Well, Wordle is no longer an independent puzzle game. The little word puzzle game / internet sensation has joined The New York Times as one of that newspaper’s lineup of games like Spelling Bee and Letter Boxed.
While it has a new URL, the game is still pretty much the same thing—and there’s no paywall, which is great news. The bad news? Some players have seen their stats and streaks wiped out after the switch.
Still, the good news outweighs the bad. The new website is almost identical to the old website, maintaining Wordle’s elegant design and ad-free experience while adding a couple nice new features.
Today’s Wordle word of the day (#238) was a bit tricky, much like yesterday’s. While it’s far from the most challenging Wordle we’ve come across, it still threw me for a bit of a loop. I got it right on Guess #5 (out of 6).
Today’s Wordle #238 Answer
Before we get to the solution, I must warn you that the solution is something we’re about to get to. Another word for solution is ‘answer’ so this, in turn, is a spoiler warning that the answer—as alluded to in the headline of this very post—is incoming. You’ve been apprised, notified, informed and forewarned.
Also, a hint: Today’s Wordle has a distinct resemblance to yesterday’s Wordle, though the two are definitionally nothing alike.
And the answer is . . .
I’m not sure why I thought of the word ‘STORM.’ Perhaps subconsciously I’m thinking dark and stormy thoughts these days. Black moods and turbulence. Or, more likely, it’s because I play all these battle royale games with dwindling circles and encroaching storms.
Whatever the case, STORM popped into my head and I admit, the ‘R’ in the second to last spot had me a little worried. ‘APART’ was a decent guess that at least gave me a vowel to work with, though ‘A’ was in the wrong spot.
I was hoping to snag another vowel in my next two guesses—RETRO and INTRO—and figured I’d guess even knowing that the ‘A’ wasn’t in there.
Alas! Neither of these guesses did anything for me other than get the ‘T’ into the right spot. INTRO was utterly useless.
Fortunately, I had a moment of clarity thinking of words that ended in ‘TRA’. Granted, the ‘A’ could also have gone in the second box, but this seemed unlikely. Not a ton of letters can follow ‘TR’ in a five-letter word. With only the ‘U’ left I came up with ULTRA pretty quickly for the win. Now I’m an ULTRA WORDLER!
Funnily enough—as my hint above hints at—this is the second Wordle in a row that has ‘UL’ in the first two spots. Of course, yesterday’s word isn’t nearly as fun as ULTRA.
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