via The New York Times Online
Word it’s like a box of chocolates: you think you can handle it by opening it, but in a rush of adrenaline, you try to push it so fast that you get physically sick.
Ever since the game burst onto everyone’s social media timelines in late 2021, Word it has become a cultural phenomenon like no other. The concept seems too simple: guess a five-letter word in six tries, and the correct answer is updated daily. Let this be a gentle reminder that the smallest idea can earn you several million dollars!
Word It has become so ingrained in our daily lives that one could compare it to the decade-old tradition of breaking out a crossword puzzle in the morning paper before going to work. Except, on the surface, Word it feels like a much simpler endeavor.
In reality, it’s often a mind-blowing and infuriating adventure that will have you screaming “REBUS IS NOT A WORD! SURELY NOT.” Unfortunately, it’s a word, but you no longer need to worry about other five-letter nuggets. We’ve got you.
But before we get to today’s Word tips, there are some general tips and tricks you should know that you can use in battle with any edition of the game. First of all, do not be afraid of the double letter. Your OO, AA and EE will take you far. Beyond that, be aware of words that can start and end on the same vowel. They are more common than you think!
Second, always avoid proper nouns and plurals. They are not your friends in the cold, unforgiving. Word-verse. You can thank us later.
With that in mind, you no longer need to enter Word blindly. But if you still want that extra boost, go ahead and dive into those extra tips that will have you looking green in no time.
5-letter words that end in ‘O’
- ALAMO – something you cannot forget
- BONGO DRUM
- ABSTAIN FROM