Today's Wordle hints and answer — solution #810, Thursday, September 7

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1. Today's hints

2. Start letter

3. Today's answer

4. Yesterday's answer 

Today's Wordle answer shouldn't cause you too many problems. According to the New York Times' WordleBot, the average player completes Wordle #810 in 4.1 moves in easy mode, or 3.9 if playing by hard rules.

Each day, we will update this article with Wordle hints and tips to help you find today's answer. And if the hints aren't enough, we'll even give you the answer, in case you're really stuck or just haven't had time to complete today's puzzle. Plus, we are also including an analysis of yesterday's puzzle, #809, in case you're reading this in a different time zone.

So be warned: spoilers lie ahead for game #810. Only read on if you want to know today's Wordle answer!

Today's Wordle answer — hints to help you solve it

Our 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 of the five vowels.*
  • There is one repeated letter.
  • One of the six least common Wordle letters features.

* By vowel, we mean 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 bigger clues; or, if you just want to know the answer, then skip down further for that.

Alright then, here's a larger hint: You won't want to mull over today's Wordle answer for too long.

What does today's Wordle start with?

The answer to Wordle #810 starts with D, so combined with the hints above you should now have all the clues you need to get the answer and not break a Wordle streak. 

OK, it's now time to scroll down for the answer…

Today's Wordle answer

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So, what is today's Wordle answer for game #810?

Drumroll, please — it's DWELL.

Hello Wordlers. Today's puzzle is a little tricky, given it only features one vowel and the dreaded double letter, but most players shouldn't find it too taxing all the same.

I began with ORATE, which uses all five of the most common Wordle letters. Unfortunately, that only revealed a single yellow in the form of 'E', leaving a massive 191 possible answers available.

While most of WordleBot's best Wordle start words left 90 or more answers, there was one huge exception. If you played DEALT, just the correct answer would be possible.

Wordle #810

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As ever, I wanted to test as many of the next five most common letters as possible. That list contains 'L', 'I', 'S', 'N' and 'C'.

SPIEL had three of those, so seemed like a good bet — and it was. The 'L' turned green, and 'E' was ruled out in a second position leaving just four possible answers.

'E' being ruled out in fourth position left me in a bind, however. I figured the fourth letter could be 'U' (or 'Y' as a surrogate vowel), but I couldn't think of any answers that ended that way.

Instead, I opted for what felt like a gamble and played a double 'L' with DWELL. To my delight, all the letters went green and I was celebrating a three-turn win. 

It turns out this wasn't half as bold a move as I thought. The three other possible answers all ended 'ELL': QUELL, KNELL and KVELL.

Still a win is a win. Hopefully you managed one as well today. See you tomorrow.

Yesterday's Wordle answer

Reading this in a later time zone? The Wordle answer for game #809 was GNASH.

Hello Wordlers, and welcome to a column on an especially tricky Wordle puzzle. Not only is GNASH not a common word, but answers starting 'GN' are extremely rare in their own right. It's a difficult puzzle, so kudos if you managed it under par today.

Another reason it's a pain: it contains just one of the five most common Wordle letters, which made my start word pretty ineffective. It revealed a single green 'A', leaving 80 answers to pick from.

You're spoilt for choice in terms of WordleBot's best Wordle start words today, though. LEANT leaves 18 possible answers, LEAST 17 and SLATE 15. If you played SLANT, only the right answer would remain.

Wordle #809

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I wanted to test the next most popular letters with my second turn, and that meant three to four of 'L', 'I', 'S', 'N' and 'C'.

CLAIM included three, while leaving 'A' in its fixed position, so I went with that. Alas, it revealed absolutely nothing, so back to the drawing board.

SHANK seemed like a good next guess, and it really was. I got three yellow letters: 'S', 'H' and 'N' — there was only one possible answer left.

I simply couldn't see it though, and spent the longest time staring at the board in confusion. 

My issue was that 'A'. My only fixed letter was proving a real pain, given I'd ruled out the word starting "ST", "CH" or "SH". True, I had one vowel left to play in 'U', but I couldn't see that helping.

Eventually I figured it might be an unusual pair of starting letters, like 'PS' in PSALM. Obviously it couldn't be PSALM, but it got me thinking along the right lines until I eventually hit on GNASH. Thankfully, every letter went green.

Phew, that was a toughie. Hopefully it didn't cause you as many problems as it did me — see you tomorrow, Wordlers.

Previous Wordle answers

If you're looking for a list of older Wordle answers, we can also help. Here's a list going back 20 games.

  • Wordle #809: GNASH
  • Wordle #808: BIRCH
  • Wordle #807: GIDDY
  • Wordle #806: AWAIT
  • Wordle #805: ONION
  • Wordle #804: SPACE
  • Wordle #803: BRIDE
  • Wordle #802: AUDIO
  • Wordle #801: CAPER
  • Wordle #800: WRITE
  • Wordle #799: PEACE
  • Wordle #798: CHOIR
  • Wordle #797: OCEAN
  • Wordle #796: WORDY
  • Wordle #795: VERVE
  • Wordle #794: SPICE
  • Wordle #793: BEACH
  • Wordle #792: QUEST
  • Wordle #791: MAGMA
  • Wordle #790: EXACT

Wordle tips — how to win at Wordle

The best tip I can give is to use one of the best Wordle start words. I can't stress this enough — it makes a massive difference.

