'Wordle' #376 Clues, Hints and Word of the Day Answer for Thursday, June 30

Wordle is a daily word puzzle that became a global phenomenon after its release last year, drawing in players every day with a challenge: solve a five-letter word in just six attempts.

Created by Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle, the game was sold to The New York Times in February after it hooked millions around the globe. Today, thousands return to the game each day, hoping to crack the word of the day in as few tries as possible.

It has even inspired similar word games, including the music-based Heardle, and the math-based Nerdle. Quordle, dubbed Wordle on steroids, challenges players to guess four letters at once in just nine attempts. The tricky game is suitable for those in need of a puzzle more challenging than Wardle's creation.

The daily brainteaser is free to access here.

The rules of Wordle are simple: solve the randomly generated five-letter word of the day in just six attempts. But of course, the fewer attempts it takes you to guess the word, the better, as you will get to share your result and how well you performed on social media, for the world to see.

A great strategy to minimize how many attempts it takes you to crack the brainteaser is to initially select a word which contains many vowels as possible. The method will rule out any vowels that aren't present in the word of the day.

Players should pay attention to the game's color-coded grid system, which shows players how close they are to getting the right answer. The tiles change color depending on what words you input as you play.

A letter that's in the correct position will turn a tile green, while a letter that is included in the answer, but is in the incorrect position, will turn a tile yellow. Finally, the tile will turn gray if you select a letter that is incorrect altogether, meaning that it isn't part of the Wordle of the day at all.

The daily Wordle for June 30 is a little unusual, so Newsweek has compiled five clues to help players out.

Spoiler alert: The answer for Wordle #376 can be found at the bottom of this page, so scroll down to the hints below with caution.

'Wordle' #376 — Five Hints for Thursday, June 30, 2022

Use these five clues to help you solve puzzle #376.

  • Hint #1: Today's Wordle #376 is a noun, and begins with the letter "h."
  • Hint #2: It contains just one vowel, the letter "u."
  • Hint #3: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #376 as "a chest or compartment for storage," "a cupboard usually surmounted by open shelves," and "a pen or coop for an animal."
  • Hint #4: Synonyms for today's Wordle include "cabin," "camp," "hooch" and "hut."
  • Hint #5: Today's Wordle has just one syllable.

'Wordle' #376 Answer for Thursday, June 30, 2022

The answer to today's Wordle is "hutch."

As Wordle doesn't reset until 7 p.m. ET, give these similar games a try while you wait.

‘Wordle’ #376 Thursday, June 30
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. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images