If Wordle’s reply from June 17 (363) eludes you, you’ve come to the right place. It’s the last day of the week, and that means my word puzzles take on a more relaxed perspective. I always hope to win, but on days like today it matters less than during the rest of the work week, after all, Saturday is only a few hours away.
Maybe you’ve already beaten today’s challenge and stopped to explore our wordle file (opens in a new tab) instead? Whatever the case, I’m here to help. I can give you a quick hint, I’ve written the answer, and if you’ve never played Wordle before I can explain how it all works.
Wordle June 17: a helpful hint
When referring to the process of making glass by hand, today’s word is positive, creative. However, if you can use this word to describe an electrical fuse, then you will need to replace it sooner rather than later. Just a vowel today, surrounded by consonants.
Today’s Wordle 363 response
Let’s end the work week with a win. The reply to the Wordle of June 17 (363) is SPOILED.
How Word works
In Wordle, you are presented with five empty boxes to work with, and you need to find a five-letter secret word that fits into those boxes. You only have six guesses to nail it.
Start with the best Wordle starting word (opens in a new tab), like “RAISE”, that’s good because it contains three common vowels and no repeating letters. Hit Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you got right or wrong.
If a square rotates ⬛️, that letter is not in the secret word at all. 🟨 means that the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you nailed the letter, it’s in the word and in the right place.
As you will know from our best Wordle tips (opens in a new tab), in the next row, repeat the process for your second guess using what you learned from your previous guess. You have six tries and you can only use real words (so don’t fill in the boxes with EEEEE to see if there is an E).
Wordle was originally devised by software engineer Josh Wardle as a surprise for his partner who loves puns. (opens in a new tab). From there it spread to his family and eventually became public. Since then, the word puzzle game has inspired tons of games like Wordle. (opens in a new tab), refocusing the daily hack around music, math or geography. It wasn’t long before Wordle became so popular that he was sold to the New York Times for seven figures. (opens in a new tab). Surely it is only a matter of time before we all communicate solely on tricolor boxes.