Wordle Solver and Word Finder

For all your Wordle needs
  1. Enter your guess
  2. Tap a letter once for green
  3. Tap a letter twice for yellow

Welcome to our Wordle Solver, an easy to use word finder tool that you can use to help figure out the answer to any Wordle! If you've been steadfastly partaking in the New York Times's daily Wordle puzzle for hundreds of days in a row, there are bound to have been times when the solution has eluded you. With thousands of five-letter words to choose from and only six guesses, it can be very hard to keep that Wordle win streak intact without any assistance.

Our Wordle Solver can help you find the answer to any Wordle more easily. Just enter the guesses that you've made so far into the grid above, and our word finder will give you the full list of all possible words in the English language which fit the criteria laid out by Wordle's iconic grid of green, yellow, and grey tiles. Give it a try, and see how quickly our Wordle Solver can make even the most challenging Wordle possible!

How to use our Wordle Solver

Our Wordle Solver is designed to be as simple and easy to use as possible. Here's how to get started:

  1. Enter the letters of your first guess in the top row of the grid.
  2. Click/Tap a letter to cycle its colour between grey, green, and yellow.
  3. Repeat the process with your next guesses in the below columns until the grid is identical to your current Wordle screen.
  4. When you're ready, click the "Solve" button, and the Wordle Solver will list all possible answers to the Wordle.
  5. View the possible answers list to see which words can possibly be the answer, and pick one to enter into your Wordle grid.
  6. If there are too many possible answers, you can instead look at the list of best possible letters and use them to decide upon your next guess.
  7. Once you've played your next guess in Wordle, update the grid in our Wordle Solver to get more accurate possible answers.
  8. Repeat this process until the Wordle is solved!

Tips on how to solve Wordles

Between our Wordle Solver and the below top tips on how to solve Wordles, even the toughest Wordle will crumble before your lexicographical prowess!

Pick a strong starting word

Every Wordle starts the same way: with your very first guess. If you want to maximise your chances of solving the Wordle in just two or three guesses, you need to pick a good strong starting word that uses five of the most commonly used letters in the English language. If you need some ideas, check out our guide to the best starting Wordle words! My personal favourite is "OUNCE".

Don't get preoccupied with testing vowels

Many players will try to test all five vowels in their first two guesses, and while this isn't necessarily a mistake, it also isn't necessarily the best approach. Vowels shouldn't be any more important than consonants. In fact, if you can get a good couple of consonant guesses early on, it narrows down your answers much more than if you'd focused primarily on vowels. Remember that "R", "T", "N", "S", "L", and "C" are all examples of consonants that are more frequently used in the English language than the letter "U".

Try to knock out as many possibilities as you can with one guess

Unless you're playing Wordle on hard mode, you're always free to guess a word that couldn't possibly be the answer. Why would you do that? Because sometimes it can tell you a lot. Try to think ahead beyond the first idea you have for the answer. If you're trying to find a word that ends in "CH" and you think of both "LURCH" and "BEACH" as possible answers, why not enter "ABLER" as your guess? That way, you'll know immediately if it's "LURCH", "BEACH", or something else.

Use the keyboard at the bottom to help you come up with new words

If you've got a lot of greyed out letters, it's best to look at the keyboard at the bottom of the Wordle screen rather than the Wordle grid itself when thinking up new words, because it's much easier to visualise which letters can or can't be part of the word. Spell the word out with your eyes, a letter at a time, and you'll quickly and intuitively see if the word is allowed or not.

Make sure your guess hasn't been used before by the New York Times

The New York Times has a great big dictionary of five-letter words that it chooses for its answers, and no two answers are the same - at least, not until they run out of words and have to start over. That means if you want to avoid a wasted guess, you should check out our list of past Wordle answers to make sure the word you're about to guess hasn't been used before as the Wordle solution.

Take your time

There's no stopwatch in Wordle, so you should feel free to take your time. It's not a race, after all. The only thing that matters is solving the Wordle in as few guesses as possible. Wordle is meant to be a chill, relaxing puzzle, not a battle against the clock.

Wordle uses US English, not UK English

Unfortunately, until Americans learn to use the letter "U", we're all gonna have to get used to the fact that Wordle uses US English spellings of words. Try to bear in mind that words you might consider to be 6-letter words in UK English, such as "COLOUR", "VALOUR", and "HUMOUR", will be valid five-letter words in Wordle once you remove the "U".

Scroll back to the top of this page and use our Wordle Solver!

If you need a helping hand, that's okay! Nothing wrong with that. The internet is full of pages which will provide you with hints or tips or even just flat out tell you the Wordle hint and answer for Thursday 21st December. But if that's a bit too easy for you, just scroll back up to the top of this page and let our Wordle Solver lend you a hand. It's like solving a Wordle with a fast-talking English professor.

Words by Ollie Toms