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Wordle answer for February 16th, 2022

Spoilers ahead

If you're playing Wordle, the puzzle sensation, you might occasionally fail to find a day's single solution. That's where this post comes in. While Wordle's own ubiquitous green squares ingeniously dodge spoilers, spoiling the solution to the puzzle is exactly what we're going to do here.

Therefore, if you intend to play today's Wordle, don't click ahead or read down! This post is for if you miss a day, fail a day, or are trying to remember the solution from some point in the distant future.

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Wordle solution for #242, February 16th 2022

Each day, Wordle gives players six attempts to guess that day's solution. The solution is a five-letter word and it's the same for all users - or, ordinarily it is. Currently, you might get different answers depending on whether you're playing on the original site or the version of the game that's migrated to the New York Times. The NYT say the duplication is temporary as they continue to migrate player data - streaks, etc. - across to the new system.

Here is today's solution to Wordle #242: caulk

You could, of course, use this information to cheat, but then you'd only be cheating yourself. Wordle is almost always straightforward to solve, but the real challenge is in trying to do it in as few guesses as possible. Getting it right on your first guess would be nice, but it would also destroy the fun - and probably make your friends suspicous.

If Wordle really is too easy for you, try playing on four grids simultaneously.

Use our Wordle Solver tool to help you figure out the answer to any Wordle in moments! Just pop your current guesses in the grid and watch the tool instantly give you all the potential answers.

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