The new social-media craze is Wordle, a simple game where you have six tips to match the game’s five letter words. The five green squares mean you have succeeded, and you can pick up favorites on Twitter and Facebook. But there are three simple ways to cheat in Wordle — including a way to explore Wordle in advance for the next few days or weeks. We have Wordle Destroyers!
We are not trying to destroy Wordle, which has become a luxury activity for millions. But we can’t really ignore a Wordle hack that is exactly right under your nose. And if you want to one-up a friend who is constantly braving about their Wordle prowess, well… .It’s really no different than the Pokemon Go Maps that a few years ago, is it?
How to beat Wordle using WordHippo
Let’s start with Wordle 213, who solution stumped Twitter. Most people discover that the first three letters are PRO… then absolutely fail to guess the last two letters, X and Y. Naturally, Wordlers probably have common words like “pride” and “prowl” first. But what words would be understandable?
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Enter WordHippo, An excellent small tool that allows you to select words with different characteristics. The link leads to “five letter words starting with PRO,” but the page also includes a search term of different lengths, with selected letters, and in different configurations. As you begin to manage letters, the site can give you a small and small pool of potential words to guess from. Using WordHippo does not necessarily mean “cheat,” for each one, but it is close.
How fake we win Wordle
You have had a bad day. You just want to defeat Wordle quickly to keep you motivated and to get some virtual pat on your back.
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If you happen to win Wordle, great. But if you miss it, Wordle will print the solution at the top of your screen. Simply open Wordle in Google Chrome Incognito Mode or Microsoft Edge InPrivate mode, complete the puzzle (or not) and notice the winning word. Then turn off Incognito / InPrivate mode and enable Wordle in your browser, with all your cookies enabled. You will defeat Wordle, maintain a winning streak, and gain the approval of your friends.
How to hack Wordle: Find Word Word tomorrow
The final method of cheating in Wordle is much more insidious. Are you ready for the trip? All Wordle answers already in Wordle.
Josh Wardle, who designed Wordle, clearly did not want to spend every day reloading a new puzzle, so it was easy to move all the solutions within the puzzle code. As long as Wordle calculations are correct once per day, that means there are multiple answers available for a long time.
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Instead, open the file under the index, which on the page I uploaded is main.c1506a22.js. Yes, you will find a lot of code, a lot of which is not worth moving through. The solutions, however, are stored in an array file, plain. You can use the “beautiful” Chrome feature, which should appear at the top of a page. Otherwise, you can easily copy all text blocks into a text editor, or something like Word.
There are a number of GitHub pages that try to calculate the methods of determining the next entry in the Wordle index, such as This. But the Wordle site seems to have compiled a list of Wordle solutions for the next few months — because they are there in source code. The easiest way to find that list is to find the words that are the most recent solution. (This was tracked for a day or two before publication and it seems that the process is consistent.) Simply do a Control + F Find the most recent solution, then move on to the next article in the list. That’s it!
Word Destroyers: Subsequent Word Destroyers
Spoilers ahead. If this example is true, then here are the Wordle solutions for next week (this article was released on Monday, but sent on Thursday). Remember, a new Wordle game is live at midnight depending on your time zone, so Wordle games may already be available in other parts of the world. Changing your PC clock to a day or two in advance does not seem to make a difference – in other words, you cannot make a new round of Wordle early.
Thursday, January 18: Representative (Word # 213)
Thursday, January 19: OJUAMI (Word # 214)
Thursday, January 20: ROBOT (Word # 215)
Friday, January 21: PRICK (Word # 216)
Thursday, January 22: WINCE (Word # 217)
Sunday, January 23: CRIMP (Word # 218)
Monday, January 24: KNOLL (Word # 219)
Is Wordle damaged?
Of course not. Nothing prevents you from traveling a golf course with a ball in your pocket, dropping it into the hole, and asking hole-in-one over the entire hole. If you really want to play, you can. If you do not, you will not. All of this makes braggadocio online worthless about who is the best in Wordle. And let’s face it: All developers have to do is to design a solution every day to make this Wordle hack impossible.
In other words, such as a friend game of cards, you can also play Wordle with friends, or to challenge yourself. Just be suspicious of anyone looking for a little solution along with easily. And as David Letterman says: Remember, no wagering.
As senior editor of PCWorld, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and technology, among other things. It is already written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.