Playing Wordle can be as much a part of your morning routine as having a coffee or catching up on the news. However, even the most experienced players can run into trouble, and here’s why News Week here to help you cross the finish line.
The basis is simple. You have six attempts to find a five letter word, a correct letter in the correct place lights up green, a correct letter in the wrong place turns yellow. Gray is the color of the tile, and perhaps your mood, if the letter is not in the word at all.
Tactics are all important. It’s always good to start with a word that has plenty of vowels, and leave those less used letters for later.
Things can get tense by the fourth or fifth try if you feel like you’re a long way from getting the answer, but if you succeed a box appears showing your track record. You can then share it with your friends and shout it from the rooftops, or keep it to yourself if you fail.
Created by software engineer Josh Wardle, the game was released to little fanfare at the end of last year. But its growth is exponential, and its global reach is certain when The New York Times bought it for an undisclosed sum.
It is now played by thousands of people around the world as this graph below by Statista shows.
Other Wordle-inspired puzzles include the music-based Heardle, the math-based Nerdle, and the challenging Quordle, which requires players to solve four words in nine attempts.
‘Wordle’ #413—Four Tips for Saturday, August 6
Let’s get down to business for today’s Wordle.
Tip #1: Today’s Word can be a noun or an adjective, and has three vowels.
Tip #2: Don’t forget the spelling rule “i before e except after c” when trying to solve today’s Wordle.
Tip #3: Wordle #413 can describe something or someone foreign.
Tip #4: Part of Merriam-Webster’s definition of today’s Wordle is “pertaining to a person, place, or other thing,” and “coming from another world.”
‘Wordle’ #413 Answer for Saturday, August 6
The answer to Wordle #413 is “ALIEN”. If you got it, well done but if you didn’t, don’t worry, because the next one will be updated at 7 pm ET.
While you’re waiting for the game to refresh, why not try another similar puzzle, such as the Worldle geography puzzle or one of these other word games?