Another day, another Wordle answer eluding you – that’s why we’re here, helping you find the solution each and every day so you don’t need to worry about losing that streak.
We’ve found puzzle #257’s solution – so rather than you needing to cheat to get the answer, why not take a look at our two-line hints? Most people we’ve tested them on have come away with the clue they needed, and in our eyes, that counts as the streak.
We’ve also got Lance Ulanoff, our resident word expert who’s bringing you his daily Wordle solution diary – follow along with that and see if it inspires you before he reveals the answer.
(And if you do just want to find the Wordle answer, just scroll down. We’re all busy.)
Today’s Wordle hintsfrom TechRadar
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We’ve got bad news: today’s puzzle is a little bit tricky, mostly because it’s got one of the less-common letter combinations inside it. Where recently we’ve used CH and ST, both hugely popular… today, it’s one that many people won’t leap to.
However, these ideas may help:
There are two vowels next to each otherRN appears at the end.
Today, we managed it in three attempts, and that was because we luckily started with a word that had on the N at the end, with an R in the middle (BRAIN). Once you consider R and N could go together, it narrows the focus nicely.
Other ways to find Wordle’s 5 letter words
Instead of scrolling to the Wordle answer section below, why not try a 5 letter word generator? There are loads of great tools online that can help you learn a bit more about the world of Wordle and how to get the right letters first – how about you check one of those out?
One of our favorites is WordFinderX, which allows you to put in letters at the start and the end if you know them and, crucially: allows you to enter any letters that don’t fit.
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Started to take advantage of the Words with Friends craze, this website has blatantly had a huge rise in traffic of late, but it really does do the job.
You can also try WordTips, which does the same thing but with a slightly kinder UI. We also like The Free Dictionary, but that only lets you use ‘contains’, ‘ends with’ or ‘starts with’ – as well as ‘unscramble’.
And finally – check out this useful grid that shows the hottest letter pairings – it can really help focus your mind on what might go where, and helps us know if the puzzle is tricky or not.
Right, now you can have the Wordle answer for today…
Today’s Wordle Answer #257 (Mar 3)
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OK, here you go: today’s Wordle answer for puzzle #257. If you’ve come this far, you know that it’s necessary.
Great stuff. We’re here for you – today’s Wordle answer is MOURN. Far more popular in the 1800s, it’s seen a small resurgence since 1980 in literature – but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy for today.
We got lucky by going for BRAIN first – in our attempts to guess the word at the first time, we’ve been avoiding the best Wordle starting words in a (vain) struggle in favor of those that fit the patterns.
Having the R floating and the N at the end, we thought they looked good together – trying SHORN says our hunch was good. However, it was lucky, as that’s an uncommon pairing.
From there, we had the O in the wrong place. And it couldn’t go next to the RN. So that means it has to join another vowel, as that’s the only thing that could go in front of RN. From there, it was an easy jump to MOURN.
Oh, and what’s the definition of MOURN? Well, it usually refers to the action of grief when someone dies, traditionally at a funeral:
Dave mourned the death of his hamster.
It can also be related to the demise of something, describing the regret of its absence:
Dave mourned the change in taste in his gobstopper, after he went through the apple flavour layer.
How did you do?
Well done for being great at Wordle – it’s only an anomaly that you didn’t get it today straight away.
But how did you do with answer #255? Well, it was the rather tricky RUPEE – and the @WordleStats account suggests that twice as many people as usual failed to get it at all, with a larger-than-usual amount only managing it on the sixth attempt.
However, if you got it in four or less, you’re a Wordle champ.
#Wordle 255 2022-03-01240,137 results found on Twitter.10,577 hard mode players.1: 1%2: 2%3: 🟩🟩🟩🟩 17%4: 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 35%5: 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 30%6: 🟩🟩🟩 13%X: 🟩 2%#Wordle255March 2, 2022
Great Wordle alternatives
What about if you fancy a little bit of something else? Check back daily to see our growing list of alternatives you should try.
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Love a bit of Wordle but annoyed it only lasts one day? Well, why don’t you try Wordle Unlimited, the hugely unofficial game where you can play as many times as you like – and we’ve got all you need to know on how to use and play Wordle Unlimted ready for you.
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Such a different game to Wordle, but it gives your brain a different workout. Consider Wordle your long, steady state run and then Nerdle being the HIIT workout you (inexplicably) do next.
You’re asked to enter a sum of 8 numbers or symbols long… and apart from knowing it has to have some numbers and an equals in there, that’s all you get.
It’s a great play – plus there’s an ‘Instant Nerdle’ that shows you one line of semi-correct entries in the wrong place… and it’s up to you to get it. Lovely.
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