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# Today's 'Wordle' Answer—How To Solve #299, Thursday, April 14 Word Puzzle

Wordle is the daily brainteaser turned global phenomenon that gives its players the challenge of working out a five-letter word in six tries or less.

The game, while fun, can prove tricky at times and so players may well need a hint or two to work out the right answer. Newsweek will be able to assist with this as we have come up with several hints that will come in handy and should help players down the correct path.

The answer to today's Wordle is also included in the article, simply scroll to the bottom to see what it is.

## The History of 'Wordle'

Wordle was originally created by software engineer Josh Wardle for him and his partner Palak Shah. He first started working on the game in 2013 before returning to the project during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After enjoying the game together, Wardle decided to make it available to the public in October 2021, and the game soon became a global hit.

Wordle became so big it reached a peak of over 45 million users a day, and it also inspired other daily puzzles like the math-based Nerdle and the music guessing game Heardle.

In January 2022, Wardle sold the game to The New York Times Company for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, and the puzzle moved over to the publication's platform in February.

The graph below, provided by Statista, shows Wordle's rise in popularity when Wardle originally owned the game.

## Wordle #299 Hints for Thursday, April 14

Newsweek has figured out today's Wordle and put together five clues that will help players come up with the correct word on their own.

Each hint is designed to be more revealing than the last, so Wordle fans can either read them all or stop at the point at which they feel most confident in what the answer could be.

• Hint #1: The best starting word for Wordle on Thursday, April 14 is "adieu" as it will reveal the two vowels in today's answer.
• Hint #2: Wordle #299 can be used to describe a cooking method that sees a person slice up food very thinly in the preparation stage.
• Hint #3: Today's Wordle can also be used to describe the way in which a person might stumble over their words, if a person doesn't do it then they are speaking in a very direct and honest way.
• Hint #4: Synonyms for Wordle on Thursday, April 14 include to "dice" or "chop" something.
• Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines today's Wordle as "to cut or chop [food] into very small pieces."

## Wordle #299 Answer for Thursday, April 14

The answer to Wordle on Thursday, April 14 is "mince."

Wordle refreshes itself at 7 p.m. ET everyday, and then the next word will be made available for players to try and solve.

For Wordle fans who need something to keep themselves preoccupied while they wait until Wordle has updated can have a go at these similar word-based puzzles.

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