It’s Thursday, which means there’s a new Wordle puzzle for you to stretch your brain with! And as always, we’re here to offer some wisdom to help guide you to a solution, like a wizened advisor to a medieval monarch.
If you’d rather just be told the answer, you can jump to the end of this article for May 18’s Wordle solution delivered to you straight up. But if you’d rather figure it out yourself, keep reading for some clues, tips, and strategies to assist you.
Where did Wordle come from?
Originally created by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner, Wordle(opens in a new tab) rapidly spread to become an international phenomenon, with thousands of people around the globe playing every day. Alternate Wordle versions created by fans have even sprung up, including battle royale Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once.
Wordle eventually became so popular that it was purchased by the New York Times, and TikTok creators even livestream themselves playing.
Not the day you’re after? Here’s the Wordle answer for May 17.
What’s the best Wordle starting word?
The best Wordle starting word is the one that speaks to you. But if you like being strategic in your approach, we have a few ideas to help you pick a word that might help you find the solution faster. One tip is to select a word that includes at least two different vowels, plus some common consonants like S, T, R, or N.
What happened to the Wordle archive?
The entire archive of past Wordle puzzles used to be available for anyone to enjoy whenever they felt like it. Unfortunately, it has since been taken down, with the website’s creator stating it was done at the request of the New York Times.
Is Wordle getting harder?
It might feel like Wordle is getting harder, but it actually isn’t any more difficult than when it first began. You can turn on Wordle‘s Hard Mode if you’re after more of a challenge, though.
Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?
Though usually Wordle will only accept one correct solution per day, occasionally it will rebel against the norm and deem two different answers acceptable. This is due to changes the New York Times made to Wordle after it acquired the puzzle game.
The Times has since added its own updated word list, so this should happen even less frequently than before. To avoid any confusion, it’s a good idea to refresh your browser before getting stuck into a new puzzle.
Here’s a subtle hint for today’s Wordle answer:
Think sheep. If that’s a bit too subtle for you, it’s also a homophone for a popular name.
Does today’s Wordle answer have a double letter?
No, there aren’t any double letters to trip you up today!
Today’s Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with…
Today’s Wordle starts with the letter S, as in “Silent Cry” by Stray Kids(opens in a new tab).
What’s the answer to Wordle today?
Get your final guesses in, because it’s finally time to reveal the answer to today’s Wordle!
Last call if you want to solve it yourself!
The solution to Wordle #698 is…
Don’t feel disheartened if you didn’t manage to guess it this time. There will be a new Wordle for you to try tomorrow, and we’ll be back again to guide you with more helpful hints.