NYT Wordle today — answer and hints for game #1091, Friday, June 14

NYT Wordle today — answer and hints for game #1091, Friday, June 14
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It’s time for your guide to today’s Wordle answer, featuring my commentary on the latest puzzle, plus a selection of hints designed to help you keep your streak going.

Don’t think you need any clues for Wordle today? No problem, just skip to my daily column. But remember: failure in this game is only ever six guesses away.   

Want more word-based fun? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game, and you can also take a look at my NYT Strands today and NYT Connections today pages for my verdict on two of the New York Times’ other brainteasers. 

SPOILER WARNING: Today’s Wordle answer and hints are below, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see them.

Wordle hints (game #1091) – clue #1 – Vowels

How many vowels does today’s Wordle have?

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

Wordle hints (game #1091) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is V.

V is a fairly uncommon starting letter in Wordle. There are only 43 answers that begin with a V, and it ranks just 16th.

Wordle hints (game #1091) – clue #3 – repeated letters

Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?

There are no repeated letters in today’s Wordle.

Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.

Wordle hints (game #1091) – clue #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is T.

T is a very common letter to end a Wordle answer – in fact only E and Y are more likely in that position.

Wordle hints (game #1091) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #1091.

  • Today’s Wordle answer is an arched structure.

If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – but I’d always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We’ve got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.

If you don’t want to know today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!

Today’s Wordle answer (game #1091)

Wordle answer for game 1091 on a green background

(Image credit: New York Times)

  • NYT average score: 4.2
  • My score: 4
  • WordleBot’s score: 4
  • Best start word performance*: STALE (5 remaining answers)
  • My start word performance: AWARD (302)

* From WordleBot’s Top 20 start words

Today’s Wordle answer (game #1091) is… VAULT.

This really has been a tough week in the game, hasn’t it? From Saturday to today we’ve had puzzles with average scores of 4.4, 3.8, 4.8, 4.4, 4.2, 3.9 and finally 4.2 here. It’s not quite the hardest seven-day period ever – that would be LOFTY (4.2), TIBIA (4.3), BOOZE (4.7), ALPHA (4.3), THYME (3.9), DOUBT (3.7) and PARER (6.3), back in September 2022 – but with an average score for the past week of 4.2, it’s not far off it.

VAULT’s difficulty probably stems from its start letter. V is not a common character to begin a Wordle answer, and as my analysis of every Wordle answer shows, you’d only expect to get a V at the start of a solution every 53 games. 

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Of course, probability is not a smooth thing, and we’ve had four of them in the past 68 days: VOILA, VAPID, VALUE and now VAULT. But that’s unlikely to have been on anyone’s mind today, and I suspect many people will have played FAULT first simply because F is a much more common letter (and FAULT a more common word).

That’s exactly what happened in my game at least. I opened with AWARD, which was another fairly disastrous start, and one which left me a daunting list of 302 possible answers. That’s according to WordleBot, obviously; I definitely didn’t draw up a shortlist of that many myself!

What I did do was look at the most common letters left in the game and play LANCE, which WordleBot said was an “excellent choice”. It wasn’t particularly lucky, though, and still left 15 answers, which is only a couple off what SLATE left people on the first guess (18). 

My third guess was much more fortunate – because I played FAULT. This was not expert strategizing on my part, because the shortlist I’d drawn up included a diverse spread of words including BASIL, SALTY and TALLY, as well as FAULT and VAULT. It was pretty much a shot in the dark, but it gave me four of the letters and guaranteed that I’d solve it in four.

How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.

Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #1090)

In a different time zone where it’s still Thursday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #1090, too.

  • Wordle yesterday had a vowel in one place.

* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too). 

  • The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was A.

A is a reasonably common starting letter in Wordle: 140 games begin with this letter. It ranks 6th among starting letters, behind S, C, B, T and P.

  • There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.

Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.

  • The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was T.

T is a very common letter to end a Wordle answer – in fact only E and Y are more likely in that position.

Still looking for more Wordle hints? Here’s an extra one for game #1090.

  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a feeling of anxiety.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #1090)

Wordle answer for game 1090 on a green background

(Image credit: New York Times)

  • NYT average score: 4.0
  • My score: 3
  • WordleBot’s score: 3
  • Best start word performance*: SAINT (1 remaining answer)
  • My start word performance: STAMP (20)

* From WordleBot’s Top 20 start words

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #1090) was… ANGST.

ANGST is a rare beast among Wordle answers, in that it contains four consonants in a row. How rare is it? Well, 12 of the original 2,309 solutions contain five consonants, with no vowel at all. Or rather, they all contain a Y instead, which acts as a vowel in them. But let’s include those 12. Then, on top of that, there are a further 18 answers that have a vowel at the start followed by four consonants, or vice-versa. So that’s 30 games in total that contain four (or five) consonants in a row, out of 2,309. That’s a mere 1.3% of all games. So yes, it’s rare.

