Today’s Wordle may prove tricky for some, so Newsweek has put together five hints to help point players in the right direction. And if that’s still not enough, the answer is provided at the end of the article for fans who don’t want to break their winning streak.
The game asks users to solve the puzzle by guessing a mystery five-letter word—in six tries or fewer.
The game refreshes each day, with a new word that needs to be worked out from scratch. Wordle tries to help users identify the correct word by using a color-coded system; each correct letter in a guess turns green, or yellow if it’s in the word but is in the wrong place, or gray if it is incorrect.
The Origins of ‘Wordle’
Game inventor Josh Wardle, a software engineer, created Wordle to play with his partner. He had first started working on the game back in 2013, but returned to it during the pandemic and perfected the puzzle.
Wardle made the game public in October 2021 and it quickly became a global phenomenon—gaining more than 45 million users after starting out with just 90 active players.
The software engineer sold his game to The New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in January 2022 and the puzzle moved over to the publication in February. The word game has become so popular that it has inspired a number of other daily games like the music-based Heardle and the math-based Nerdle.
‘Wordle’ #458, Five Hints for Tuesday, September 20
Newsweek has put together five clues to help players baffled by today’s Wordle.
Each hint is more revealing than the last, so players should stop reading at the point they feel confident they may have guessed the right answer.
Hint #1: Today’s Wordle contains more vowels than consonants; there are three of them in this word.
Hint #2: No letters are repeated.
Hint #3: One of the consonants is one of the rarer ones.
Hint #4: The word starts with the letter A.
Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #458 as “exhibiting close resemblance without being identical.”
‘Wordle’ #458 Answer for Tuesday, September 20
The answer to Wordle today is “ALIKE.”
Wordle updates every day at 7 p.m. ET, at which point the next word will become available for players to try and solve.
But for fans who need something to keep themselves busy while they wait for Wordle to refresh can have a go at these Typochondria, Spellspire and Wordscapes.