Wordle: how to play online word game

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The daily puzzle game quickly became a fan favorite on social media after taking the internet by storm

Wordle is an online puzzle game that falls somewhere between a crossword puzzle and a sudoku puzzle. Anyone who knows the game Mastermind, which works with colored pencils, will immediately be familiar with the premise of Wordle.

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The goal of the game is to guess the secret word in six tries, using a series of clues to figure it out.

If one of your letters is highlighted in green, it means you have the right letter in the right place.

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If one of the letters is highlighted in yellow, it means that letter is in the word but in the wrong place.

Finally, if one of your letters is highlighted in grey, it means that letter is not included anywhere in the secret word.

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You have six attempts to solve the puzzle (Photo: Wordle)

You have to enter a word as a guess, you cannot enter random letters like the vowels hoping to crack the code.

You can play Wordle on that Power Language website. Only one puzzle is released each day, so you’ll need to check the site again the next day to continue playing.

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What is hard mode?

Players have the option to accept the puzzle in hard mode – you can toggle this option on or off in settings by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner.

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In the settings, users can also opt for a dark theme instead of the default white theme and also a color blind mode that offers high-contrast colors.

Hard mode dictates that “all revealed clues must be used in subsequent guesses”.

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This means that if, for example, you got the letters R and K right in your first guess, you must use those letters in the same place for your subsequent guesses.

Since you have to play a real word and not just jumbled letters, non-hard mode users can try to guess a completely different word without using any of the solved letters to figure out the remaining letters – but in hard mode Mode , you can’t do this.

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What do the green block emojis mean on Twitter?

If you’ve noticed an increase in square green emojis on your Twitter timeline, it’s likely that many accounts you follow are caught up in the Wordle craze.

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Users are sharing on Twitter how many attempts it took to solve the puzzle, as the site offers players an opportunity to share their results once solved.

This sharing option generates an emoji grid that replicates the color pattern of your finished puzzle using the black, yellow, and green emoji boxes.

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If you don’t want to share your results through the site, you can always just post your own results using the same emojis.

Such tweets allow players to share their results completely spoiler-free. Users also indicate what number of Wordle it is and how many guesses they made, for example “Wordle 187 4/6”.

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