wordle sometimes puzzles even the best of us, which is why Newsweek has compiled this tips and tricks guide.
The principle is quite simple. The online puzzle is updated daily, so every day wordle players must guess a five-letter word using a color-coded system that shows how close they are to getting the correct answer.
And if you haven’t tried it yet, you can do so here.
When a letter is in the correct position, it turns green. Any letters that are in the word but have been placed in the wrong place will turn yellow. Letters that are not in the word will turn gray.
Josh Wardle originally developed the online puzzle for his puzzle-loving partner, Palak Shah, but it quickly took the world by storm.
Wardle started working on the game in 2013, and he finished it during the pandemic. In October 2021, he officially released the game to the public.
It became such a phenomenon that the New York Times Company bought wordle from its original creator in January 2022 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
Other Wordle-inspired puzzles include music Heardlemath based Nerdleand the challenge Quordle, which requires players to solve four words in just nine attempts.
‘Word’ #423 Tips and Hints for Tuesday, August 16
Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned pro, we recommend making your first guesses with words with lots of vowels. You should avoid strong sounding words such as “fuzzy” or “puzzle”. Josh Wardle, the game’s developer, likes to spend his first tries eliminating as many alphabets as possible.
The word of the day for August 16 will be revealed at the end of this article.
Newsweek has listed four tips to help you solve wordle #423:
Tip #1: The word begins with the letter “G”
Tip #2: It contains two vowels
Tip #3: It ends with the letter “L”
Tip #4: It is a type of meal
‘Wordle’ #423 Answer for Tuesday August 16th
The answer to wordle #423 is “GRUEL”. Merriam-Webster describes the word as follows:
“a fine porridge”
“[from to get one’s gruel to accept punishment], mainly British : PUNISHMENT”
“something lacking in substance or meaning, as in: The argument was light mush”
wordle updates every day at 7 p.m. ET, so it won’t be long before you can have another puzzle attempt. While you wait for the game to refresh, why not try another similar puzzle, like the geography guessing game World Or one of those puns?