It’s a new day, and you know what that means – it’s time to work on the Wordle answer for today, February 8.
For the uninitiated, the goal of Wordle is to find a daily five-letter word in six guesses. The fewer guesses, the better – and if you fail to guess at all, you’ll break your streak.
The latter is why working today’s wordle answer is such a priority, as players take pride in continuing their streak. So why bet on a risky final guess when you can learn a few clues and, failing that, get the definitive answer? This page can help you do that.
Interested in more word games once you have today’s word? We discussed the subject of fatherhood in the world of Cyptic Crosswords and Sudoku, and why The NYTimes Mini Crossword is a reliable joy.
Hints for today’s Wordle answer
Instead of jumping straight to the answer, you might just need a few pointers to take the leap:
- The first letter is ‘F’.
- There are two repeating letters, the first is the second and it is repeated as the last letter.
- It’s a verb.
- It can mean swinging wildly.
Still not sure? Read on for the answer.
Wordle’s answer for word 599 on February 8, 2023
Even with the clues above, you’re still not sure and want to continue this streak?
The Wordle answer today is SCOURGE.
After discovering the ‘A’ and the ‘I’, I guessed ‘Blain’. I’m not entirely sure why I guessed that one either, probably best not to review it, but that meant I got today’s word on the third try!
Now that you have the answer, don’t waste it on others! Don’t forget that you can share your spoiler-free results in the form of a grid.
Of course, no one needs to know that you came to this page to solve it. Maybe put a couple of false guesses in first to confuse them, maybe?
Want to learn more about Wordle before the next answer?
A lot has happened with Wordle since its whirlwind arrival in October 2021, which saw millions of gamers register every day in just a few months.
App stores were quickly flooded with clones to capitalize on its popularity. Elsewhere, a developer who previously had a game with the same name donated his windfall to charity after players confused it for the new five-letter guessing game, with (the modern) Wordle’s creator Dan Wardle calling it a “class act” in response.
The most notable development in Wordle’s history is its purchase by The New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, tucking the game into the newspaper’s online gaming umbrella.
Today, Wordle remains free-to-play and the game itself remains unchanged, although there have been some minor developments behind the scenes.
During the initial migration, sequences were reset for some players and rude words were removed from the dictionary, which resulted in a change to the wordlist, which gave some players a different word. The New York Times has also since shut down an “unauthorized” archive site of old Wordle puzzles.
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