Today's 'Wordle' Answer April 24: Hints to Solve #309 Sunday's Puzzle

Wordle puzzles can sometimes prove to be tricky to solve for newcomers and veteran players alike. Luckily, Newsweek is here to share some hints and tips for those who want them.

The goal of the phenomenally popular puzzle game is simple; namely, find out what the hidden word is in six attempts or fewer.

A color-coded system is used to guide players to the correct answer by letting them know whether they have a right or wrong letter.

When players select the right letter in the right place, the tile goes green. If the letter is correct but in the wrong space, it flips to yellow. And if it's not the right letter, then it turns gray.

Woman playing Wordle on her phone
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. It gained traction worldwide in October but recently grew even larger, with more than 2.7 million users according to NPR's Morning Edition. Today's Wordle answer can be found below. Getty

While it might sound simple, the word of the day often leaves players stumped.

Wordle was created by software engineer Josh Wardle who first shared the game with the public in October 2021.

Within a matter of a few months, Wordle's active player base grew rapidly from a few dozen to an impressive 45 million users per day.

Wardle said he did not intend to create a business around Wordle and that he enjoyed being able to express himself creatively.

He previously told Protocol: "I made this game, but I had no interest in running a game business. Basically, I think of myself as an artist, I really enjoy creating things."

When Wordle established itself as a globe-spanning phenomenon earlier this year, The New York Times stepped in to buy the puzzle game for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

While Wordle has been hosted on the publication's website since February, it continued to use the same gameplay mechanics that made it popular.

The Statista graph below shows how quickly Wordle went from an intimate experience to a global phenomenon within a few months.

Wordle Use Stats
Statista

Wordle's success inspired a number of other puzzle games, including the math-centered Nerdle and map-based Worldle.

'Wordle' #309 Hints for Sunday, April 24

Newsweek has put together a list of five hints and tips that can help you solve today's Wordle puzzle.

Each clue will help players get closer to the answer, so if you think you can solve the puzzle only using a few clues, you don't need to go any further.

  • Hint #1: Today's Wordle word has two vowels
  • Hint #2: The answer has no repeating letters in it
  • Hint #3: Today's answer is an adjective
  • Hint #4: The word starts with a vowel
  • Hint #5: The Merriam-Webster definition of the word is "lacking the power to move" or "very slow to move or act"

'Wordle' #309 Answer for Sunday, April 24

The answer to today's Wordle puzzle is "inert."

A new Wordle game will be ready to play at 7 p.m. ET every day. Those wanting something else to keep their puzzle-solving brain occupied until then can try out these games.

Wordle puzzle solution for April 24
Today's Wordle answer is "inert." Wordle is a globe-spanning phenomenon. New York Times