You’ll find a clue to help you solve today’s Wordle just a little scroll away, and if you continue you’ll see the answer to the August 14th (421) puzzle right below it. I can also offer you a wide range of tips as well as links to our Wordle guides too – whatever you need to help you solve your daily Wordle game, it’s here.
I’ve discovered nothing more frustrating than losing a game of Wordle, and that’s the feeling of a much better guess popping up the moment I hit the Enter key on my keyboard. Add further irritation when what I could have entered turns out to be the correct answer as well. Seeing those letters flip and knowing I had the answer and didn’t write it out is nothing short of pain.
Word of the day: A hint for Sunday 14 August
Today’s answer may refer to a thick type of cotton cloth often used in military clothing, the tawny color of that cloth, or more generally a relaxed style of everyday clothing along similar lines. It’s a fairly unusual consonant used twice in today’s word, so be careful.
Wordle Help: 3 Tips to Beat Wordle Every Day
If there’s one thing better than playing Wordle, it’s playing Wordle well, which is why I’m going to share some quick tips to help you on your way to success:
- A good opener contains a balanced mix of unique vowels and consonants.
- A tactical second guess helps narrow down the amount of letters quickly.
- The solution may contain repeated letters.
There is no time pressure beyond making sure it is done by midnight. So there’s no reason not to treat the game like a random newspaper crossword and come back to it later if you come up blank.
What is the Wordle 421 answer?
Everyone struggles from time to time. The answer to August 14 (421) Wordle is KHAKI.
Word archive: Which words are used
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances of guessing today’s Wordle answer without accidentally choosing a solution that has already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you some great ideas for fun starter words to keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some recent Wordle solutions:
- August 13: HUNKY
- August 12: LABEL
- August 11: GLEAN
- August 10: CLAMP
- August 9: PATTY
- August 8: UNFIT
- August 7: LUBRICATE
- August 6: THE ALIENS
- August 5: BUGGY
- 4th of August: RHYME
Learn more about Wordle
Every day, Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it’s up to you to figure out which secret five-letter word is hiding in them.
You will start with a strong word (opens in a new tab) like ALERT – something that contains more vowels, regular consonants and no repeating letters. Press Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you got right or wrong. If a box turns ⬛️, it means the letter is not in the secret word at all. 🟨 means that the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you have the right letter in the right place.
You want your second half to compliment the first, using another “good” word to cover any common letters you missed last time, while trying to avoid letters you now know for a fact that don’t exist present in today’s answer.
After that, just use what you’ve learned to narrow down your guesses to the correct word. You have six attempts in total and can only use real words (so don’t fill the boxes with EEEEE to see if there is an E). Don’t forget that letters can also be repeated (eg BOOKS).
If you need further advice, feel free to take a look at ours Wordle tips (opens in a new tab)and if you want to find out which words are already used, you will find them below.
Originally Wordle was developed by software engineer Josh Wardle (opens in a new tab), as a surprise for the partner who loves puns. From there it spread to his family, and was eventually released to the public. The word puzzle has since inspired tons of games like Wordle (opens in a new tab), refocusing the daily gimmick around music or math or geography. It didn’t take long for Wordle to become so popular sold to the New York Times for seven figures (opens in a new tab). It is surely only a matter of time before we all communicate exclusively in three-coloured boxes.