Welcome to PC Gamer’s daily Wordle section. Here you’ll find all the tips and hints you need to make today’s puzzle a breeze, as well as the answer to the October 25th challenge (493) if you need it.
I ended up with just one vegetable and absolutely nothing else by the end of my second go—the kind of situation where this could have gone either way. Fortunately all those anxious grays in my openers ruled out pretty much anything other than the answer, so my third go neatly ended today’s Wordle.
Today’s Wordle: Hint for Tuesday, October 25th
You would use this word if you wanted to describe fuzzy, confused thinking—the kind of thinking where everything seems to be in a fog. This is also the term for any environment where fog is present. There is a repeated consonant to find today.
Wordle Help: 3 tips to beat Wordle every day
If there’s one thing better than playing Wordle, it’s playing Wordle well, so I’m going to share some quick tips to help you on your way to success:
- A good opener contains a balanced mix of unique vowels and consonants.
- Tactical second-guessing helps quickly narrow down the set of letters.
- The solution may contain repeated letters.
There is no time pressure except to make sure it is done before midnight. So there’s no reason not to treat the game like a casual journal crossword and come back to it later if you come up empty.
What is the answer of Wordle 493?
I will no longer deprive you of your victory. The answer to the October 25th (493) Wordle is FOGGY.
Wordle archive: Which words were used
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances are of guessing today’s Wordle answer without accidentally choosing a solution that has already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you great ideas for fun starter words that keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some recent Wordle solutions:
- 24 October: FALSE
- 23 October: MUMMY
- 22 October: SPIEL
- October 21: SERIOUSLY
- October 20: DENIM
- October 19: KIRS
- October 18: EXIST
- October 17: STEIN
- October 16: SPADE
- October 15: to catch
Learn more about Wordle
Every day Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it’s up to you to figure out which secret five-letter word is hidden in them.
You will start with a strong word (opens in a new tab) like ALERT—something containing multiple vowels, common consonants, and no repeated letters. Click Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you have correct or incorrect. If a box turns ⬛️, it means that letter is not in the secret word at all. 🟨 means that the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you have the right letter in the right place.
You’ll want your second to go compliment the first, using another “good” word to cover any common letters you missed last time, while also trying to avoid any letter you now know because it’s not actually present in the today’s answer.
After that it’s just a matter of using what you’ve learned to narrow down your guesses to the correct word. You have six attempts in total and can only use real words (so don’t fill in the boxes with EEEEE to see if there is an E). Don’t forget that letters can also be repeated (eg: BOOKS).
If you need more advice, please check our Wordle tips (opens in a new tab)and if you would like to find out which words have already been used, you will find them below.
Originally, Wordle was dreamed up by a software engineer Josh Wardle (opens in a new tab), as a surprise for his partner who loves puns. From there it reached his family, and was finally released to the public. The word puzzle game has since inspired many games like Wordle (opens in a new tab), refocusing the everyday trick around music or math or geography. It wasn’t long before Wordle became so popular sold to the New York Times for seven figures (opens in a new tab). It’s probably only a matter of time before we all just communicate in tri-colored boxes.