It is somehow now July, but let’s not dwell on the relentless passage of linear time when we could be doing our daily Wordle together instead. It’s certainly more satisfying when you work it out all by yourself, but sometimes you just get stuck — and that’s where we come in.
The answer to the July 1 Wordle can be found at the end of this article, with the spoiler clearly signposted, or you can make your way down in a more leisurely fashion for a few general tips, gentle hints, and strategies to help you every day.
Where did Wordle come from?
Wordle is a daily word game created by Josh Wardle, a Brooklyn-based software engineer who has developed something of a reputation as a crafter of interesting social experiments. Every day, the people of the internet are greeted with a fresh word puzzle that can only be solved — or not! — using a series of process-of-elimination clues.
Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternatives to Wordle inspired by the original format. This includes music identification game Heardle, Hollywood nerd faves Actorle and Framed, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once.
Is there a Wordle app for Android or iOS? Is Wordle free?
You might find “Wordle” results in an iOS App Store or Google Play Store search, but don’t mistake it for the real thing. Wordle, the original one Josh Wardle came up with and kindly delivered unto the internet in late 2021, currently only exists as a browser game that lives right here. If you’re playing it anywhere else, it’s — at best — a shameless knock-off that’s trying to capitalize on someone else’s success.
What’s the best Wordle starting word?
We have some ideas to help you pick the perfect first move (or as close to perfect as you can get without just magically guessing the exact right word). Such tips include choosing a word with at least two different vowels in it, plus a few common consonants such as S, T, R, or N.
Is Wordle getting harder?
If you’ve been finding Wordle too easy, there is a Hard Mode you can enable to give yourself more of a challenge. But unless you activate this mode, we can assure you that Wordle isn’t getting harder.
A subtle hint for the July 1 Wordle answer:
It’s actually a Spanish word — one that’s used in English to specify both a kind of food and a kind of animal.
Today’s Wordle word starts with…
The letter P!
What’s the answer to Wordle on July 1?
We’ll tell you today’s word now.
Wordle doesn’t often have as the answer these kinds of words — ones that are outright borrowed from other languages. PINTO is Spanish for painted or speckled, which is why it’s used to refer to both the bean and the horse with that kind of patterning.
Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.