By now, you have likely heard of Wordle.The internet sensation has captured our attention and work productivity since January, when the game burst onto the scene.
As you know, it requires players to successfully guess a five-letter words in six attempts.
With each guess, the letters change colors to show how close you are to the right answer.
A gray letter means it's not in the word. When it's yellow, you've got the right letter but in the wrong spot, while green letters are right where they should be.
It's perhaps the most important step when playing Wordle: what word do I choose first?
Even a mathematician tested out an algorithm to help determine what starting words might work best.
There are a couple of different approaches. My technique: use a word with lots of vowels, three to four to be precise.
I often start with words like OILED, ABOUT or ADIEU. You could also try the Wheel of Fortune approach and focus on words with R, S, T, L, N and E. For example, STERN or RENTS is a good word using several popular consonants.
That first guess should help easily narrow down other words you can choose. You might have a couple letters available, or even none at all. Depending on your guess, focus on letters you haven't used yet.
Pay close attention to the letters you have available. It can help you figure out whether you need to repeat a letter.