Today's 'Wordle' Word #422 Answer, Hints and Clues—Monday, August 15

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, Wordle can stump even the best of us at times. And Monday's Wordle #422, has left quite a few people scratching their heads.

Thankfully, Newsweek is here to give a helping hand to the pros, rookies and everyone in between looking to solve the puzzle and keep their streak going.

Every day, Wordle players must guess a five-letter word using a color-coded system that shows how close they are to getting the right answer. Therefore, 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 aren't in the word will become gray.

Josh Wardle originally created the game for his puzzle-loving partner, Palak Shah, but it soon took the world by storm. In October 2021, Wardle officially released the game to the public, and it became a smash hit worldwide.

It gained such widespread success that The New York Times bought Wordle from its original creator in January 2022 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum and it remains in their domain.

'Wordle' #422 Hints and Clues for Monday, August 15

The game's own developer, Josh Wardle, likes to spend his first few tries eliminating as much of the alphabet as he can.

We recommend that your first few attempts be words that contain plenty of vowels, an excellent example is 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, Newsweek has listed four hints to help you solve Wordle #422:

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

Hint #2: It contains two vowels

Hint #3: It ends with the letter "R"

Hint #4: It is a card game

'Wordle' #422 Answer for Monday, August 15

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The answer to Wordle #422 is "POKER." Merriam-Webster describes it as "any of several card games in which a player bets that the value of his or her hand is greater than that of the hands held by others, in which each subsequent player must either equal or raise the bet or drop out, and in which the player holding the highest hand at the end of the betting wins the pot".

Wordle updates daily at 7 p.m. ET, so if you didn't get this one right, 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?