When New York software developer Josh Wardle first developed word during the coronavirus lockdown, he just wanted to make a game “for me and my partner to enjoy”.
The rules are very simple and no doubt help explain the game’s viral growth. Each day, the player must guess a new five-letter word, in a maximum of six attempts.
After each guess, the letters light up to let the player know how accurate they were. When a letter turns green, it’s in both the word and the position you place it in. Yellow means the letter features, but in a different place, while gray means it’s not in the word at all.
Speak against News WeekDr. Erhan Aslan, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading in the UK, gave some tips on how to play the game.
He said: “One thing I think is important in this game is the starting word chosen. Starting with words that contain common vowels (e.g. e, a), consonants (e.g. r, t) and sound sequences can be helpful. It choosing a word that starts with q, z, j, or x, for example, may not be the best choice.As you get more feedback after a few guesses, users should use some sound knowledge to eliminate some words they might think.
“For example, if the second letter of the target word is L (indicated by green) and the player senses that the word begins with a consonant, they should know that there are only a few consonant cluster possibilities (e.g. bl, cl, fl, gl , pl, sl).”
Wardle was sold in January word until The New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
The answer to today’s puzzle is revealed at the end of this article, so carefully scroll down if you want to find out for yourself. To help you solve today’s problems word, News Week has provided some hints and tips on the latest puzzle.
‘Wordle’ #524 Tips and directions for Friday, November 25
word players can use these five hints to solve puzzle #524.
Tip #1: There are no repeated letters.
Tip #2: The word contains two vowels, one of which can function as a consonant in another word structure.
Tip #3: Synonyms for today’s answer are “tingling” and “pungent.”
Hint #4: The first and last letters are vowels.
Tip #5: Get scratched!
‘Wordle’ #524 Answer for Friday, November 25
The answer to today’s word is “itchy”.
That was awkward, in more ways than one! With two of the least used vowels, today’s puzzle was sure to be a brain teaser. Do you have it? If so, congratulations. But don’t worry, if not one of the beauties of word is to see if you can improve your score over time. Whatever your result, we hope you’ll join us again tomorrow for more word hints and tips.
What does ‘itch’ mean?
The Cambridge University Dictionary defines itching as “to have or cause itching.”
For example, “The dust made me itch all over.”
The next word puzzle will be available at 7pm ET, when the daily update takes place.