Today’s Wordle hint and answer: Friday, August 5 (412)

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You’ll find all the hints and tips you could possibly need for today’s Wordle right here, as well as the answer for the August 5 (412) challenge too. Still need something more? No problem. Further down the page you’ll find a wide range of information designed to help make your daily Wordle as simple as possible.

Technically speaking Saturday is still hours and hours away, but this morning the weekend feels so close I could swear I can see the first Wordle of the weekend from here. I really hope it shows up as quickly as my mind’s telling me it should because I kind of devoured today’s puzzle before I even knew what was happening. 

Wordle today: A hint for Friday, August 5 

Unstable or fragile code prone to crashing at the slightest provocation could be described as today’s word, but it can also be used when talking about small wheeled transport too—for avid golfers or tiny toddlers. There’s a repeating consonant in today’s word, so watch out for that.  

Wordle tips

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.

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Today’s Wordle answer (412)

It’s always best when your working week finishes with a win. The answer to the August 5 (412) Wordle is BUGGY

About Wordle

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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab). Surely it’s only a matter of time before we all solely communicate in tricolor boxes. 

Wordle archive

What Wordle answers have been used?


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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 4: RHYME
  • August 3: YOUTH
  • August 2: COYLY
  • August 1: Quart
  • July 31: Cramp
  • July 30: Bluff
  • July 29: Upset
  • July 28: Stomp
  • July 27: Motto
  • July 26: Cinch

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