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20 Top Tips To Win At Wordle

1. Start By Guessing the Most Common Letters in The English Language

The first tip is this, to start your first guess by using the most commonly used letters in the English language. So, this would be E, A, T, R, S, I, O, and N. This makes it far more likely that some of the letters will be used. Most words in the English language use these letters, so it’s pretty much guaranteed that some of these letters will be right.

After all, using Z and X and obscure letters is going to be very unlikely. So, if you want to win at Wordle this is the first thing you should do, and it’s a very simple trick. It’s much better than using a random assortment of letters that most likely will not come up. Of course it’s mostly common sense, but it’s the best trick to start with.

2. Don’t Guess Words That Repeat Letters

It may sound obvious now we’ve said it, but it is often an overlooked trick to win at wordle. For example, the word ‘better’ uses two of the same letters. If we used the word ‘belter’ it optimizes our chances by using another letter. For your first guess, repeating a letter is essentially wasting the chance of another letter.

And who knows, it could be right. So, start the right way and have a better chance by not repeating any letters in your word, there’s no point wasting a letter. Again, it’s a simple hack but it could be the difference between winning and losing.

3. Use ‘Adieu’ For Your First Go

This one might sound strange. But this word uses as many vowels as possible. You should try and eliminate the vowels early on because it will reduce your available letters by a lot. Which, in turn, will help you correctly guess the word of the day. Most short words contain a couple of vowels.

For example, bread, nicer, trees. But Adieu uses an impressive 5 vowels in one go. There are no other 5 letter words that can do that.3 vowels in just one go.  So, narrow down your letters straight away and use this word. It will straight away put you ahead of the game. And, it’s a completely legitimate way to help you win. No cheating is necessary.

4. Open Up a New Game

Okay, this way is not a legitimate way to win at World. But we promised ways to win and this is certainly a guaranteed way. Of course, winning yourself has much more satisfaction. But if you’re trying to win against those Wordle know-it-alls and impressively post your scores on social media then here you go.

Just go right ahead and guess the word of the day, with no tactic just any old random words. After 6 tries of guessing incorrectly (or by some miracle correctly) the word of the day will appear at the top of the screen. Open a new tab, start a new game and enter the word of the day for the first time. Or, make it realistic but still impressive and enter correctly on the second try. Ta-Da.

5. Scroll on Twitter

Here’s another cheat. But some days we have less patience than others and we still want to feel like a winner. So, it you’re not in the mood to conquer Wordle then head over to Twitter. It definitely won’t take long to scroll to the answer because everybody is keen to show how fast they guessed the word of the day.

Wordle has become very popular on social media even with celebrities. If you want an easy and guaranteed win at Wordle then just type in ‘Wordle’ in the Twitter bar and check for the correct word of the day. Then, once you have found it, just type it into your own game of Wordle, and there you go. You’ve won at Wordle.

6. Use Consonants ‘R’ And ‘T’

This top tip comes from the co-founder himself, so it has to be good. After all, he did help create it. So, it’s as simple as it sounds. Try to start with a word that uses the consonants ‘R’ and ‘T’. This is because these two letters are some of the most commonly used.

So, if we get these out in the first round then it is more likely that we can eliminate letters because they are amongst the most common letter used. And, if we combine this with vowels then we are definitely onto a winner. So as mentioned before, stare is a very good option for a first try. It combines both the common consonants with the commonly used vowels – what more could we ask for.

7. Use STORY As the Second Word

This tip requires combining a new tip with an old one. So after, using the word ‘Adieu’ this hack is to follow it up by using the word ‘story’. Then, after eliminating the most common vowels, in the second go, we eliminate the most used consonants.

In combination, this is a very good trick to eliminating and narrowing down the letters. So, combine the two and win at Wordle. And, there is no cheating involved here. So, you can be proud of your Wordle achievements. Just keep the hack to yourself if you want to stay the only winner around.

8. Use E, Y D T.

Here is another insider tip from the co-founder himself. If we can trust any tip, it has to be this one. So, according to the co-founder the most likely letters that will appear are E Y D T. SO use as many of these for a higher chance of narrowing down the letters. If you combine them all into a 5-letter word then even better.

If not, in the first two goes try and use them all. of course, there is no guarantee that they will be in the word of the day. But percentage-wise, if these are the most popular letters, then sooner or later you are going to be successful. So here is another very important trick to win at Wordle.

9. Never Use An ‘S’ First

Here is a trick you probably have not thought of yet. And once you know, it will really help you up your game. If you use the ‘S’ in the first go then it can be seen to be a bit of a waste. Because, later when you are struggling to come up with guesses and can only make a four, an ‘S’ will be your savior.

You may come up with only four letters – but if you can pluralize the word then there you go. So, save the ‘S’ for later when you really need it. There is no need to use it in the first go anyway. A good but simple hack that will definitely come in handy and help you get to finish that word of the day in just a few goes.

10. Save The Greens

Here’s another very important rule to winning at Wordle. It’s on a similar track to the previous tip. If you want to correctly guess the word of the day then here’s the tip – your second guess should not include greens from your first guess. Your second guess should be made up of entirely new letters.

We don’t want to waste any letters in this game. So, save the greens until later when you might really need them. For guess two, make it totally new. So, remember in the first two rounds of the game you should use all completely new letters. That’s 10 letters with no repeats.

