Wordle Answer Today #483 (Saturday October 15)

Looking for the Wordle Answer for Saturday, October 15, 2022? Saturday is the perfect excuse to stay in bed as long as you want. Luckily, even if you have a quilt day, you can still complete today’s Wordle puzzle, thanks to the easily portable nature of this in-browser game.

If you’re feeling a little too relaxed to really put 100% of your brain into it on this occasion, don’t worry, because we’ve put together some tips below to help you along the way. Otherwise, scroll down below the video for today’s full answer.


Wordle October 15 tips

Need a hand finding the Wordle answer today? Here are some clues to help you:

  • This word contains a non-consecutive double letter.
  • This word contains only one vowel.
  • You might hear this word commonly in sporting contexts, including fishing.
Are you looking for an alternative to Wordle? Here are eight of our favorite Wordle-likes to add to your morning puzzle routine.

Wordle answer today October 15

It’s time to reveal the answer to today’s Wordle. The word is…

TO CATCH.

Maybe it’s because fishing side quests are pretty much mandatory in every video game released in the 2020s, but my first association upon seeing today’s wordle answer was its relatively minor use as a noun referring to a fishing line. By far the most common definition, however, is of course the verb “catch”, which means to intercept and hold something, often a thrown object. Well, I’m going to catch some digital fish now, but before I go, I’ll just ask you not to spoil today’s answer for someone else.


How to play Wordle

Wordle is a very simple word guessing game. The goal is to guess the correct five-letter word in just six guesses. With each guess, the individual letters of the chosen word will be highlighted in green if they are in the correct place, or yellow if they are in the wrong place. If a letter does not appear in the word solution at all, it will not be highlighted.

Using these clues, you can begin to narrow down the correct word by determining which letters are included in the word and which positions they belong to. Head to the wordle site to try it out for yourself. Remember: there is only one Wordle puzzle released per day, so if you want to play again, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow.


How did Wordle start?

Wordle started life as a small family game created by software engineer Josh Wardle. He created the game so he and his partner could play a fun little word game together during the pandemic, and they quickly realized there was something quite special about this simple little guessing game. So, after a bit of refinement, Wardle made it public on their website, Power language.

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 spoiler-free results on Twitter and other social media sites. In January 2022, Wardle accepted an offer from The New York Times to acquire Wordle for a seven-figure sum. Well done, Mr Wardle. Well done indeed.

Are some Wordle words not allowed?

You can type in just about any five-letter word in English and Wordle will accept it as a guess. However, the answer is chosen each day from a much smaller list of more common five-letter words. There are still thousands of possible answers, of course, but that means the answer will never be such an obscure word as, say, “THIOL”, or “CAIRD”, or “MALIC” (yes, those are all real words).

There are very occasional words that The New York Times will choose not to publish as the Wordle Answer of the Day, perhaps for reasons related to recent news or politics. For example, shortly after the announcement of the cancellation of Roe v Wade in the United States, the NYT decided to change the word for March 30 from “FETUS” to “SHINE”, because 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 to never allow what it considers foul words as an answer to a Wordle riddle. But of course, there’s nothing stopping you from using even the dirtiest words as guesses, as long as they’re accepted words in the dictionary and as long as you realize 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 several ways to make the game harder for yourself. The first choice is to enable hard mode. You can do this on the Wordle site by clicking on the cog icon at the top right of the screen. Hard mode means all letters highlighted to have to be used in all future guesses. This prevents you from using the common tactic of choosing two words like “ONCE” and “PAINS” to test all five vowels from the start.

You can take it up a notch by playing by what we call the “ultra-hard” rules. This means that every guess you enter to have to potentially be the answer. If you were just playing on Hard mode and you typed “MOIST” and the “O” appeared in yellow, then there would be nothing stopping you from making “POLAR” your next word, even though that might not be the answer because you already know the “O” is in the wrong place. If you are playing under “Ultra-Hard” rules, this is not allowed. You must adhere to every clue and ensure that every word you enter is potentially the answer.

If, after all, Wordle is still too easy for you, you can always try one of the many other Wordle-inspired online games that have popped up over the past year. One of our favorites is Worldle, where you have to guess a country in the world based on its shape. There’s also Waffle, which involves swapping letters in a full 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 in six guesses; and Quordle, which tasks you with solving four Wordles at once with the same guesses.


If you need help with future Wordles, be sure to check out our list of the best Wordle starter words for the best chance of success. You can also check our Archive of Previous Wordle Answers to see which words have been chosen previously.

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