Today’s Wordle is proving tricky for some, so Newsweek has come up with five helpful hints to help point players in the right direction. And for fans who are still unsure of the word when they hit their final guess, the answer is provided at the end of the article.
The game asks users to solve a puzzle by guessing a mystery five-letter word in six tries or fewer.
The puzzle refreshes each day, with a new word that needs to be worked out from scratch. Wordle tries to help users identify the correct word by using a color-coded system; each correct letter in a guess turns green, or yellow if it’s in the word but is currently in the wrong place, or gray if it is incorrect.
The Origins of ‘Wordle’
Game inventor Josh Wardle, a software engineer, created the puzzle to play with his partner. He had first started working on it back in 2013 but returned to the puzzle during the pandemic and perfected it, naming the game with a riff on his own surname.
Wardle made the game public in October 2021 and it quickly became a global phenomenon—gaining more than 45 million users after starting out with just 90 active players.
The software engineer sold his game to the New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in January 2022 and the puzzle moved over to the publication in February. The word game has become so popular that it has inspired a number of other daily games like the music-based Heardle, and the math-based Nerdle.
‘Wordle’ #527, 5 Hints for Monday, November 28
Newsweek has put together five clues to help players baffled by today’s Wordle.
Each hint is more revealing than the last, so players should stop reading at the point they feel confident they may have guessed the right answer.
Hint #1: Today’s Wordle contains two vowels.
Hint #2: No letters are repeated.
Hint #3: The word starts with the letter T.
Hint #4: A synonym for this word is “lukewarm.”
Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines this word as meaning “moderately warm,” although it can also mean “lacking in passion, force, or zest.”
‘Wordle’ #527 Answer for Monday, November 28
The answer to Wordle today is “TEPID.”
Wordle updates every day at 7 p.m. ET, at which point the next word will become available for players to try and solve.
But fans who need something to keep themselves busy while they wait for Wordle to refresh can have a go at similar word-based puzzles such as Typochondria or Wordscapes.