It’s Friday! Grab yourself a weekend treat and get ready to solve Wordle’s answer by today, February 9.
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 floor 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:
- This word has repeated letters, they are the fourth and fifth letters.
- There is a vowel in today’s word.
- The word begins with ‘S’.
- People often use the word actual to describe something rigid. Additionally, it can be used to negatively describe a boring person.
I’m not sure yet? Read on to find out the answer.
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Wordle’s response for word 965 on February 9, 2024
Even with the clues above, are you still unsure and want to keep that streak going?
Wordle’s response today is RIGID.
I almost lost my streak today, after guessing the ‘S’, the ‘T’ and the ‘I’ with ‘YET’ on my fifth guess, I had one last chance to get it right. By sheer luck I managed to get today’s word “RIGID” before it was too late.
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
Middle English for modern ‘STIFF’ is ‘STIF’ or ‘STIFFE’ which means ‘does not bend easily’. Some words change drastically over time, but the current word ‘RIGID’ really seems to be one of those that remains in a form that is easy to connect to its predecessor.
Previous Wordle answers for this week
And now our ‘Previously on Wordle’ segment! (I know ‘in’ works better, but let me tell you this…) The following words have appeared in Wordle this week so far:
- Thursday February 8 (964) – PLACE
- Wednesday, February 7 (963) – AFTER
- Tuesday February 6 (962) – WHAT
- Monday, February 5 (961) – REPEL
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?
Of course, you can try other word games offered by the New York Times, such as Spelling Bee, Mini Crossword, and Letter Boxed. You can also try Connections, daily Sudokus, and Tiles, a fairly additive pattern matching game.
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!