It’s time for your daily round of Wordle hints, expertly crafted to help you keep your streak going even on the toughest of days.
You might think that you don’t need any clues for Wordle today, but remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.
Below, you’ll find a selection of Wordle hints to guide you in the right direction. You don’t have to use them all, but there are five in total should you need them, covering vowels, starting letter, ending letter and more. And if you don’t have time to play at all, you can see the answer, too.
Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game, which remains the best of all the main Wordle alternatives.
SPOILER WARNING: Wordle hints and today’s answer are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.
Wordle hints (game #704) – clue #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 hints (game #704) – clue #2 – first letter
What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?
• The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is U.
U is not a particularly common starting letter in Wordle, with only 33 answers beginning with it. It ranks 20th in this regard, and is the least common vowel to start an answer.
Wordle hints (game #704) – clue #3 – repeated letters
Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?
• There is one repeated letter 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 hints (game #704) – clue #4 – ending letter
What letter does today’s Wordle end with?
• The last letter in today’s Wordle is R.
R is a very common letter to end a Wordle answer – it’s actually the 4th most common there, behind E, Y and T.
Wordle hints (game #704) – clue #5 – last chance
Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #704.
- Today’s Wordle answer is absolute.
If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – 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 today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!
Today’s Wordle answer (game #704)
Today’s Wordle answer (game #704) is… UTTER.
I hate ER Wordles with a vengeance. They always cause me problems, because there are just too damn many words that can fit that pattern. My overall average score across 500-odd games is about 3.6; my score for ER games is probably about 5.6.
Anyway, today’s Wordle answer is an ER word that I solved in 3/6! What gives? Well, it’s all about that T (or rather both of them).
The problem with most ER answers (for me at least) is that the consonant-vowel-consonant-E-R format includes so many options – think WIDER or PAGER or JOKER or about a billion others.
However, once I turned up a green T in that second spot, I knew it couldn’t be that format. And because I had already ruled out the S too, I knew it had to start with a vowel, because no other letter goes before a T.
That massively reduced my options today, leaving me with just four possible solutions after my opening guess: OTTER, UTTER, OTHER and ETHER.
Others among the best Wordle starting words were not so fortunate. SLATE, WordleBot’s favorite, left 114 possible answers. CRANE (187) and SLANT (180) were worse still. Many fell in-between, for instance ADIEU (31) and TRACE (36).
That points the way towards this not being a particularly easy Wordle, for most players. WordleBot says people are solving it in an average of 4.1 guesses, which is higher than most recent games, and any Wordle with a repeated letter in it tends to be difficult.
But not so for me. That green T made STARE, my choice, the best of the most popular start words today and set me firmly on the path to success.
In fact, with just four words to pick from, I couldn’t score lower than a 3/6 – but only so long as I chose either OTHER or OTTER for my second guess.
If I went for OTTER, and the O turned green but not the T, it would have to be OTHER. If the T and not the O, it would be UTTER. If neither, it would be ETHER. The same rules applied to OTHER.
However, if I went with UTTER or ETHER, I might score a 2/6 or 3/6, but it could also be a 4/6, because I might still face a 50/50 on the third guess.
I wasn’t certain OTTER would be an actual solution, and couldn’t recall either having been a past Wordle solution, so I went with OTHER. The O and T stayed gray, so I knew it had to be UTTER and scored my 3/6.
As it turned out, OTHER had been an answer (in February 2022), and if I’d remembered that then UTTER would have been the best word to play and I’d have scored a 2/6. Proof once again that a good memory really helps in Wordle (and also proof that I don’t have one).
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Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #703)
In a different time zone where it’s still Tuesday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #703, too.
- Wordle yesterday had one vowel.
- The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was C.
- There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
- The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was K.
- Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a cleric or sales worker.
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #703)
Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #703) was… CLERK.
