'Wordle' #363 Answer: Today's Word of the Day Clues for Friday, June 17

The Wordle puzzle answer for June 17 is straightforward enough but with a poor start, it could prove more difficult than necessary.

Newsweek is here to provide a helpful guide to ensure that you are able to conquer the popular puzzle game today.

Wordle requires players to solve the popular puzzle by guessing a mysterious five-letter word—in six tries or fewer.

A friend of the photographer plays "Wordle" on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Created by Josh Wardle, Wordle, which is a spin off his name, is a five letter word guessing game that gives the user six tries to guess the word correctly and is changed daily. Newsweek has provided tips for the Wordle answer on Friday June 17. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty

Many fans of the game have taken to posting on Twitter to show off how many tries it took them to guess the answer correctly.

The game refreshes each day, with a new word needing to be worked out using color-coded clues. A green tile indicates the letter is in the correct position, while a yellow tile means the letter is in the word but in the wrong place. A gray tile means the letter is not in the word at all.

To avoid breaking that current streak, it is best to be adaptable and consider new strategies. For instance, trying to find the right vowels may prove less beneficial for a consonant-heavy word like "Fuzzy."

The game's own developer, Josh Wardle, likes to spend his first few tries eliminating as much of the alphabet as he can.

Wardle created Wordle in conjunction with his partner Palak Shah. The pair began working on Wordle in 2013 and later returned to the project in their spare time while the world was in lockdown during the pandemic.

In October 2021, Wardle released the game punning on his surname to the public, and Wordle soon became a smash hit the world over.

'Wordle' #363 Tips for Friday, June 17

The word of the day for June 17 will be revealed at the end of this article.

Here are some clues that might help you along the way to working it out on your own.

Hint #1: Wordle #363 has only one vowel.

Hint #2: There are no repeated letters in today's Wordle answer.

Hint #3: You might want to use "Bower" as a starting word, as that will reveal two yellow tiles and one green tile at the beginning of the word.

Hint #4: The answer starts with a consonant blend, which is where two letters combine but they each make their own sound. Such examples are "SL," "ST," "PL," "GR" and "SW."

Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #363 as: "Swollen or affected with bloat. It also defines it as being out of breath."

'Wordle' #363 Answer for Friday, June 17

The answer to Friday's Wordle is "Blown."

If you used our suggested starting word "Bower" then you hopefully didn't need too many attempts to figure it out.

The next Wordle puzzle will be available at 7 p.m. ET, when the daily update occurs.

While you wait for that refresh, you might want to try the geography guessing game Worldle or some of these alternative word puzzles instead.