Wordle Answer for Today, February 23, 2024 | Lifehacker


If you’re searching for the Wordle reply for February 23, 2024 learn on. We’ll share some clues, suggestions, and techniques, and eventually the answer. Today’s puzzle is simpler; I obtained it in three. Beware, there are spoilers beneath for February 23, Wordle #979! Keep scrolling if you need some hints (after which the reply) to in the present day’s Wordle sport.

How to play Wordle

Wordle lives right here on the New York Times web site. A brand new puzzle goes stay day by 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 in case you have the suitable letter within the improper 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 submit, after the hints and solutions.)

Ready for the hints? Let’s go!


Does in the present day’s Wordle have any uncommon letters?

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

They’re nearly all frequent letters in the present day! Four of them are in our mnemonic, and there’s one letter that isn’t however can be pretty frequent. No uncommon letters in the present day.

Can you give me a touch for in the present day’s Wordle?

Describes issues which can be separated (and may also be separated into two phrases). 

Does in the present day’s Wordle have any double or repeated letters?

There is one repeated letter in the present day. 

How many vowels are in in the present day’s Wordle?

One vowel in the present day, used twice. 

What letter does in the present day’s Wordle begin with?

Today’s phrase begins with A. 

What letter does in the present day’s Wordle finish with?

Today’s phrase ends with T. 

What is the answer to in the present day’s Wordle?

Ready? Today’s phrase is APART.

How I solved in the present day’s Wordle

After ARISE and TOUCH, I thought of that A could also be repeated—plus RT is a standard letter mixture—and went with APART. 

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Yesterday’s Wordle reply

Yesterday’s reply had three frequent letters and two uncommon letters (and no repeats); it was an adjective describing one thing that’s tough to select up and carry. Yesterday’s Wordle reply was HEAVY.


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 need to use the colours which can be revealed to get clues in regards to the phrase: 

  • Green means you appropriately guessed a letter, and it’s within the right place. (For instance, when you 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, when 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 little thing 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 greatest starter phrases for Wordle

What do you have to play for that first guess? The greatest starters are inclined to comprise frequent letters, to extend the probabilities of getting yellow and inexperienced squares to information your guessing. (And when you get all grays when guessing frequent letters, that’s nonetheless wonderful data 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 advised 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 prospects 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 might 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 when you’re a critical scholar of the sport. This one covers easy methods to use consonants to your benefit, whereas this one focuses on a method that makes use of the commonest letters. In this superior information, we element a three-pronged method for fishing for hints whereas maximizing your probabilities 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 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 listing, and generally they’re topical. For instance, FEAST was the answer one Thanksgiving. So understand that there could also be a theme.

Wordle alternate options

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