Today’s NYT Wordle Hints and Answers – Help for June 18, #1095


Today’s Wordle answer shouldn’t be too hard, but if you need help, read on. If you want to use this list to decide on your best starting words, we’ve ranked all the letters of the alphabet by popularity.

Every day, we’ll post the hint and then also post the answer for the current day’s Wordle, in case you need it.

And do you play the NYT Connection game? We also have today’s Connection answer.

We also have today’s answer for a new game, Strands of the Times, which is still in beta, and some tips for playing that game.

Today’s Wordle Signs

Warning: If you keep reading, you’ll see Wordle’s answer for Tuesday, June 18, puzzle No. 1095. This could be a devastating spoiler for some players. But if you just want the answer — maybe you’re on your last guess and don’t want to see that 900-game streak end — keep reading.

Wordle hint number 1: repeats

There are no repeated letters in today’s Wordle answer.

Wordle Hint No.2: Vowels

Today’s Wordle answer has two vowels.

Wordle hint number 3: Initial letters

Today’s Wordle answer starts with the letter C.

Wordle hint number 4: first meaning

Today’s Wordle answer might describe the frontispiece of a book.

Wordle hint number 5: second meaning

Today’s Wordle Answer can also refer to the act of placing something on top of something else.

Today’s Wordle Answer

Here comes the spoiler: today’s Wordle answer is cover.

Wordle answer of yesterday

Yesterday’s Wordley reply, June 17, No. 1094, was Ex.

Previous Wordle Answers

June 13, No. 1090: ANGST

June 14, No. 1091: Vault

June 15, Number 1092: Pride

16 June, Episode 1093: Grind

Everyday Wordle Tips

I’ve written a lot about Wordle — from covering its 1,000th word to my list of the best starter words to a helpful two-step strategy to news about controversial word changes. I’ve also wrapped up what I learned playing the hit online word puzzle for a year. So if you’re rethinking your need for real answers, you might try the tips from one of those stories.

Do you still need a starter word? One person told me they simply look around and pick a five-letter object they’ve seen to use as their starter word – such as COUCH or CHAIR. I like to stick to starter words that contain the most popular letters used in English words. I like TRAIN as a starter, although a friend of mine uses TRAIL. I’ve read people use the financial term ROATE, but I like to use words I actually know.

What is Wordle?

If you’ve read this far, you know how to play. You have six chances to guess a five-letter word, and the game gives you feedback on whether the letters you guessed are in the puzzle, and whether they’re in the same place you guessed. The New York Times bought the game from creator Josh Wardle for seven figures in 2022. Wardle created the game for his partner, and let him narrow down the 12,000 five-letter words in the English language to just 2,500, creating a database of answers. It was also convenient that his name rhymes with “word.”

A Times spokesperson told me it listed the first Wordle appearing on June 19, 2021, and the newspaper celebrated the game’s 1,000th word on March 15. Spoiler: That 1,000th word was ERUPT. As in, “Dad will be furious if Wordle is so hard he loses his streak.”

Times Games also has other fun games. My latest addiction is Connections, which I think is more tricky than Wordle. It’s the game in which you look at a grid of 16 words and try to put them into four groups of related words. Sometimes the connections between the words are pretty unique – like the time when there were four words that all started with rock bands, like “Rushmore” and “Journeyman.” (On April Fools’ Day Connections offered a bit of fun with an all-emoji puzzle. Some gamers didn’t find it funny.)

Read more: Today’s NYT Connections Answers and Hints

Spelling Bee is also a popular game at the Times. And there’s a new game that’s still in beta, Strands, that I’m trying to master.


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