Does that add to the difficulty today? Well, to an extent. The average score, according to WordleBot, is 4.0 – so a teeny tiny bit above the norm for the game, which currently sits at around 3.96. However, a couple of popular start words cut the answers list down considerably today, which implies that some people will have got nice low scores today – and in turn that others will have been far higher. So it’s most likely one of those games were there’ll be a split between the haves and have-nots.

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On that start word front, SLATE, usually the fourth or fifth most popular, left only seven solutions. STARE, which is third, was at 12. ARISE, another common choice, was also at seven. I was only a little behind that, with STAMP leaving me with 20 options.

I made slightly hard work of that decent start. I knew that S and T are very common together at the end of an answer, but figured that because the A couldn’t go in the middle, an –AST word was impossible, and therefore on this occasion an ST answer was unlikely. Good reasoning, sure, but completely wrong as it happens. Instead, I decided the ST and were likely in positions #3 and #4, followed by a Y – as in HASTY, TASTY and NASTY, or maybe there was an E at the end for HASTE. I had a couple of others, including TASER and VISTA, but missed a whole bunch.

I decided to play HASTY, based on the words I had identified, and made decent progress: all three letters stayed yellow, but I ruled out lots of words and now only had four left. However, I only found two: ANGST and ASCOT, and I knew that the latter had been a past Wordle answer (game #971) – so in my head, there was now only one answer left. 

In WordleBot’s head, however, there were two more: ASTER and ASTIR. Anyone ever heard of them? I haven’t, so I’m going to assume they aren’t real solutions. Instead, I played ANGST with the feeling that it had to be the answer, and it turned out I was right. 

Wordle answers: The past 50

I’ve been playing Wordle every day for more than two years now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday’s answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.

  • Wordle #1090, Thursday 13 June: ANGST
  • Wordle #1089, Wednesday 12 June: DETER
  • Wordle #1088, Tuesday 11 June: SWUNG
  • Wordle #1087, Monday 10 June: MANGA
  • Wordle #1086, Sunday 9 June: CROWD
  • Wordle #1085, Saturday 8 June: HENCE
  • Wordle #1084, Friday 7 June: MELON
  • Wordle #1083, Thursday 6 June: ETHER
  • Wordle #1082, Wednesday 5 June: ORGAN
  • Wordle #1081, Tuesday 4 June: GROOM
  • Wordle #1080, Monday 3 June: STARK
  • Wordle #1079, Sunday 2 June: BRAVO
  • Wordle #1078, Saturday 1 June: BASIN
  • Wordle #1077, Friday 31 May: CHAOS
  • Wordle #1076, Thursday 30 May: GUMMY
  • Wordle #1075, Wednesday 29 May: PAPAL
  • Wordle #1074, Tuesday 28 May: MINUS
  • Wordle #1073, Monday 27 May: SKIER
  • Wordle #1072, Sunday 26 May: BEVEL
  • Wordle #1071, Saturday 25 May: TITAN
  • Wordle #1070, Friday 24 May: GLIDE
  • Wordle #1069, Thursday 23 May: SWISH
  • Wordle #1068, Wednesday 22 May: EXALT
  • Wordle #1067, Tuesday 21 May: DINGO
  • Wordle #1066, Monday 20 May: NICER
  • Wordle #1065, Sunday 19 May: HITCH
  • Wordle #1064, Saturday 18 May: BRINY
  • Wordle #1063, Friday 17 May: TUTOR
  • Wordle #1062, Thursday 16 May: STALL
  • Wordle #1061, Wednesday 15 May: PINCH
  • Wordle #1060, Tuesday 14 May: AMASS
  • Wordle #1059, Monday 13 May: CUMIN
  • Wordle #1058, Sunday 12 May: OUTER
  • Wordle #1057, Saturday 11 May: TIDAL
  • Wordle #1056, Friday 10 May: MEDIA
  • Wordle #1055, Thursday 9 May: JERKY
  • Wordle #1054, Wednesday 8 May: PIOUS
  • Wordle #1053, Tuesday 7 May: MUSTY
  • Wordle #1052, Monday 6 May: SHAVE
  • Wordle #1051, Sunday 5 May: DECAL
  • Wordle #1050, Saturday 4 May: VALUE
  • Wordle #1049, Friday 3 May: EBONY
  • Wordle #1048, Thursday 2 May: SLICE
  • Wordle #1047, Wednesday 1 May: DIARY
  • Wordle #1046, Tuesday 30 April: PROWL
  • Wordle #1045, Monday 29 April: CRAFT
  • Wordle #1044, Sunday 28 April: PRUNE
  • Wordle #1043, Saturday 27 April: GLEAM
  • Wordle #1042, Friday 26 April: VAPID
  • Wordle #1041, Thursday 25 April: INTRO
  • Wordle #1040, Wednesday 24 April: OVERT
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What is Wordle?

If you’re on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you’ve not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it’s the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2024.

We’ve got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.

What is Wordle?

Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh?

It’s played online via the Wordle website or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS / Android), and is entirely free.

Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.

What are the Wordle rules?

The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.

1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.

2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.

3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.

4. Answers are never plural.

5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.

6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.

7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.

8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.

9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.

10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…

11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.


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