The creators of Wordle, Josh Wardle and his collaborator Palak Shah, were fans of both The New York Times’ Spelling Bee and crossword puzzles when they first came up with the idea. However, the game became immensely popular after being shared on social media, and it now has over 2 million players, 300,000 of whom come back every day to try to solve the mystery. Sometimes the game will throw a curveball at you in the shape of cryptic or uncommon words. One such instance was the word spoken the day before, precisely what brought us here today. Every day, we will provide tips for the solution to make it simpler for the reader to determine the correct response. This page hints at today’s solution, the answer itself, and some game-related trivia at the end.
Answer to Wordle #253 that includes the word “plant”
The following are some hints that can help you figure out the solution for February 27:
- This word contains only a single vowel.
- The word starts with the letter C.
- The term rhymes with “plant,” also included in the list.
- The letter H can be found within the word.
We think you’ve got the right idea for today’s term already. But if you want to know the official response, keep reading! Today, February 27th, the proper answer is “chant.”
Depending on the context, chant can function as a verb or noun, as the Google definition indicates. The verb means “to utter or shout repeatedly in a sing-song tone,” and the noun means “a repeated rhythmic phrase, typically one shouted or sung in unison by a crowd” or “a brief musical passage in two or more phrases used for singing unmetrical words.” The verb also means “to say or shout repeatedly in a sing-song tone,” and the noun means “a repeated rhythmic phrase.”
Josh Wardle ensured that there was no cost to play
The New York Times intended to include the game in their monthly membership package, but Wardle insisted it is free to users. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to make the game ad-free. Visit www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html if you’re interested in giving the game a shot but have never heard of it. After you click the link, the game page will load, and you’ll be asked to enter a five-letter word. After writing the word, press “ENTER.” The tiles directly beneath the word will randomly transform into one of three colours: yellow, green, or red.
- When a letter is highlighted in green, it signifies it is in the correct position inside the word.
- When a letter appears yellow, it signifies it belongs in the word but is in the wrong location.
- Gray denotes the letter does not occur in the term.
Play the game until you discover how to solve the problem or use up all six chances, after which you must wait until the next day to try another one.