April 24, 2024

It’s a new year, which means another 12 months of Wordle puzzles for gamers to crack.

Created by Josh Wardle in 2013 as a gift for his crossword-loving partner, the Brooklyn-based software engineer perfected the game during lockdown. He uploaded Wordle to the internet in October 2021 for other puzzle fanatics to enjoy, with the brainteasers quickly going viral.

In November 2021, Wordle had only 91 users. By December 2021, it had over 2 million. The New York Times purchased the game for a seven-figure sum in January 2022, even hiring a Wordle editor to curate the daily selection from the game’s database of over 2,000 words—along with removing any that could be considered outdated, offensive or used a non-U.S. spelling.

Two years later and Wordle is still hugely popular. Wardle credits the game’s “one puzzle a day” strategy to its success.

“If you limit how much people can play, then you keep them hooked without taking over their lives,” Wardle told Newsweek in January 2022.

“It’s also interesting because this [notion] runs counter to a lot of what you expect from mobile games. The assumption is that they’re supposed to keep you engaged at all times, but most people can solve a Wordle puzzle in about five minutes and then forget about it.”

If you’re struggling with today’s Wordle conundrum, we’ve got a few hints to help you figure it out.

‘Wordle’ #927, Clues for Tuesday, January 2 Puzzle

Newsweek has gathered five clues to help you solve today’s Wordle puzzle.

Hint #1: Today’s Wordleanswer has one repeated letter.

Hint #2: There are two vowels in today’s answer.

Hint #3: The first letter is a vowel.

Hint #4: It happens to everybody.

Hint #5: Today’s answer starts with the letter “A.”

‘Wordle’ #927, Answer for Tuesday, January 2 Puzzle

Today’s Wordle answer is “Aging.”

Don’t feel bad if today’s brainteaser had you stumped. According to Wardle, the average Wordle player needs four or five guesses to find the answer—including Wardle himself.

“Well, I did create Wordle and I’m not very good at it, so there’s your answer! I’m afraid I’m not really the best,” he said.

“[My partner] and I play it on the couch together each morning. She will consistently get it in three goes, which is way, way better than I can ever hope to achieve. I normally need at least four or five attempts.”

If you can’t wait for Wordle to reset at midnight, why don’t you give one of these other word puzzle games a try?

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This story was originally published January 2, 2024, 2:30 AM.

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