Today’s Wordle answer — solution #248, Tuesday February 22nd
Addicted to Wordle? Then you are not alone. Millions of people play this simple yet addictive word game every day, then share their results with friends via social media.
But not everyone can play every day. Maybe you’re too busy even for a 10-minute game, or maybe you’ve been offline somewhere for 24 hours or more. Or maybe you just forgot.
Either way, once you’ve missed a day, you can’t see it again, except through the Wordle Archive, which lets you play older puzzles in the order they appeared in the game. origin.
So what do you do if you missed a match and just want to see today’s Wordle response out of curiosity? Don’t worry, we can help. We’re Wordle enthusiasts here at Tom’s Guide, so we’ll update this article daily with the right answer.
But be warned: spoilers await for game #248, so only read on if you want today’s Wordle answer! And please don’t peek before you can beat your friends without really trying; it’s just cheating.
Today’s Wordle Answer #248, Tuesday, February 22
So what’s today’s Wordle answer for game #248?
Drum roll please… It’s THORN.
Yes, that’s another fairly simple word after OTHER even more commonly used yesterday. Actually, interestingly enough (or maybe not, if you’re not a word connoisseur like me), today’s Wordle answer shares four of the same letters as yesterday’s.
According to my new favorite Word and Phrase Info website, THORN is the 11,447th most frequently used word in English. This isn’t necessarily a reflection of his notoriety of course; while I assume almost everyone will know what that means, it’s not the kind of word you use often, unless you’re maybe a gardener or a florist.
I got it in 3/6, in case you’re interested, and I’d be surprised if there were too many x/6 results today. Again, this isn’t one of Wordle’s best seed words, so I wouldn’t expect a lot of 1/6 scores.
Anyway, this is towards the easier end of the Wordle spectrum; point to conspiracy theories that the NYT is ruining it by making it too simple.
Is it me, or is #Wordle getting easier? I have it in three for four days.February 22, 2022
Does THORN need to be defined? Not really, but I picked a format for it, so here it is anyway, courtesy of Merriam-Webster:
- a sharp rigid process on a plant
- any of various pointed spiny structures on an animal
- a woody plant bearing sharp hobbling processes
- something that causes distress or irritation – often used in the expression thorn in the side
- the runic letter þ used in Old English and Middle English to represent either the fricatives th or t͟h and in Icelandic to represent th
No, I didn’t know the latter myself either. It’s always good to learn something new, isn’t it?
Previous Wordle Answers
If you are looking for a list of older Wordle answers, we can help you too. Here is a list going back 20 games.
- Word #247: OTHER
- Word #246: TACITUS
- Wordle #245: SWILL
- Word #244: DODGE
- Word #243: SHAKE
- Word #242: CAULK
- Word #241: AROMA
- Word #240: CYNIC
- Word #239: ROBIN
- Word #238: ULTRA
- Word #237: ULCER
- Word #236: PAUSE
- Word #235 : HUMOR
- Word #234: FRAMEWORK
- Wordle #233: ELDER
- Word #232: COMPETENCE
- Word #231: IN HEIGHT
- Word #230: PLEASE
- Word #229: SHINE
- Word #228 : WET
What else should I know about Wordle?
Wordle launched in October 2021 but only gained traction towards the end of the year, then went viral in January as the world woke up to its charms. In fact, it proved so successful that The New York Times bought Wordle for seven figures in early February and the game is now part of NYT Games.
It is played through the NYT Games website here and is completely free. The NYT and the game’s creator, Josh Wardle, said it would remain free-to-play. Some people think Wordle has gotten tougher since the NYT takeover, but that’s really not the case.
Wordle is a simple game where your challenge is to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. Each time you guess, you are told which of your chosen letters are in the target word, and if they are in the correct place.
If a letter is in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the word but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the word at all, it turns gray.
There is only one puzzle per day, and everyone completes the same one. It resets at 7 p.m. ET each day, but if you can’t wait for another game to pass the time while you wait, we’ve compiled a list of the best Wordle alternatives such as the ultra-stressful (but very good) Squabble, the Quordle of four words at a time and the excellent Absurdle. We also like the Worldle geography-based Wordle clone, the Star Wars-themed SWordle, and the math-based Mathler.