Wordle clues – hints, tips and answer for game #633, Tuesday, March 14

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Roll up, roll up for some Wordle clues to help you solve today’s puzzle with the minimum of pain. Not that this one is too tricky anyway – WordleBot says it has an average score of 3.8. 

Of course you might still struggle with it, and disaster is only ever six guesses away. So allow me to point you in the right direction. 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 #633 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 #633) – 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 #633) – hint #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

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

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 #633) – 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 #633) – hint #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is Y.

Y is the second most common ending letter in the game, behind only E. In total, 364 Wordle answers end with a Y.

Wordle clues (game #633) – hint #5 – last chance

Still looking for Wordle clues today? Don’t worry, I’ll give you one more for game #633.

  • Today’s Wordle answer is bad-tempered.

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 #633) – the answer

Wordle 633 answer on a yellow background

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The answer to today’s Wordle, game #633, is… SURLY.

One of the problems with writing a daily Wordle column (beyond starting work at 6am each day) is that you come to remember certain patterns, which in turn can make the game a little easy. Today is one of those days.

SURLY is a pretty easy solve for most people; it starts with the most common starting letter, ends with the second most common ending letter, and contains three generally common letters in the middle. It’s no surprise that WordleBot, the NYT’s AI helper, says it has an average score of 3.8. 

Even so, it was ridiculously simple for me to score a 3/6 today, because my game played out in exactly the same way as SYRUP a few weeks ago (#617).

Things began very well, when STARE – my choice of the best Wordle starting words – turned up a green S and yellow R, leaving me with just 10 possible solutions. What’s more, I remembered that several of those 10 – SHRUG, SHRUB, SCOUR and indeed SYRUP – had already been previous answers. It therefore didn’t take me long to come up with a list of the others – and victory was just two moves away after that.

Of course it might not have been so easy for everyone. For instance, if you started with SLATE you had 20 options, and if you went with SLANT you had 31. And it was way worse still if you played TRACE (77) or CRANE (103). But in my case, I only had to choose between SCRUM, SCRUB, SCRIP, SPRIG and SURLY. 

Picking SCRUM was a no-brainer, because it guaranteed me scoring a 3/6 at the worst. Why? Well if the first four letters turned green, but not the B, it would have to be SCRUM. If the first three were green, it would be SCRIP. And so on.

In this case, the R turned green and the U turned yellow, which meant SURLY was the only possible answer and I scored my fourth 3/6 in a row.

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

Wordle yesterday (game #632) – clues

In a different time zone where it’s still Monday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #632, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had two vowels.
  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was B.
  • There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was E.
  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is an assigning of fault.

Wordle yesterday (game #633) – the answer

Wordle 632 answer on a yellow background

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The answer to yesterday’s Wordle, game #632, was… BLAME.

I’m getting a touch of deja vu today, because as with yesterday’s Wordle this game has an average of 4, according to WordleBot, and starts with a B.

It always surprises me that B is so common as a starting letter; it’s actually third in this regard, behind only S and C. But I somehow never expect there to be one – I’m usually more likely to play a T or R at the start, and probability be damned. As it happens, we were well overdue one until yesterday, so the fact that we’ve had two in a row somewhat offsets that. B features in 173 answers, which means you’d expect to get one every 13 games, but before yesterday we hadn’t had one since BEEFY nearly 50 games ago (#586).

BLAME is otherwise fairly nondescript as Wordle answers go: you get two vowels and three consonants, all of the letters are pretty common and all are where you’d expect them to be.

Most of the best Wordle starting words will have helped once again (if you’re not using one by now, you’re missing a trick). WordleBot’s favorite, SLATE, left a mere 13 possible answers and the likes of CRANE (48), SLANT (25), TRACE (38), and STARE (27) were all pretty useful.

Though the A and E were already confirmed for me, I decided not to include them in my second guess, because clearly there were too many options for me to realistically score a 2/6. Yeah, yeah, I’m too cautious and not fun at all, but at the same time I’ve now scored a 3/6 in eight out of my 11 games, so I’ll stick with this method thank you very much.

Anyway, I decided to play BLIND, because it has four really common consonants in it. I didn’t necessarily expect the B to turn green, it having started yesterday’s answer, but got lucky when it was confirmed here, alongside the L.

So, that narrowed down my options from 27 to just two: BLAME and BLAZE. I played the odds and chose the more common letter, and once again had a big slice of fortune when all five letters went green for a nice 3/6.  

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 #632, Monday 13 March: BLAME
  • Wordle #631, Sunday 12 March: BIRTH
  • Wordle #630, Saturday 11 March: EMAIL
  • Wordle #629, Friday 10 March: REVEL
  • Wordle #628, Thursday 9 March: WHERE
  • Wordle #627, Wednesday 8 March: REGAL
  • Wordle #626, Tuesday 7 March: HORSE
  • 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

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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