Today's 'Wordle' Answer—How To Solve #301 Saturday April 16 Word Puzzle

You get six attempts to get the five-letter brain teaser Wordle, but you may still struggle to get today's answer. Newsweek has put together some clues to help you, although if you want an easy way to get the answer to today's puzzle, simply scroll down this page.

Created by software engineer Josh Wardle, Wordle was launched to the public in October 2021 and has grown from only having a few dozen users to a global phenomenon with more than 45 million playing it per day.

The rules are simple. There is a color-coded system which alerts platers to when they have the right letter. If the letter is in the wrong place, it is yellow; if it is in the right place, it is green.

A player of "Wordle" is picture on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Newsweek has given five clues for the puzzle for April 16, 2022. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

It sounds straightforward, but the appeal of the game lies in its ability to leave you scratching your head as you try to figure out the letter combinations at the start and the end of the word.

The addictive puzzle game started off with only a few dozen users after it was invented by Josh Wardle. It now has 45 million users a day and has inspired a number of other daily puzzles, such as the globe-trotting game Worldle and the math-based Nerdle.

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

Its global spread was helped in part by his decision to sell the game to The New York Times Company for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, and since February it has become a feature of the publication's platform.

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

Wordle Use Stats

'Wordle' #301 Hints for Saturday, April 16

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 16 has one vowel used twice.
  • Hint #2: The word in today's Wordle is a part of the body but can also describe a bold attitude.
  • Hint #3: Today's Wordle rhymes with a verb that means to talk.
  • Hint #4: Today's Wordle word is used in an expression that means not to retaliate, i.e. if you turn it.
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #301 as "the fleshy side of the face below the eye and above and to the side of the mouth."

'Wordle' #301 Answer for Saturday, April 16

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

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.