Without one, you'll be scrabbling around in the dark trying (and possibly failing) to find the right five letters (or possibly fewer) out of the 26 possibles. But clever people (not me) have done the math and identified the best start words based on both frequency in English and frequency among Wordle answers. So use them! 

Secondly, think about combinations, especially at the start and end. Some options are far more common than others — for instance, SH, ST, CR and CH all feature frequently. 

Vowels obviously need consideration too: not all Wordle answers will contain more than one, but plenty do, and some even have three. A good Wordle start word should have used a couple, but if they don't feature you might well want to try another one or two on your next go. Plus, remember the Y — this sometimes acts as a surrogate vowel, and is easy to forget. It also appears at the end of plenty of words.

Finally, try out possibilities. So long as you don't press 'Enter' you can try possible answers to see how they look on screen. Put in likely letters plus any you know are definitely in the word, then mentally change one to the other available options. This technique has worked for me multiple times, and it's particularly helpful when the word in question is not an obvious one (like FJORD or ISLET). 

But if you're still struggling with Wordle, check out how Tom's Guide's Wordle experts have honed their strategy after playing every Wordle so far and losing only once.

We also have plenty of Wordle tips and tricks to share, like how we've analyzed every Wordle answer used to look for trends and have some further advice for you there. And if you're new to the game you should also take a look at our What is Wordle? guide.

What else should I know about Wordle?

Wordle officially launched in October 2021, but actually started in June of that year and celebrated its first birthday on June 19, 2022. (You can read my thoughts on the 5 things Wordle needs to improve if it's to keep us playing for its third year.)

However, it only grew in popularity towards the end of the year, then went viral in January as the world woke up to its charms. In fact, it proved so successful that The New York Times bought Wordle for a seven-figure sum in early February and the game is now part of NYT Games.

It's played via the NYT Games website here, and is entirely free. Both the NYT and the game's creator, Josh Wardle, have stated that it will remain free. Some people think that Wordle has got harder since the NYT takeover, but it really hasn't.

Wordle is a simple game in which your challenge is to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. Each time you guess, you're told which of your chosen letters are in the target word, and whether they are in the right place. 

If a letter is in the correct place, it turns green. If it's in the word but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it's not in the word at all, it turns gray.

There's just one puzzle a day, and everyone completes the same one. It resets at midnight each day. You'll find more information about the game in our What is Wordle? article.

Wordle Alternatives

If you're eager for another game to pass the time while you wait, we've put together a list of the best Wordle alternatives.

Other Wordle alternatives to try are the ultra-stressful (but very good) Squabble and the soccer-themed, Who Are Ya?. We also like the geography-based Wordle clone Worldle, the Star Wars-themed SWordle and the math-based Mathler.

There are certainly plenty of options once you've finished Wordle for the day!

Alan Martin

Freelance contributor Alan has been writing about tech for over a decade, covering phones, drones and everything in between. Previously Deputy Editor of tech site Alphr, his words are found all over the web and in the occasional magazine too. When not weighing up the pros and cons of the latest smartwatch, you'll probably find him tackling his ever-growing games backlog. Or, more likely, playing Spelunky for the millionth time.

With contributions from
  • fraochmuir
    There is no yellow E in Stare for March 27th.
  • John II
    I used to use SUITE which uses 3 common vowels and 2 common consonants. Lately, it seems like some of the words have been a bit more obscure, so I've switched to HAVER (thanks goes out to The Proclaimers and 500 Miles for this obscure word). If no hits, that's fine, I burn some more letters to narrow the field by using two more vowels and other common consonants... MOIST. Yeah, I know... no one likes MOIST, but it reveals two more vowels and three more consonants . That combo helped me get today's HAIRY on the third guess! 🆒
  • Nhobuna
    The may 10th answer might also be a double. I was working through it but I have a b,u, and t as letters that are in the actual word.
  • TexTechie
    There are 2 answers again evidently.. I have the same word as you and it's not gecko obviously 😅
  • Scotth71
    Far from Gecko for me. Not sure what is going on but seems someone has mucked up.
  • SS2021user
    Was in the exakt same position with the end of 335, but chose wrong. Didn't think GAMER would be a very likely word, so I chose GAZER instead. Goodbye 40 day streak!
  • Jarmeister
    Ugh. Today's (#344) was near impossible for a non native English speaker. Word I've only heard in couple of songs and would probably not use naturally in conversation.
  • JES2000
    I'm surprised to see the misspelled "alright" in a wordle story.
  • SS2021user
    I got Wordle 348 in 3 guesses as well, but I got... slightly luckier with my second guess. After guessing STARE I guessed PHONY, leaving me with 1 possible solution, and 4 green letters.
  • R_macus
    Streak ended with #357. Stare, House, poise, loose, moose, noose.