Today’s Wordle hints – answer, clues and tips for game #666, Sunday, April 16


Today’s Wordle answer is a bit harder than the previous few. In fact, its average score of 4.2, according to WordleBot, makes it harder than most Wordles so far this month.

With that in mind, you might be looking for some Wordle hints; after all, failure is only ever six guesses away in this game. Read on and I’ll give you some clues for game #666 – and you can even see the answer, too, if you don’t have time to play.

Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that, too. 

SPOILER WARNING: Information about today’s Wordle answers are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.

Wordle hints (game #666) – clue #1 – Vowels

How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?

Wordle today has one vowel*.

* 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 #666) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

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

D is the ninth most common starting letter in the game, so maybe slightly less likely than you might expect. 

Wordle hints (game #666) – 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 #666) – clue #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is T.

T is a very common letter to end a Wordle answer – in fact only E and Y are more likely in that position.

Wordle hints (game #666) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for Wordle hints today? Don’t worry, I’ll give you one more for game #666.

  • Today’s Wordle answer means you previously lived somewhere.

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 #666)

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Today’s Wordle answer (game #666) is… DWELT.

This is a return to slightly harder Wordle territory after a brief respite for a few days. WordleBot says it has an average score of 4.2, which places it into the realms of the quite tricky.

For one, it’s a slightly old-fashioned word; most people would use dwelled rather than dwelt these days, although both are correct. The DW opening is also uncommon: there are only three solutions among the original 2,309 Wordle answers that start with that combination.

Elsewhere, the letters are common. D doesn’t start a Wordle answer as often as you might think, but it’s common in general, as are E, L and T. And T is particularly common at the end of an answer.

My choice of the best Wordle starting words wasn’t so helpful today, leaving me with 90 solutions to wade through. That was pretty unlucky, given than SLATE (18), SLANT (12) and LEAST (8) all narrowed things down considerably. Then again, CRANE (275) and TRACE (86) were not that successful either.

Still, at least I was familiar with my options – because we had this exact same pattern a couple of days ago, with THIEF. On that day I played TONED next and narrowed down my possible options to just two. Today, the luck wasn’t quite with me and that same choice left me with seven answers.

Not that I found them all: I came up with DEBIT, EDICT and DEPTH (which I should have remembered was a past Wordle answer, but didn’t) but not VELDT, DEBUT, DEITY or the eventual answer.

As it happens, my choice of DEBIT for the third answer was a good one, giving me a green D, a green T and effectively a green E, because it now had to be in the middle of the word.

With D-E-T in place, it only took me a few minutes to spot DWELT; there are so few letters that go between a D and E that the process of elimination was pretty straightforward. So I played that next and scored a just-under-par 4/6.

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

Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #665)

In a different time zone where it’s still Saturday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #665, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had two vowels.
  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was A.
  • There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was Y.
  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a measure of pain.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #665)

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Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #665) was… AGONY.

This answer ticks all the boxes for Wordle; if you wanted to provide a definitive example, it would work very nicely.

There are two vowels and two consonants, plus a Y – which can act like either of them. Three of the five of the letters are very common, two of them less so. Some are particularly common in the positions they fill today; others aren’t. The word itself isn’t at all obscure, but there are quite a few other solutions that use most of the same letters, which could make it harder.

As I said, it’s a classic Wordle, and the sort of puzzle that got us all addicted in the first place.

I don’t see too many people failing today, but to get a good score you’ll either need to get lucky with your choice of the best Wordle starting words, or to think hard about your second guess. That’s because many popular starters didn’t help all that much today.

SLATE, for instance, left 199 possible solutions, and my favorite, STARE, was only marginally better at 188. TRACE (185), CARTE (151) and CRATE (185) were all in the same ballpark.

But there were some fortunate starters today too. ADIEU, which is almost always the most popular, left a more manageable 54 possible answers, while CRANE (23), SLANT (19) and LEANT (16) all fared pretty well.

With just a single yellow A to play with, my second guess had to do some very heavy lifting. I came up with a few dozen possible answers, many of which included the A in the second position: MADLY, BADLY, MANIA, MANIC, MAGIC, PANIC, CABIN, WAGON, BACON, HAPPY, BANAL, DAILY and a bunch more. Notice also the many Ns and Ls among them – and the Ys.

