If you’re still unsure, the answer to today’s Wordle puzzle is sleek. Something or someone is sleek if they’re graceful, elegant, or poised. You could also describe someone as sleek if they’re a smooth talker. The word is a variant of Middle English “slike,” which means smooth (via Etymonline). Its earliest usage was as a description of healthy-looking animal hair — for example, Shakespeare’s use of the word in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” when the character Bottom was describing his donkey’s hair.
We cracked the code in five tries today, digging for the answer with our starting word share, followed by the words sieve, steel, and sleep. WordleBot only needed two tries because its usual opening guess, slate, contains three of the answer word’s five letters. We hope you find this article soon enough to do better than we did, and if you’re itching for more puzzle action, here are more games like Wordle to keep you busy.