Today’s ‘Wordle’ Word Of The Day Answer #244: Friday, February 18th


Here’s today’s Wordle word of the day solution.

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It’s Friday at last, and thank goodness. This week has been weirdly long but the weekend is here at last—or very nearly here.

Let’s dive into today’s surprisingly tricky Wordle. Some of these really can be tough to solve, and this one was no exception. I got it right on my fifth guess, but for a minute there I thought it might stump me entirely.

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The game, created by Josh Wardle as a gift for his wife during the pandemic, recently sold to The New York Times for a ‘low seven-figure’ sum. It remains free now that it’s migrated to the NYTs website, though it appears the answers have begun to diverge if you’re still on the old website vs the new thanks to some words being taken out of the game’s list of possible solutions. There are a few other minor changes at the new website, but the experience remains largely unchanged.

Today’s Wordle Answer #244

Before we get to the answer, a warning! Spoilers ahead! Going further down this post will reveal today’s answer—though before we get to that, here’s a hint:

The best thing to do when it comes to metaphorical (or real) bullets.

And the answer is . . .

Wordle 244 answer

Credit: Erik Kain

Holy Wordle, Batman! This one was tough! It took me quite a while—lots of excruciating brainstorming between guesses.

‘Quote’ wasn’t a bad first guess, since I got two vowels and eliminated one (and then could never really think of any other words that would make use of an ‘A’ or an ‘I’ once I knew where the ‘O’ and ‘E’ were supposed to go.

I also got rid of lots of common letters in my first three guesses—T, S, R, P, N. So many, I was a little lost on what was left available to me. I knew that ‘Gorge’ wouldn’t be right because of the ‘R’ but I was feeling pretty stumped and figured “Why not?”

This was the breakthrough moment, because now I had three letters in the right spots and so many others out of the running. In my mind I thought “hodgepodge” next, and very nearly went with ‘Podge’ for my fifth guess until I remembered I’d already guessed ‘Ponce’ (look up both those words for some fun British slang).

Still, I was fairly certain that it would be something with ‘odge’ at the end at this point and it wasn’t long before it came to me: Dodge! Of course! This one was close, but I dodged the bullet in the end. These words with two of the same letter are always just a smidge harder.

Happy Friday, Wordlers! Have a terrific weekend!

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