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‘Wordle’ Today #858 Answer, Tips and Hints for Wednesday, October 25 Puzzle

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Whether accidental or by design, Wordle players employ varying methods when it comes to solving the popular daily brainteaser.

The game, which was invented by New York-based software engineer Josh Wardle, requires players to solve a mystery five-letter word in six tries or fewer.

Players are helped along with each clue using a color-coded system. Each correct letter in a guess turns green, or yellow if it’s in the word but in the wrong place, and finally gray if it is incorrect.

Erhan Aslan, an expert in applied linguistics who teaches at the University of Reading in the U.K., provided some tactical advice for Wordle players in an interview with Newsweek.

“One thing that I think is important in this game is the starting word chosen,” Aslan said. “Starting off with words that include commonly used vowels, for example, e and a, consonants such as r and t, and sound sequences might be helpful.”

“Choosing a word that starts with q, z, j, or x, for instance, may not be the best choice. As you get more feedback after a few guesses, users need to draw on some knowledge of phonics to narrow down or eliminate some words that they might be thinking,” Aslan added.

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In this photo illustration, the word game “Wordle” is shown on a mobile phone on January 12, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Newsweek has some hints and tips to help guide you to today’s answer.
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Welsh-born Wardle originally came up with the idea for the daily game as a way to entertain his partner during COVID-19 lockdowns. Given their passion for crossword puzzles, Wardle developed Wordle as a way for them to spend quality time together, while also expanding their vocabulary.

When he realized that it had the potential to reach a wider audience, he decided to host the game on a public website. Following its debut in October 2021, Wordle exploded from 90 users on November 1 of that year to 300,000 on January 2, 2022, according to figures by Statista.

As the popularity of the game continued to rise, The New York Times purchased it in January 2022 for an undisclosed low seven-figure fee.

With dedicated players often scratching their heads in their quest to solve the puzzles, Newsweek has supplied some helpful hints below for today’s Wordle. But be warned, the answer to today’s puzzle will be revealed at the end of this article, so scroll with caution if you want to work it out for yourself.

‘Wordle’ #858, Clues for Wednesday, October 25

Newsweek has put together five clues to help you solve today’s Wordle puzzle.

Hint #1: The answer contains one vowel.

Hint #2: There is one repeated letter in today’s Wordle.

Hint #3: The first letter is a consonant.

Hint #4: The Wordle answer can be both a noun and a verb.

Hint #5: The word may apply to those who don’t at first succeed.

‘Wordle’ #858 Answer for Wednesday, October 25

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

Merriam-Webster defines “retry” in verb form as “to try (something) again to see if it is successful, working, or satisfactory.” In legal terms, it can also mean “to try (someone or something) judicially for a second time.”

As a noun, the word is defined as “a new attempt or try.” An example in a sentence would be, “The website loaded on the third retry.”

Wordle updates every day at midnight, at which point the next puzzle will become available for players around the world to try to solve.

But players who would like something to keep themselves busy while they wait can have a go at similar word-based puzzles such as Typochondria and Spellspire.