Today's 'Wordle' Hints and #370 Answer for Friday, June 24 Word Puzzle

The daily brain exercise might work those grey cells a little harder today, so Newsweek has created some clues to help players who want some hints—or the answer itself.

The brainteaser, which involves players from around the world, simply asks users to solve the puzzle by guessing a mystery five-letter word—in six tries or fewer.

The game refreshes each day, with a new word that needs to be worked out from scratch. Wordle tries to help users stumble across the correct word by using a color-coded system; each correct letter turns green, or yellow if it's in the word but is currently in the wrong place, or gray when it is incorrect.

But for players who are worried about breaking a winning streak, Newsweek has created some helpful hints to help nudge them in the right direction. Failing that, the answer is provided at the end of this article.

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A player tries to guess the correct word on Wordle. Getty Images

The Origins of 'Wordle'

Game inventor Josh Wardle, a software engineer, created the game to play with his partner Palak Shah. He had first started working on it back in 2013, but returned to it during the pandemic and perfected it.

Wardle made the game public in October 2021 and it quickly became a global phenomenon—gaining more than 45 million users after starting out with just 90 active players.

The software engineer sold his game to The New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in January and the puzzle moved over to the publication in February. The word game has become so popular that it has inspired a number of other daily games like the music-based Heardle, and the math-based Nerdle.

'Wordle' #370 Five Hints for Friday, June 24

Newsweek has put together five clues to help players baffled by today's Wordle.

Each hint is more revealing than the last, so players should stop reading at the point they feel confident they have guessed the right answer.

Hint #1: Today's Wordle contains two vowels.

Hint #2: The solution is a transitive verb.

Hint #3: The word starts with the letter "S."

Hint #4: The correct word is most closely associated with a punishment from God.

Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #370 as "to strike sharply or heavily especially with the hand or an implement held in the hand."

'Wordle' #370 Answer for Friday, June 24

The answer to Wordle today is "smite."

Wordle updates every day at 7 p.m. ET, at which point the next word will become available for players to try and solve.

But for fans who need something to keep themselves busy while they wait for Wordle to refresh can have a go at these similar word-based puzzles.