Wordle: the crossword puzzle for millennials. For a few months now, getting up, making a cup of coffee and, in the middle of the night, trying to get the Wordle of the day has been part of our routine. However, although we all have our tricks, there are always a few ways to improve and guess the hidden word. If you see the world in yellow and green letters, here’s how to improve your score.
The winning word
If you have never played Wordle, don’t worry: it is incredibly easy to do so (or any of its spin-offs, such as Heardle or Wordle in Spanish). It’s all about guessing a five-letter word: as you come up with possible solutions, the program will indicate in yellow the letters that are in another place and in green the correct ones. Find the secret word in less than seven tries and you win. As simple and addictive as that.
There are little tricks to win as quickly as possible, although it is not always possible to carry them out: try to avoid repeating letters in gray, neither yellow nor green, even if they fit, as well as yellow letters that are in the same position as in previous words. Remember two things: first, that a letter can appear twice in a word (and often does, in fact). Second, on the first try you should spend as many vowels as you can using words like “audio”, leaving only one vowel to try in the following attempts.
If you play in English (which is great for practicing the language), note that the four most common beginnings are “Tr”, “Th”, “Br” and “St”, and the four endings are “Ck”, “Ng”, “Ty” and “Ry”. No need to know much more: get ready to activate your brain better than Doctor Kawashima would, and start playing Wordle like a champ!