The solution to today’s Wordle puzzle (#514 – November 15, 2022) is snarl. Apart from the definitions we’ve mentioned above, you could say you’ve “snarled” something if you’ve made it excessively complicated. In the context of growling aggressively, the word has probable roots in a Dutch or Low German source, “snarren,” which means to rattle (via Merriam-Webster).
It took four tries to crack the code today, although WordleBot did it faster — in three tries. Luck was on the Bot’s side today — its favorite opening guess and one of the expert-recommended starter words, “slate,” contains three out of the five letters in the answer, so it made short work of the puzzle.
Our approach was very different — our first guess, “clout,” left a whopping 357 words as possible answers. But the second guess, “brain,” narrowed that down to a mere two. We guessed correctly after our third guess, “learn.” We hope you learn a thing or two from our process that helps improve your gameplay today. In case you missed it, the New York Times has changed a few things about Wordle, so you might need to make a few adjustments to the way you play the game.