Today’s Wordle answer isn’t too tricky. According to the New York Times’ WordleBot, the average player completes Wordle #762 in 4.2 moves in easy mode, or 4.1 if playing by hard rules.
Each day, we will update this article with Wordle hints and tips to help you find today’s answer. And if the hints aren’t enough, we’ll even give you the answer, in case you’re really stuck or just haven’t had time to complete today’s puzzle. Plus, we are also including an analysis of yesterday’s puzzle, #761, in case you’re reading this in a different time zone.
So be warned: spoilers lie ahead for game #762. Only read on if you want to know today’s Wordle answer!
Today’s Wordle answer — hints to help you solve it
Our first tip is that you should use one of the best Wordle start words for every game you play. But if you want some more specific clues to today’s Wordle answer, then here you go:
- It contains one of the five vowels.*
- There are no repeated letters.
- Only one character appears in the five most common Wordle letters.
* By vowel, we mean A, E, I, O, U. There are other letters that are sometimes considered to be vowels, depending on how they are used.
Those hints should get you at least some of the way towards finding today’s Wordle answer. If not, then you can read on for bigger clues; or, if you just want to know the answer, then skip down further for that.
Alright then, here’s a larger hint: Today’s Wordle answer cuts an imposing figure.
What does today’s Wordle start with?
The answer to Wordle #762 starts with B, so combined with the hints above you should now have all the clues you need to get the answer and not break a Wordle streak.
OK, it’s now time to scroll down for the answer…
Today’s Wordle answer
So, what is today’s Wordle answer for game #762?
Drumroll, please — it’s BURLY.
Hello Wordlers. I found today’s Wordle pretty straightforward, but I think that’s mainly due to a phenomenally lucky second turn. If you struggled, that might be because the only vowel in play is the least popular of the five, and neither ‘B’ nor ‘Y’ are exactly common either.
Things didn’t get off to a great start for me. RATIO — my pick of the best Wordle start words — revealed a single yellow letter in the form of ‘R’. The rest stayed gray, meaning there were a massive 137 possibilities still available.
To be fair, not many of WordleBot’s suggestions fared that much better, but there were a few plum ones available. CARTE and CARET both leave 31 possible answers, while ALERT drops that by ten to 21. If you played TABLE, just four solutions would remain.
Without a vowel in play, I wanted to make my next move include both an ‘E’ and a ‘U’ and my choice — BRULE — was incredibly lucky. Not only did ‘B’ and ‘L’ turn green, but ‘R’ and ‘U’ also went yellow.
That meant that my word had to be BURL?, BU?LR or B?RLU.
WordleBot confirms there was only one option left at this point, and it didn’t take me more than a second or two to spot it. I typed in BURLY and celebrated a three-turn win.
Hopefully you got as lucky as me today. See you tomorrow for the first Wordle of the weekend.
Yesterday’s Wordle answer
Reading this in a later time zone? The Wordle answer for game #761 was FLANK.
Hello Wordlers. I found today’s puzzle quite tricky, and I think plenty of others will too. The problem is the rarity of the key letters: while ‘A’, ‘N’ and ‘L’ are all in the top ten common characters, both ‘F’ and ‘K’ are far rarer, sitting in 19th and 20th position. The presence of only one vowel doesn’t help matters, either.
Anyway, I got there in the end. And that journey started with RATIO, which was thoroughly ineffective today, leaving a massive 213 possible answers still at large.
I was expecting WordleBot’s best Wordle start words to struggle too. But they really didn’t, with plenty leaving a low double-figure number of solutions like LEAST (31), SLATE (21) and CRANE (20). Both LEANT and SLANT take the number down to just eight.
With only one vowel revealed, I decided to try both ‘E’ and ‘U’ in a single word, while finding a new slot for ‘A’. I did that by playing BEAUS, which confirmed its position but revealed nothing else at all.
Still, sometimes ruling out letters is just as effective, and that reduced my number of possible answers from 213 to just 17*, so very much moving in the right direction.
With no more vowels to play, I turned my attention to words with a single ‘A’ in the middle. CHAMP felt like a good bet, but it wasn’t: ‘C’, ‘H’, ‘M’ and ‘P’ were all ruled out, reducing the number of possible answers to three.
