December 5, 2023

Another day, another Wordle to challenge your brain. If you’ve made a bad start and you are struggling, Newsweek has some tips to help you solve today’s puzzle.

The hugely popular game was made available to the public in 2021 after its creator, Josh Wardle, first invented it for his girlfriend who liked word puzzles.

Each day at midnight, a new mystery five-letter word appears and players are required to solve it in six guesses or fewer. A color-coded system means each correct letter in a guess turns green, or yellow if it’s in the word but in the wrong place, or gray if it is incorrect.

While every player has a their own strategy, The New York Times, which now owns the game, has offered some handy advice on how to be the best Wordle player you can be.

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A person plays “Wordle” on a cell phone in Washington, D.C., on January 11, 2022. Newsweek has some tips to help you solve today’s puzzle.
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Start with the same word every day, or if that’s not your style, at least make sure your first guess is a strong one with lots of vowels.

Wordle is a game where the process of elimination is key, so try to make sure your second guess does not repeat letters contained in your first.

It’s also crucial to remember that letters can appear more than once in a word, and if you’re into data crunching, looking at guess statistics can help you build a better strategy.

“Your statistics board will show the number of games you played, your percentage of wins, your current streak and your longest streak,” the Times suggested. “Focus on the guess distribution. If you’re starting with the same word every time and it’s not panning out, kickoff tomorrow’s Wordle with a new word.”

Here are some tips for today’s answer, but be warned the solution appears further down, so scroll with caution.

‘Wordle’ Clues for Wednesday, November 8, Game #872

Hint #1: Today’s answer is a noun.

Hint #2: The answer contains two vowels.

Hint #3: One letter is repeated.

Hint #4: The word derives from an Asian language.

Hint #5: The first letter is “N.”

‘Wordle’ #872 Answer for Wednesday, November 8

The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle is “Ninja.”

It is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts and employed especially for espionage and assassinations.”