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Wordle Today: Wordle answer and hints for June 16

We have the solution to Wordle on June 16, as well as some helpful hints to help you figure out the answer yourself, right here. We’ve placed the answer at the bottom of the page, so we don’t ruin the surprise before you’ve had a chance to work through the clues. So let’s dive in, starting with a reminder of yesterday’s answer.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer

Let’s start by first reminding ourselves of yesterday’s Wordle answer for those new to the game or who don’t play it daily, which was “PROUD.” So we can say that the Wordle answer today definitely isn’t that. Now, with that in mind, perhaps take another stab at it using one of these Wordle starting words and circle back if you have no luck.

Hints for today’s Wordle

Still can’t figure it out? We have today’s Wordle answer right here, below. But first, one more thing: Let’s take a look at three hints that could help you find the solution, without giving it away, so there’s no need to feel guilty about keeping your streak alive — you put in some work, after all! Or just keep scrolling for the answer.

  • Today’s Wordle includes the letter N.
  • Today’s Wordle uses one vowel.
  • Today’s Wordle, in video games, refers to the repetitive activity of performing tasks or defeating enemies to gain experience points, in-game currency, or other rewards necessary to progress.
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Today’s Wordle answer

No luck? Don’t sweat it — 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 …

GRIND

Today’s Wordle definition

And here’s what it means, according to our good friend ChatGPT:

The term “grind” has multiple meanings depending on the context in which it is used. Here are a few common definitions:

  1. Grinding (physical action): The process of reducing something to small particles or powder by crushing it. For example, grinding coffee beans or spices.
  2. Grind (hard work): Refers to the act of working very hard and continuously, often in a monotonous or repetitive manner. This is commonly used to describe the effort put into achieving a goal, such as studying for exams or working long hours.
  3. Grind (video games): In gaming, grinding refers to the repetitive activity of performing tasks or defeating enemies to gain experience points, in-game currency, or other rewards necessary to progress.
  4. Grind (dance): A style of dance that involves close physical contact and often involves one person rubbing their body against another in a rhythmic manner.
  5. Grind (daily routine): The routine, often mundane and repetitive, of daily life, typically involving work or school. For example, “the daily grind” refers to the routine tasks and responsibilities people must complete every day.

Each definition shares a common theme of continuous, repetitive effort or motion.

Tips for tomorrow’s Wordle

It might seem like Wordle is all luck, but there are a few good practices you can use to help get as many clues as possible in just a few guesses, making it that much more likely you can figure out the final word before you run out of tries. The most important guess is your first, and the trick is to load up on vowels (A, E, I, O, and U).

Some popular starting words people have had good luck with are “adieu,” “media,” “arise,” and “radio.” Just make sure not to pick a word with double letters, or you’re wasting precious guesses. The aim here is to try to figure out which vowels the mystery word contains, then layer in common consonants and close in from there.

Your second word, assuming that the first one gave you a good jumping-off point, should begin to lean more heavily on common consonants like R, S, and T. More good ones here we’ve seen are “stern,” “irate,” and “atone.” You never want to reuse any letters from a prior round that showed up as gray — you know they aren’t in the word.

Now that’s all solved and the definition is taken care of, and you’re armed with some tips to crush tomorrow’s Wordle, here are some games like Wordle you can try today.

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