It's the weekend! And Wordle is celebrating with what may well be the easiest answer in months. Arm yourself with one of the best Wordle starting words and you might not need any Wordle clues at all!
Then again, it never hurts to have them ready. I'm a Wordle addict who's been playing since December 2021, so I can definitely help you solve Wordle today and improve your game for tomorrow. Read on for my Wordle clues and hints to game #623 and bookmark this page so you can easily return tomorrow.
Oh, and if you also play Quordle then my Quordle today page contains clues and answers for that too.
SPOILER WARNING: Information about Wordle today and yesterday are below, so don't read on if you don't want to know the answers.
Wordle clues (game #623) – hint #1 – Vowels
How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?
• Wordle today has one vowel*.
* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too).
Wordle clues (game #623) – hint #2 – first letter
What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?
• The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is T.
S is the most common starting letter in the game, featuring in 365 of Wordle's 2,309 answers. In fact, it's almost twice as likely to begin an answer as the next most common starting letter, C.
Wordle clues (game #623) – hint #3 – repeated letters
Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?
• There are no repeated letters in today’s Wordle.
Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it's still more likely that a Wordle doesn't have one.
Wordle clues (game #623) – hint #4 – ending letter
What letter does today’s Wordle end with?
• The last letter in today’s Wordle is D.
T is a very common letter to end a Wordle answer – in fact only E and Y are more likely in that position.
Wordle clues (game #623) – hint #5 – last chance
Still looking for Wordle clues today? Don't worry, I'll give you one more for game #623.
- Today’s Wordle is a style or fashion.
If you just want to know the answer at this stage you can scroll down to see it, but I'd always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We've got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.
If you don't want to know the solution then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE THE ANSWER IS DIRECTLY BELOW. So don't say you weren't warned!
Wordle today (game #623) – the answer
The answer to today's Wordle, game #623, is… TREND.
Is it really only a week ago that we were grappling with FIFTY, our fifth Wordle in a row with an average well above 4 and the latest in a line of difficult puzzles? Yes, it is. But we seem to have turned a corner, because after two straightforward answers in a row we now have what may be the easiest Wordle this year.
WordleBot says it has an average of just 3.3 in normal mode, or 3.2 in hard mode. I don't have a record of every average so far, but I do have around 150 of them – and based on that, TREND is the second easiest puzzle ever. Of those 150, only ATONE in June 2022 was easier, at 3.1.
So, why is it so simple? Well a look at the letters will tell you that. All five of them are very common within Wordle, and all feature in many of the best Wordle starting words too.
E is the most common letter overall, R is third, T is fifth and N is ninth. D is only 13th, but it jumps up to eighth when used at the end of an answer.
Some popular start words therefore made a huge difference today. STARE, my favorite, wasn't among them – it left me with 40 possible answers to sift through. And WordleBot's choice, SLATE, was even worse: 114. But CRANE left just one solution! SLANT (10), TRACE (5), CRATE (8), LEANT (5), TRICE (6) and SAINT (4) were also very helpful.
Of course plenty of people won't have started with one of those words; the most popular choices today, according to WordleBot, were ADIEU and AUDIO, followed by STARE and RAISE. But even if you still had quite a few options, TREND will have been a common second guess purely because it has lots of common letters. There will have been plenty of 2/6s today.
With 40 words to consider, I wasn't expecting a 2/6. And of course I didn't know at that stage that there were 40 of them – just that there were many. I drew up a list that contained about 30, with the eventual answer, TREND, at the top of them. I nearly played it, but ultimately decided not to; lots of my words finished with –TER, so I decided to head down that path with INTER.
That proved very lucky – in fact it couldn't have been any better without being the answer. INTER turned up a yellow N and somehow reduced the possible answers list from 40 to just one. It took me a few minutes to realize it had to be TREND and I duly scored my 3/6. And as a further bonus, WordleBot only scored a 4/6 today. Yay!
How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.
Wordle yesterday (game #622) – clues
In a different time zone where it's still Friday? Don't worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #622, too.
- Wordle yesterday had two vowels.
- The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was S.
- There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
- The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was T.
- Yesterday’s Wordle is a movement or exercise.
Wordle yesterday (game #622) – the answer
The answer to yesterday's Wordle, game #622, was… SQUAT.
Right, so we're theoretically back on easy street after more than a week at the other end of town. WordleBot – our friendly neighborhood AI helper – says people are solving this one in an average of 3.9 guesses, so there's really no excuse for failing it.
