Looking for the Wordle answer for Tuesday 8 November 2022? Gah, some days you just can't even, you know? Yeah, you know. One of the saddest things about those days is that even turning to video games for some fun distraction can feel like too much effort. Luckily, Wordle is the sort of game you can pick up and play with such ease that you'll be pleasantly distracted before you even know it.
If you're in need of a little assistance solving today's Wordle, read on below, where we've put together a series of clues to help you out. Or, if you just want to know the answer, scroll down below the video for the spoiler (and don't say I didn't warn you).
Wordle November 8 hints
Need some pointers towards the Wordle answer today? Here's a handful of hints to help you out:
- This word contains just one vowel.
- It also contains a consecutive double consonant.
- This word has a number of possible uses, in such exciting areas as witchcraft and literacy.
Wordle answer today November 8
It's time to reveal the answer to today's Wordle. The word is...
A spell is a magical charm or incantation, while being able to spell means the ability to form a word with the correct sequence of letters. These sound quite disparate, but they do actually share a root in the Germanic word for "narration", which in my opinion just confirms what we already knew about literature being a kind of magic. Alternatively, another form of "spell" from a completely different origin can be used to denote a short period of time. Speaking of which, it's only a spell until the Wordle puzzle resets and you can talk about today's solution freely, so please be kind and keep it to yourself until tomorrow!
New Wordle changes explained
As of Monday 7th November, The New York Times have announced a change to how they'll be choosing their Wordle answers going forward, with a dedicated editor now responsible for curating the word list. This has caused a bit of disruption for us here at RPS as we try to work out how to adapt our coverage of Wordle in light of these changes. Please do bear with us, and accept our apologies if you've noticed some mistakes in our guides over the past couple of days!
How to play Wordle
Wordle is a very straightforward word guessing game. The aim is to guess the correct five-letter word in just six guesses. With each guess, the individual letters of your chosen word will highlight green if they're in the correct place, or yellow if they're in the wrong place. If a letter doesn't appear in the solution word at all, it'll remain unhighlighted.
Using these clues you can start to narrow down the correct word by figuring out which letters are included in the word and in which positions they belong. Head over to the site to try it for yourself. Just remember: there's only one Wordle puzzle released per day, so if you want to play again, you'll have to wait until tomorrow.
How did Wordle begin?
Wordle began life as a little family game created by software engineer Josh Wardle. He created the game so that he and his partner could play a fun little word game together during the pandemic, and they quickly realised that there was something quite special in this simple little guessing game. So after a bit of refinement, Wardle released it to the public on his website, .
The game was released in October 2021, and by the end of the year the game had two million daily players. It became a viral hit, thanks in large part to the ease with which players could share their results in a spoiler-free manner on Twitter and other social media sites. In January 2022, Wardle accepted an offer form the New York Times to acquire Wordle for a seven-figure sum. Well done, Mr Wardle. Well done indeed.
Are any Wordle words not allowed?
You can type in pretty much any five-letter word in the English language and Wordle will accept it as a guess. However, the answer is picked each day from a much smaller list of more common five-letter words. There are still thousands of possible answers, of course, but it means the answer will never be a word as obscure as, say, "THIOL", or "CAIRD", or "MALIC" (yes, those are all real words).
There are very occasional words which the New York Times will choose not to publish as the day's Wordle answer, perhaps for reasons relating to recent news or politics. For example, shortly after news broke that Roe v Wade might be overturned in the United States, the NYT decided to change the March 30th word from "FETUS" to "SHINE", as the feeling was that the word "fetus" was too politically charged a word in the context of recent events.
The New York Times has also been careful never to allow what they consider to be rude words as the answer to a Wordle puzzle. But of course there's nothing stopping you from using even the dirtiest of words as guesses, as long as they're accepted words in the dictionary, and as long as you realise that they'll never end up being the answer.
Is Wordle getting too easy for you?
If Wordle is starting to get too easy, there are a few ways you can make the game more challenging for yourself. The first choice is to turn on Hard Mode. You can do this on the Wordle site by clicking the cog icon in the top-right of the screen. Hard Mode means that any highlighted letters must be used in all future guesses. This stops you from using the common tactic of choosing two words like "OUNCE" and "PAINS" to test all five vowels early on.
You can take it up another notch by playing by what we call "Ultra-Hard" rules. This means that every guess you enter must potentially be the answer. If you were just playing on Hard Mode, and you typed "MOIST", and the "O" appeared yellow, then nothing would stop you from making "POLAR" as your next word, even though it couldn't possibly be the answer because you already know the "O" is in the wrong place. If you play by "Ultra-Hard" rules, that's not allowed. You must adhere to every clue, and make sure every single word you enter is potentially the answer.
If after all that Wordle is still too easy for you, then you could always try one of the many other Wordle-inspired games online that have cropped up over the past year. One of our favourites is Worldle, in which you must guess a country of the world based on its shape. There's also Waffle, which is about swapping letters in a completed grid to complete all the words; Moviedle, which shows you an entire movie in a tiny space of time and challenges you to guess the movie within six guesses; and Quordle, which tasks you with solving four Wordles at once with the same guesses.
If you need some help with future Wordles, be sure to check out our list of the best Wordle starting words for the greatest chance of success. You can also check out our archive of past Wordle answers to see which words have been chosen previously.