Struggling to find those green tiles in today’s Wordle? We’re here to help.

Since its launch back in October 2021, Wordle has become the latest internet craze.

Created by Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle, Wordle asks players to guess an unknown five-letter word in six attempts or less. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, here’s where things get tricky. With a randomisation algorithm choosing from over 2,000 words, there’s a high probability that you won’t guess it first try. If you’re struggling with today’s Wordle (January 23rd, 2022), then here is the answer and some top tips on guessing the word.

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Wordle answer – January 23rd

If you found this round a bit of a struggle, we’ve got you covered. Today’s answer is:

  • Crimp

The HITC team cracked it in three!

Screenshot: Wordle – January 23rd, 2022

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Top tips for playing Wordle

Although Wordle seems simple on the surface, much strategy is actually required if you want to get the word within six guesses.

Rather than just guessing five-letter words at random and hoping for the best, here are some top tips to cracking Wordle:

  1. Choose a starting word with a mix of vowels and consonants. We would recommend words which have three vowels, as they anchor many English words. E.g., ‘alike’, ‘media’, or you could even have ‘adieu’ to cram in four vowels.
  2. The most common letters in the English language are E, T, A, I, N, O, S and R. Utilise these in your starting guesses!
  3. When (or if, if you’re struggling!) you get yellow letters, try placing them in a variety of spots. If it is a yellow letter, try placing it at the start or the end. Yellow vowels are harder to place, but once you have found its green spot, the word becomes far simpler to crack.
  4. Go old school and brainstorm word ideas on paper before submitting an answer on Wordle. You only have six guesses, so make ’em count!
  5. It’s worth remembering that it is likely that the word is a whole five-letter word and not a plural or past tense. E.g., ‘fires’ or ‘fired’ are five-letter words but unlikely to be the answers.

Hardest Wordle answers explored

As more and more players join the daily game, there is a bigger pool of those struggling.

Some difficult answers over the previous week have included ‘shire’, ‘robot’, and ‘proxy’.

Let’s just say some players found these harder than usual.

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