Addicted to Wordle? Then you are not alone. Millions of people play this simple yet addictive word game every day, then share their results with friends via social media.
But not everyone can play every day. Maybe you’re too busy even for a 10-minute game, or maybe you’ve been offline somewhere for 24 hours or more. Or maybe you just forgot.
Either way, once you’ve missed a day, you can’t see it again, except through the Wordle Archive, which lets you play older puzzles in the order they appeared in the game. origin.
So what do you do if you missed a match and just want to see today’s Wordle response out of curiosity? Don’t worry, we can help. We’re Wordle enthusiasts here at Tom’s Guide, so we’ll update this article daily with the right answer.
But be warned: spoilers await for game #245, so only read on if you want today’s Wordle answer! And please don’t peek before you can beat your friends without really trying; it’s just cheating.
Today’s Wordle Answer #245, Saturday February 19th
So what’s today’s Wordle answer for game #245?
Drum roll please… This is SWILL.
We’d be surprised if the word itself caused people too much trouble, as it’s a pretty common problem, and certainly a lot more so than another recent fix, CAULK.
Merriam-Webster defines swill as:
- WASH, SOAK
- drink large sips of : GUZZLE // greasy beer
- to feed (an animal, such as a pig) with swill
- drink or eat freely, greedily or excessively
- something evoking waste or garbage: REFUSED
- a semi-liquid feed for animals (such as pigs) consisting of edible waste mixed with water or skimmed or curdled milk
Although SWILL is a fairly simple word, as a Wordle answer it may have surprised a few people. The double-L may have been difficult for some to identify, and it certainly doesn’t feature in any of Wordle’s best seed words.
Additionally, there are several similar alternatives depending on the letters you discover at the start, including SKILL, SPILL, SWELL, SMELL, and STILL.
Hope you all got it in six guesses or less.
Previous Wordle Answers
If you are looking for a list of older Wordle answers, we can help you too. Here is a list going back 20 games.
- Word #244: DODGE
- Word #243: SHAKE
- Word #242: CAULK
- Word #241: AROMA
- Word #240: CYNIC
- Word #239: ROBIN
- Word #238: ULTRA
- Word #237: ULCER
- Word #236: PAUSE
- Word #235 : HUMOR
- Word #234: FRAMEWORK
- Wordle #233: ELDER
- Word #232: COMPETENCE
- Word #231: IN HEIGHT
- Word #230: PLEASE
- Word #229: SHINE
- Word #228 : WET
- Wordle #227: THOSE
- Word #226: LIGHT
- Word #225: WRUNG
What else should I know about Wordle?
Wordle launched in October 2021 but only gained traction towards the end of the year, then went viral in January as the world woke up to its charms. In fact, it proved so successful that The New York Times bought Wordle for seven figures in early February and the game is now part of NYT Games.
It is played through the NYT Games website here and is completely free. The NYT and the game’s creator, Josh Wardle, said it would remain free-to-play. Some people think Wordle has gotten tougher since the NYT takeover, but that’s really not the case.
Wordle is a simple game where your challenge is to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. Each time you guess, you are told which of your chosen letters are in the target word, and if they are in the correct place.
If a letter is in the right place, it turns green. If it’s in the word but in the wrong place, it turns yellow. And if it’s not in the word at all, it turns gray.
There is only one puzzle per day, and everyone completes the same one. It resets at 7 p.m. ET each day, but if you can’t wait for another game to pass the time while you wait, we’ve compiled a list of the best Wordle alternatives such as the ultra-stressful (but very good) Squabble, the Quordle of four words at a time and the excellent Absurdle. We also like the Worldle geography-based Wordle clone and the math-based Mathler.