'Wordle' #255 Answer: Word of the Day and Tips for March 1

Wordle #255 is a real toughie, due to its unusual combination of letters and the fact that it's unlikely to be part of your everyday vocabulary (at least not for U.S. residents).

As you've probably already noticed by now, Wordle's difficulty level fluctuates quite wildly. One day you'll get a relatively easy one like "Trove" and the next you'll be totally flummoxed by British slang or an oddly spelled DIY material.

The reason that it's so inconsistent is that the order of puzzles here is completely arbitrary and not structured in any deliberate way. Creator Josh Wardle originally devised the game as a way for him and his partner to pass the time during lockdown, and so he needed to able play without knowing all the answers ahead of time.

As such, he populated a database with over 2,500 different words (enough for seven years' worth of puzzle-solving) and then randomized the sequence in which they are drawn. This means that he is effectively in the same boat as everybody else when it comes to tackling the daily brainteasers.

Given that there is no calculated difficulty curve, Wordle can go from very easy to very hard at a moment's notice. Such is the case with the puzzle for March 1, which might give pause to even the shrewdest of players.

'Wordle' #255 Clues for March 1

To help you crack Wordle #255, Newsweek has put together a short guide. If you don't mind spoilers, then you will find the final answer at the very bottom of this article.

Alternatively, if you are just looking for a little bit of a steer, then you might want to check out the below tips. These get progressively easier, with the first one only giving you a rough idea of where to start and the last providing a concrete definition for the word of the day.

  • Hint #1: Wordle #255 has two separate vowels, one of which is repeated over consecutive tiles.
  • Hint #2: A good starting word is "Ripes," which will reveal three green tiles for you.
  • Hint #2: The word of the day is related to finance.
  • Hint #4: It rhymes with "Brie" and "Key".
  • Hint #5: It is the official currency of a South Asian country.

'Wordle' #255 Answer for March 1

The answer to Wordle #255 is "Rupee," which is the official currency of India. The double "E" at the end of this word can easily throw you off if you don't think to check for repeating characters.

The next Wordle puzzle will be available at 7 p.m. ET, when the daily refresh occurs. In the meantime, you might want to try similar guessing games like the math-themed Nerdle or the geography variant Worldle.

Wordle #255 Answer for March 1
Image shows the answer to "Wordle" #255 on March 1. The word of the day is "Rupee." The New York Times Company