'Wordle' #391 Answer: Today's Word Hints for Friday, July 15

Wordle, one of the most popular online puzzles, is back today with its simple, yet addictive formula—solve a five-letter word in just six tries.

Today's Wordle is a little tricky to crack, so Newsweek has put together a few tips and tricks to help you solve the latest brainteaser.

The game was was released by Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle in October 2021. The puzzle is a play on his name, and he initially intended it to be played by him and his partner Palak Shah.

Wardle first began working on the game in 2013, and completed it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wordle was then sold to The New York Times, where users have been playing the puzzle since February.

If you are up for a challenge, you can give today's Wordle a try for free here.

Other Wordle-inspired brainteasers include the math-based Nerdle, the music-based Heardle, and the more challenging Quordle, which asks players to solve four words in nine attempts.

‘Wordle’ #391 Answer for  Friday, July 15
A friend of the photographer plays "Wordle" on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Created by Josh Wardle, Wordle, which is a play on 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

Some Wordle tips: follow the game's color coded grid system, and eliminate as many letters as possible in your first few attempts, by choosing words with multiple vowels, and avoiding words that contain letters such as X, W, Z, until you are clearer on what the word of the day could be.

If you choose a letter that's in the correct position, it 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 an incorrect letter.

'Wordle' #391 — Five Hints for Friday, July 15, 2022

Wordle players can use the following five hints to solve puzzle #391.

  • Hint #1: Today's Wordle #391 is both a noun and a verb, and contains just one vowel, repeated twice.
  • Hint #2: The answer for today's puzzle has one syllable.
  • Hint #3 Wordle #391 begins with the letter W.
  • Hint #4: The word of the day rhymes with the word "allege."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #391 as "a piece of a substance (such as wood or iron) that tapers to a thin edge and is used for splitting wood and rocks, raising heavy bodies, or for tightening by being driven into something," and "to force or press (something) into a narrow space."

'Wordle' #391 Answer for Friday, July 15, 2022

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

Wordle will automatically reset at 7:00 p.m. ET. If you would like another challenge before the day is up, give these similar games a go.