Today's Wordle hints and answer — solution #1,088, Tuesday, June 11 (2024)

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Today's Wordle answer is reasonably tricky. According to the New York Times' WordleBot, the average player completes Wordle #1,088 in 4.3 moves in easy mode, or 4.2 if playing by hard rules.

Each day, we will update this article with Wordle hints and tips to help you find today's answer. And if the hints aren't enough, we'll even give you the answer, in case you're really stuck or just haven't had time to complete today's puzzle. Plus, we are also including an analysis of yesterday's puzzle, #1,087, in case you're reading this in a different time zone.

So be warned: spoilers lie ahead for game #1,088. Only read on if you want to know today's Wordle answer!

Today's Wordle answer — hints to help you solve it

Our first tip is that you should use one of the best Wordle start words for every game you play. But if you want some more specific clues to today's Wordle answer, then here you go:

  • It contains one of the five vowels.*
  • There are no repeated letters.
  • It features none of the five most common Wordle letters.

* By vowel, we mean A, E, I, O, U. There are other letters that are sometimes considered to be vowels, depending on how they are used.

Those hints should get you at least some of the way towards finding today's Wordle answer. If not, then you can read on for bigger clues; or, if you just want to know the answer, then skip down further for that.

Alright then, here's a larger hint: Today's Wordle answer went back and forth.

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What does today's Wordle start with?

The answer to Wordle #1,088 starts with S, so combined with the hints above you should now have all the clues you need to get the answer and not break a Wordle streak.

OK, it's now time to scroll down for the answer…

Today's Wordle answer

Today's Wordle hints and answer — solution #1,088, Tuesday, June 11 (3)

So, what is today's Wordle answer for game #1,088?

Drumroll, please — it'sSWUNG.

Hello Wordlers. Another toughie! SWUNG may not have any repeated letters like yesterday's, but past-tense answers always trip me up, especially unusual ones like this. It doesn't help that it contains none of the seven most common Wordle letters either ('S' and 'N' are in eighth and ninth place, respectively).

That meant that my start word of ORATE was a total bust, with all five letters turning gray. When that happens, as it occasionally does, I'm left with a massive 253 possible answers to choose from.

Unsurprisingly, plenty of WordleBot's best Wordle start words were better than that, but possibly not by as much as you'd expect. PLANE leaves 72 solutions, while PRINT leaves 55. If you played SLANT, only 16 options would remain.

Today's Wordle hints and answer — solution #1,088, Tuesday, June 11 (4)

I usually aim for words featuring as many of 'I', 'C', 'S', 'N' and 'L' as I can on my second go, but when I have nothing to work around, I opt for MUSIC just to test the two remaining vowels.

Today, that gave me two yellow letters: 'U' and 'S'. That reduced the number of possible answers to just 13, according to WordleBot*.

Although it wasn't going to be right (plurals aren't done in Wordle), I opted for PLUGS next to move my two yellows around. It was hugely effective, as 'U' turned green, 'S' was ruled out in a second position and 'G' went yellow.

Only one option was left, but it took me a while to figure it out. Eventually I typed in SWUNG and completed the puzzle in four turns.

A bit of a tough one, but hopefully it didn't end your streak. See you tomorrow, Wordlers.


Yesterday's Wordle answer

Reading this in a later time zone? The Wordle answer for game #1,087 was MANGA.

Hello Wordlers. I found this one pretty tricky. It's not just the repeated 'A': MANGA isn't a word that crops up often for me in everyday life, and neither 'M' nor 'G' are particularly common letters either.

My start word of ORATE — which contains all five of the most common Wordle letters — wasn't very helpful today, revealing a single yellow 'A'. That left a massive 167 possible answers in play, according to WordleBot.

Without many common letters, few of WordleBot's best Wordle start words were great today, but there were a few exceptions. PANEL, for example, leaves 24 possible answers and DANCE lowers that to 19. If you played LODGE, only 12 options would remain.

Today's Wordle hints and answer — solution #1,088, Tuesday, June 11 (5)

I try and play a mix of 'I', 'C', 'S', 'N' and 'L' on my second turn.

NAILS was the perfect way to do this, and it was indeed quite effective. 'A' turned green and 'N' went yellow, leaving just 14 possible answers to choose from, according to WordleBot*.

I opted for CANDY next, which flipped 'N' to green, but didn't give me any new letters.

I was a bit stumped now, and I ended up playing a word that WordleBot didn't consider: WANNA. It confirmed the presence of a second 'A', and left me with just the correct answer to find.

I didn't spot it right away, but after a little lateral thinking, I typed in MANGA and completed the puzzle in five turns.

Hopefully you did well today, Wordlers. See you tomorrow.


Previous Wordle answers

If you're looking for a list of older Wordle answers, we can also help. Here's a list going back 20 games.

