Buenos dias, wordlers! A new week has arrived, a new Word will arrive every day, and we’re here to provide tips and hints to help you keep that streak alive. If you couldn’t get the answer for wordle 331 on May 16 and just want to know what it was, you can find today’s word at the bottom of this page.
If you want to try to guess it yourself or just learn more, keep reading for some background, tips and strategies we’ve reported on here at Mashable.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, wordle was originally created by former Reddit engineer Josh Wardle and went super-viral in late 2021, becoming a daily habit for players around the globe. The game was bought by the New York Times earlier this year, and is now run by the paper’s puzzles and games team.
It may seem some days like wordle is getting harder — we can assure you it isn’t. However, you can always switch wordle to HardMode. (Yeah, you’ve been playing on easy.)
Not the day you’re after? Here’s the wordle answer for May 15.
what’s a hearle? A sleep?? A Quordle?!
The word game has also inspired numerous clones and variations, such as the battle royale format. squabblemusic identification game hearleand iterations like sleep and Quordle that have you trying to guess multiple words at once.
Best wordle starting word?
We have plenty of ideas that can help if you want to be strategic in your selection. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll probably want to fit at least two vowels into your first word, as well as cram in some more common consonants such as S, T, R, or N.
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Explore the wordle archive
If you aren’t satisfied with only solving one wordle per day, the whole archive of past wordle puzzle is also available to play. Just make sure you look up from your phone every few hours.
Why are there two different wordle answers some days?
Though it is generally accepted that there is just one wordle solution to rule them all on a single day, occasionally two different correct answers will share the spotlight. This is due to changes the New York Times made after acquiring the puzzle game. Just last week, a word was swapped out because it was unexpectedly topical. Make sure you refresh your browser before you play each day to make sure you’re getting the latest version of the game.
And now, a hint for today’s wordle…
It’s a verb, and it has a double letter.
Today’s 5-letter word starts with…
The letter D!
What’s the answer to wordle #331 on May 16?
Today’s answer is…
If you’re delving into something, you’re taking a deep dive, or digging around. Not to be confused with Anna Delvey.
Check back for more hints and tips tomorrow.
Reporting by Amanda Yeo, Caitlin Welsh and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.