Today's 'Wordle' Word #324 Answer: How To Solve Monday, May 9 Puzzle

Wordle is the daily puzzle game that can prove difficult to solve day in and day out, but luckily Newsweek has put together some helpful clues.

The brainteaser provides a new word every day, and even with the game's set color-coded guide to help players reach the right outcome, sometimes it is hard to do so without assistance.

Wordle #324 was originally a different word but it was changed so that it wasn't linked to the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Newsweek provides clues for the new word of the day.

The Origins of Wordle

Wordle was created by software engineer Josh Wardle for his partner Palak Shah. He first started working on the game in 2013 but did not finish it until he returned 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. It became an immediate global hit.

Wordle became so popular that Wardle's website drew in 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

Wordle #324 Five Hints for Monday, May 9

Newsweek has put together five clues to help players come up with the correct outcome for Wordle #324 on their own.

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

  • Hint #1: "Adieu" and "Arise" are good starting words for Monday, May 9 as they will reveal which vowels are needed for the day's Wordle.
  • Hint #2: Rihanna's song "Diamond" uses today's word of the day when she describes the precious stone in the chorus.
  • Hint #3: Wordle #324 describes what the sun will do with its rays on any given day, but especially on those with clear skies.
  • Hint #4: Synonyms for today's Wordle include "beam," "radiate," and "ray."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines today's Wordle as " to emit rays of light" or "to be bright by reflection of light."

Wordle #324 Answer for Monday, May 9

The answer to Wordle on Monday, May 9 is "shine."

Wordle refreshes itself at 7 p.m. ET every day, 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.

The answer to "Wordle" on Monday, May 9 is "shine." The New York Times