Wordle today – answers for the popular word game

Having taken the world by storm, everyone’s playing Wordle today, so if you’re struggling, we can help with all the answers to the simple but tricky word game

Art featuring the red and yellow squares from Wordle.

Wordle is a rare phenomenon where it feels like everyone is part of something simple and positive. Like when the world was joyfully experiencing Pokémon Go, you can see Wordle answers all over social media. It’s quite nice that we’re all enjoying something together.

Made by Josh Wardle, it originally started as a project for his partner, as they enjoyed playing word games together. Since then, Wardle sold the viral hit to The New York Times Company “for an undisclosed price in the low seven figures”.  So, it’s obviously a big hit, and a profitable one at that for its creator, but what is the answer to Wordle today?

Well, if you’re struggling to get the answer and don’t want to lose your streak, just scroll down to find out all of the answers. Or you can check out our guide if you’re still asking yourself “what is Wordle?” There are loads of hints and tips, as well as a clear rundown of what the game is all about.

What is the answer in Wordle today?

Here you can find today’s Wordle answer. We’ll update this every morning, so be sure to bookmark this page for easy access.

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 20

  • GAMER

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 19

  • GLASS

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 18

  • SCOUR

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 17

  • BEING

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 16

  • DELVE

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 15

  • YIELD

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 14

  • METAL

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 13

  • TIPSY

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 12

  • SLUNG

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 11

  • FARCE

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 10

  • GECKO

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 09

  • SHINE

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 08

  • CANNY

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 07

  • MIDST

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 06

  • BADGE

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 05

  • HOMER

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 04

  • TRAIN

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 03

  • HAIRY

WORDLE ANSWER MAY 02

  • STORY

WORDLE ANSWER May 01

  • FORGO

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 30

  • LARVA

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 29

  • TRASH

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 28

  • ZESTY

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 27

  • SHOWN

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 26

  • HEIST

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 25

  • ASKEW

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 24

  • INERT

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 23

  • OLIVE

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 22

  • PLANT

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 21

  • OXIDE

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 20

  • CARGO

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 19

  • FOYER

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 18

  • FLAIR

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 17

  • AMPLE

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 16

  • CHEEK

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 15

  • SHAME

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 14

  • MINCE

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 13

  • CHUNK

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 12

  • ROYAL

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 11

  • SQUAD

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 10

  • BLACK

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 09

  • STAIR

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 08

  • SCARE

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 07

  • FORAY

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 06

  • COMMA

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 05

  • NATAL

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 04

  • SHAWL

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 03

  • FEWER

WORDLE ANSWER APRIL 02

  • TROPE

WORDLE ANSWER April 01

  • SNOUT

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 31

  • LOWLY

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 30

  • STOVE

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 29

  • SHALL

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 28

  • FOUND

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 27

  • NYMPH

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 26

  • EPOXY

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 25

  • DEPOT

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 24

  • CHEST

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 23

  • PURGE

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 22

  • SLOSH

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 21

  • THEIR

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 20

  • RENEW

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 19

  • ALLOW

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 18

  • SAUTE

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 17

  • MOVIE

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 16

  • CATER

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 15

  • TEASE

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 14

  • SMELT

Wordle answer March 13

  • FOCUS

Wordle answer March 12

  • TODAY

Wordle answer March 11

  • WATCH

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 10

  • LAPSE

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 9

  • MONTH

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 8

  • SWEET

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 7

  • HOARD

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 6

  • CLOTH

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 5

  • BRINE

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 4

  • AHEAD

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 3

  • MOURN

Wordle answer March 2

  • NASTY

WORDLE ANSWER MARCH 1

  • RUPEE

A screenshot explaining the rules of Wordle.

How do I work out the Wordle answer?

If you’re struggling to work out today’s Wordle answer, there are a few simple steps that can help make your life a little easier. Here are our top Wordle tips:

  • Choose a good starting word (more on that below)
  • Get rid of as many vowels as early as possible (A, E, I, O, U)
  • Focus on using common letters (S, R, L, T)
  • Don’t forget that a letter highlighted in yellow can still appear twice – the game won’t give you any indication of the number of times the letter appears

A screenshot showing a game of Wordle, with the word 'ALTER' at the top as the first guess.

What should I use as my Wordle starting word?

Wordle consists of five-letter words. We recommend trying to work out the vowels first, as it will help with understanding the form of the word. Something like ‘AUDIO’ is quite good, although not that many words end in ‘O’. ‘OUIJA’ is another popular one, but that includes the letter ‘J’ which is not a common consonant, so we don’t really recommend it.

There have been some deep dives into what the best word to start Wordle is. One video about solving Worlde with information theory concluded that the best starting word is ‘CRANE’. Other studies have concluded that words like ‘SOARE’, ‘IRATE’, and ‘ALTER’, are all good options.

Well, there’s the answer for Wordle today. Hopefully, it helps you keep your streak alive! If you’re looking for something similar but new, check out our games like Wordle guide to keep puzzling and keep that brain ticking.