Today’s Wordle answer is on the slightly easier side of things, with the NYT’s WordleBot tool reporting that an average of 3.8 guesses are needed to solve it.
That doesn’t mean you won’t find a few hints to be useful, though; after all, a Wordle failure is only ever six guesses away.
I’ve played every Wordle so far and lost only once, so I’ve got plenty of Wordle tips and tricks to share. I’ve also analyzed every Wordle answer to look for patterns and got some further advice for you there. And if you’re new to the game you should also take a look at my What is Wordle? guide.
Each day, I’ll be updating this article with tips to help you find today’s Wordle answer. And if the hints aren’t enough, I’ll even give you the solution, in case you’re really stuck or just haven’t had time to complete today’s puzzle. I’ve also included my analysis of yesterday’s puzzle, #394, in case you’re reading this in a different time zone. Wordle Today #395 Hint And Answer
My first tip is that you should use one of the best Wordle start words for every game you play. But if you want some more specific clues to today’s Wordle answer then here you go:
- It contains one vowel*
- It has no repeated letters
- It ends with a very common ending letter
* By vowel I’m meaning A, E, I, O, U. There are other letters that are sometimes considered to be vowels, depending on how they are used.
Those hints should get you at least some of the way towards finding today’s Wordle answer. If not, then you can read on for a bigger clue; or, if you just want to know the answer, then skip down further for that.
Alright then, here’s my final hint: Today’s Wordle answer is furious.
OK, it’s time to scroll down for the answer… Wordle Today #395 Hint And Answer
TODAY’S WORDLE ANSWER #395, TUESDAY, JULY 19
So, what is today’s Wordle answer for game #395?
Drumroll please — it’s ANGRY.
After a run of really tough ones earlier this month, we appear to have hit a fairly approachable patch of Wordle answers right now. WordleBot is reporting an average score of 3.8 to complete it, following on from two 4s, and this shouldn’t hold any major dangers within it.
Word-wise, it’s definitely among the more common ones, with Word and Phrase Info(opens in new tab) ranking it way up at number 1,713 in its list of the most frequently used English words.
And, as I show in my analysis of every Wordle answer, all but one of the five letters used is either common overall or common in its specific position within ANGRY.
A, for instance, is the second most common letter in the game, behind only E, and though it’s more usually found in position #2 or #3, it’s still the sixth most likely letter to start a Wordle answer. R is 3rd overall and N is ninth, and though Y is down in 12th place, it’s the second most common ending letter.
That just leaves the G, which is a bit of an outlier in this company. It ranks 17th overall and though it jumps up to 12th when used in position #3, that placing only occurs in just under 3% of games.
Still, there are no repeated letters and no really obscure ones such as an X or Z to complicate things.
There are, however, plenty of words ending —RY, so narrowing down those options may well have proved the toughest challenge for you today.
My game went fairly well, all things considered. I started, as always, with my choice of the best Wordle start words, STARE, and this turned up a yellow A and a green R.
I’ve had quite a few people emailing asking why I always start with the same word, and really it comes down to three things. Firstly, I like STARE as an opener. It’s not statistically quite as strong as WordleBot’s choice of CRANE, but it’s not far off, with common letters in each of the positions.
Secondly, I’m a creature of habit and I’m used to it now. I’ve drawn up various lists of possible words to play as my second guess, depending on what I get on my first, and recognize many of the patterns for the type of word I’ll need to find. But most importantly, I know that STARE will one day be the answer — and I really want to score a 1/6 with it! When that happens, I’ll definitely move on, but until then I’m sticking with it (unless I change my mind…)
Anyway, STARE proved pretty useful today, cutting down my possible solutions to 15 immediately. I didn’t find them all, but I did come up with a list of 10 that pointed me towards my second guess. Among my options were FAIRY, DAIRY, CARRY, MARRY, PARRY and HARRY, and though I also had the likes of ADORN and FLORA, that -A-RY pattern seemed like the most likely one.
With that in mind, I played DAIRY, choosing it over the others because the D also featured in ADORN. Wordle Today #395 Hint And Answer
While that wasn’t right, it was a good guess and in fact left me with just one possible answer. With the A staying yellow, I now knew it had to start the word, and though ANGRY hadn’t been one of my initial list of 10 possibles I quickly identified it at this stage. I couldn’t see any other obvious words to play so went with that and solved today’s Wordle in 3/6.