  • Wordle #1,087: MANGA
  • Wordle #1,086: CROWD
  • Wordle #1,085: HENCE
  • Wordle #1,084: MELON
  • Wordle #1,083: ETHER
  • Wordle #1,082: ORGAN
  • Wordle #1,081: GROOM
  • Wordle #1,080: STARK
  • Wordle #1,079: BRAVO
  • Wordle #1,078: BASIN
  • Wordle #1,077: CHAOS
  • Wordle #1,076: GUMMY
  • Wordle #1,075: PAPAL
  • Wordle #1,074: MINUS
  • Wordle #1,073: SKIER
  • Wordle #1,072: BEVEL
  • Wordle #1,071: TITAN
  • Wordle #1,070: GLIDE
  • Wordle #1,069: SWISH
  • Wordle #1,068: EXALT

Wordle tips — how to win at Wordle

The best tip I can give is to use one of thebest Wordle start words. I can't stress this enough — it makes a massive difference.

Without one, you'll be scrabbling around in the dark trying (and possibly failing) to find the right five letters (or possibly fewer) out of the 26 possibles. But clever people (not me) have done the math and identified the best start words based on both frequency in English and frequency among Wordle answers. So use them!

Secondly, think about combinations, especially at the start and end. Some options are far more common than others — for instance, SH, ST, CR and CH all feature frequently.

Vowels obviously need consideration too: not all Wordle answers will contain more than one, but plenty do, and some even have three. A good Wordle start word should have used a couple, but if they don't feature you might well want to try another one or two on your next go. Plus, remember the Y — this sometimes acts as a surrogate vowel, and is easy to forget. It also appears at the end of plenty of words.

Finally, try out possibilities. So long as you don't press 'Enter' you can try possible answers to see how they look on screen. Put in likely letters plus any you know are definitely in the word, then mentally change one to the other available options. This technique has worked for me multiple times, and it's particularly helpful when the word in question is not an obvious one (like FJORD or ISLET).

But if you're still struggling with Wordle, check out how Tom's Guide's Wordle experts have honed their strategy after playing a lot of Wordle after it first launched.

We also have plenty of Wordle tips and tricks to share, like how we've analyzed every Wordle answer used to look for trends and have some further advice for you there.And if you're new to the game you should also take a look at our What is Wordle? guide.

What else should I know about Wordle?

Wordle officially launched in October 2021, but actually started in June of that year and celebrated its first birthday on June 19, 2022. (You can read my thoughts on the 5 things Wordle needs to improve if it's to keep us playing on into a fourth year.)

However, it only grew in popularity towards the end of the year, then went viral in January as the world woke up to its charms. In fact, it proved so successful that The New York Times bought Wordle for a seven-figure sum in early February and the game is now part of NYT Games.

It's played via the NYT Games website here, and is entirely free. Both the NYT and the game's creator, Josh Wardle, have stated that it will remain free. Some people think that Wordle has got harder since the NYT takeover, but it really hasn't.

Wordle is a simple game in which your challenge is to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. Each time you guess, you're told which of your chosen letters are in the target word, and whether they are in the right place.

If a letter is in the correct place, it turns green. If it's in the word but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it's not in the word at all, it turns gray.

There's just one puzzle a day, and everyone completes the same one. It resets at midnight each day. You'll find more information about the game in our What is Wordle? article.

NYT Strands answer

If you've solved Wordle and need help with other games from the New York Times, we suggest you check out our guide on today's NYT Strands answer, which will give you some hints as well as the full answer to today's puzzle.

Wordle Alternatives

If you're eager for another game to pass the time while you wait, we've put together a list of the best Wordle alternatives.

Other Wordle alternatives to try are the ultra-stressful (but very good) Squabble and the soccer-themed, Who Are Ya?. We also like the geography-based Wordle clone Worldle, the Star Wars-themed SWordle and the math-based Mathler.

There are certainly plenty of options once you've finished Wordle for the day!

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  • fraochmuir

    There is no yellow E in Stare for March 27th.


  • John II

    I used to use SUITE which uses 3 common vowels and 2 common consonants. Lately, it seems like some of the words have been a bit more obscure, so I've switched to HAVER (thanks goes out to The Proclaimers and 500 Miles for this obscure word). If no hits, that's fine, I burn some more letters to narrow the field by using two more vowels and other common consonants... MOIST. Yeah, I know... no one likes MOIST, but it reveals two more vowels and three more consonants . That combo helped me get today's HAIRY on the third guess! 🆒


  • Nhobuna

    The may 10th answer might also be a double. I was working through it but I have a b,u, and t as letters that are in the actual word.


  • TexTechie

    There are 2 answers again evidently.. I have the same word as you and it's not gecko obviously 😅


  • Scotth71

    Far from Gecko for me. Not sure what is going on but seems someone has mucked up.


  • SS2021user

    Was in the exakt same position with the end of 335, but chose wrong. Didn't think GAMER would be a very likely word, so I chose GAZER instead. Goodbye 40 day streak!


  • Jarmeister

    Ugh. Today's (#344) was near impossible for a non native English speaker. Word I've only heard in couple of songs and would probably not use naturally in conversation.


  • JES2000

    I'm surprised to see the misspelled "alright" in a wordle story.


  • SS2021user

    I got Wordle 348 in 3 guesses as well, but I got... slightly luckier with my second guess. After guessing STARE I guessed PHONY, leaving me with 1 possible solution, and 4 green letters.


  • R_macus

    Streak ended with #357. Stare, House, poise, loose, moose, noose.


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