Today’s Wordle hint and answer on Monday 26th February for 982

A new week may have dawned, but Wordle never ends, so let’s solve Wordle’s answer for today, February 26.

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.
  • This word has two vowels.
  • The first letter is ‘O’.
  • You can use this word to describe when an event occurs on a regular basis.

I’m not sure yet? Read on to find out the answer.

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Wordle’s response for word 982 on February 26, 2024

Even with the clues above, are you still unsure and want to keep that streak going?

Wordle’s answer today is OFTEN.

Another Wordle answer came to my fourth guess and another Wordle riddle where I wished the word before it had been the answer. This time that word was ‘Coven’ and yes, this desire comes from how I think the etymology section would be more interesting if that were the real answer for today’s Wordle, but alas!

Sharing a Wordle answer
Don’t forget to share your answer on Wordle once you’re done. | Image credit: MichaelJBerlin –

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

‘Often’ has a fairly simple etymology and the word is probably an extended version of the Middle English word ‘Oft’. Here the meaning is the same and this shortened version could be due to the lack of vowels in Middle English. “Oft” itself could come from the Proto-Germanic word “Ufta” or the Old Frisian “Ofta”, which share the same meaning as “Often”.

Previous Wordle Answers from Last Week

Since there is only one answer on Wordle for this week today, let’s take a look at last week’s answers:

  • Sunday February 25 (981) – SMITH
  • Saturday February 24 (980) – PIPER
  • Friday February 23 (979) – APART
  • Thursday February 22 (978) – HEAVY
  • Wednesday, February 21 (977) – BUILD
  • Tuesday February 20 (976) – MATCH
  • Monday February 19 (975) – PRICE

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.

NYT Games

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!

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