Wordle today: Here’s the answer, hints for January 9
New week, new day, new Wordle! If your brain is feeling a bit Mondayish and a bit Januaryish — because January is the Monday of months, obviously — we’ve got the answer and helpful clues to nudge you in the right direction.
If you want to bypass the struggle, you can jump to the bottom of this article to get January 8’s Wordle solution straight up. But if you prefer to work it out yourself, keep reading for a few clues, tips, and strategies to help you get there.
Where did Wordle come from?
While engineer Josh Wardle originally created Wordle for his partner, the word guessing game has since become a daily habit for thousands of players across the globe. In fact, Wordle became so popular that it was eventually purchased by the New York Times.
Like snowflakes, every Wordle starting word has its own unique beauty. However, if you prefer to be strategic with your choice, we have a few ideas to help you optimise your first move. Some helpful tips include choosing a word that has at least two different vowels in it, and making sure there are some common consonants like S, T, R, or N mixed in.
Though it may feel as though solving Wordle‘s puzzles is more of a struggle than it used to be, the game isn’t getting any harder. You are able to make it more difficult though, as Wordle has a Hard Mode you can enable.
Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?
While conventional wisdom states there should only be one Wordle solution on any given day, there are rare days where two different answers will be deemed acceptable. This is because the New York Times made changes to Wordle after acquiring it, swapping out some answers for new ones.