It may be almost Christmas, but there is no rest for the team behind it Wordlwho posted another of their brain teasers.
Wordl was invented during the coronavirus lockdown by Josh Wardle, a New York-based software developer who wanted to create a game “that me and my partner would enjoy”.
The game’s simplicity is a big part of its appeal, which means it can be played by almost anyone, regardless of their previous word puzzle experience.
Each day, the player must master a new five-letter word in six tries or fewer. After each guess, the letters will light up, showing you how accurate you were. When a letter turns green, it is both in the word and where you place it. Yellow means the letter features but not where you placed them, while gray indicates they aren’t in the word at all.
Speak with news week Erhan Aslan, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading in the UK, shared some tips on playing the game.
He said: “One thing that I think is important in this game is the seed word chosen. Start with words that might contain commonly used vowels (e.g. e, a), consonants (e.g. r, t) and tone sequences Choosing a word that starts with q, z, j or x, for example, may not be the best choice.
“If you get more feedback after a few guesses, users will have to resort to some knowledge of phonetics to narrow down or eliminate some words they might be thinking of. For example, if the second letter of the target word is L (indicated by green ) and the player feels that the word starts with a consonant, they need to know that there are few consonant cluster possibilities (e.g. bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl).”
In January Wordl was sold to the New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, although the game is free to play.
The answer to today’s riddle will be revealed at the end of this article, so scroll down carefully if you want to find out for yourself. To help you solve today’s problems Wordl, news week shared some hints and tips about the latest game.
‘Wordle’ #549 Tips and Hints for Tuesday 20th December
Wordl Players can use these five clues to solve Mystery #549.
Tip #1: There is only one vowel.
Tip #2: There are no repeated letters.
Tip #3: It can be used as part of a list.
Tip #4: The third letter is a vowel.
Tip #5: If you’re thinking about numbers, you’re probably on the right track.
‘Wordle’ #549 answer for Tuesday, December 20
The answer to today Wordl is “third”.
Having only one vowel, despite being a relatively common word, made it today Wordl a real brain teaser. Do you understand it? Congratulations if so But don’t worry if you don’t. There is always tomorrow and as always news week will be here with hints and tips to help you find the answer.
What does “third party” mean?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “third party” as “one who is number three in a row” or “one of three equal parts of something”.
For example, “third in line” or “a third of the pie.”
The next Wordl Puzzle will be available at 7pm ET when the daily update comes out.
https://www.newsweek.com/wordle-today-549-tips-hints-answer-tuesday-december-20-puzzle-1768301 ‘Wordle’ Today #549 Tips, hints and answers for Tuesday December 20 puzzles