Today’s Wordle hints – answer, clues and tips for game #757, Thursday, July 16

Get some hints for Wordle today plus check out the answer if you don't have time to play

It’s time for your daily dose of Wordle tips, which have been carefully created to assist you in maintaining your streak even on the most challenging of days.
Even while it may seem like you don’t need any hints for Wordle today, keep in mind that you are only six guesses away from losing this game.
You can find a variety of Wordle hints to help you get started below. You don’t have to use them all, but there are five in total should you need them, covering vowels, starting letter, ending letter and more. You can also see the solution if you have no time to play at all.

Want more enjoyable word games? My Quordle today page contains hints and answers for that game, which remains the best of all the main Wordle alternatives.


How many vowels does the Wordle of today contain?

• Wordle today has three vowels*.
* Note that by vowel we mean the five standard vowels (A, E, I, O, U), not Y (which is sometimes counted as a vowel too).

Word Search Hints: First Letter, Clue #2 (Game #757)

Today’s Wordle answer starts with the letter M, therefore what letter does it start with?

When it comes to word starting letters, M is a mediocre choice.

With 107 occurrences out of 2,309 answers, it comes in at number ten in the rankings.

Clue #3 for Wordle Hints (Game #757) is Repeated Letters

Does today’s Wordle have any repeated letters?

• There are no repeated letters in today’s Wordle.
Repeated letters are quite common in the game, with 748 of the 2,309 Wordle answers containing one. However, it’s still more likely that a Wordle doesn’t have one.


What letter does today’s Wordle end with?

• The last letter in today’s Wordle is E.
E is the most common letter to end a Wordle answer by far. That’s one of the reasons why many of the best start words, including SLATE, CRANE, CRATE and STARE, all end with one.


Still looking for more Wordle hints today? Here’s an extra one for game #757
Today’s Wordle answer is an animal.
If you just want to know today’s Wordle answer now, simply scroll down – but I’d always recommend trying to solve it on your own first. We’ve got lots of Wordle tips and tricks to help you, including a guide to the best Wordle start words.
If you don’t want to know today’s answer then DO NOT SCROLL ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT IS PRINTED BELOW. So don’t say you weren’t warned!
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Today’s Wordle answer (game #757) is… TOPAZ

oh Boy
This is one of those Wordle answers that you might have ended up guessing blindly after finding three or four of the letters. It looks obvious once you have the structure in place, but there are a surprising number of words that have the format -OUSE and many more still that have -O-SE.
For instance, a look at WordleBot after the game showed me that many people guessed the likes of HOUSE, LOUSE, ROUSE and DOUSE at various stages, plus MOOSE (which has actually been a past Wordle answer), POISE and POSSE.
The multitude of similar answers is evident from the results for the best Wordle starting words today. SLATE, WordleBot’s top pick, left 32 possible solutions and my own choice, STARE, resulted in 24. Not too high, but not super-low either. And they were among the luckiest options; the likes of CRANE (126), SLANT (109) and TRACE (127) were all much higher.
That said, MOUSE is not an incredibly difficult Wordle answer to find. WordleBot says it has an average score of 3.7, which places it quite a way below most recent games. In fact, by that measure it’s the easiest since CLERK last Tuesday.
We’ve been here before, of course. As I mentioned above, MOOSE was a previous answer, on 1 March this year (game #620). As soon as I saw the yellow S and green E for my first guess, I recalled that game and that I’d followed it up with NOISE. WordleBot had berated me for that, suggesting that CLOUD would have been better, so I heeded its advice today and played that second time round. And it worked. I was rewarded with yellow O and U, and my 24 possible solutions were reduced to just two.
These were of course MOUSE and HOUSE. So I had yet another 50/50 in front of me. I seem to be getting a lot of these wrong at the moment and today was no exception; I went for the latter, but guessed wrong and had to settle for a 4/6.
How did you do today? Send me an email and let me know.


In a different time zone where it’s still Sunday? Don’t worry – I can give you some clues for Wordle #756, too.
Wordle yesterday had one vowel.
The first letter in yesterday’s Wordle answer was S.
There were no repeated letters in yesterday’s Wordle.
The last letter in yesterday’s Wordle was P.
Yesterday’s Wordle answer is trying to save money.


