Today's Wordle hints and answer — solution #715, Sunday, June 4

 Wordle displayed on a smartphone
Wordle displayed on a smartphone

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Wordle is open on a phone held in a hand. TRAIN and GRIND have been played, with the RIN in GRIND all green.
Wordle is open on a phone held in a hand. TRAIN and GRIND have been played, with the RIN in GRIND all green.

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Today's Wordle answer flips back to being nice and straightforward. According to the New York Times' WordleBot, the average player will complete Wordle #715 in 3.6 moves in easy mode or 3.3 if playing by hard rules.

Each day, we will update this article with Wordle hints and tips to help you find today's answer. And if the hints aren't enough, we'll even give you the answer, in case you're really stuck or just haven't had time to complete today's puzzle. Plus, we are also including an analysis of yesterday's puzzle, #714, in case you're reading this in a different time zone.

So be warned: spoilers lie ahead for game #715. Only read on if you want to know today's Wordle answer!

Today's Wordle answer — hints to help you solve it

Our first tip is that you should use one of the best Wordle start words for every game you play. But if you want some more specific clues to today's Wordle answer, then here you go:

  • It contains two of the five vowels.*

  • There are no repeated letters.

  • Three of the characters are in the five most common Wordle letters.

* By vowel, we mean A, E, I, O, U. There are other letters that are sometimes considered to be vowels, depending on how they are used.

Those hints should get you at least some of the way towards finding today's Wordle answer. If not, then you can read on for bigger clues; or, if you just want to know the answer, then skip down further for that.

Alright then, here's a larger hint: Today's Wordle answer is hard to tame.

What does today's Wordle start with?

The answer to Wordle #715 starts with B, so combined with the hints above you should now have all the clues you need to get the answer and not break a Wordle streak.

OK, it's now time to scroll down for the answer…

Today's Wordle answer

The game Wordle displayed on two smartphones
The game Wordle displayed on two smartphones

So, what is today's Wordle answer for game #715?

Drumroll, please — it's BEAST.

Phew, a return to straightforward Wordle answers after yesterday's three-N nightmare. BEAST isn't just a well-known word, but three of the characters - 'E', 'A' and 'T' - are in the five most common letters in the game. In other words, if you play one of the best Wordle start words, you should be off to a flyer.

For me, that's RATIO and it was pretty good today, revealing both the 'A' and 'T' in the fetching yellow shade that indicates they're present, but in the wrong place. This immediately rules out all but 81 possible answers, according to WordleBot.

But there are quality start words that feature four of them from the start, of course, like LEAST which would turn four of the letters green from the get-go and leave three possible answers. SLATE also leaves three, but leaves you with a bit more letter sorting to do to get there.

Wordle #715
Wordle #715

I wanted to test 'E' next, while moving my two yellow letters around. I did that by somewhat morbidly playing DEATH, which gave me two green letters ('E' and 'A') while leaving the 'T' yellow. That meant the word had to be TEA?? or ?EA?T.

There were actually nine possible answers here, so I was pretty lucky with my guess which turned out to be right. I instantly saw BEAST, played it, and was rewarded with all the letters turning green for a three-turn win.

I can't really overstate the luck here. There are four answers that end 'EAST' (LEAST, FEAST, YEAST and the aforementioned BEAST), not to mention the five other possibilities (LEAPT, MEANT, LEANT, BEAUT and TEASE).

But hey: after the week I've had, where I endured two six-turn wins on NANNY and JAZZY, I think I'm owed a bit of luck. Hopefully you got some too today, Wordlers. See you tomorrow.

Yesterday's Wordle answer

Reading this in a later time zone? The Wordle answer for game #714 was NANNY.

Hello Wordlers. It's been a tricky week of puzzles for me, and I imagine quite a lot of players.

After squeaking home on Wordle #712's JAZZY in six goes, I repeated the feat again today with another tricky customer. Nobody expects a letter to be repeated three times.

I began with RATIO, my favorite of the best Wordle start words. It turned the 'A' green, but due to the commonness of the letter, that still left 181 possible answers at large.

While plenty of WordleBot's suggestions joined RATIO with a triple-figure number of possible solutions, some were far better. If you played SLANT, then 19 answers would be left, and this would drop to 16 if you started with LEANT. If you were lucky enough to try SAINT, just six words would remain.

My next course of action was to try my two remaining vowels: 'E' and 'U'. I did this in a single turn by playing CAUSE, which seemed pretty clever, but only proved that neither was present. That meant 47 words were left over.

