It’s a beautiful summer Saturday, and that means I get to take my daily Wordle a little slower than usual, spending time mulling over potential guesses between relaxing sips of tea. Wordle doesn’t mind if I’m not as quick on the draw as usual—I’ve literally got the entire day to solve this—so why rush? The difference to the end result is minimal, but on a personal level it’s always nice to play a game happy to accommodate my mood.
Wordle today: A hint for Saturday, July 30Today’s word concerns deception, making someone else believe you’re capable of doing something you can’t, or you’re about to do something you won’t. That’s not necessarily a negative point though, and I’m sure most of us have done this in a new job, assuring our boss we know how to use the company photocopier. There’s a repeating consonant in today’s word, so keep that in mind.
Wordle of the day
Today’s Wordle answer (405)
Let’s make sure you get an easy row of green boxes. The answer to the July 30 (406) Wordle is BLUFF.
Wordle help: 3 tips for beating Wordle every day
If there’s one thing better than playing Wordle, it’s playing Wordle well, which is why I’m going to share a few quick tips to help set you on the path to success:
- Today’s answer may be the plural form of a four-letter word.
- A tactical second guess helps to narrow down the pool of letters quickly.
- The solution may contain repeat letters.
There’s no time pressure beyond making sure it’s done by midnight. So there’s no reason to not treat the game like a casual newspaper crossword and come back to it later if you’re coming up blank.
Learn more about Wordle
Every day Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it’s up to you to work out which secret five-letter word is hiding inside them.
You’ll want to start with a strong word (opens in new tab) like ALERT—something containing multiple vowels, common consonants, and no repeat letters. Hit Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you’ve got right or wrong. If a box turns ⬛️, it means that letter isn’t in the secret word at all. 🟨 means the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you’ve got the right letter in the right spot.
You’ll want your second go to 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 for a fact isn’t present in today’s answer.
After that it’s just a case of using what you’ve learned to narrow your guesses down to the right word. You have six tries in total and can only use real words (so no filling the boxes with EEEEE to see if there’s an E). Don’t forget letters can repeat too (ex: BOOKS).
If you need any further advice feel free to check out our Wordle tips (opens in new tab), and if you’d like to find out which words have already been used you’ll find those below.
Originally, Wordle was dreamed up by software engineer Josh Wardle (opens in new tab), as a surprise for his partner who loves word games. From there it spread to his family, and finally got released to the public. The word puzzle game has since inspired tons of games like Wordle (opens in new tab), refocusing the daily gimmick around music or math or geography. It wasn’t long before Wordle became so popular it was sold to the New York Times for seven figures (opens in new tab). Surely it’s only a matter of time before we all solely communicate in tricolor boxes.
What Wordle answers have been used?
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances of guessing today’s Wordle answer without accidentally picking a solution that’s already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you some excellent ideas for fun starting words that keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Heree are some recent Wordle solutions.
- June 21 (397): APHID
- June 20 (396): TRITE
- June 19 (395): ANGRY
- June 18 (394): FLOCK
- June 17 (393): WACKY
- June 16 (392): ROOMY
- June 15 (391): WEDGE
- June 14 (390): LIVER
- June 13 (389): BLAND
- June 12 (388): NIGHT