It is Wednesday, my dudes! You know what else begins with W? Wordle! Puzzle #326 is fresh off the assembly line and ready for solving. To help, we’ve got tips, clues, and today’s Wordle answer for game #326, which you can find way down the bottom of the page.
New here? Wordle was invented by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his puzzle-loving partner, and it went super-viral in late 2021. His original game was bought by the New York Times earlier this year in a seven-figure deal.
Has the Times been making Wordle harder? If anything, they’ve been making it easier. As we’ve reported previously, it’s the same old Wordle, with some “harder” words given the boot. But if you’re finding that streak a little too easy to maintain, you can always switch on Hard Mode, which means you can’t make any guesses that don’t have previously confirmed letters in them.
What’s the best Wordle starting word?
Well, there are loads of options. Just make sure you load up on vowels — it helps narrow things down.
What’s a Heardle? Quordle?? Dordle?!
Yo, if you love Wordle and want some more Wordle in your Wordle, try Dordle and Quordle and the bigger numbers that lie beyond. If you want to capitalize on your years of Star Wars or Taylor Swift expertise, try these fandom-inspired versions, or test your foodie knowledge with the Martha Stewart-approved Phoodle.
Here’s how to play old Wordles from the archive
Why are there sometimes two different Wordle answers on the same day?
As we’ve previously reported, this is down to some changes the New York Times has made to creator Josh Wardle’s original word list to remove obscure, potentially offensive, or confusing words. This happened just this week, as the originally programmed word for Wordle #324 on Monday was unexpectedly topical, leading the Times to publish a note explaining the coincidence and telling solvers to refresh their browser to ensure they got the updated version.
Here’s a hint for the May 11 Wordle answer:
You’ll often hear it used to describe plays — and politics.
Wordle 326 is a 5-letter word that starts with…
What’s the answer to the May 11 Wordle?
Want the answer to Wordle #326? It’s…
This isn’t a super common word, so it’s OK if it took you a few goes to get it! Want to know the meaning of FARCE? A farce is a kind of comic play full of buffoonery, misunderstandings, and exaggerated scenarios, and it’s also used to describe real-life situations that have that vibe.
Didn’t get it today? No shame in X-ing out, and there’s always tomorrow. See you back here for more clues and tips!
Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo, and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.