What about GLAND? Nope, but I was finally on the right track as both ‘L’ and ‘N’ joined ‘A’ in turning green.
Finally, I realized it had to be FLANK. I typed it in and somewhat sheepishly accepted a five-turn win.
Hopefully you did better today. See you tomorrow, Wordlers.
* The words I didn’t try: FLAKY, CLANG, CLANK, CLACK, PLAZA, PRANK, CHALK, CHAFF, KNACK, FLACK, CLAMP, LLAMA, GLAMP and WHACK.
Previous Wordle answers
If you’re looking for a list of older Wordle answers, we can also help. Here’s a list going back 20 games.
- Wordle #761: FLANK
- Wordle #760: TONIC
- Wordle #759: FLYER
- Wordle #758: DROOP
- Wordle #757: TOPAZ
- Wordle #756: CRONE
- Wordle #755: FIEND
- Wordle #754: BARGE
- Wordle #753: WHIRL
- Wordle #752: EARTH
- Wordle #751: FOLLY
- Wordle #750: ENTER
- Wordle #749: COWER
- Wordle #748: DONUT
- Wordle #747: WINDY
- Wordle #746: VENOM
- Wordle #745: IRATE
- Wordle #744: HOTEL
- Wordle #743: MOSSY
- Wordle #742: BLEEP
Wordle tips — how to win at Wordle
The best tip I can give is to use one of the best Wordle start words. I can’t stress this enough — it makes a massive difference.
Without one, you’ll be scrabbling around in the dark trying (and possibly failing) to find the right five letters (or possibly fewer) out of the 26 possibles. But clever people (not me) have done the math and identified the best start words based on both frequency in English and frequency among Wordle answers. So use them!
Secondly, think about combinations, especially at the start and end. Some options are far more common than others — for instance, SH, ST, CR and CH all feature frequently.
Vowels obviously need consideration too: not all Wordle answers will contain more than one, but plenty do, and some even have three. A good Wordle start word should have used a couple, but if they don’t feature you might well want to try another one or two on your next go. Plus, remember the Y — this sometimes acts as a surrogate vowel, and is easy to forget. It also appears at the end of plenty of words.
Finally, try out possibilities. So long as you don’t press ‘Enter’ you can try possible answers to see how they look on screen. Put in likely letters plus any you know are definitely in the word, then mentally change one to the other available options. This technique has worked for me multiple times, and it’s particularly helpful when the word in question is not an obvious one (like FJORD or ISLET).
But if you’re still struggling with Wordle, check out how Tom’s Guide’s Wordle experts have honed their strategy after playing every Wordle so far and losing only once.
We also have plenty of Wordle tips and tricks to share, like how we’ve analyzed every Wordle answer used to look for trends and have some further advice for you there. And if you’re new to the game you should also take a look at our What is Wordle? guide.
What else should I know about Wordle?
Wordle officially launched in October 2021, but actually started in June of that year and celebrated its first birthday on June 19, 2022. (You can read my thoughts on the 5 things Wordle needs to improve if it’s to keep us playing for its second year.)
However, it only grew in popularity towards the end of the year, then went viral in January as the world woke up to its charms. In fact, it proved so successful that The New York Times bought Wordle for a seven-figure sum in early February and the game is now part of NYT Games.
It’s played via the NYT Games website here, and is entirely free. Both the NYT and the game’s creator, Josh Wardle, have stated that it will remain free. Some people think that Wordle has got harder since the NYT takeover, but it really hasn’t.
Wordle is a simple game in which your challenge is to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. Each time you guess, you’re told which of your chosen letters are in the target word, and whether they are in the right place.
If a letter is in the correct place, it turns green. If it’s in the word but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the word at all, it turns gray.
There’s just one puzzle a day, and everyone completes the same one. It resets at midnight each day. You’ll find more information about the game in our What is Wordle? article.
If you’re eager for another game to pass the time while you wait, we’ve put together a list of the best Wordle alternatives. We also have a page on today’s Quordle answers, because it’s our favorite.
Other Wordle alternatives to try are the ultra-stressful (but very good) Squabble and the soccer-themed, Who Are Ya?. We also like the geography-based Wordle clone Worldle, the Star Wars-themed SWordle and the math-based Mathler.
There are certainly plenty of options once you’ve finished Wordle for the day!