Yesterday’s Wordle answer (game #756) was… CRONE.
This was a nice, straightforward Wordle for me after my travails on Saturday, when I scored a 6/6. But that said, SKIMP is not necessarily an easy word to find. WordleBot says it has an average score of 4.1, keeping it on the slightly trickier side of things.
The letters are certainly a mixed bag. S is incredibly common at the start of a Wordle answer – one of the reasons why so many of the best Wordle starting words, such as SLATE, SLANT and STARE, begin with it – and I is a very common letter in general, as are all of the vowels with the possible exception of U. But K is not common in general, or certainly not at the end of an answer, while M and P are both middling letters.
No start words were particularly helpful today; my favorite, STARE, left 81 possible solutions and the likes of SLATE (69) and CRANE (357) were no better really. That meant my second guess had to work very hard… and I got lucky with my choice.
That word was PYLON, an option I picked because it includes several letters that regularly follow an S, in L, P and N. It also includes a Y, which was useful as a few of the answers I’d identified ended in that letter: SILLY, SILKY, SULKY, SHOWY, SLIMY, SHYLY, SPICY and so on.
There was logic in my choice, then, and WordleBot liked it well enough, awarding me 88/99 for skill – though its own pick was PLINK.
Not that it mattered; either of those two words would have brought down my possible answers list from 81 to just two. In my case those were SKIMP and SPIFF, and there was never any doubt in my mind as to which of the two I’d play. I typed in those five letters and was rewarded with a 3/6 to help offset Saturday’s sixer.


I’ve been playing Wordle every day for more than a year now and have tracked all of the previous answers so I can help you improve your game. Here are the last 50 solutions starting with yesterday’s answer, or check out my past Wordle answers page for the full list.

  • Wordle #756, Saturday 15 July: CRONE
  • Wordle #755, Friday 14 July: FIEND
  • Wordle #754, Thursday 13 July: BARGE
  • Wordle #753, Wednesday 12 July: WHIRL
  • Wordle #752, Tuesday 11 July: EARTH
  • Wordle #751, Monday 10 July: FOLLY
  • Wordle #750, Sunday 9 July: ENTER
  • Wordle #749, Saturday 8 July: COWER
  • Wordle #748, Friday 7 July: DONUT
  • Wordle #747, Thursday 6 July: WINDY
  • Wordle #746, Wednesday 5 July: VENOM
  • Wordle #745, Tuesday 4 July: IRATE
  • Wordle #744, Monday 3 July: HOTEL
  • Wordle #743, Sunday 2 July: MOSSY
  • Wordle #742, Saturday 1 July: BLEEP
  • Wordle #741, Friday 30 June: STRAW
  • Wordle #740, Thursday 29 June: DINER
  • Wordle #739, Wednesday 28 June: TRACT
  • Wordle #738, Tuesday 27 June: ABOUT
  • Wordle #737, Monday 26 June: GUEST
  • Wordle #736, Sunday 25 June: RODEO
  • Wordle #735, Saturday 24 June: GRAND
  • Wordle #734, Friday 23 June: COVET
  • Wordle #733, Thursday 22 June: TASTE
  • Wordle #732, Wednesday 21 June: CRANE
  • Wordle #731, Tuesday 20 June: FROST
  • Wordle #730, Monday 19 June: KAZOO
  • Wordle #729, Sunday 18 June: SHYLY
  • Wordle #728, Saturday 17 June: RANCH
  • Wordle #727, Friday 16 June: STRAP
  • Wordle #726, Thursday 15 June: MAYBE
  • Wordle #725, Wednesday 14 June: CRIME
  • Wordle #724, Tuesday 13 June: PLUNK
  • Wordle #723, Monday 12 June: WRONG
  • Wordle #722, Sunday 11 June: GUARD
  • Wordle #721, Saturday 10 June: AGAIN
  • Wordle #720, Friday 9 June: BALSA
  • Wordle #719, Thursday 8 June: CRUMB
  • Wordle #718, Wednesday 7 June: HATER
  • Wordle #717, Tuesday 6 June: SCOUT
  • Wordle #716, Monday 5 June: ENNUI
  • Wordle #715, Sunday 4 June: BEAST
  • Wordle #714, Saturday 3 June: NANNY
  • Wordle #713, Friday 2 June: HUMID
  • Wordle #712, Thursday 1 June: JAZZY
  • Wordle #711, Wednesday 31 May: AGILE
  • Wordle #710, Tuesday 30 May: KNEEL
  • Wordle #709, Monday 29 May: MOUSE
  • Wordle #708, Sunday 28 May: SKIMP
  • Wordle #707, Saturday 27 May: RAMEN
  • Wordle #706, Friday 26 May: SWINE


