'Wordle' #371 Answer: Word of the Day Hints, Clues for Saturday, June 25

Wordle is the daily brain teaser that can get you stuck in knots which is why Newsweek is here to help get you across the line.

The goal is simple. You have six attempts to get a five-letter word. If the tile turns green, you have a correct letter in the right place, if it turns yellow, it is correct but in the wrong place.

It is enough to get the gray matter going, and gray is also the color of a letter chosen that is not in the word.

Upon completion, a box appears with your track record, which you can share for bragging rights if you are doing well, or keep to yourself if you have been struggling with it lately. Each day, the game refreshes.

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This photo illustration shows a person playing online word game "Wordle" on a mobile phone in Arlington, Virginia, on May 9, 2022. Newsweek offers handy hints to solve the puzzle for 25, June 2022. MICHAEL DRAPER/Getty Images

The game was the brainchild of Josh Wardle, a software engineer who started work on it in 2013 before perfecting it during the COVID lockdown. His partner Palak Shah also helped with the game and whittled down the number of five-letter words that can be used to around 2,500, enough for more than seven years.

Only a few dozen people played it when it was first launched in October 2021 but its popularity grew exponentially within a few months. Its global reach was assured when it was purchased by The New York Times and now more than 45 million people play the game as part of their daily routine.

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.

The graph below provided by Statista shows the extent of its popularity growth.

Wordle Use Stats
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'Wordle' #371 Five Hints for Saturday, June 25

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

Each hint should reveal more than the last, so you can stop when you think you have enough to get the answer.

Hint #1: Today's Wordle contains two vowels, which are both next to each other.

Hint #2: The solution is an adjective which can describe someone with small eyes.

Hint #3: The answer to today's Wordle starts with the letter "B."

Hint #4: Today's Wordle rhymes with an adjective which describes someone who is selfish and wants possessions.

Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #371 as "resembling beads" or "small, round, and shiny with interest or greed."

'Wordle' #371 Answer for Saturday, June 25

The answer to Wordle today is "beady."

Wordle updates every day for players to try and solve.

But for those who need something to keep themselves busy while they wait for Wordle to refresh, there are these similar word-based puzzles.