'Wordle' 258 Answer: Today's Word of the Day Clues To Solve March 4 Crossword Puzzle

There are several different reasons why you might struggle with a Wordle puzzle.

It could be owing to discrepancies in how certain words are spelt (for instance, British and American English vary in some pretty big ways) or it could be because the answer isn't part of your everyday lexicon.

Then there are those instances where things are tricky simply because of repeating characters (like Vivid). Wordle has a color-coded system that lets you know if a given letter is featured somewhere in the word of the day and if you've got it in the wrong place. However, it has no way of indicating if said letter crops up more than once. As such, the possibility can completely slip your mind and you won't even think to guess something like a double "E".

This problem has reared its head yet again with Wordle #258 on Friday, March 4. To help you figure out where the repeating letter is this time, and how to solve the rest of the puzzle, Newsweek has prepared some useful hints and tips.

Before we go any further though, it's worth reflecting on the astronomic growth of Wordle. When it first launched in October 2021, the unassuming guessing game had only 90 active players. Now, it is regularly attracting millions of users to The New York Times website. Not to mention, it's also inspired a new craze for daily puzzles, resulting in the likes of the math brainteaser Nerdle and the geography-themed Worldle.

This incredible rise to prominence is charted in the below graphic from Statista.

Wordle Use Stats

'Wordle' #258 Clues for March 4

For the answer to Wordle #258, scroll down to the very bottom of this article. If you don't want that spoiled and are just looking for a gentle nudge in the right direction instead, here are some clues.

  • Hint #1: Wordle #258 is quite vowel-heavy, so a good candidate for your starting word would be "Adieu". Although you will get just one green tile and two yellow tiles from this, you actually only need to identify one more letter.
  • Hint #2: This is because one of the vowels in the word "Adieu" repeats in the answer to Wordle #258. In case you're struggling to figure out which one, it's the letter "A".
  • Hint #3: The word of the day for March 4 rhymes with "Bread", "Tread" and "Spread".
  • Hint #4: A directional word, it's synonymous with "Forwards" and "Forth". It can also be used to describe when you are in the lead during a race.
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster offers a few definitions for Wordle #258. One of these is that it can be used to describe something "in a forward direction or position".

'Wordle' #258 Answer for March 4

The answer to Wordle #258 is "Ahead".

Wordle refreshes every 24 hours at 7 p.m. ET, at which point the next daily puzzle will become available. While you wait for that, you might want to try out some alternative word games.

Wordle #258 Answer for March 4
Image shows the answer to "Wordle" #258 on March 4. The word of the day is "Ahead". The New York Times Company