Wordle Answers (May 2022)

Wordle can be hard. Like, really, really, hard. It’s for that reason alone that no one can possibly blame you for seeking answers online. If a word game in 2022 uses words that were predominantly used in 1842, someone involved in the creation of the game enjoys seeing people suffer.

Wordle can also be fun. Like, really, really, fun. It can be just as exciting to participate in the social element as it is to play the game itself. Wordle challenges players with a unique daily word, and gives them only six chances to guess it with the clues provided. If you get it wrong, you’re forced to live with the shame and angst of a thousand suns. If you get it right, it’s just an ordinary day.

So, to avoid said shame and angst, we here at Gamer Journalist would like to extend an olive branch to the average Wordle connoisseur. Instead of only giving the answers, we’ll start by offering up hints. If, after considering the hints, you cannot seem to figure out what the word is, then you can scroll down to find the answers. And, as I mentioned before, there is no shame in skipping ahead to the answers.

If you bookmark this page, you’ll be able to incorporate it into your morning routine. But, be warned — if you decide to continue scrolling, you surrender the right to complain about spoilers. Also, don’t be the kind of person who brags about getting the answer right when all you did was read this page. I have a five-letter word for people like that: BRUSK.

TODAY’S WORDLE HINTS

It’s that time again! As is the usual, we won’t immediately give today’s word away, but rather, I’ll offer hints to help you reach the answer on your own. If you still can’t get it after the hints — again, no shame, this game can be difficult — then at that point, we’ll give away the correct answer.

So, here are the clues for May 13, 2022:

*to be clear, when I say vowel, I am referring to A, E, I, O, and U. 

We can imagine that you’ve figured out today’s word by now, but just in case … 

Here’s a BONUS CLUE for you: Rapper J-Kwon has a song with this word as its title with the lyrics: “Teen drinking is very bad. Yo, I got a fake ID though.”

If you’re still confused about today’s word of the day, let’s proceed to the answer:

TODAY’S WORDLE ANSWER

The Wordle for today, May 13, is TIPSY. 

Did you get the correct answer? If not, better luck tomorrow!

The Meaning Behind Today’s Wordle

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines TIPSY as: unsteady, staggering, or foolish from the effects of liquor. The known first use of TIPSY was in 1577. It has roots in English, but it could also be Scandinavian (such as Norwegian dialectal tipla “to drink slowly or in small quantities”), according to the Online Etymology Dictionary. 

In today’s strategy, I started with what might be my favorite starter word, FREAK. I have no idea why it’s my favorite starter word, it just is. Nothing. Really?? OK — I guess. How about GUSTS? Hm. So, we have an S and a T, though they’re in the wrong place. 

How about TWIST? BOOM, BABY! That confirmed T is in the first space, and S is in the second-from-last space, but also that I was in the word somewhere. Halfway through, but we’re making decent progress. How about THOSE? I know, that ignores the newfound I, but sometimes, you need to make sacrifices in order to seize victory from the jaws of defeat!! 

It was at this point that … I relied on the Gamer Journalist Wordle Helper. I’m not afraid to admit that I accepted help, and y’all shouldn’t be either! I found, through my usage of the tool, that there were only two possibilities: TIPSY and TULSI, though TULSI would be eliminated when I tried GUSTS, so … there’s only one option left, my friends. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s Friday, and I am going to go get TIPSY. 

Yesterday’s Wordle Answer

The Wordle for May 12, was SLUNG. 

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines SLUNG as: the past participle and past tense of SLING, which is, to cast with a sudden and usually sweeping or swirling motion. It has roots in the Low German “slinge,” and the Old Norse word “slyngva,” though the disparate meanings of different variants of SLING could pose a problem in determining the correct origin.

In yesterday’s strategy, let’s START with the most appropriate word, START. Some might argue that START is a terrible STARTer word since it uses T twice, but I honestly don’t care. It gives us our first correct letter, S. 

Hm. OK. Let’s try SWUNG. It eliminates W, and confirms U, N, and G … which lands us with only one true option: SLUNG. It’s amazing how quick you can find the answer simply by eliminating certain words.

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Wordle Answers FAQ

How does Wordle work?

Wordle at its heart is a puzzle game, think Sudoku or crossword puzzles but for the digital age. Currently, you can play Wordle from the official New York Times website. It’s free to play as well. While there’s no official mobile app (don’t get fooled by clones), you can still play from your mobile. The goal of Wordle is to guess a five-letter word in a limited number of chances.

How do you play?

The objective is to guess the hidden WORDLE in six attempts or less. Each guess must be a five-letter word, and the color of the tiles will show you how close you are to the answer. Green letters mean the letter is in the Wordle at the exact location. Yellow letters mean the letter is in the Wordle in a different location.

What Is the optimal strategy for Wordle?

It’s better to go into the game with a strategy than blindly guessing. While any letter can appear in the game, some letters have better statistical odds than others. The following nine letters appear more often than others: A, I, N, L, 0, E, I, S, R, T. In fact, with the letter E, you can almost cut the number of guesses in half. There’s a total of 1,259 words that don’t have E and 1,056 words with an E.

It may be tempting to try multiple vowels, but you have much better odds if you guess words that have only one vowel. From there you can help narrow things down. But don’t be afraid to break out the dictionary or use our Wordle helper if you get truly stumped.

How do you share results?

After solving a puzzle, a box will pop up with your results. You can tap on the green share button to copy your results to the clipboard and share them. If you accidentally closed the popup, you can tap on the statistics button at the top of the page. After tapping the share button, you can press CTRL+V to share your results!

When Does the Wordle Reset?

A new Wordle is available every day at midnight local time.

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