'Wordle' 250 Hints: How to Solve Today's Word Puzzle—Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Wordle for February 24 represents a significant milestone—the daily game's 250th puzzle.

You might think that developer Josh Wardle would set an extra tricky one to mark the occasion. However, as he told Newsweek in an exclusive interview in January, the answers database is totally randomized.

When he built the game, Wardle prepared a list of 2,500 brainteasers—enough for approximately seven years' worth of puzzle-solving—but he doesn't have any control over the order they appear in. That's why you don't get themed words for holidays such as Christmas or Valentine's Day.

Although Wordle #250 is just another randomly generated puzzle, it is on the harder side. This is especially true for players in the U.S., where the word of the day is not really part of the cultural lexicon.

Before we move onto the tips for the 250th game, it is worth reflecting on Wordle's astronomic rise. When the game launched to the public in October 2021, it was averaging only 90 visitors per day. Now it's regularly pulling in more than 1 million players and has inspired a slew of imitators. The Statista graphic below shows its incredible growth.

Last month, The New York Times company bought the game from Wardle for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. Not too shabby for a puzzle that was originally conceived as a personal project to pass the time in lockdown.

Since the purchase, the Times has removed some words from the database.

Wordle Use Stats

Wordle #250 Clues for February 24

As always, the answer for today's Wordle will be published at the end of our guide. First, here are some useful tips that might help you to solve it on your own.

  • Hint #1 Wordle #250 is a slang term that is particularly common in the U.K. and Australia.
  • Hint #2 It has a pair of vowels, which are the third and fifth letters.
  • Hint #3 A good starting word for February 24 is "brake," as this will reveal three green tiles.
  • Hint #4 Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #250 as an informal noun that means "man."
  • Hint #5 Synonymous slang terms include "dude" and "geezer."

Wordle #250 Answer for February 24

The answer to Wordle #250 on Thursday, February 24, is "bloke." This might not be the first word that comes to mind for American readers, but hopefully our clues gave you a nudge in the right direction.

The next Wordle puzzle will be available at 7 p.m. ET. While you wait for that, you might want to try the mathematics-themed puzzle Nerdle or test your geography knowledge with Worldle.

Wordle #250 Answer for February 24
Image show the answer to "Wordle" #250. The word of the day is "bloke". The New York Times Company