Today's Wordle #438 Hints To Answer Wednesday, August 31 Word Puzzle

Wordle, the internet's favorite daily online brainteaser, draws millions of people in every day, with many hoping to solve the five-letter mystery word.

The rules of the game are as follows: crack a five-letter word in six tries or less. Wordle can be tricky for us all at times. That's why Newsweek has put together a handy guide with tips and tricks to steer you in the right direction.

Wordle #438 Wednesday, August 31
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.

Wordle, created by software engineer Josh Wardle, follows a color-coded grid system which indicates how close you are to getting the correct answer.

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.

Generally, the fewer attempts it takes to crack the word of the day, the better.

The Origins of 'Wordle'

The word puzzle is a play on Wardle's name. He created the game to be played by him and his partner, Palak Shah.

The engineer first began working on the project in 2013, and he perfected it during the pandemic. It was released to the public in October 2021, and after becoming a huge success, the game was sold to The New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in January this year.

If you are up for a challenge, you can play today's Wordle 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 tries.

'Wordle' #438—Five Hints for Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Wordle players can use the following five hints to solve puzzle #438.

  • Hint #1: Today's Wordle #438 contains two vowels, and has no repeated letters.
  • Hint #2: The answer for today's puzzle has one syllable.
  • Hint #3 Wordle #438 begins with the letter "P."
  • Hint #4: The word of the day rhymes with the word "lies."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #438 as "something offered or striven for in competition or in contests of chance" and "something exceptionally desirable."

'Wordle' #438 Answer for Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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

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