December 11, 2023

If you are having trouble with today’s Wordle puzzle Newsweek is here to provide hints and tips that can help you work out the answer.

The English-language puzzle game asks players to solve a five-letter word within six attempts or fewer.

Josh Wardle, a British software engineer based in New York, created the game as something for him and his partner to do during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then released to the public in October 2021 and it soon went on to become a global sensation before it was purchased by The New York Times.

Part of Wordle’s popularity can be attributed to its simple gameplay loop, where players use a color-coded grid.

A green tile indicates the selected letter is in the word and in the correct place and a gold one indicates the letter is in the word, but in the wrong place. A gray tile, meanwhile, means the letter is not in the word at all.

Wardle previously told Newsweek about how he plays his own game and offered some advice on how to maximize gameplay.

“One thing I will say is that a lot of people tend to think that the game is just about finding those green and gold letters,” he said in a Newsweek interview. “If you get those, then you theoretically have the information you need, but you don’t want to get too hung up on that.

“Even when you have most of the letters, it’s still worth using a couple of tries to just narrow down the options further. It’s often just as important to learn what letters aren’t in a word. That information can actually be more powerful in a lot of ways, and you don’t necessarily realize it at first.”

The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle is at the bottom of this article, so scroll down carefully.

Wordle #869, Clues for Sunday, November 5

Are you still struggling with today’s answer? Newsweek has put together five clues to help you solve today’s Wordle puzzle.

Hint #1: Today’s answer is a noun.

Hint #2: The answer contains two vowels.

Hint #3: There are no repeated letters in today’s answer.

Hint #4: One might think of a light signal used to attract attention when hearing this word.

Hint #5: You might also think of the ’60s.

Wordle 869, Answer for Sunday, November 5

Have you worked it out? Today’s Wordle answer is “flare.”

While it is not the most common word, most English speakers will be aware of the word. Did you solve today’s puzzle?

Congratulations if you did, but don’t be put off if you didn’t. Another Wordle puzzle will be released on Monday and Newsweek will be back with more hints and tips.

What Does ‘Flare’ Mean?

According to Merriam-Webster, “flare” is described as “a fire or blaze of light used especially to signal, illuminate, or attract attention.”

An example is: “When the crew saw flares, they knew the other ship was in trouble.”

Woman playing Wordle on her phone
Someone plays “Wordle” on January 12, 2022, in New York City. Today’s “Wordle” puzzle could stump even the most dedicated players.