If you’re on this page then you almost certainly know what Wordle is already, and indeed have probably been playing it for a while. And even if you’ve not been playing it, you must surely have heard of it by now, because it’s the viral word game phenomenon that took the world by storm last year and is still going strong in 2023.
We’ve got a full guide to the game in our What is Wordle page, but if you just want a refresher then here are the basics.

Wordle challenges you to guess a new five-letter word each day. You get six guesses, with each one revealing a little more information. If one of the letters in your guess is in the answer and in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the answer but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the answer at all it turns gray. Simple, eh?
It’s played online via the Wordle website or the New York Times’ Crossword app (iOS / Android), and is entirely free.
Crucially, the answer is the same for everyone each day, meaning that you’re competing against the rest of the world, rather than just against yourself or the game. The puzzle then resets each day at midnight in your local time, giving you a new challenge, and the chance to extend your streak.

What are the Wordle rules?

The rules of Wordle are pretty straightforward, but with a couple of curveballs thrown in for good measure.
1. Letters that are in the answer and in the right place turn green.
2. Letters that are in the answer but in the wrong place turn yellow.
3. Letters that are not in the answer turn gray.
4. Answers are never plural.
5. Letters can appear more than once. So if your guess includes two of one letter, they may both turn yellow, both turn green, or one could be yellow and the other green.
6. Each guess must be a valid word in Wordle’s dictionary. You can’t guess ABCDE, for instance.
7. You do not have to include correct letters in subsequent guesses unless you play on Hard mode.
8. You have six guesses to solve the Wordle.
9. You must complete the daily Wordle before midnight in your timezone.
10. All answers are drawn from Wordle’s list of 2,309 solutions. However…
11. Wordle will accept a wider pool of words as guesses – some 10,000 of them. For instance, you can guess a plural such as WORDS. It definitely won’t be right (see point 4 above), but Wordle will accept it as a guess.


Q. What is Wordle?

A. Wordle is a word-guessing game where you have to guess a five-letter word within six attempts.

Q. How does Wordle work?

A. You start by entering a five-letter word as your guess. Each correct letter in the correct position is shown in yellow, while correct letters in the wrong position are shown in gray. Incorrect letters are displayed in white.

Q. Are there any strategies to help solve Wordle?

A. Yes! Here are a few strategies:

  • Start with a guess that includes different letters from each other. This helps eliminate certain possibilities.
  • Pay attention to the yellow and gray colors to determine which letters are in the correct position and which ones are in the wrong position.
  • Use process of elimination to rule out letters that do not appear in the word.
  • Take note of the letters that are displayed as white, as they are not part of the target word.

Q. Can I use the same letter multiple times in a single guess?

A. No, Wordle only accepts five-letter words with unique letters. You cannot repeat the same letter in a single guess.

Q. Can I use proper nouns or names in Wordle?

A. No, Wordle only accepts common words found in the English language dictionary. Proper nouns, names, abbreviations, and acronyms are not allowed.

Q. Can I use words with repeating letters in Wordle?

A, No, Wordle only allows words with unique letters. You cannot use a word that contains repeated letters.

Q. How many attempts do I have to guess the word?

A. You have six attempts to guess the word correctly. After each guess, the game provides feedback to help you narrow down the possibilities.

Q. Can I reset or restart a game of Wordle?

A. No, once you start a game of Wordle, you cannot reset or restart it. You have to finish the game with the given word and attempts.