It’s now a full two weeks since we’ve had a truly difficult Wordle (COCOA on May 9) and today’s game does nothing to change that trend. CLERK is being solved in an average of 3.6 guesses, according to WordleBot, and there’s not a lot here to worry most players.
The K at the end is the least common letter – but it is quite common in that position in a word, where it ranks ninth. The other four letters are all very common, with C the second most common starting letter, L and R two of the three most common consonants (along with T) and E the most common letter overall in Wordle.
Plenty of the best Wordle starting words will therefore have been very helpful today, as many of them use two or three of those letters. For instance, SLATE, WordleBot’s favorite, left just 20 possible solutions, CRANE left 12 and my pick (STARE) left 14.
Many of those 14 words ended in a Y, and I came up with a list of eight of them: EVERY, FIERY, QUERY, EMERY, FERRY, MERRY, LEERY and BERRY. I also had WEIRD and, yes, CLERK. Playing a Y-ending word made sense, so I went with DERBY; this couldn’t have been the answer, but I wanted to include an R in the middle of the word to see whether this was an RRY answer.
It wasn’t, but DERBY ruled out so many options that I now had just one left. That word was CLERK, and I played it next for a sweet 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 #703, Tuesday 23 May: CLERK
- Wordle #702, Monday 22 May: IGLOO
- Wordle #701, Sunday 21 May: BRASH
- Wordle #700, Saturday 20 May: FLASK
- Wordle #699, Friday 19 May: GRIEF
- Wordle #698, Thursday 18 May: SHORN
- Wordle #697, Wednesday 17 May: PLANK
- Wordle #696, Tuesday 16 May: LATTE
- Wordle #695, Monday 15 May: CANOE
- Wordle #694, Sunday 14 May: SCARF
- Wordle #693, Saturday 13 May: ACRID
- Wordle #692, Friday 12 May: SNACK
- Wordle #691, Thursday 11 May: BROOM
- Wordle #690, Wednesday 10 May: ETHIC
- Wordle #689, Tuesday 9 May: COCOA
- Wordle #688, Monday 8 May: AGLOW
- Wordle #687, Sunday 7 May: GHOUL
- Wordle #686, Saturday 6 May: ANGER
- Wordle #685, Friday 5 May: BELOW
- Wordle #684, Thursday 4 May: GUPPY
- Wordle #683, Wednesday 3 May: HORDE
- Wordle #682, Tuesday 2 May: SULKY
- Wordle #681, Monday 1 May: RANGE
- Wordle #680, Sunday 30 April: PLAZA
- Wordle #679, Saturday 29 April: CEDAR
- Wordle #678, Friday 28 April: CIRCA
- Wordle #677, Thursday 27 April: LOGIC
- Wordle #676, Wednesday 26 April: METRO
- Wordle #675, Tuesday 25 April: JOKER
- Wordle #674, Monday 24 April: DITTO
- Wordle #673, Sunday 23 April: UNZIP
- Wordle #672, Saturday 22 April: BROKE
- Wordle #671, Friday 21 April: KAYAK
- Wordle #670, Thursday 20 April: PLATE
- Wordle #669, Wednesday 19 April: THUMP
- Wordle #668, Tuesday 18 April: HOUND
- Wordle #667, Monday 17 April: WHIFF
- Wordle #666, Sunday 16 April: DWELT
- Wordle #665, Saturday 15 April: AGONY
- Wordle #664, Friday 14 April: THIEF
- Wordle #663, Thursday 13 April: CARAT
- Wordle #662, Wednesday 12 April: BORAX
- Wordle #661, Tuesday 11 April: QUALM
- Wordle #660, Monday 10 April: UNDER
- Wordle #659, Sunday 9 April: SNAFU
- Wordle #658, Saturday 8 April: LEDGE
- Wordle #657, Friday 7 April: LOCUS
- Wordle #656, Thursday 6 April: LEAFY
- Wordle #655, Wednesday 5 April: SMASH
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.