If you’re seeking the Wordle solution for August 26, I’ll share clues, tips, strategies, and the answer. WordleBot mentions that today’s puzzle is relatively easier, with players solving it in around 3.5 guesses. I managed to solve it in 3. However, beware, as there are spoilers below for Wordle #798 played on August 26. If you’re interested in hints and the answer, skip to the end of the post.
To play Wordle, visit the New York Times website, where a new puzzle becomes available daily at midnight based on your local time. Start by guessing a five-letter word. The letters you guess will be color-coded as green, yellow, or gray, providing insights into the solution.
A green letter means your guess is correct and in the right position. For instance, if you guess PARTY and the solution is PURSE, the P and R will be green. A yellow letter indicates that the letter is in the word but not in the position you guessed. If you guess PARTY and the solution is ROAST, the R, A, and T will be yellow. A gray letter suggests that the letter isn’t part of the solution. If everything turns gray after guessing PARTY, the solution cannot be PURSE or ROAST. You have six guesses to find the word.
Common letters tend to make the best starter words in Wordle. This increases the chances of getting yellow and green squares that guide your guessing. Some recommended starter words include CRANE, TRACE, SLANT, CRATE, CARTE, SALET, REAST, RENTS, or CLAMP. However, there isn’t a single “best” starting word. The New York Times’s Wordle analysis bot suggests several options, while an MIT analysis proposes others. It’s important to choose a strategy that suits your approach.
To win at Wordle, use your guesses strategically to gather information about the letters in the word. Don’t waste guesses on variations of the same letters; instead, combine them to form potential words. The main distinction between successful and unsuccessful players lies in their ability to extract useful information from their guesses. Be aware that Wordle solutions are now hand-picked by an editor, potentially incorporating tricky or topical words.
Wordle alternatives like Wheeldle, Dordle, Quordle, Waffle, Absurdle, Squabble, and Antiwordle offer variations in gameplay mechanics.
For the specific puzzle on August 26, the solution contains mostly common letters. There is no repetition of letters, and the solution begins with C and ends with R. The word itself is CHOIR.
In solving today’s Wordle, I employed the words ARISE and TOUCH to gather hints and deduced the solution CHOIR. It’s helpful to consider common letter combinations and their possible positions within the word. After entering CHOIR, I double-checked the placements to ensure accuracy.