Today's Wordle hints and answer — solution #1,093 Sunday, June 16

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Wordle is open on a phone held in a hand. TRAIN and GRIND have been played, with the RIN in GRIND all green.
Wordle is open on a phone held in a hand. TRAIN and GRIND have been played, with the RIN in GRIND all green.

1. Today's hints

2. Start letter

3. Today's answer

4. Yesterday's answer

Today's Wordle answer isn't too tough. According to the New York Times' WordleBot, the average player completes Wordle #1,093 in 3.5 moves in easy mode or 3.4 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, #1,092, in case you're reading this in a different time zone.

So be warned: spoilers lie ahead for game #1,093. 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:

* 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 will crush things down to dust.

What does today's Wordle start with?

The answer to Wordle #1,093 starts with G, 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

The game Wordle displayed on two smartphones
The game Wordle displayed on two smartphones

So, what is today's Wordle answer for game #1,093?

Drumroll, please — it's GRIND.

Hello Wordlers. A reasonably straightforward one today. GRIND is a word that everyone knows, and it contains three of the ten most common Wordle letters. 'G' and 'D' aren't super common, but once the core characters are in place, it shouldn't prove too tough to finish.

ORATE only gave me one letter: a green 'R'. That doesn't sound too good, but it still reduced the number of possible answers to 37, according to WordleBot.

Some of the bot's best Wordle start words were even better. CRANE, for example, leaves 17 solutions, while TRAIN lowers that to nine. If you played LAPSE, only six possibilities would remain.

Wordle #1,093
Wordle #1,093

On my second turn, I try and play a mix of 'I', 'C', 'S', 'N' and 'L' if I can. CRIMP was the best I could do today, and it was a solid move, turning 'I' green and knocking me down to 13 possible answers, according to WordleBot*.

WRING felt like a good word to try next, and it turned out better than I could have hoped. 'N' joined 'R' and 'I' in the green camp, while 'G' went yellow. In other words, the answer had to be GRIN?.

Only one possibility remained. I typed in GRIND and completed the puzzle in four turns.

Hopefully you found today's Wordle easy enough. See you tomorrow.

* These were: BRISK, DRILL, FRISK, KRILL, FRIL, FRIZZ, BRINK, DRINK, BRINY, GRIND, BRING, GRILL and WRING.

Yesterday's Wordle answer

Reading this in a later time zone? The Wordle answer for game #1,092 was PROUD.

Hello Wordlers. I stumbled a little bit with today's puzzle, probably because it contains some of the less common Wordle letters. While 'R' and 'O' are in the top five, 'P', 'U' and 'D' are in 15th, 13th and 11th respectively.

ORATE wasn't a bad starting word today, turning 'O' yellow and 'R' green. That meant that going into my second turn, I had 42 possible answers available, according to WordleBot.

As usual, a few of WordleBot's best Wordle start words were more effective today, including TIRED (19) and TROPE (nine). If you played PEDAL, just two options would be left over.

Wordle #1,092
Wordle #1,092

I find it's best to include as many of the next most common letters as possible on my second turn. With 'O', 'R', 'A', 'T' and 'E' tested, that mean trying to include 'I', 'C', 'S', 'N' and 'L'.

CROWN was as good as I could do today, but it was a touch unlucky. Yes, 'O' joined 'R' in going green, but I still had 18 possible answers to choose between, according to WordleBot*.

I could see a few double-letter options (GROSS and GROOM to name but two), but I wasn't quite ready to do that yet, so I tried GROUP.

This was immensely effective, turning 'U' green and 'P' yellow. In other words, the answer had to be PROU?.

Only one answer fit there: I typed in PROUD and completed the puzzle in five turns.

Hopefully today's Wordle didn't trip you up. See you tomorrow for Sunday's puzzle.

* These were: GROOM, GROSS, GROUP, PROOF, PROUD, PROXY, PROMO, DROOP, DROSS, VROOM, FROSH, BROOM, BROOD, BROOK, DROLL, DROOL, BROIL and DROID.

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 #1,092: PROUD

  • Wordle #1,091: VAULT

  • Wordle #1,090: ANGST

  • Wordle #1,089: DETER

  • Wordle #1,088: SWUNG

  • 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 tips — how to win at Wordle

The best tip I can give is to use one of the best 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!