11. Find the Cheat Code

This one is another chat. Thanks to a man on Twitter who has looked into the coding of the game he has found a code where he can see the words of the day appear. This hack helps you not only win once, but yo0u can actually write down the week’s answers and make sure you win.

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He said: “Hidden in the JS source are all the unjumbled solutions,” the man tweeted. “There goes my fav [sic] leisure activity. Coding is bane.” Most people do not approve of this method and a lot of people have asked him to take the Tweet down so people can play properly. But, if you are desperate to win, head over to Twitter for not one answer but multiple wins.

12. Use A Crossword Solver

This one is not technically cheating; it’s just using a little bit of help. If you get a crossword solver it still requires a bit of work, but you are very likely to come up with the correct answer. When you are on the crossword solver, set the number of letters to 5 because each Wordle word is made up of 5 letters.

Then, type in only the green square letters which you know are correct and put them in the correct spot. Then, the solver will generate a lot of 5-word answers. And, amongst them is very likely going to be the correct Wordle answer. but it still requires some brainpower from you. So, this way of winning is still (more or less) down to you.

13. Have No Strategy

This sounds like a strange tip, to have no strategy at all. But there are people out there and Wordle fans who swear by this method of playing. Instead of using set words to try and increase your chances of winning, these people do the opposite. Sometime the luck of the draw is the best way.

By having no strategy at all they find the game much more fun and they find the satisfaction of winning is much better. Plus, when you have no strategy at all, sometimes you get lucky. So, give this one a go for a fun alternative. Plus, there is such a thing as beginner’s luck so you may be successful and guess the word of the day.

14. Use A Wheel of Fortune

Since Wordle is a random selection of letters, some people think the best plan is also to be ransom. This tip is along the same lines as the previous, in that there is no thought-out strategy. But this hack is to use a wheel of fortune to select letters. So, pick out five letters on a wheel of fortune.

Some people think this is the best way, to use a randomly generated selector to beat another randomly generated selector. And, this way is definitely for you if you do not like starting with the same word each time. Or, if you like the choice to be taken out of yo0ur hands altogether. And, you’d be surprised with how successful this way can be. Give it a go.

15. Practice on The Archive

Practice, practice practice. That is what most people owe their success to. And, the Wordle fans out there are no different. Those who are serious players are actually practicing on the Wordle archive. That way, when it comes to the real thing they have already come up with their best strategy and they know how to go about the game.

Plus, this way you can fail as many times as you like and it will not affect your score. By the time you come to the real thing, you’ll be guessing the word of the day in one go. It takes a little more time and effort than some of the other tricks but it will be worth the effort. And, it will allow you to test out all the other tips we’ve covered too. Because practice makes perfect.

16. Use Your Intuition

Sometimes we rely on different tricks and hacks to be the winner without ever counting on our own intuition. Wordle experts have said that when you do use your own intuition it can be much more effective than trying to stick to a rigid strategy. Once you have played a few times you will get to know the game and how you like to play.

So, trust yourself and rely on your own method of thinking rather than trying to find a method elsewhere.  These times can often end up the most successful and you can thank yourself for it. And, isn’t it more satisfying when you only have yourself and your pure Wordle talent to thank for guessing the word of the day?

17. Don’t Use J K Q V W X and Z

Let’s face it, there aren’t many words that being with J K Q V W X and Z. SO we don’t really want to waste them by guessing them. Of course, it can happen, but if we think abo9ut it in likeliness it is very rare. So, if you want to guarantee a better chance of winning then definitely avoid using these letters.

Stick to the letters we have discussed previously for a much better shot at winning. Otherwise, they will be a wasted use of letters and will rarely get you anywhere at all, never mind the word of the day. So do not waste your go on these unusual letters if you are betting on chance.

18. Avoid ‘S’ Altogether

Richard Osman shared his Wordle knowledge with the world recently. And, he had plenty of tips for us all. He said we should in fact not start with the word stare which has been recommended by many. He said to BBC Radio 2: ”I get it, there’s a couple of vowels in it, but S isn’t used very often as there are not many plurals, otherwise, there would be millions of millions of words they could use.

Because the word is not likely to be a plural, there is no point using an ‘S’. And, ‘S’ is not a common word apart from the end of a letter, so he thinks it is a waste to try it. In fact, he said “S is a red herring,”. This is a good tip to take on board since Osman seems to be a very successful Wordle player. his tips are definitely worth remembering.

19. Use Phonetics

This is getting into things more deeply and really looking into the English language and phonetics. But whether or not you are a phonetic expert, this tip can still help everyone. Wordle of course is a word game but also a game of chance. So, by using sounds that occur frequently together it boosts your chances massively.

Instead of merely looking at individual letters it is better to think about the sounds and letters in relation to one another. For example, ‘dwell’ is a good word. But, this sound combination of ‘dw’ occurs rarely in the English language. So, it’s better to avoid. Instead, think about the kinds of sound combinations that are common, and this will help you to come up with some better options that are much more likely to appear as Wordle’s word of the day.

20. Look at A Scrabble Board

Scrabble fans out there will be happy. But if you are no Scrabble expert that is fine too. It is helpful whilst playing Wordle to look at a scrabble board. Not only does it help you visualise letters but the scoring of the letters indicated how commonly they occur in the English language.

For example, ‘a’ is worth one point because it is so common. On the other hand, Q is worth 10 because it very rarely occurs in the English language. So, by checking the points you0 can see which letters are more likely to appear. And, you can avoid the high-scoring points as they are not likely to appear in the word of the day.