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Long before WORDLE became a phenomenon in the digital world there was a printed version called Word Sleuth. The aim is for players to use those same skills of deduction to reveal a mystery word.
How to solve Word Sleuth:
- Every letter in a clue word that is contained in the mystery word is scored with a circle.
- A black circle shows there’s a correct letter in the correct place.
- A white circle shows there’s a correct letter but in the wrong place.
- Compare the scores of the clue words to deduce the mystery word.
See our example puzzle for a quick visual guide.
WORDLE is a digital puzzle in which you have six guesses to find the mystery word. Each guess must be a valid five-letter word in the Wordle dictionary, which is English language based, but does contain some American spellings. After each guess, the colour of the tiles will change to show how close your guess is to the correct answer. Grey tiles are invalid letters; yellow tiles indicate a correct letter but it in the wrong place; and green tiles show it’s a correct letter in the correct place.
Deduce the four letters of a mystery word by comparing the scores of clue words. Every letter in a clue word that is in the mystery word is scored with a circle, black if the letter is in the correct place, white if it isn’t.
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