Wordle #714
Wordle #714

My next move seemed to turn the tide. I typed in LANKY and got a green 'N' and 'Y'.

Except that this still left six possible words*, according to WordleBot,  and I only had three turns left to sniff out the right one.

I tried MANGY. Both 'M' and 'G' turned gray. Five possible answers and two turns left.

Then, I tried HANDY. Both 'H' and 'D' turned gray. Two possible answers and one turn left.

Now it was between FANNY and NANNY, according to WordleBot. I flipped a coin, picked NANNY, and breathed a sigh of relief as all the letters turned green.

I hope you didn't cut it as fine as me, Wordlers. See you tomorrow for (hopefully) a more relaxing Sunday puzzle.

* For completeness' sake, these were: NANNY, HANDY, DANDY, FANNY, FANCY and MANGY.

Previous Wordle answers

If you're looking for a list of older Wordle answers, we can also help. Here's a list going back 20 games.

  • Wordle #714: NANNY

  • Wordle #713: HUMID

  • Wordle #712: JAZZY

  • Wordle #711: AGILE

  • Wordle #710: KNEEL

  • Wordle #709: MOUSE

  • Wordle #708: SKIMP

  • Wordle #707: RAMEN

  • Wordle #706: SWINE

  • Wordle #705: BAGEL

  • Wordle #704: UTTER

  • Wordle #703: CLERK

  • Wordle #702: IGLOO

  • Wordle #701: BRASH

  • Wordle #700: FLASK

  • Wordle #699: GRIEF

  • Wordle #698: SHORN

  • Wordle #697: PLANK

  • Wordle #696: LATTE

  • Wordle #695: CANOE

Wordle tips — how to win at Wordle

The best tip I can give is to use one of the best Wordle start words. I can't stress this enough — it makes a massive difference.

Without one, you'll be scrabbling around in the dark trying (and possibly failing) to find the right five letters (or possibly fewer) out of the 26 possibles. But clever people (not me) have done the math and identified the best start words based on both frequency in English and frequency among Wordle answers. So use them!

Secondly, think about combinations, especially at the start and end. Some options are far more common than others — for instance, SH, ST, CR and CH all feature frequently.

Vowels obviously need consideration too: not all Wordle answers will contain more than one, but plenty do, and some even have three. A good Wordle start word should have used a couple, but if they don't feature you might well want to try another one or two on your next go. Plus, remember the Y — this sometimes acts as a surrogate vowel, and is easy to forget. It also appears at the end of plenty of words.

Finally, try out possibilities. So long as you don't press 'Enter' you can try possible answers to see how they look on screen. Put in likely letters plus any you know are definitely in the word, then mentally change one to the other available options. This technique has worked for me multiple times, and it's particularly helpful when the word in question is not an obvious one (like FJORD or ISLET).

But if you're still struggling with Wordle, check out how Tom's Guide's Wordle experts have honed their strategy after playing every Wordle so far and losing only once.

We also have plenty of Wordle tips and tricks to share, like how we've analyzed every Wordle answer used to look for trends and have some further advice for you there. And if you're new to the game you should also take a look at our What is Wordle? guide.

What else should I know about Wordle?

Wordle officially launched in October 2021, but actually started in June of that year and celebrated its first birthday on June 19, 2022. (You can read my thoughts on the 5 things Wordle needs to improve if it's to keep us playing for its second year.)

However, it only grew in popularity towards the end of the year, then went viral in January as the world woke up to its charms. In fact, it proved so successful that The New York Times bought Wordle for a seven-figure sum in early February and the game is now part of NYT Games.

It's played via the NYT Games website here, and is entirely free. Both the NYT and the game's creator, Josh Wardle, have stated that it will remain free. Some people think that Wordle has got harder since the NYT takeover, but it really hasn't.

Wordle is a simple game in which your challenge is to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. Each time you guess, you're told which of your chosen letters are in the target word, and whether they are in the right place.

If a letter is in the correct place, it turns green. If it's in the word but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it's not in the word at all, it turns gray.

There's just one puzzle a day, and everyone completes the same one. It resets at midnight each day. You'll find more information about the game in our What is Wordle? article.

Wordle Alternatives

If you're eager for another game to pass the time while you wait, we've put together a list of the best Wordle alternatives. We also have a page on today's Quordle answers, because it's our favorite.

Other Wordle alternatives to try are the ultra-stressful (but very good) Squabble and the soccer-themed, Who Are Ya?. We also like the geography-based Wordle clone Worldle, the Star Wars-themed SWordle and the math-based Mathler.

There are certainly plenty of options once you've finished Wordle for the day!