The weekend is almost here and while you wait for those last few hours of work to finish, why not sneak a look for Wordle’s answer for today, February 2nd?
For the uninitiated, the goal of Wordle is to solve a daily five-letter word with six puzzles. The less guessing the better, and if you can’t guess anything, you’ll break your streak.
The latter is why finding today’s Wordle answer is a priority, as players pride themselves on maintaining their streak. So why go for a risky final guess when you can learn a few clues and otherwise get the definitive answer? This page can help with that.
Once you have the word today, learn more about Wordle and how the New York Times became interested in games in this interview with Jonathan Knight, NYTimes games director. In keeping with the theme of words, we also discuss why the NYTimes Mini Crossword Puzzle is a reliable delight.
Clues for today’s Wordle answer
Instead of jumping straight to the answer, you may just need a few tips to get you over the line:
- There are no repeated letters in this word.
- Today’s word has a vowel.
- This first letter is ‘C’.
- The word today can be used to describe something that has been split in two.
I’m not sure yet? Read on to find out the answer.
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Wordle’s response for word 958 on February 2, 2024
Even with the clues above, are you still unsure and want to keep that streak going?
Wordle’s answer today is cleavage.
I’m not sure how I did it, but I got today’s Wordle on my third guess. All ‘Arise’ gave me was the ‘E’ and ‘Gleek’ confirmed its location, but then I just entered ‘Cleft’ since it was the word that first came to mind and here we are.
Don’t forget to share your answer on Wordle once you’re done. | Image credit: MichaelJBerlin – stock.adobe.com
Now you have the answer, don’t tell others! Remember, you can share your spoiler-free results in grid form.
Of course, no one has to know that you came to this page to solve it. Maybe make two or three false guesses first to throw them off, perhaps?
The current etymology of Wordle
‘Cleft’ is the past participle of ‘Cleave’ and comes from the Middle English word, ‘Clift’. (Considering it’s five letters long, we may see ‘Clift’ appear on Worlde one day.) This in itself could come from the Old English word, ‘Geclyft’, meaning ‘Split’ or ‘Cloven’.
Previous Wordle answers for this week
And now our ‘Previously on Wordle’ segment! (I know ‘in’ works better, but let me tell you this…) Yesterday we received this lovely response from Wordle:
- Thursday February 1 (957) – LIVE
- Wednesday January 31 (956) – BULKY
- Tuesday, January 30 (955) – EXPULSION
- Monday January 29 (954) – LEGGY
If you want to know all the words that have appeared in Wordle in the past, check out our archive of previous Wordle answers.
What to play after Wordle
Once you’ve completed your daily Wordle, the question is: what will you play next?
There are also a variety of games that have put a twist on Wordle’s formula. Squaredle challenges you to find a series of words by connecting letters on a four-by-four grid. Meanwhile, Dordle, Quorodly, Octordly, and Sedecordle keep the standard Wordle, while increasing the number of words you have to find. The challenge lies in how your guesses count for all the words, so you must decide whether you will focus on a specific word or try to solve several words at the same time. Fortunately, the number of guesses you receive increases along with the number of words you are expected to solve.
However, if you want a break from spelling, try GeoGuessr. Here you will be given an image of some place, anywhere in the world and you will have to place a marker where you think that location is. There’s even an old-school RuneScape version.
I hope you enjoyed playing Wordle today!