Wordle’s response today, May 17, takes the form, as always, of a five-letter word.
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.
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Interested in other word games once you have today’s word? We’ve discussed the topic of authorship in the world of cyptic crossword puzzles and sudoku, and why The NYTimes Mini Crossword is a reliable delight.
Clues for Today’s Wordle Answer
Instead of going straight to the answer, you might just need a few pointers to get you past the line:
- There are no repeated letters in this word.
- There is a vowel in this word.
- The last letter is ‘K’.
- You need today’s Wordle answer if you’re building a shed.
I’m not sure yet? Read on for the answer.
Looking for more word puzzles once you’ve completed today’s answer? Our sister site RPS has some suggestions.
Wordle’s answer for word 697 from May 17, 2023
Even with the clues above, are you still unsure and want to keep that streak going?
Wordle’s answer today is PLANK.
I got Wordle’s response today pretty quickly. Of course it took four guesses, but they were quick guesses since ‘PLANT’, my second guess, gave me most of the letters I needed. From that point on, it was simply a matter of finding the last letter.
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 needs to know that you came to this page to solve it. Maybe make two or three false guesses first to throw them off, perhaps?
Do you want to read more about Wordle before the next answer?
A lot has happened with Wordle since its rapid arrival in October 2021, with millions of players signing up every day in just a few months.
App stores were quickly flooded with clones to take advantage of its popularity. Elsewhere, a developer who previously had a similarly named game available donated his windfall to a charity after players confused it with the new five-letter guessing game, with the creator (of the modern) Wordle, Dan Wardle, calling it a “class act” in response.
The most notable development in Wordle’s history is its purchase by the New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, which includes the game in the newspaper’s online gaming group.
Today, Wordle is still free and the game itself has not changed, although there have been some minor developments behind the scenes.
In the initial migration, streaks were reset for some players and rude words were removed from the dictionary, leading to the word list changing, resulting in some players being assigned a different word. The New York Times has since also shut down an “unauthorized” archive site for old Wordle puzzles.
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