Whether you need a clue for today's Wordle (opens in new tab), want to brush up on your general game-winning techniques, or need the answer to the January 29 (589) puzzle in a hurry, you'll find all that and plenty more help on this very page.
Everything came up grey in today's opening pair, and that meant I was halfway down the board before I had two yellows to my name. I'd like to say the next go was the one that turned it all around, but all it could muster was one green and another yellow. Luckily all those greys meant I only had a few letters left to use, although the answer felt more cobbled together from leftover parts than cleverly discovered.
A Wordle hint for Sunday, January 29
You're more likely to see this word used to describe something or someone suspicious or dishonest, although today's answer can also be used to refer to any object that resembles a fish in some way.
Is there a double letter in today's Wordle?
No, you won't find any double letters in today's puzzle.
Wordle help: 3 tips for beating Wordle every day
Anyone can pick up and play Wordle, but if you want to do it well and make all of your guesses count, these quick tips will help get you started on your Wordle winning streak:
- Choose an opener with a balanced mix of unique vowels and consonants.
- The answer may contain the same letter, multiple times.
- Try not to use guesses that contain letters you've already eliminated.
Thankfully, there's no time limit beyond ensuring it's done by midnight. So there's no reason not to treat the game like a casual newspaper crossword and come back to it later if you're coming up blank. Sometimes stepping away for a while means you can come back with a fresh perspective.
Today's Wordle answer
What is the Wordle 589 answer?
Keep your win streak going. The answer to the January 29 (589) Wordle is FISHY.
The last 10 Wordle answers
Past Wordle answers can give you some excellent ideas for fun starting words that keep your daily puzzle-solving fresh. They are also a good way to eliminate guesses for today's Wordle, as the answer is unlikely to be repeated.
Here are some recent Wordle solutions:
- January 28: FLIRT
- January 27: WORRY
- January 26: BEEFY
- January 25: MAIZE
- January 24: COUNT
- January 23: ELUDE
- January 22: MATEY
- January 21: BLURB
- January 20: ALTER
- January 19: MUCKY
Learn more about Wordle
Wordle gives you six rows of five boxes each day, and you'll need to work out which secret five-letter word is hiding inside them to keep up your winning streak.
You should start with a strong word (opens in new tab) like ARISE, or any other word that contains a good mix of common consonants and multiple vowels. You'll also want to avoid starting words with repeating letters, as you're wasting the chance to potentially eliminate or confirm an extra letter. Once you hit Enter, you'll see which ones 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 next guess to compliment the first, using another "good" word to cover any common letters you might have 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 simply a case of using what you've learned to narrow your guesses down to the correct word. You have six tries in total and can only use real words and don't forget letters can repeat too (eg: BOOKS).
If you need any further advice feel free to check out our Wordle tips (opens in new tab), and if you'd like to find out which words have already been used you can scroll to the relevant section above.
Originally, Wordle was dreamed up by software engineer Josh Wardle (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab). Surely it's only a matter of time before we all solely communicate in tricolor boxes.