'Wordle' #289 Answer: Today's Word of the Day Clues for Monday, April 4

When Wordle gets tough it can be difficult for players to solve the daily brainteaser, and a hint or two is needed to help you reach the correct outcome.

The puzzle provides players with a useful color-coded system using green, yellow, and grey tiles to indicate when a letter is in the word in the right place, in the wrong place, and also if it's not in the word at all.

But, when that's not enough, players could do with some clues, and Newsweek has put several together. The answer is also available at the bottom of this article.

Wordle was originally created by Josh Wardle for himself and his wife, and he then made the game available publicly in October 2021. It quickly became a global hit and drew in over 45 million players.

It became so popular that it inspired a number of similar games, in style and in name, like music-guessing game Heardle and the math-based Nerdle.

Wardle sold Wordle to The New York Times in January 2022, and the game moved over to the publication in February.

Wordle #289 Hints for Monday, April 4

As always, Newsweek has put together 5 helpful hints for Monday, April 4's Wordle puzzle to assist players and lead them to the correct outcome.

Each clue will be more revealing than the last one, so for users who wish to figure out the Wordle of the day with as little help as possibly simply stop reading at the point you feel most confident in the answer.

  • Hint #1: There is only one vowel in Wordle 289, but players can begin with either the starting word "adieu" or "ouija."
  • Hint #2: The Wordle word on Monday, April 4, can be used to describe a type of scarf that can be worn around one's shoulders.
  • Hint #3: Wordle #289 rhymes with words like "wall," "brawl," and "small."
  • Hint #4: Synonyms that can be used for today's Wordle include "cape," "cloak," or a "cowl."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #289 as "a square or oblong usually fabric garment or wrapper used especially as a covering for the head or shoulders."
Wordle Use Stats

Wordle #289 Answer for Monday, April 4

The answer to Wordle on Monday, April 4 is "shawl."

Wordle refreshes itself at 7 p.m. ET every day, at which point the next word will be available for players to have a go at.

For those who need something to keep their mind preoccupied as they wait for the game to refresh there are these similar word-based puzzles.

The "Wordle" answer for Monday, April 4 is "shawl." The New York Times