Whether you'd just like a little help with today's Wordle or you'd simply like to read the answer to the September 23 (461) puzzle with a minimal amount of fuss, you'll find all that and plenty of other Wordle tips and tricks on this very page.
It wasn't looking good for me today—one yellow was the best I had to show for two guesses. But that also meant I had nine greys as well as a little bit of a "It can't get any worse than this attitude" to guide me, and thankfully I was able to turn it around just in time.
Today's Wordle: A hint for Friday, September 23
There's nothing but high praise and great honour to be found in today's answer. This is a prestigious and noble term, the sort of word you'd find in a national anthem, patriotic poem, or a military motto. It's also used in restoration work, when something magnificent is restored to its former magnificence. There's just one vowel today.
Wordle help: 3 tips for beating Wordle every day
If there's one thing better than playing Wordle, it's playing Wordle well, which is why I'm going to share a few quick tips to help set you on the path to success:
- A good opener contains a balanced mix of unique vowels and consonants.
- A tactical second guess helps to narrow down the pool of letters quickly.
- The solution may contain repeat letters.
There's no time pressure beyond making sure it's done by midnight. So there's no reason to not treat the game like a casual newspaper crossword and come back to it later if you're coming up blank.
What is the Wordle 461 answer?
Some days there just aren't enough guesses. The answer to the September 23 (461) Wordle is GLORY.
Wordle archive: Which words have been used
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances of guessing today's Wordle answer without accidentally picking a solution that's already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you some excellent ideas for fun starting words that keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some recent Wordle solutions:
- September 22: SAINT
- September 21: RECAP
- September 20: ALIKE
- September 19: TRICE
- September 18: STICK
- September 17: CHUTE
- September 16: PARER
- September 15: DOUBT
- September 14: THYME
- September 13: ALPHA
Learn more about Wordle
Every day Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it's up to you to work out which secret five-letter word is hiding inside them.
You'll want to start with a strong word like ALERT—something containing multiple vowels, common consonants, and no repeat letters. Hit Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you've got right or wrong. If a box turns ⬛️, it means that letter isn't in the secret word at all. 🟨 means the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you've got the right letter in the right spot.
You'll want your second go to compliment the first, using another "good" word to cover any common letters you missed last time while also trying to avoid any letter you now know for a fact isn't present in today's answer.
After that it's just a case of using what you've learned to narrow your guesses down to the right word. You have six tries in total and can only use real words (so no filling the boxes with EEEEE to see if there's an E). Don't forget letters can repeat too (ex: BOOKS).
If you need any further advice feel free to check out our Wordle tips, and if you'd like to find out which words have already been used you'll find those below.
Originally, Wordle was dreamed up by software engineer Josh Wardle, as a surprise for his partner who loves word games. From there it spread to his family, and finally got released to the public. The word puzzle game has since inspired tons of games like Wordle, refocusing the daily gimmick around music or math or geography. It wasn't long before Wordle became so popular it was sold to the New York Times for seven figures. Surely it's only a matter of time before we all solely communicate in tricolor boxes.