Including as many of those letters as I could was the aim. I certainly wanted the Y at the end, because with E, T and R all ruled out, that was three of the four most common ending letters already out of contention.

MADLY proved a great choice for me. Though it left the A yellow and only uncovered one more letter, it turned the Y green just as I’d hoped it would. And though at first glance it looked like I still had a lot of work to do, in reality I was almost home and dry now.

There were only two formats left for my answer: A—Y or —AY. The latter is not a common ending combination. There are apparently 13 such answers among Wordle’s original 2,309 solutions, but I couldn’t see any that fit today. So instead I concentrated on the A-starting words and came up with two: AGONY and ANNOY.

In my mind, then, I had a 50/50 – and though the probability of either being correct was the same, my instinct was immediately to go for the one than didn’t have a repeated letter in there. So I played AGONY and got lucky – it was right, and I scored a 3/6.

On checking WordleBot after the game, though, it told me that there were two AY words I could have played: BYWAY and COPAY. I have no idea what the latter means and it doesn’t sound like a Wordle answer, but the former definitely could have been – so the Wordle gods clearly smiled on me today.  

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 #665, Saturday 15 April: AGONY
  • Wordle #664, Friday 14 April: THIEF
  • Wordle #663, Thursday 13 April: CARAT
  • Wordle #662, Wednesday 12 April: BORAX
  • Wordle #661, Tuesday 11 April: QUALM
  • Wordle #660, Monday 10 April: UNDER
  • Wordle #659, Sunday 9 April: SNAFU
  • Wordle #658, Saturday 8 April: LEDGE
  • Wordle #657, Friday 7 April: LOCUS
  • Wordle #656, Thursday 6 April: LEAFY
  • Wordle #655, Wednesday 5 April: SMASH
  • Wordle #654, Tuesday 4 April: RATIO
  • Wordle #653, Monday 3 April: FLORA
  • Wordle #652, Sunday 2 April: STOCK
  • Wordle #651, Saturday 1 April: MARCH
  • Wordle #650, Friday 31 March: EVERY
  • Wordle #649, Thursday 30 March: BREAD
  • Wordle #648, Wednesday 29 March: BESET
  • Wordle #647, Tuesday 28 March: HURRY
  • Wordle #646, Monday 27 March: GUANO
  • Wordle #645, Sunday 26 March: UNTIE
  • Wordle #644, Saturday 25 March: VOTER
  • Wordle #643, Friday 24 March: GROUT
  • Wordle #642, Thursday 23 March: STAID
  • Wordle #641, Wednesday 22 March: DUVET
  • Wordle #640, Tuesday 21 March: TOUGH
  • Wordle #639, Monday 20 March: GLOVE
  • Wordle #638, Sunday 19 March: CREDO
  • Wordle #637, Saturday 18 March: YACHT
  • Wordle #636, Friday 17 March: MEALY
  • Wordle #635, Thursday 16 March: CIDER
  • Wordle #634, Wednesday 15 March: SWEEP
  • Wordle #633, Tuesday 14 March: SURLY
  • Wordle #632, Monday 13 March: BLAME
  • Wordle #631, Sunday 12 March: BIRTH
  • Wordle #630, Saturday 11 March: EMAIL
  • Wordle #629, Friday 10 March: REVEL
  • Wordle #628, Thursday 9 March: WHERE
  • Wordle #627, Wednesday 8 March: REGAL
  • Wordle #626, Tuesday 7 March: HORSE
  • Wordle #625, Monday 6 March: PINKY
  • Wordle #624, Sunday 5 March: TOXIC
  • Wordle #623, Saturday 4 March: TREND
  • Wordle #622, Friday 3 March: SQUAT
  • Wordle #621, Thursday 2 March: ABOVE
  • Wordle #620, Wednesday 1 March: MOOSE
  • Wordle #619, Tuesday 28 February: POLKA
  • Wordle #618, Monday 27 February: WORSE
  • Wordle #617, Sunday 26 February: SYRUP
  • Wordle #616, Saturday 25 February: FIFTY

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.