Wordle game displayed on a phone and a laptop screen

New week, new day, new Wordle! As the clock strikes midnight around the world a fresh puzzle arrives with it, and as always, we’re here to help every day.

If you just want the answer, you can jump straight to the end of this article for September 12’s Wordle solution. If you’d rather work through it yourself, keep reading for some tips, tricks, and clues.

Where did Wordle come from?

Wordle was initially created by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner, though it quickly spread until it became an international phenomenon. Thousands of players across the globe tackle Wordle each day, with some fans even having created alternate versions of the daily word puzzle game. These include battle royale Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once

The popularity of Wordle even reached such heights that the New York Times bought it earlier this year, while TikTok creators live stream themselves playing it.

Not the day you’re after? Here’s the Wordle answer for September 11.

What’s the best Wordle starting word?

The goal of Wordle is to have fun, and there’s no right way to have fun. Just choose whatever starting word feels right to you, and don’t let anyone shame you for it. However, if you want to take a more strategic approach, we have a few ideas to help you pick a word that will spark joy. One tip is to select a word that includes at least two different vowels, plus some common consonants like S, T, R, or N.

What happened to the Wordle archive?

The entire archive of past Wordles used to be available for anyone to play in glorious days gone by. Unfortunately it has since been taken down, with the website’s creator stating it was done at the request of the New York Times.

Is Wordle getting harder?

If you’re finding Wordle too easy, you can try enabling its Hard Mode to give your brain a tougher challenge. But Wordle isn’t getting any harder by itself — it’s the same difficulty that it’s always been. 

Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?

Ancient Wordle law dictates that only one puzzle solution should exist per day. This law comes with exceptions though, as Wordle will sometimes accept two different solutions as correct. This is because the New York Times made changes to Wordle after acquiring it.

Here’s a subtle hint for today’s Wordle answer:

It’s a nickname of sorts for a common substance, and can also be a verb.

Does today’s Wordle answer have a double letter?

It does, and they’re consecutive.

Today’s Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with…

The letter B!

What’s the answer to Wordle today?

Get your guesses in — it’s the last call before we reveal the answer to today’s Wordle!

Are you ready?

The solution to Wordle #450 is…

BOOZE.

Don’t turn to drink if you didn’t guess it this time! A new Wordle will arrive tomorrow, and we’ll be back with more hints and tips to help you.

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