You get six attempts to get the Wordle five letter puzzle, but you may still struggle to get today’s answer. Newsweek has put together some clues to help you out, but if you want an easy way to get the answer to today’s riddle, just scroll down this page.
Created by software engineer Josh Wardle, wordle launched to the public in October 2021 and has grown from a few dozen users to a global phenomenon with over 45 million players per day.
The rules are simple. There is a color-coded system that alerts platers when they have the correct letter. If the letter is in the wrong place, it is yellow; if it is in the right place, it is green.
It sounds simple, but the game’s appeal lies in its ability to leave you scratching your head as you try to figure out the letter combinations at the beginning and end of the word.
The addictive puzzle game started with just a few dozen users after it was invented by Josh Wardle. It now has 45 million daily users and has inspired a number of other daily puzzles, such as the globetrotting game World and math Nerdle.
“I made this game, but I had no interest in running a game business,” Wardle told Protocol. “Basically, I consider myself an artist, I really like creating things.”
Its global spread was helped in part by its decision to sell the game to The New York Times Company for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, and since February it has become a feature of the publication’s platform.
The graph below, provided by Statista, shows how wordle gained popularity when Wardle originally owned the game.
‘Wordle’ #301 Tips for Saturday April 16
Newsweek has put together five clues that will help you cross the line today wordle.
Each clue guides you to the answer and if you find a clue that you think can solve the puzzle, you don’t need to go any further.
- Hint #1: The word for April 16 has a vowel used twice.
- Hint #2: Today’s word wordle is part of the body but can also describe a bold attitude.
- Hint #3: Today wordle rhymes with a verb meaning to speak.
- Hint #4: Today wordle word is used in an expression meaning not to retaliate i.e. if you turn it.
- Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines wordle #301 as “the fleshy side of the face below the eye and above and to the side of the mouth”.
‘Wordle’ #301 Answer for Saturday April 16
The answer to today’s wordle is “play”.
A new wordle is available from 7 p.m. ET daily. Those who want something else to keep their mind occupied while waiting for the next game can try these similar word-based puzzles.