Whether you’re a little stuck on today’s Wordle and just want to read a hint to set you on the right track, or you’re just one letter away from losing your win streak and now need to be rescued, all you need to solve the December 22 (551) Wordle as you want it is just below.
Almost… almost… and done. I was lucky enough to have a few yellows from the very start, but it was the third guess that made everything fall into place today.
A Wordle hint for Thursday 22 December
The answer to today’s Wordle means being very good at something in particular: a job, a skill – it doesn’t matter, as long as the person is extremely skilled at it. This term is also the name of Microsoft’s popular mobile office software. Only one vowel can be found today, but it is used twice.
Wordle help: 3 tips to beat Wordle every day
If there’s one thing better than playing Wordle, it’s playing Wordle right. That’s why I’m going to share with you a few quick tips to put you on the road to success:
- A good opener contains a balanced mix of unique vowels and consonants.
- A tactical second guess helps to quickly reduce the collection of letters.
- The solution may contain repeated letters.
There’s no time pressure other than making sure it’s done before midnight. So there’s no reason not to treat the game like a newspaper crossword puzzle and come back to it later when you come up blank.
Today’s Wordle answer
What is the Wordle 551 Answer?
Let’s make a winner on Thursday. The answer to the December 22 Wordle (551) is EXCEL.
Wordle archive: Which words have been used
The more previous Wordle answers you can cram into your memory, the more likely you are to guess the current Wordle answer without accidentally choosing a solution that has already been used. Previous Wordle Answers can also give you some excellent ideas for fun opening words that will keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some recent Wordle solutions:
- 21st of December: MOON
- the 20th of December: THIRD
- December 19: SLATE
- December 18: TAPER
- December 17: AGREEMENT
- December 16: INQUIRY
- December 15: RIVAL
- December 14: USUAL
- December 13th: SPEECH
- 12 December: APPLY
Learn more about Wordle
Each day, Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it’s up to you to find out which secret five-letter word is hidden inside.
You’ll want it start with a strong word (opens in new tab) like ALERT – something that contains multiple vowels, regular consonants, and no repeated letters. Press Enter and the boxes will show which letters you got right or wrong. If a cell turns ⬛️, it means that the letter is not in the secret word at all. 🟨 means 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 try to compliment the first, using another “good” word to cover common letters you missed last time, while also trying to avoid any letter you now know isn’t there in today’s answer.
After that, it’s just a matter of using what you’ve learned to narrow your guesses down to the correct word. You have a total of six attempts and can only use real words (so no filling in boxes with EEEEE to see if there is an E). Don’t forget that letters can also be repeated (e.g. BOOKS).
If you need more advice, feel free to take a look at our Wordle tips (opens in new tab)and if you want to know which words have already been used, you will find them below.
Originally, Wordle was created by a software engineer Josh Wardle (opens in new tab), as a surprise for his partner who likes word games. From there, it spread to his family and was eventually released to the public. The word puzzle game has inspired tons since then games like Wordle (opens in new tab), refocusing the everyday gimmick around music or math or geography. It didn’t take long for Wordle to become as popular as it was sold to the New York Times for seven figures (opens in new tab). Surely it is only a matter of time before we all communicate exclusively in tri-colored boxes.