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Today's Wordle Answer for May 11 (Puzzle 326) - Hints, clues, and solution

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The Wordle answer today is a tough one. But when isn’t it?

Wordle is as simple as it is brilliant. You have six guesses to uncover a five letter word, but when you guess a letter in the right place it lights up green. A correct letter in the wrong slot turns orange, so you will need to shuffle things around to get closer to the Wordle solution.

Guessing the right word takes a bit of strategy, luck and a good vocabulary. However, when all else fails here’s today’s Wordle answer, as well as a running list of previous solutions so you know what has already been said.

Clues and hints for Today's Wordle Answer

Sometimes, what is the point of even trying with Wordle? How are you supposed to guess such an improbable word?

Even when the situation seems ridiculous, a couple of well-placed hints or calculated clues can make all the difference, so rather than blow the whole thing wide open, we've given you a couple of nudges first.

However, if you just want the full answer it's just below, but don't scroll down too far!

Your clues are:

  • The start of the word is off in the distance
  • The answer contains 2 easy vowels
  • The answer is a complete joke, totally ludicrous

Today’s Wordle Answer May 11th

The Wordle answer today is farce.

Ironically, farce might be quite easy if you use one of the most popular starting words "crate" - more on that below - since you get 4 letters straight away.

However, when you get a possible common suffix like "-ace" it's very easy to waste a guess.

If you’re still hankering for some word guessing action, try these Wordle alternatives.

Previous Wordle Answers

  • #320 - Homer - May 5
  • #321 - Badge - May 6
  • #322 - Midst - May 7
  • #323 - Canny - May 8
  • #324 - Shine - May 9
  • #325 - Gecko - May 10

What’s the best Wordle starting word?

Really, the most difficult part of Wordle is choosing where to start.

There are lots of very smart people who have used algorithms and information analysis to determine the technical “best” starting word for Wordle.

Originally, and most popularly, the best starting word was thought to be “crane” based on YouTuber 3Blue1Brown’s video.

That was until he later discovered a bug in the code he used to collate the results, and ultimately found three words with similar performance.

  • Salet
  • Trace
  • Crate

Salet is apparently an alternative spelling for a type of medieval helmet, which as 3Blue1Brown notes in his follow-up video is a very niche word that feels like cheating.

Trace and Crate though both feel like fine, upstanding guesses, so feel free to incorporate them into your strategy.

However, keep in mind that because of the way this data was collected they might not be the best words for playing the game as a human.Trace and Crate were chosen by algorithms that would also analyse the optimal, “best” second guess based on their starting word.

So unless you’re going to learn the top tier patterns for whatever words you happen to guess, you’re not really playing with the absolute maximum efficiency and should probably just start Wordle with whatever starter takes your fancy that day and not think about it too hard.

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