NYT Wordle today — answer and hints for game #1111, Thursday, July 4

NYT Wordle today — answer and hints for game #1111, Thursday, July 4
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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 #1111) – 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 #1111) – clue #2 – first letter

What letter does today’s Wordle begin with?

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

D is the ninth most common starting letter in the game, so maybe slightly less likely than you might expect. 

Wordle hints (game #1111) – 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 #1111) – 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 #1111) – clue #5 – last chance

Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #1111.

  • Today’s Wordle answer is a first appearance.

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 #1111)

Wordle answer for game 1111 on a green background

(Image credit: New York Times)

  • NYT average score: 3.9
  • My score: 4
  • WordleBot’s score: 4
  • Best start word performance*: LEAST (18 remaining answers)
  • My start word performance: SHEET (34)

* From WordleBot’s Top 20 start words

Today’s Wordle answer (game #1111) is… DEBUT.

This is not a particularly notable Wordle compared to the interesting selections we’ve had in recent days. It contains no really uncommon letters, has no repeats and includes nothing to mark it out as that complicated. In fact, if you were picking a Wordle puzzle to act as a standard for the game, DEBUT would work nicely.

It has the same average score as the previous two games, THIGH and INLAY, but to mind it’s a little easier than either of them. The most awkward thing about it is probably the B in the middle; as my analysis of every Wordle answer shows, B is very common at the start of a word (third behind S and C), but only occurs 56 times in the center of an answer, which means it ranks 16th in this regard.

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It was one I probably should have solved in three guesses, but I had to settle for a four due to an unlucky second guess and a poor third one. That puts it above the average score, which currently stands at 3.9. To make me feel a little better about that, though, WordleBot also solved it in four.

However, my start was better than the ‘bot’s; my random opener SHEET left 34 options, whereas CRANE left 273 possibles. I was helped in my quest by the fact that the repeated E in SHEET ruled it out of two positions. Coupled with the green T at the end, I only needed to focus on E—T and -E–T. The former was a lot more likely than the latter, because E appears 241 times in the second position, but only 72 times at the start. So I added in three of the most common letters remaining and played LEANT.

This was a “wonderful choice”, said WordleBot, but also an unlucky one – it did nothing beyond turn the E green, and still left me with 14 possible answers. To make matters worse, I didn’t do a particularly good job of identifying them, coming up with only half of them and playing DEPOT on a whim. WordleBot agreed that it was a little slapdash, saying it was “not my favorite”.

Luck was smiling on me now, though, because poor guess or not it cut my shortlist to only two: DEBUT and DEBIT. And for once when faced with a 50/50 I guessed correctly and scored a 4/6 that was about the most I deserved today.

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

Yesterday’s Wordle hints (game #1110)

In a different time zone where it’s still Wednesday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #1110, 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 T.

T is one of the most common starting letters in the game, beginning 149 of Wordle’s 2,309 answers. That gives it a ranking of fourth in the alphabet, behind only S, C and B.

  • 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 H.

H is a regular visitor to the final spot in a Wordle word. It occurs 137 times at the end of a Wordle answer, making it the sixth most common letter there.

Still looking for more Wordle hints? Here’s an extra one for game #1110.

  • Yesterday’s Wordle answer is a part of the body.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #1110)

Wordle answer for game 1110 on a green background

(Image credit: New York Times)

  • NYT average score: 3.9 (revised)
  • My score: 4
  • WordleBot’s score: 3
  • Best start word performance*: TRICE (8 remaining answers)
  • My start word performance: SPEED (799)

* From WordleBot’s Top 20 start words

Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #1110) was… THIGH.

I feel a slight sense of deflation today, not because of this game but because of yesterday’s. We were on course for a record-equaling run of difficult Wordles, and today’s game has played its part by coming in with an average score of 4.0, but unfortunately yesterday’s INLAY has now been downgraded to a 3.9, so we’ve missed out.

None of this is remotely important, of course, but it’s the kind of thing that I get excited by. Come on, it’s not easy writing a Wordle column every single day for more than two years, you can’t blame me for looking for distractions.

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Anyway, THIGH is currently rated as more difficult than INLAY, and that was my experience too. It has a repeated letter, for starters, and not just any repeat but an H. As my analysis of every Wordle answer shows, there are only 10 games that feature more than one H, making it one of the least likely to appear twice. That said, they’ve been fairly common lately: we had one in May, with HITCH, and another in March with HUNCH. The others to have appeared thus far are HUTCH, HATCH, HEATH and HUMPH, so there are probably only three more to come.

I was up against it from the start of the game, with my opener SPEED leaving me with 799 possible solutions. Ouch! Those of you who started with TRICE (8) or TRACE (23) will have had a much easier time of it.

My response to that was to play TRAIN, a word which sits just outside of WordleBot’s top 20 start words, and which is a popular choice among Wordlers in general. It worked pretty well, giving me a green T and yellow I, and in doing so cut my options to six.

At this point I set about forming a shortlist, but could only come up with THICK. For whatever reason I didn’t think about G being included, so missed THIGH and TIGHT. I also skipped past TIZZY (probably not an answer), TWIXT (ditto) and TWILL (ditto).

So, I played THICK thinking it had to be the answer and was seemingly right when the first three letters turned green… then wrong when the next two went gray. Still, another look at the board confirmed that there was now only one answer left, THIGH, and I played that next for a standard four.

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 #1110, Wednesday 3 July: THIGH
  • Wordle #1109, Tuesday 2 July: INLAY
  • Wordle #1108, Monday 1 July: ADAGE
  • 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
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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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