Today’s Wordle hints – answer, clues and tips for game #841, Sunday, October 8

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It’s time for your daily round of Wordle hints, expertly crafted to help you keep your streak going even on the toughest of days. 

You might think that you don’t need any clues for Wordle today, but remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.   

Below, you’ll find a selection of Wordle hints to guide you in the right direction. You don’t have to use them all, but there are five in total should you need them, covering vowels, starting letter, ending letter and more. And if you don’t have time to play at all, you can see the answer, too. 

Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game, which remains the best of all the main Wordle alternatives.

SPOILER WARNING: Wordle hints and today’s answer are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.

Wordle hints (game #841) – clue #1 – Vowels

How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?

Wordle today has vowels in two places*.

* 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 #841) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

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

B is a very, very common starting letter in Wordle. In fact, it’s the third most common overall, behind only S and C.

Wordle hints (game #841) – 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 #841) – clue #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is E.

E is the most common letter to end a Wordle answer by far. That’s one of the reasons why many of the best start words, including SLATE, CRANE, CRATE and STARE, all end with one.

Wordle hints (game #841) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #841.

  • Today’s Wordle answer is an unrestrained consumption.

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 #841)

Wordle answer 841 on a yellow background

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Today’s Wordle answer (game #841) is… BINGE.

This should be a relatively straightforward Wordle for most people, without necessarily being easy for anyone. In other words, it’s a ‘standard’ Wordle, one that will challenge without terrifying and which will probably see most people score a 3/6, 4/6 or 5/6; I don’t foresee many 2s or 6s (let alone fails) today. To back up this ‘middling’ status, WordleBot says people are solving it in an average of 4.0 guesses.

Letter-wise, we’re generally in the second tier. Sure, there’s an E, but no A, O, R, T or L. I is the seventh most common letter in the game, N is the ninth, G is 17th and B is 18th. Against that, B is the third most likely starting letter, so it has that in its favor.

For the second day in a row, it wasn’t a game where many of the best Wordle starting words cut down the options by much. Those that did generally contained an N, for instance CRANE (24 options remaining) and LANCE (12).

My choice, STARE, was not so helpful; it left 106 possibles. But my second guess was LINGO and that worked remarkably well, giving me a green ING in the middle of the word. Combined with the already-green E, that left -INGE and just two potential answers: HINGE and BINGE. Based on that B being so common at the start of a word I went with the latter and was rewarded with a trouble-free 3/6.

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


Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #840)

In a different time zone where it’s still Saturday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #840, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had vowels in three places.

* 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). 

  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was V.

V is a fairly uncommon starting letter in Wordle. There are only 43 answers that begin with a V, and it ranks just 16th.

  • There were no repeated letters in yesterday’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.

  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was A.

A is a relatively common ending letter. It ranks 10th in this regard and today’s game is one of 63 in which you’ll find an A in this position. 

Still looking for more Wordle hints? Here’s an extra one for game #840.

  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a musical instrument.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #840)

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Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #840) was… VIOLA.

I’m annoyed. Not incredibly so, but just enough that I’ll be slightly less happy for the next hour or so than I would have been. Like stepping in a puddle and getting your foot wet, or dropping the last piece of pizza on the floor. It’s not devastating, but it’s annoying.

Why? Well, because I was so close to scoring a 3/6 today that I could almost taste victory, only to have success cruelly snatched from beneath my nose. I still scored a 4/6, so not a disaster, and given that WordleBot says today’s average is 4.1, still better than most. But it could easily have been much better.

VIOLA is a Wordle of two parts. One, the first, is uncommon – namely that opening V, which is not a regular visitor to that position in an answer. In fact it’s not a regular visitor to any position in an answer, being only the 22nd most common letter in the game (or 5th least common, if you prefer). At the start it’s more likely to crop up, but still only 16th.

The other part, namely the IOLA part, is much less unusual, with all four of those letters appearing regularly across Wordle’s 2,309 original answers. However, with no E, R or T in the word, it wasn’t a game where many of the best Wordle starting words helped all that much. Most include two or three of those letters, and often an S, C or N too. Think SLATE, CRANE, TRACE, SLANT and so on. Just the A in each of those, and not at the end of the answer as it is here, either. Only STALE (19) and CRONE (20) of the top 20 starting words made any real headway, whereas my choice (STARE) left a massive 186 possible solutions.

