Today's 'Wordle' #417 Hints, Clues, and Answer for Wednesday, August 10

The answer to Wednesday, August 10's Wordle puzzle could prove difficult for some players but Newsweek is here to offer some tips on how to solve the latest offering from the incredibly popular word game.

Wordle doesn't have a calculated difficulty curve, unlike most games. Its designer, Josh Wardle, curated a list of over 2,500 daily brainteasers before launching the website but they're not structured in any particular order.

The sequence for Wordle has been totally randomized so that Wardle can play along just like any other player without having an unfair advantage. He originally devised the game so he and his partner could play during lockdown.

Wordle's randomized nature means that one day's answer could be difficult to guess, while the next day's could be relatively easy. It's not something you can predict.

That random nature means sometimes players are faced with a somewhat tricky puzzle and Wordle #417 could pose difficulties for some but Newsweek is here to help.

Before diving into Wednesday's puzzle, it's always worth noting the incredible popularity that Wordle has enjoyed.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, shows Wordle's rise in popularity.

Wordle Use Stats

The game launched with just 90 active players in October 2021 and now it's pulling in well over a million players every day.

Wordle has also helped spark a craze for guessing games and has inspired Dordle, Quordle, Worldle and even the mathematics-themed Nerdle. The game was so popular, it was acquired by The New York Times Company for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

If you're one of those people who can't get enough of Wordle, read on for Newsweek's tips on today's puzzle.

'Wordle' #417 Clues for August 10

The final answer for Wordle #417 appears at the very end of this article. If you'd like to be nudged in the right direction, these clues should help you figure it out by yourself.

  • Hint #1: Wordle #417 contains one vowel
  • Hint #2: The answer contains no repeating letters
  • Hint #3: Wednesday's word rhymes with "bring"
  • Hint #4: The word begins with a "c"
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #417 as a verb and one of its meanings is "to hold or hold on tightly or tenaciously"

'Wordle' #417 Answer for August 10

A Person Plays Wordle on a Phone
In this photo illustration, the word game "Wordle" is shown on a mobile phone on January 12, 2022 in Houston, Texas. The "Wordle" answer for August 10 rhymes with "bring." Brandon Bell/Getty Images

The answer to Wordle #417 on Wednesday, August 10 is "Cling." The August 9, Wordle #416 answer was "Patty."

Wordle refreshes every 24 hours at 7 p.m. ET. While you wait for the next puzzle to appear, you might want to check out some alternative word games.