'Wordle' #372 Answer: Hints and Tips To Solve Sunday, June 26 Puzzle

Wordle is a daily puzzle game that tests people on their knowledge of words and asks players to win the game by guessing the answer within six tries. It can be tricky, but fortunately Newsweek is on hand for those who need some help.

The rules to Wordle are simple and players use a color-coded system to work out the elusive five-letter answer.

In Wordle, green tiles show the player has selected the correct letter and that it is in the right place, while a yellow tile indicates the letter is correct but in the wrong place, and a gray tile means the letter is not in the word at all.

Stumped? Not to worry. Wordle resets each day, giving you a fresh chance of success.

Stock image of person playing Wordle
Stock image of a person playing Wordle on their mobile phone. Wordle has become a global phenomenon. Getty

Software engineer Josh Wardle created it during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a game for him and his partner to enjoy.

About 90 people took part in the game when Wordle launched in October 2021. It has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon with tens of millions of daily users.

Wordle went from being an intimate experience to a worldwide sensation within a few months and its incredible rise can be seen in the following Statista graphic.

Wordle Use Stats
Statista

As the game continued to grow in popularity, The New York Times stepped in to buy Wordle for a seven-figure sum in January. Wordle moved over to the publication's website the following month.

For players who want to solve today's Wordle puzzle, all you need to do is read on.

Wordle #372 Hints and Tips for Sunday, June 26

Here are five clues and tips that can help you solve today's tricky Wordle puzzle.

Each hint will bring you closer to the answer, so those who only want a little help need to stop reading before more clues are revealed.

Hint #1: Today's Wordle answer is an adjective

Hint #2: There are no repeating letters in this word

Hint #3: The Wordle answer starts with a consonant

Hint #4: It ends with the letter Y

Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines the word as "affected by or as if by rust"
Wordle #372 Answer for Sunday, June 26

The answer to today's Wordle puzzle is "rusty."

For those who found today's puzzle a bit too hard, they can wait for a new game when Wordle resets at 7 p.m. ET.

Looking for a different challenge? We not try one of these puzzle games.