I'm here to help you with today's Wordle. If you're looking for a fresh clue for the August 7 (414) puzzle you'll find it just below, and if you need to save your win streak you'll find the answer to the Wordle of the day just below that.
I hope Wordle's treated you well this week. I've had more than a few ups and downs myself: answers that should've appeared much earlier than they did, sneaky consonants hiding away, and every now and then an answer seemingly out of the blue. It's all good fun—I think I come as much for the unpredictability of it all as much as I do the word-based exercise of today's Wordle.
Wordle today: A hint for Sunday, August 7
There are a few uses for today's Wordle, so we'll start with the fun one. You'll use it in this way when describing some sort of greasy or sticky substance that has been spread across a surface—like a child applying jam to a wall. Less pleasantly, it can also mean to make false accusations against someone else.
Wordle help: 3 tips for beating Wordle every day
If there's one thing better than playing Wordle, it's playing Wordle well, which is why I'm going to share a few quick tips to help set you on the path to success:
- Today’s answer may be the plural form of a four-letter word.
- A tactical second guess helps to narrow down the pool of letters quickly.
- The solution may contain repeat letters.
There's no time pressure beyond making sure it's done by midnight. So there's no reason to not treat the game like a casual newspaper crossword and come back to it later if you're coming up blank.
What Wordle answers have been used?
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances of guessing today's Wordle answer without accidentally picking a solution that's already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you some excellent ideas for fun starting words that keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some recent Wordle solutions:
- August 6: ALIEN
- August 5: BUGGY
- August 4: RHYME
- August 3: YOUTH
- August 2: COYLY
- August 1: QUART
- July 31: CRAMP
- July 30: BLUFF
- July 29: UPSET
- July 28: STOMP
Today's Wordle answer (414)
You deserve the win. The answer to the August 7 (414) Wordle is SMEAR.
Learn more about Wordle
Every day Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it's up to you to work out which secret five-letter word is hiding inside them.
You'll want to start with a strong word like ALERT—something containing multiple vowels, common consonants, and no repeat letters. Hit Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you've got right or wrong. If a box turns ⬛️, it means that letter isn't in the secret word at all. 🟨 means the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you've got the right letter in the right spot.
You'll want your second go to compliment the first, using another “good” word to cover any common letters you missed last time while also trying to avoid any letter you now know for a fact isn't present in today's answer.
After that it's just a case of using what you've learned to narrow your guesses down to the right word. You have six tries in total and can only use real words (so no filling the boxes with EEEEE to see if there's an E). Don't forget letters can repeat too (ex: BOOKS).
If you need any further advice feel free to check out our Wordle tips, and if you'd like to find out which words have already been used you'll find those below.
Originally, Wordle was dreamed up by software engineer Josh Wardle, as a surprise for his partner who loves word games. From there it spread to his family, and finally got released to the public. The word puzzle game has since inspired tons of games like Wordle, refocusing the daily gimmick around music or math or geography. It wasn't long before Wordle became so popular it was sold to the New York Times for seven figures. Surely it's only a matter of time before we all solely communicate in tricolor boxes.