Wordle today: Curious about Wordle’s origins

Wordle enthusiasts, it’s that time again! We’re here to provide you with today’s hints and tips to tackle April 21’s puzzle. If you’re eager to uncover the solution right away, you can skip ahead to the bottom of this article for the reveal. But if you’re up for the challenge, read on for some clues and strategies to aid your quest.

Curious about Wordle’s origins?

Originally conceived by engineer Josh Wardle as a heartfelt gift for his partner, Wordle swiftly gained global popularity, captivating thousands of players worldwide each day. Its success spawned various spin-offs, including the battle royale Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and multi-word guessing challenges like Dordle and Quordle.

Such was Wordle’s allure that it caught the attention of the New York Times, ultimately leading to its acquisition. Even TikTok creators have joined in, live-streaming their Wordle sessions for entertainment.

Looking for yesterday’s Wordle solution?

If you missed out on yesterday’s Wordle, fear not! The solution to the previous puzzle is readily available.

Seeking the optimal Wordle starting word?

The ideal starting word is the one that resonates with you. However, if you’re inclined towards a strategic approach, consider selecting a word containing multiple vowels and common consonants like S, T, R, or N.

Curious about the Wordle archive’s fate?

While the Wordle archive once provided endless enjoyment, it has since been removed, following a request from the New York Times.

Wondering if Wordle is becoming more challenging?

Despite perceptions, Wordle’s difficulty level remains consistent. For those seeking a greater challenge, Hard Mode offers an option to up the ante.

Here’s a subtle hint for today’s puzzle:

Think happy and cheerful.

Is today’s Wordle answer adorned with a double letter?

Indeed, the letter L makes a double appearance.

Today’s Wordle is a 5-letter word beginning with…

The initial letter of today’s Wordle is J.

Eager to uncover the solution?

Now’s your last chance to take a crack at today’s Wordle before we reveal the answer.

And the answer to Wordle #1037 is…

JOLLY.

Didn’t quite crack it this time? No worries! Tomorrow brings a new opportunity to flex your mental muscles, and we’ll be here with more hints to guide you along the way.

Contributions by Caitlin Welsh, Sam Haysom, Amanda Yeo, Shannon Connellan, Cecily Mauran, Mike Pearl, and Adam Rosenberg.


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