The online puzzle game Wordle has now reached its 300th word, but as always people may struggle to get today’s answer.
The game in which users have to guess a five-letter word and are told if they have the correct letters by way of green and yellow grids, exploded in popularity in a relatively short amount of time.
In October 2021, the game only had 90 users. Now, after its creator Josh Wardle sold it to The New York Times Company for a reported seven-figure sum, there are an estimated 45 million unique users each month trying to get the daily brain teaser.
Wordle has become so popular that it has even inspired a host of other online puzzle games.
These include Heardlewhere people have to try to guess a song in one-second intervals, and Globle where users have to name a country and given clues on how close their guess is to the actual answer.
Speaking to Protocol, Wardle said that he never intended for the game, which he made for his partner, to be so popular, or even make any money from it.
“I made this game, but I had no interest in running a game business. Basically, I think of myself as an artist, I really enjoy creating things. Running a gaming business is not interesting to me,” he said.
“I think that for some people, it [would have been] different. But for me, this was really clear. “
‘Wordle’ Tips and Clues for April 15
The answer for today’s Wordle will be revealed at the end of this article. However, Newsweek has provided some tips to help you on your way to solving it yourself.
Hint # 1 Today’s word begins with one of the most commonly used consonants.
Hint # 2 There are two vowels in today’s answer, appearing in the third and fifth letters.
Hint # 3 Synonyms for today’s word include embarrassment, mortification and regret.
Hint # 4 If you guess the word “stare” you will have most of the letters in the correct place.
Hint # 5 Merriam-Webster defines today’s word as “a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety.”
‘Wordle’ Answer for April 15
The answer to the March 19 Wordle is “shame”
The word may have caught some of you out, especially as there are a fair few words that start with “s”, end with “e” and have a “m” as the third letter.
The next Wordle puzzle will be available at 7 pm ET, when the daily update occurs.