Wordle clues – hints, tips and answer for game #627, Wednesday, March 8

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Looking for some Wordle clues? Then you’re in the right place. 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. 

Today’s puzzle is on the easier side, but it never hurts to have a helping hand – so read on for my Wordle clues and hints to game #625 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. 

Your Wordle expert

Marc McLaren
Your Wordle expert

Marc McLaren

Marc is TechRadar’s UK Editor in Chief and has been playing Wordle for more than a year. He’s authored dozens of articles on the game for TechRadar and its sister site Tom’s Guide, including a detailed analysis of the most common letters in every position. His streak recently reached the 400 mark and he’ll be inconsolable if he loses it. Yes, he takes it all too seriously. 

Wordle clues (game #626) – hint #1 – Vowels

How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?

Wordle today has two vowels*.

* 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 #626) – hint #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is H.

H is not a particularly common starting letter in Wordle: only 69 games begin with it, and it ranks in 15th place. 

Wordle clues (game #626) – 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 #626) – hint #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is E.

E is the most common letter to end a Wordle answer by far. That’s one of the reasons why many of the best start words, including SLATE, CRANE, CRATE and STARE, all end with one.

Wordle clues (game #626) – hint #5 – last chance

Still looking for Wordle clues today? Don’t worry, I’ll give you one more for game #626.

  • Today’s Wordle is an animal.

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 #626) – the answer

Wordle 626 answer on a yellow background

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The answer to today’s Wordle, game #626, is… HORSE.

Horse. Yes, really.

Those of you who play the game regularly will recall that just over a week ago the answer was WORSE. That was game #618, last Monday, and for many people today’s puzzle will have followed a very similar pattern. After all, it only differs by one letter.

In fact, for me the game was nearly identical, because for #618 I played STARE > POUCH > HORSE > WORSE, whereas today I was able to just play the first three of those. Easy!

For others, it may not have been quite so simple – though WordleBot says it’s being solved in an average of 3.6 guesses, that score will have been reduced by people like me, who got lucky with their choice of the best Wordle starting words.

STARE, my favorite, left just 11 possible answers today, according to WordleBot. However, with WORSE ruled out that figure was really just 10. But if you started with SLATE, you had 31 possible solutions left, while the likes of CRANE left 46. That’s too many for most people to have solved it in fewer than 3/6, and quite possibly they’ll have needed 4/6.  

Me? Well, I recognized the pattern right away and drew up my list: VERSE, CURSE, NURSE, PURSE, HORSE, PROSE, FRISE, REUSE, ROUSE and RINSE. Playing POUCH last time left me with just one possible answer, an opportunity I’d then messed up by guessing HORSE when it couldn’t have been the solution.

Today, that pattern was reversed. I played POUCH and was left with just one possible solution, which had to be HORSE. Funny how luck works sometimes.  

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.

Wordle yesterday (game #625) – clues

In a different time zone where it’s still Monday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #625, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had one vowel.
  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was P.
  • There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was Y.
  • Yesterday’s Wordle is a digit.

Wordle yesterday (game #625) – the answer

Wordle 625 answer on a yellow background

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The answer to yesterday’s Wordle, game #625, was… PINKY.

This one might be a little controversial, as several dictionaries, including Merriam-Webster, Collins and Cambridge, all prefer to spell it as PINKIE – at least when referring to the little finger, as opposed to the color. Technically there’s nothing wrong with spelling it as PINKY, particularly given that it could be used as ‘pink-ish in hue’ or similar, but it’s still one of those words you might have dismissed, or at least decided was slang rather than a real term.

Anyway, those issues aside it isn’t too difficult; WordleBot says people are solving it in an average of 4.1, which is the same as yesterday’s TOXIC, and which is around the norm for Wordle.

Many of the best Wordle starting words will have been quite unhelpful today. Only one of WordleBot’s top five left fewer than 100 possible solutions, and that was CRANE – which narrowed down the options to a still-quite-large 80. My own choice, STARE, drew a blank and left me with 318 options!

My second guess in this scenario is usually CLOUD or COULD. I went with the former today, and… drew another blank. This has only happened to me once or twice before and is always slightly terrifying.

So, 10 letters played, no letters uncovered. Still, at least that gave me a good idea of what the format of the word would be, because I now had just one remaining vowel (I) and knew that the answer was likely to end in a Y. I very nearly played PINKY as my next guess; It included the I and Y, plus common consonants in P and N. But in the end I decided the K was unlikely to be helpful, so instead went with NIMBY. 

This did the trick: WordleBot told me after the game that I now had a mere three options, PINKY, KINKY and HINKY. I dismissed the second as being an unlikely choice of answer and didn’t think of the third, so I went with PINKY and scored a par 4/6.     

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 #625, Monday 6 March: PINKY
  • Wordle #624, Sunday 5 March: TOXIC
  • Wordle #623, Saturday 4 March: TREND
  • 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

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 (opens in new tab) or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS (opens in new tab) / Android (opens in new tab)), 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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