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‘Wordle’ today, October 20: Answer, hints, and help for word of the day (#488)

Trying to solve Wordle #488 for October 20, 2022, and need some help? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.

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Before you take a look at the hints below, check out our easy guide on playing Wordle for some tips and tricks for playing daily, including strategies and good starting words. And bookmark our Wordle hub somewhere so you can come back for more hints and answers.

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How Wordle works

Wordle is a vocabulary game in which players get six tries to guess a five-letter word. Once you enter a guess, individual letters within the word you entered will appear in different colors. Each color has a different meaning.

  • Green: The letter entered is 100% correct — the right letter in the right space.
  • Yellow: The entered letter is in the correct word, but you’ve placed it in the wrong space.
  • Gray: The entered letter is not used in the answer.

The goal is to guess the correct word in as few attempts as possible. If you don’t get the answer in six guesses, you lose.

Hints for today’s Wordle

  • Today’s Wordle starts with the letter D.
  • Today’s Wordle uses two vowels.
  • Today’s Wordle is the name of “a sturdy cotton twill fabric.”
Woman holding an iPhone with Wordle.
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What’s the answer to Wordle #488 on October 20?

Still having trouble? No worries — you can’t get them all! If you just want to see today’s Wordle answer to continue your streak, you can find it below.

The answer to today’s Wordle is …

DENIM

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