Today's 'Wordle' Answer—How To Solve #308 Saturday April 23 Word Puzzle

It may be only five letters long but sometimes the Wordle brain teaser can still get the better of you.

That is why Newsweek has put together some clues to give you a hand, although if you want a shortcut to enlightenment for today's puzzle, simply scroll down this page and all will become clear.

Only a few dozen people initially played the creation of software engineer Josh Wardle last year, but in only a few months it has exploded into a global phenomenon with more than 45 million people playing it per day.

The rules are simple, perhaps deceptively so. A color-coded system tells players when they have the right letter. In the wrong place, the letter is yellow but green in the right place. Players have to figure out the possible letter combinations at the start and the end of the word.

The game has inspired a number of other daily puzzles, such as the globe-trotting game Worldle and the math-based Nerdle.

"Basically, I think of myself as an artist, I really enjoy creating things," Wardle told Protocol, admitting that when he made the game he was not interested in turning it into a business.

It spread around the world, helped by his decision to sell it to The New York Times Company for an undisclosed seven-figure sum. Since February it has become a feature of the publication's platform.

The graph below, provided by Statista, shows how much Wordle has gained in popularity when Wardle originally owned the game.

Wordle Use Stats
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'Wordle' #308 Hints for Saturday, April 23

Newsweek has put together five clues that will help you get over the line in today's Wordle.

Each hint guides you to the answer and if you hit a clue you think can solve the puzzle, you need go no further.

  • Hint #1: The word for April 23 has three different vowels.
  • Hint #2: The word in today's Wordle is something you eat.
  • Hint #3: Today's Wordle can also be a color.
  • Hint #4: Today's Wordle word is the first name of the love interest of cartoon character Popeye.
  • Hint #5: One of Merriam-Webster 's definition of Wordle #308 as a "Mediterranean evergreen tree cultivated for its drupaceous fruit that is an important food and source of oil.

'Wordle' #308 Answer for Saturday, April 23

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

A new Wordle is available from 7 p.m. ET every day. Those wanting something else to keep their mind occupied as they wait for the next game can try out these similar word-based puzzles.

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A player plays "Wordle" on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Newsweek has given five clues for the puzzle for April 23, 2022. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images