NYT Wordle today — answer and hints for game #1108, Monday, July 1

NYT Wordle today — answer and hints for game #1108, Monday, July 1
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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 #1108) – 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 #1108) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

The first letter in today’s Wordle answer is 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.

Wordle hints (game #1108) – clue #3 – repeated letters

Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?

There are 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 #1108) – clue #4 – ending letter

What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

The last letter in today’s Wordle is E.

E is the most common letter to end a Wordle answer by far. That’s one of the reasons why many of the best start words, including SLATE, CRANE, CRATE and STARE, all end with one.

Wordle hints (game #1108) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #1108.

  • Today’s Wordle answer is a saying.

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 #1108)

Wordle answer for game 1108 on a green background

(Image credit: New York Times)

  • NYT average score: 4.2
  • My score: 3
  • WordleBot’s score: 4
  • Best start word performance*: TRADE (1 remaining answer)
  • My start word performance: GUILE (19)

* From WordleBot’s Top 20 start words

Today’s Wordle answer (game #1108) is… ADAGE.

It’s not often that we get four difficult Wordles in a row; we had such a sequence in late May, another in early April, one back in January… and that’s it so far for 2024. We’ve got another one here, though, with ADAGE (4.2) following BUDDY (4.4), ZEBRA (4.3) and DROVE (4.0). 

As with BUDDY, it contains a repeated letter, and that’s probably the main complication here, aside from the fact that it’s not all that widely used a word compared to some. 

As my analysis of every Wordle answer shows, A is the fourth most likely letter to be repeated, with that scenario playing out 69 times across Wordle’s 2,309 original solutions. Only E (172 repeats), O (81) and L (71) are ahead of it in this regard. However, that doesn’t mean it’s truly common; 69 out of 2,309 is a mere 3% of all games, so it’s still a lot more likely that you’d just have one A on its own.

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Truly poor start word performance wasn’t really a factor today, with most of WordleBot’s top 20 cutting the answers list to fewer than 50. STARE left 29 and CRANE left 49, for instance, but top marks went to ADIEU (5) and TRADE (just a sole option).

My random opener sat between the ADIEU and STARE range, with GUILE leaving me 19 possibles. The yellow G would prove to be really useful later on, but I didn’t include it on my second guess, instead going for DEBAR. Why? Well, I didn’t need to play the E at the end, because it was already green. However, several of the words I’d shortlisted contained a second (or rather, first) E – for instance HEDGE, WEDGE, MERGE and VERGE. D was in lots of answers, such as BADGE and CADGE, B was also in BARGE, R was in several of those I’ve mentioned plus RANGE and FORGE. I also had DODGE, ADAGE, STAGE, AGAPE, AGATE and MANGE.

DEBAR was deemed to only be a “good” guess, with the ‘bot preferring DARTS, but it worked very well, cutting my list to two. These were CADGE and ADAGE, and of those the latter seemed more likely to be a genuine answer. So I went for that and got lucky once again, scoring another WordleBot-beating 3/6.

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

Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #1107)

In a different time zone where it’s still Sunday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #1107, 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 B.

B is a very, very common starting letter in Wordle. In fact, it’s the third most common overall, behind only S and C. 

  • There were 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 Y.

Y is the second most common ending letter in the game, behind only E. In total, 364 Wordle answers end with a Y.

Still looking for more Wordle hints? Here’s an extra one for game #1107.

  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a friend.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #1107)

Wordle answer for game 1107 on a green background

(Image credit: New York Times)

  • NYT average score: 4.4
  • My score: 3
  • WordleBot’s score: 5
  • Best start word performance*: TRADE (14 remaining answers)
  • My start word performance: BAGGY (25)

* From WordleBot’s Top 20 start words

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #1107) was… BUDDY.

You might have thought that Wordle couldn’t get much harder than Saturday’s ZEBRA, but oh yes it could. And indeed it did. BUDDY has an average score of 4.4 at the time of writing, compared to 4.3 for ZEBRA, Z and all.

As a measure of how difficult it is, WordleBot – an AI tool designed to solve the game, remember – needed five guesses to complete it. Though admittedly, that may in part be due to the fact that its start word, CRANE, left 356 possible solutions. Not that it was on its own in that regard: of the ‘bot’s top 20 options, 19 were above 300. The only one that wasn’t, TRADE, left just 14 possibles – but that’s unlikely to have impacted too many people, as it’s not widely used.

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AUDIO, however, is a very popular opener, and that also left 14; without that, the average would probably be even higher.

The complication here is obviously the repeated D, although it’s worth noting too that this format – consonant-vowel-repeated-consonant-Y – has been responsible for lots of tough Wordles. DOLLY, last week, was also a 4.4 game, while GUMMY last month was 4.6, JOLLY in April was 5.4, SALLY in March was 4.4, LEGGY in January the same. These games are even harder than ER answers…

For me, though, it was all rather simple. Not because I played particularly well, but because I was very lucky with my opener. Remarkably, my random word generator served up BAGGY today, giving me the start and end of the answer, and ruling out a couple of other letters. The net effect of that was that I only had 25 solutions to worry about on my second guess.

I didn’t come up with all of them, but found enough to have a good idea of what to play next. T was useful for BOOTY, BUSTY and BITTY. O for the likes of BOOZY and BOSSY. N was found in BUNNY, BONNY, BONEY, BENDY. E was in BELLY, BEEFY, BERRY. And the D was, of course, in BUDDY. 

There were other ways I could have gone – for instance, WordleBot preferred DUELS – and without some luck I could still have ended up with six or seven words to pick from. But there was no options that avoided that scenario, so I was always going to need some good fortune to score a three.

And I got it: the D turned yellow, which meant I now only had two to choose from, BUDDY or BIDDY. However, I hadn’t even considered the latter, so played BUDDY in blissful ignorance and walked away with a satisfactory 3/6.  

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 #1107, Sunday 30 June: BUDDY
  • Wordle #1106, Saturday 29 June: ZEBRA
  • Wordle #1105, Friday 28 June: DROVE
  • Wordle #1104, Thursday 27 June: ORDER
  • Wordle #1103, Wednesday 26 June: KNEAD
  • Wordle #1102, Tuesday 25 June: SAVOR
  • Wordle #1101, Monday 24 June: DOLLY
  • Wordle #1100, Sunday 23 June: BUGLE
  • Wordle #1099, Saturday 22 June: EDICT
  • Wordle #1098, Friday 21 June: PAINT
  • Wordle #1097, Thursday 20 June: SCENT
  • Wordle #1096, Wednesday 19 June: TERSE
  • Wordle #1095, Tuesday 18 June: COVER
  • Wordle #1094, Monday 17 June: PRIOR
  • Wordle #1093, Sunday 16 June: GRIND
  • Wordle #1092, Saturday 15 June: PROUD
  • Wordle #1091, Friday 14 June: VAULT
  • 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
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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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