Today's 'Wordle' Answer #305: 5 Hints for Wednesday, April 20 Word Puzzle

When Wordle gets tough players might require a clue to help put them on the right path as they attempt to solve the puzzle in six tries, or less.

The daily brainteaser tasks its gamers with figuring out the 5-letter word with only a color-based system to help them, which turns letters grey when it is not in the word, yellow when it is in the right place, and green when it is correct.

But sometimes that's not enough, so to help users get the correct word of the day Newsweek has put together several hints that may prove useful, and the answer itself is also provided at the end of the article.

The Origins 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 for some time, Wardle decided to make it available to the public in October 2021 and the game then became a global hit.

Wordle is so popular Wardle's website for the game reached a peak of over 45 million users a day, and it also inspired other daily puzzles like the globe-trotting guessing game Worldle and the math-based Nerdle.

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 Use Stats
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'Wordle' #305 5 Hints for Wednesday, April 20

Newsweek has put together five clues that will help players come up with the correct outcome for Wordle #305 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: "Ouija" is the best starting word for Wednesday, April 20 as it will reveal the two vowels in today's Wordle.
  • Hint #2: For fans of the Uncharted games, or indeed the Tom Holland movie, the character Nathan Drake gets thrown out of a plane with Wordle #305.
  • Hint #3: Wordle players well-versed in fashion trends might recognize this word as the description for loose-fitting pants that have a lot of pockets.
  • Hint #4: Synonyms for Wordle on Wednesday, April 20 includes a "haul," a "payload," and a "freight."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #305 as "the goods or merchandise conveyed in a ship, airplane, or vehicle."

'Wordle' #305 Answer for Wednesday, April 20

The answer to Wordle on Wednesday, April 20 is "cargo."

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

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

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The answer to "Wordle" on Wednesday, April 20 is "cargo." The New York Times