Today’s ‘Wordle’ #953 Hints, Tips and Answer for Sunday, January 28 Game

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Wordle took the world by storm when it made its debut in 2021, enjoying instant success in many English-speaking regions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Created by British software engineer Josh Wardle, the game was sold to The New York Times in early 2022.

Each day, Wordle users try to guess a new, five-letter word, and have six attempts to do so. Within these six guesses, you use a designated color system to find out which letters are present in that day’s chosen word.

If a Wordle user guesses a letter that’s in the right place, that tile will turn green. If the letter appears in the word, but not in the place the user has guessed it, it will turn yellow. If the letter does not appear in the word at all, the tile will turn gray.

In an interview with Newsweek, Erhan Aslan, an expert in applied linguistics at the University of Reading in the U.K., gave some handy tips on how to improve your chances of solving the daily puzzle.

“One thing that I think is important in this game is the starting letter chosen,” Aslan said. “Starting off with letters that include commonly used vowels, for example, e and a, consonants such as r and t, and sound sequences might be helpful.

“Choosing a word that starts with q, z, j, or x, for instance, may not be the best choice. As you get more feedback after a few guesses, users need to draw on some knowledge of phonics to narrow down or eliminate some words that they might be thinking.”

The answer to today’s Wordle will be revealed at the end of this article, so make sure you scroll down with caution if you want to figure it out for yourself.

Wordle #953 Tips and Hints for Sunday, January 28

Hint #1: This word has one vowel, but it’s used twice.

Hint #2: It is a noun.

Hint #3: Today’s answer starts with a vowel.

Hint #4: It may conjure up words like “cinders,” or “ashes,” in your mind.

Hint #5: The last letter is “R.”

Wordle #953 Answer for Sunday, January 28

The answer to today’s Wordle is “ember.”

The Cambridge Dictionary defines “ember” as “a piece of wood or coal, etc. that continues to burn after a fire has no more flames.”

Did you get it? If you did, then congratulations, but if not, do not worry, Newsweek will be back tomorrow with some more hints and tips for the latest offering of the puzzle game.

A person playing “Wordle” on a mobile phone in Washington D.C. on January 11, 2022. Each day, “Wordle” users try to guess a new, five-letter word, and have six attempts to do so.

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