'Wordle' #386 Clues, Tips and Answer for Sunday, July 10

Wordle, a daily word puzzle, has drawn in tens of millions active users with its simple yet addictive formula: guess a five-letter word in just six attempts.

Created and released by Brooklyn-based software engineer Josh Wardle in October 2021, the game quickly became a global success and was sold to the The New York Times in February.

The game's rules are as follows: Use your six tries to guess the five-letter word of the day, paying attention to Wordle's color-coded grid system. Generally, the fewer attempts it takes to crack the answer, the better.

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.

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

Wordle' #386 for Sunday, July 10
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

Other Wordle-inspired brainteasers have also popped up since Wardle released his game after completing it during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some include the math-based Nerdle, the music-based Heardle, and for something a little more complicated, Quordle requires players to solve not just one, but four words in nine attempts.

Wardle himself suggests that players' first attempts should eliminate as much of the alphabet as possible, for example, by selecting words with multiple vowels, and avoiding words that contain letters such as X, W, Z, until you are clearer on what the word could be.

Today's Wordle for Sunday, July 10, is a little tougher to crack than usual, so Newsweek has put together five clues to nudge players in the right direction.

'Wordle' #386 — Five Hints for Sunday, July 10, 2022

Wordle players can use the following five clues to crack puzzle #386.

  • Hint #1: Today's Wordle #386 is a noun, and contains just one vowel.
  • Hint #2: The answer for today's puzzle has one syllable.
  • Hint #3 Wordle #386 begins with the letter B.
  • Hint #4: The word of the day rhymes with the word "earth."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #386 as "sufficient distance for maneuvering a ship," "an amount of distance maintained for safety," and "the place where a ship lies when at anchor or at a wharf."

'Wordle' #386 Answer for Sunday, July 10, 2022

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

Wordle will automatically reset at 7:00 p.m. ET. If you would like to challenge yourself with another puzzle or two before then, give these similar games a go.