But, but but – and there is a but – one popular starting word did perform wonders today, with AUDIO cutting the answers list to just three. AUDIO is not one of the best starting words, but it’s the most frequently played (8% of people today began with it) and occasionally it does come up trumps.

No such luck for me, so I needed a good second word. As always with a single yellow A I played BADLY next and it worked pretty well, giving me a green L and cutting my answers down to five.

That wasn’t immediately apparent to me, and in fact it took me a long time to find any words that fit at all. Eventually, after all of 15 minutes thinking, I came up with one: VOILA. Now, I don’t know whether VOILA is a real Wordle answer, but I was so relieved that I played it immediately. Of course if I’d have looked a little harder I’d have spotted that VIOLA was also a possible answer. (Also VILLA, AIOLI and UVULA, but I never came close to finding them.)

Still, frustrating though it was to see that I had all five letters but with two reversed, it guaranteed my 4/6, so not a disaster. I’m still annoyed, though.


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 #840, Saturday 7 October: VIOLA
  • Wordle #839, Friday 6 October: CHIME
  • Wordle #838, Thursday 5 October: BUNCH
  • Wordle #837, Wednesday 4 October: SPURT
  • Wordle #836, Tuesday 3 October: WHILE
  • Wordle #835, Monday 2 October: MERRY
  • Wordle #834, Sunday 1 October: BERET
  • Wordle #833, Saturday 30 September: DADDY
  • Wordle #832, Friday 29 September: AZURE
  • Wordle #831, Thursday 28 September: COACH
  • Wordle #830, Wednesday 27 September: SMILE
  • Wordle #829, Tuesday 26 September: LOYAL
  • Wordle #828, Monday 25 September: ROCKY
  • Wordle #827, Sunday 24 September: RIGHT
  • Wordle #826, Saturday 23 September: CAROL
  • Wordle #825, Friday 22 September: BRUSH
  • Wordle #824, Thursday 21 September: STONE
  • Wordle #823, Wednesday 20 September: SNARE
  • Wordle #822, Tuesday 19 September: CLOSE
  • Wordle #821, Monday 18 September: FRANK
  • Wordle #820, Sunday 17 September: MUSIC
  • Wordle #819, Saturday 16 September: ANGEL
  • Wordle #818, Friday 15 September: EXERT
  • Wordle #817, Thursday 14 September: RAYON
  • Wordle #816, Wednesday 13 September: CLEAR
  • Wordle #815, Tuesday 12 September: WHISK
  • Wordle #814, Monday 11 September: OLDER
  • Wordle #813, Sunday 10 September: QUOTE
  • Wordle #812, Saturday 9 September: LUCKY
  • Wordle #811, Friday 8 September: ROUSE
  • Wordle #810, Thursday 7 September: DWELL
  • Wordle #809, Wednesday 6 September: GNASH
  • Wordle #808, Tuesday 5 September: BIRCH
  • Wordle #807, Monday 4 September: GIDDY
  • Wordle #806, Sunday 3 September: AWAIT
  • Wordle #805, Saturday 2 September: ONION
  • Wordle #804, Friday 1 September: SPACE
  • Wordle #803, Thursday 31 August: BRIDE
  • Wordle #802, Wednesday 30 August: AUDIO
  • Wordle #801, Tuesday 29 August: CAPER
  • Wordle #800, Monday 28 August: WRITE
  • Wordle #799, Sunday 27 August: PEACE
  • Wordle #798, Saturday 26 August: CHOIR
  • Wordle #797, Friday 25 August: OCEAN
  • Wordle #796, Thursday 24 August: WORDY
  • Wordle #795, Wednesday 23 August: VERVE
  • Wordle #794, Tuesday 22 August: SPICE
  • Wordle #793, Monday 21 August: BEACH
  • Wordle #792, Sunday 20 August: QUEST
  • Wordle #791, Saturday 19 August: MAGMA
  • Wordle #790, Friday 18 August: EXACT

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.

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