Or is there? Because that average score will undoubtedly be influenced by the fact that some of the best Wordle starting words were incredibly helpful today. If you played SLATE, WordleBot's favorite, you had just eight possible solutions left. If you played my favorite, STARE, it was five. And if you started with SLANT… well, then you had just two left and a guaranteed 3/6 at worst.
However, if you started with CRANE, TRACE, CARTE, CRATE or plenty of other words, it was a different story. In fact, CRANE left 187 possibles. So this one could divide opinion.
And of course if you didn't get off to a good start then today's Wordle might still have caused some problems for you, because SQUAT has a Q in it – and Q is the second least common letter in the entire game. It features in just 29 Wordle answers in any position, and a mere five when used as the second letter as it is here. Only J is a less frequent visitor to the game.
None of that was a problem for me. With the S confirmed and the A and T both yellow, I could see there weren't many options left to me. I didn't actually find them all, though; instead, I spotted SAINT right away and decided that was a good choice. The others, if you're interested, were SALTY (which I also found), SQUAT, SPLAT and SATIN. Lots of people also guessed SATAY, although WordleBot doesn't think it was a possible answer.
SAINT helped a bit, giving me a green T and confirming the A as going right before it – so S–AT. I now had two options left, SPLAT and SQUAT, but only spotted SQUAT. Lucky was with me today, though, as it turned out to be the right answer and gave me my first 3/6 since Sunday's SYRUP. That's a nice way to end the working week.
Wordle answers: The past 50
I've been playing Wordle every day for more than a year now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday's answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.
- Wordle #622, Friday 3 March: SQUAT
- Wordle #621, Thursday 2 March: ABOVE
- Wordle #620, Wednesday 1 March: MOOSE
- Wordle #619, Tuesday 28 February: POLKA
- Wordle #618, Monday 27 February: WORSE
- Wordle #617, Sunday 26 February: SYRUP
- Wordle #616, Saturday 25 February: FIFTY
- Wordle #615, Friday 24 February: ARBOR
- Wordle #614, Thursday 23 February: VAGUE
- Wordle #613, Wednesday 22 February: RIPER
- Wordle #612, Tuesday 21 February: RUDDY
- Wordle #611, Monday 20 February: SWEAT
- Wordle #610, Sunday 19 February: KIOSK
- Wordle #609, Saturday 18 February: AVAIL
- Wordle #608, Friday 17 February: CACHE
- Wordle #607, Thursday 16 February: MAGIC
- Wordle #606, Wednesday 15 February: SALSA
- Wordle #605, Tuesday 14 February: SOUND
- Wordle #604, Monday 13 February: USAGE
- Wordle #603, Sunday 12 February: GIANT
- Wordle #602, Saturday 11 February: DEBUG
- Wordle #601, Friday 10 February: HEADY
- Wordle #600, Thursday 9 February: STAGE
- Wordle #599, Wednesday 8 February: FLAIL
- Wordle #598, Tuesday 7 February: APPLE
- Wordle #597, Monday 6 February: NINTH
- Wordle #596, Sunday 5 February: DANCE
- Wordle #595, Saturday 4 February: UNLIT
- Wordle #594, Friday 3 February: TASTY
- Wordle #593, Thursday 2 February: SHIRK
- Wordle #592, Wednesday 1 February: SCOLD
- Wordle #591, Tuesday 31 January: CROSS
- Wordle #590, Monday 30 January: CRAVE
- Wordle #589, Sunday 29 January: FISHY
- Wordle #588, Saturday 28 January: FLIRT
- Wordle #587, Friday 27 January: WORRY
- Wordle #586, Thursday 26 January: BEEFY
- Wordle #585, Wednesday 25 January: MAIZE
- Wordle #584, Tuesday 24 January: COUNT
- Wordle #583, Monday 23 January: ELUDE
- Wordle #582, Sunday 22 January: MATEY
- Wordle #581, Saturday 21 January: BLURB
- Wordle #580, Friday 20 January: ALTER
- Wordle #579, Thursday 19 January: MUCKY
- Wordle #578, Wednesday 18 January: CHARD
- Wordle #577, Tuesday 17 January: ADOPT
- Wordle #576, Monday 16 January: FROCK
- Wordle #575, Sunday 15 January: SPIRE
- Wordle #574, Saturday 14 January: KOALA
- Wordle #573, Friday 13 January: HUMAN
What is Wordle?
If you're on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you've not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it's the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2023.
We've got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.
What is Wordle?
Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh?
It’s played online via the Wordle website or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS / Android), and is entirely free.
Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.
What are the Wordle rules?
The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.
1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.
3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.
4. Answers are never plural.
5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.
6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.
7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.
8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.
9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.
10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…
11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.
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