Good morning, word nerds! As is the style of the time, there’s a new Wordle to solve today. If you’re feeling like May 3 may not be your luckiest day, we’ve got some subtle clues and Wordle strategies to help you place those letters just right, and down the bottom of the post you’ll find today’s answer served straight up (though clearly signposted so you’re not spoiled before you’re ready).
Wordle was created by former Reddit engineer Josh Wardle as a present for his partner (way to set the bar for romance, my, dude) and has become a daily habit for thousands of people worldwide. The game was bought by the New York Times earlier this year for a very pretty penny.
It’s also inspired a wave of variations on the format, from clones that play with the number (like Dordle and Quordle) or theme (like Taylordle or Lewdle) of possible words, to guessing games that test your knowledge of music, maps, and Hollywood. Check out the video above for more.
Is Wordle harder now?
X’d out more often recently and feel like the game is testing you? Sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s not the case. But you can always switch Wordle to Hard Mode if you want even more of a challenge/.
What’s the best Wordle starter word?
Your trusty starter not doing it for you any more? Or you lucked out with the coveted 1/6 and want a new option? Our comprehensive guide to the best Wordle starting words.
How to play the Wordle archive
Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?
There’s usually only one Wordle solution, but every now and then, two different correct answers will share the spotlight, depending on which version you’re playing. As we’ve reported previously, this is due to changes the New York Times made after acquiring the game.
Here’s a hint for the May 2 Wordle answer:
It’s an adjective!
Wordle 318 is a 5-letter word that starts with…
Everyone’s favorite symmetrical letter: H! (Do not fact check me on this.)
What’s the answer to the May 3 Wordle?
We’re going to do it! We’re going to tell you today’s word!
The solution to Wordle #318 is…
Didn’t get it? Not to worry. There’s always another chance when it comes to Wordle. Come back tomorrow for more helpful clues and hints!
Reporting by Amanda Yeo, Caitlin Welsh and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article.