Today’s Wordle hints – answer, clues and tips for game #732, Wednesday, June 21

It’s time for your daily round of Wordle hints, expertly crafted to help you keep your streak going even on the toughest of days. 

You might think that you don’t need any clues for Wordle today, but remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.   

Below, you’ll find a selection of Wordle hints to guide you in the right direction. You don’t have to use them all, but there are five in total should you need them, covering vowels, starting letter, ending letter and more. And if you don’t have time to play at all, you can see the answer, too. 

Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game, which remains the best of all the main Wordle alternatives.

SPOILER WARNING: Wordle hints and today’s answer are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.

Wordle hints (game #732) – clue #1 – Vowels

How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?

Wordle today has vowels in two places*.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Wordle hints (game #732) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is C.

C is a very common starting letter in Wordle – in fact, it’s the second most common of all, behind only S.

Wordle hints (game #732) – clue #3 – repeated letters

Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?

There are no repeated letters in today’s Wordle.

Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.

Wordle hints (game #732) – clue #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is E.

E is the most common letter to end a Wordle answer by far. That’s one of the reasons why many of the best start words, including SLATE, CRANE, CRATE and STARE, all end with one.

Wordle hints (game #732) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #732.

  • Today’s Wordle answer is a bird.

If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – but I’d always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We’ve got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.

If you don’t want to know today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!

Today’s Wordle answer (game #732)

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Today’s Wordle answer (game #732) is… CRANE.

I suspect quite a few people will be sitting pretty with a 1/6 today – because CRANE is one of the best Wordle starting words and therefore a common opening guess for lots of people. In fact, WordleBot informs me that today some 2% of people picked it as their starter – so well done to all of you. Of course, that means you’ll need a new starter word, because it won’t be coming up again…

That good fortune will undoubtedly have brought down the overall average, which WordleBot says is 3.5 for today’s game. That’s on a par with yesterday’s FROST (see below), but it’s arguably a slightly harder word than that due to there being lots of other words that have a similar format.

My starter word of STARE left me with just 14 possible solutions (SLANT was 10, TRACE, CARTE and CRATE were all at a mere three), but it still somehow took me four more guesses to find it.

I had a list of all of those 14 options – it wasn’t too hard to work out that it would be an -R-A-E game, and there are only so many letters that go before an R or between an A or E. Next, I had to decide which to play. I went with GRACE because lots of my possibles started with G or C and it covered both off. This proved a relatively good choice, because it gave me a yellow C and narrowed down my options to three.

These were CRAVE, CRAZE and CRANE and what I could have done now was play a word that would have further narrowed them down and guaranteed me a 4/6. But I wasn’t about to do that. There was no chance of me losing my streak, so I figured I’d play the odds.

Unfortunately, those odds were against me today: I played CRAVE first, then CRAZE, and had to settle for a 5/6 when I finally went with CRANE. Frustrating! 

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.

Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #731)

In a different time zone where it’s still Tuesday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #731, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had a vowel in one place.
  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was F.
  • There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was T.
  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is cold.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #731)

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Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #731) was… FROST.

There may never have been a bigger switch in difficulty from one game to another as there is between yesterday’s and today’s. The answer to Wordle #730, remember, was KAZOO – an incredibly difficult puzzle that had an average score of 5.1, according to WordleBot. 

Today’s? Well, today’s has an average of just 3.5. It’s the definition of straightforward: one vowel, no repeated letters, three very common consonants, one that’s a bit less common but still a regular visitor to Wordle answers. And it’s a long way away from KAZOO in terms of how common it is as a word, too.

Really, there’s not much more to say about it. you might have struggled to narrow it down a bit – that’s probably the hardest thing about it, because you may have been choosing between the likes of TRUST and FRONT and CRUST and GROUT and BROTH and other words that use an O (or U) plus an R and T. But that’s about it in terms of complexity. Sometimes I can write 1,000 words about a Wordle puzzle; today, you’re getting a few hundred, sorry.

How did the best Wordle starting words fare? STARE, my choice, fared very well, thank you. It gave me a yellow T, yellow R and yellow S, and reduced my options to just 15 right away. TRACE was at 17, LEAST at 20, SLATE at 30. Most of the best picks were below 50.

