Wordles's huge popularity stems from its simplification. Every day, the game will randomly select a different five-letter word from the English language, which players must guess in under six attempts and within 24 hours if they decide to do so. The letters in your guesses become clues by providing visual feedback that indicates whether or not they are part of the word.
On most days, it will be a rewarding challenge that is easy enough to solve, especially for long-time players with a strategy.
Occasionally, you may be stuck after discovering a few letters, without any clue about what the answer might be. If you find today a G followed by an L at the beginning of the word, check out the list below and some suggestions for what to do next.
To test Wordle, start with GL.
Only one of the five words above has no vowels, which is GLYPH. So one possible next step is figuring out what are the vowels in the worda strategy that some players use to start the game. Depending on the information you already have, you may want to use one or two vowel-heavy words.
E, S, A, and O are the most frequently encountered words on the list above, statistically speaking. E and A are also used quite frequently, although none of the other two letters are included.
If you want to keep the G and the L, it might be beneficial to mix them with other consonants in your next guesses.
If you are still unsure and don't want to wait until Wordle resets at midnight local time, you can always look up the answer to todays puzzle (which we update around 12am CT).