It's finally Friday again, and we're here to help you with Wordle #370 — if you get stuck and start to get nervous about your streak, we've got some tips and hints to nudge you towards the solution.
You can scroll to the very end of this article for the answer to the June 24 Wordle, or read on for a few tips and strategies to help you every day and some subtle hints for today's solution before you get to the spoiler down the bottom.
Wordle is a daily word game created by Josh Wardle, a Brooklyn-based software engineer who has developed something of a reputation as a crafter of interesting social experiments. Every day, the people of the internet are greeted with a fresh word puzzle that can only be solved — or not! — using a series of process-of-elimination clues.
Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternatives to Wordle inspired by the original format. This includes music identification game Heardle, Hollywood nerd faves Actorle and Framed, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once.
Is Wordle free?
You might find "Wordle" results in an iOS App Store or Google Play Store search, but don't mistake it for the real thing. Wordle, the original one Wardle came up with and kindly delivered unto the internet in late 2021, currently only exists as a browser game that lives right here. If you're playing it anywhere else, it's — at best — a shameless knock-off that's trying to capitalize on someone else's success.
What's the best Wordle starting word?
We have some ideas to help you pick the perfect first move (or as close to perfect as you can get without just magically guessing the exact right word). Such tips include choosing a word with at least two different vowels in it, plus a few common consonants such as S, T, R, or N.
What happened to the Wordle archive? Did the archive get taken down?
Yes, you used to be able to play the entire archive of past puzzles, but the archive was taken down at the request of the New York Times, according to the site.
A subtle hint for the Wordle today:
It's a verb normally associated with a very powerful entity (and also the name of a video game).
What's the answer to Wordle on June 24?
The answer to the Wordle today is....
Not familiar with this word? The meaning of SMITE is to hit or strike, but it's often used in old-fashioned contexts, most often meaning to be struck or struck down by the gods. (Think Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty: "Smite me, almighty smiter!)
Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.