Today's 'Wordle' Word of the Day: #307 Answer and Hints - April 22

Sometimes the Wordle word of the day can be a tricky one to crack. But instead of getting frustrated about the five-letter brain teaser, why not see first if Newsweek's tips and clues can jog your memory.

As is customary, Wordle users have just six attempts, or less, to solve the puzzle. They have the help of a color-coded system, in which letters turn gray when they are not in the word, yellow when they are in it but in the wrong place, and green when everything is correct.

Despite these handy color signals, sometimes those clues aren't enough to help you figure out the word of the day.

Fear not, however, as Newsweek has crafted a few useful hints to ensure you have a helping hand when working on Wordle puzzle #307. Plus we've provided the answer for today's game too.

Wordle Origins

Software engineer Josh Wardle originally created Wordle for him and his partner, Palak Shah.

He first began work on the game in 2013 and later returned to the project during the COVID pandemic.

For a period of time the game was enjoyed only by Wardle and Shah. But in October 2021 Wardle made it available to the public, and the game became an instant hit around the world.

At the height of its popularity, Wordle reached a peak of more than 45 million users a day, and inspired similar daily puzzles like the globe-trotting guessing game Worldle and the math-based Nerdle.

By January 2022, Wardle sold the game to The New York Times Company for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. The word puzzle game officially moved over to the news 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

'Wordle' #307 - Five Hints for Friday, April 22, 2022

Newsweek has collated five clues that will help players correctly solve Wordle #307.

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.

Without further ado, these are the clues for Friday, April 22:

  • Hint #1: "Audio" is a good starting word for the puzzle on Friday, April 22, as it helps to omit the vowels that aren't in today's Wordle, but reveals the one that is.
  • Hint #2: Today's Wordle word of the day is commonly used among gardeners and florists.
  • Hint #3: Friday's Wordle rhymes with "chant", "grant" and "aunt."
  • Hint #4: Synonyms for Wordle on Friday, April 22, include "sow" and "seed."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #307 as "to put or set in the ground for growth."
Person playing Wordle
This photo illustration shows a person playing online word game "Wordle" on a mobile phone in Washington, DC on January 11, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

'Wordle' #307 Answer for Friday, April 22, 2022

The answer to Wordle on Friday, April 22 is "plant."

Wordle will refresh tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET, with the new word made available for players to try and solve.

Fans of Wordle in need of something to keep themselves preoccupied while they wait for the next daily brain teaser can try some of these similar word-based puzzles.

The Wordle word of the day for Friday, April 22, 2022 was "plant" and users had six attempts to correctly solve the puzzle.

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