed 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 right this moment’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 pal of yours.)

They’re virtually all widespread letters right this moment! Three of them are in our mnemonic (with one repeat), and there’s one letter that isn’t however can be pretty widespread. No uncommon letters right this moment.

Can you give me a touch for right this moment’s Wordle?

A typical ingredient in Italian meals. 

Does right this moment’s Wordle have any double or repeated letters?

One repeated letter. 

How many vowels are in right this moment’s Wordle?

One vowel, used twice. 

What letter does right this moment’s Wordle begin with?

Today’s phrase begins with P. 

What letter does right this moment’s Wordle finish with?

Today’s phrase ends with A. 

What is the answer to right this moment’s Wordle?

Ready? Today’s phrase is PASTA.

How I solved right this moment’s Wordle

I began with ARISE and TOUCH, which indicated that A was doubtless the one vowel. I took a guess at an ST- opening utilizing STAND and tried to get rid of different widespread letters. This informed me that A was most likely used twice, and with the location I had eradicated to this point for S and T, I guessed PASTA. 

Wordle 968 4/6 🟨⬛⬛🟨⬛
🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛
🟨🟨🟨⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

A primer on Wordle fundamentals

The concept 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 need to use the colours which might be revealed to get clues in regards to the phrase: 

  • Green means you appropriately guessed a letter, and it’s within the appropriate place. (For instance, if you happen to 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, 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 shouldn’t be within the resolution phrase in any respect. (If you guessed PARTY and the whole lot is grey, then the answer can not be PURSE or ROAST.)

With all that in thoughts, guess one other phrase, after which one other, attempting 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 possibilities 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 wonderful info that will help you rule out potentialities.) There isn’t a single “best” beginning phrase, however the New York Times’s Wordle evaluation bot has prompt beginning with one in all these:

  • CRANE

  • TRACE

  • SLANT

  • CRATE

  • CARTE

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

  • SALET

  • REAST

  • TRACE

  • CRATE

  • SLATE

Other good picks is perhaps ARISE or ROUND. Words like ADIEU and AUDIO get extra vowels in play, however you may 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 a number of guides to Wordle technique, which you would possibly prefer to learn over if you happen to’re a severe scholar of the sport. This one covers how you can use consonants to your benefit, whereas this one focuses on a technique that makes use of the most typical letters. In this superior information, we element a three-pronged strategy for fishing for hints whereas maximizing your possibilities of profitable rapidly.

The largest factor that separates Wordle winners from Wordle losers is that winners use their guesses to assemble details about what letters are within the phrase. If you recognize 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 recognize 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 difficult phrases that wouldn’t have made the unique record, and generally they’re topical. For instance, FEAST was the answer one Thanksgiving. So remember that there could also be a theme.

Wordle options

If you’ll be able to’t get sufficient of five-letter guessing video games and their kin, the finest Wordle options, ranked by problem, embody:

Antiwordle, during which you are attempting to not guess the day’s resolution. You’re required to reuse any letters that you simply (oops) guessed appropriately, so the longer it takes you, the higher you’re on the sport.