Wordle #403 Answer: Wednesday, July 27 Word Hints and Clues

From beginners to veterans, quite a few Wordle players have been stumped by today's puzzle.

The brainteaser, created by Josh Wardle, is now a daily habit for tens of millions of people—quite a change from the few dozen players the puzzle had when it was launched in October 2021.

The premise of the game is straightforward: you have to guess a five-letter word and you get six tries to do it. The Wordle grid is color-coded, so when a letter is in the right position it will turn green.

Any letters that are in the word but have been placed in the wrong position will turn yellow. Letters that are not part of the word will turn gray.

'Wordle' #403 Hints and Clues for Wednesday, July 27

The answer to today's puzzle is below, so if you want to avoid spoilers, don't scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. First, Newsweek has a few Wordle tips and tricks.

Wardle himself recommends that players spend their first few attempts eliminating as much of the alphabet as possible.

Your first try should be a word that contains plenty of vowels, such as AUDIO. It's best to stay away from less common letters such as X, Q or Z, until you have a better idea of what the word might be.

Below are four hints to help you solve Wordle #403. Each clue will bring you closer to the solution so, if you only need a little bit of help, stop reading before the final hint.

Hint #1: The word starts with the letter "M"

Hint #2: Today's Wordle contains one vowel, but it's repeated

Hint #3: It also has a consonant that is repeated

Hint #4: It ends with the letter "O"

'Wordle' #403 Answer for Wednesday, July 27

The answer to Wordle #403 is "MOTTO."

Merriam-Webster defines a motto as "a sentence, phrase, or word inscribed on something as appropriate to or indicative of its character or use. 'The Crossroads of America' is the motto of the state of Indiana."

The dictionary adds that it can also mean "a short expression of a guiding principle. 'Hope for the best and prepare for the worst' is my motto."

Wordle updates every day at 7 p.m. ET, so it won't be long until you can have another go. While you're waiting for the game to refresh, why not try another online brainteaser, such as the geography guessing game Worldle or one of these word puzzles?

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