Admittedly, I shouldn’t have scored a 2/6 – that was pure luck. WordleBot liked it well enough, but said it expected me to still have 2.1 answers remaining (it suggested TROUT would have been a better choice). I’d expect a certain amount of skepticism about the fact that I did pick it, but you’ll have to take it on trust that I really, really didn’t cheat.

No, all I did was compile a list of possible words that included CRUST, TRUST, WRIST, GRIST, TRYST, BURST, FIRST, FROST, WORST, TORSO, RUSTY and TRUSS. Most ended in ST. The R was generally in the second position – so -R-ST. I could have gone with CRUST or WRIST, and nearly did, but decided for no particular reason to choose FROST instead and got lucky with a 1/15 chance. It happens! Allow me my moment of glory, eh?

Wordle answers: The past 50

I’ve been playing Wordle every day for more than a year now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday’s answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.

  • Wordle #731, Tuesday 20 June: FROST
  • Wordle #730, Monday 19 June: KAZOO
  • Wordle #729, Sunday 18 June: SHYLY
  • Wordle #728, Saturday 17 June: RANCH
  • Wordle #727, Friday 16 June: STRAP
  • Wordle #726, Thursday 15 June: MAYBE
  • Wordle #725, Wednesday 14 June: CRIME
  • Wordle #724, Tuesday 13 June: PLUNK
  • Wordle #723, Monday 12 June: WRONG
  • Wordle #722, Sunday 11 June: GUARD
  • Wordle #721, Saturday 10 June: AGAIN
  • Wordle #720, Friday 9 June: BALSA
  • Wordle #719, Thursday 8 June: CRUMB
  • Wordle #718, Wednesday 7 June: HATER
  • Wordle #717, Tuesday 6 June: SCOUT
  • Wordle #716, Monday 5 June: ENNUI
  • Wordle #715, Sunday 4 June: BEAST
  • Wordle #714, Saturday 3 June: NANNY
  • Wordle #713, Friday 2 June: HUMID
  • Wordle #712, Thursday 1 June: JAZZY
  • Wordle #711, Wednesday 31 May: AGILE
  • Wordle #710, Tuesday 30 May: KNEEL
  • Wordle #709, Monday 29 May: MOUSE
  • Wordle #708, Sunday 28 May: SKIMP
  • Wordle #707, Saturday 27 May: RAMEN
  • Wordle #706, Friday 26 May: SWINE
  • Wordle #705, Thursday 25 May: BAGEL
  • Wordle #704, Wednesday 24 May: UTTER
  • Wordle #703, Tuesday 23 May: CLERK
  • Wordle #702, Monday 22 May: IGLOO
  • Wordle #701, Sunday 21 May: BRASH
  • Wordle #700, Saturday 20 May: FLASK
  • Wordle #699, Friday 19 May: GRIEF
  • Wordle #698, Thursday 18 May: SHORN
  • Wordle #697, Wednesday 17 May: PLANK
  • Wordle #696, Tuesday 16 May: LATTE
  • Wordle #695, Monday 15 May: CANOE
  • Wordle #694, Sunday 14 May: SCARF
  • Wordle #693, Saturday 13 May: ACRID
  • Wordle #692, Friday 12 May: SNACK
  • Wordle #691, Thursday 11 May: BROOM
  • Wordle #690, Wednesday 10 May: ETHIC
  • Wordle #689, Tuesday 9 May: COCOA
  • Wordle #688, Monday 8 May: AGLOW
  • Wordle #687, Sunday 7 May: GHOUL
  • Wordle #686, Saturday 6 May: ANGER
  • Wordle #685, Friday 5 May: BELOW
  • Wordle #684, Thursday 4 May: GUPPY
  • Wordle #683, Wednesday 3 May: HORDE

What is Wordle?

If you’re on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you’ve not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it’s the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2023.

We’ve got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.

What is Wordle?

Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh? 

It’s played online via the Wordle website or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS / Android), and is entirely free. 

Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.

What are the Wordle rules?

The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow. 

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.

4. Answers are never plural.

5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.

8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.

9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.

10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…

11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.

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