Wordle 223 Answer, Hints and 5 Letter Words to Help You Out

Wordle is a simple online word guessing puzzle that has shot to prominence over the last month.

Like many good things, Wordle's success is down to its simplicity: players must guess the day's five-letter word in under six attempts.

After submitting each guess, the letters turn green if they are indeed in the word and in the correct position, yellow if the letter is in the word but the wrong place, and gray if they do not feature in the word.

All Wordle players are challenged to find the same word each day, meaning that users all compete across the globe to solve the day's puzzle.

The free game was first released in October 2021, and caught fire online as Twitter users posted their spoiler-free solutions for the day's puzzle, filling people's timeline with checkered green-yellow-gray patterns showing their path to Wordle glory.

There is only one daily Wordle game available, so once players have cracked the day's puzzle or ran out of tries, they must wait until the next day to play again.

Wordle has gained a massive number of daily players, with an estimated 3 million people playing daily.

The online game can only be played on a mobile device or desktop browser.
The 223rd word has been unveiled today—January 28, 2022—and Newsweek has put together some helpful tips and clues to help users complete their Wordle.

Be warned: there are spoilers ahead.

You will find the day's answer at the end of this article.

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A person playing online word game Wordle on a mobile phone on January 11, 2022. - Five letters, six attempts, and only one word per day: the formula for Wordle is simple, but for the past few weeks this online game has been stirring up social networks in the United States. Stefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Wordle 223 Hints

Players can take a number of different approaches to the daily Wordle. Many keep it simple and just type in the first five-letter word they can think of, and hope for the best.

Other users might take a more measured approach and opt for an opening word containing a high number of vowels such as "audio" or "ouija."

Another choice is to choose a starting word that includes a number of commonly used consonants, such as S, T, R, P, or N, or build a word around common consonant clusters like "spl," "scr," "str," or "thr."

The difficulty of the day's Wordle is often defined by the opening word, so it can be risky to start off with words that include repeated letters or feature less common letters, such as X, Z, Q, or J.

Here are some hints for today's Wordle. Today's word only contains one vowel, e, and ends in "ky."

The solution to today's Wordle also rhymes with the animal that features as the centerpiece of any good Thanksgiving meal.

Words Ending in "ky"

Users might have correctly guessed the ending two letters of today's Wordle, but may be struggling to find the rest of the word. Here are some five-letter words ending in "ky" that might help you crack the code.

Today's Wordle could be: "jerky," "geeky," "peck," "pesky," or "reeky."

Remember that the answer to today's word does not contain the vowels a, i, o, or u.

Person playing Wordle
A person plays Wordle on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Wordle is a five letter word guessing game that gives the user six tries to guess the word correctly and is changed daily. It gained traction worldwide in October but recently grew even larger, with approximately 3 million daily players. It features a coded way of sharing how many tries a user needed to guess correctly, using a yellow, green, and black square system when sharing it with friends or social media. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Wordle 223 Answer

The answer to Wordle number 223 is: "perky."

"Perky" is an adjective and can be used to describe someone that is briskly self assured or cocky; or to describe something that is jaunty, according to Merriam-Webster.

The word can also be used in reference to someone who is cheerful or lively.