How to solve the Monday, May 2 word puzzle

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The second wordle the riddle of the month seems to have eased the difficulty after Sunday’s tricky puzzle. But if you still have problems, Newsweek is here to give you a hand.

wordle asks players to solve the popular puzzle by guessing a mysterious five-letter word, in six tries or less. Many game fanatics started posting on Twitter to show how many tries it took them to guess the answer correctly.

The game is refreshed daily, with a new word to be calculated each day using color-coded clues.

A friend of the photographer performs “Wordle” on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Newsweek has published a guide on how to understand Wordle #317 for Monday, May 2.
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With multiple strategies and tactics to incorporate into your wordle routine, some days your first guesses aren’t as successful as you might hope.

To avoid breaking this current streak, it is best to adapt and consider new strategies.

For example, trying to find the right vowels may prove less beneficial for a high-consonant word like “Fuzzy.”

The game’s own developer, Josh Wardle, likes to spend his early trials knocking out as many of the alphabet as possible.

With those Newsweek tips and tricks for May 2, you should complete today’s challenge with no problem.

Wardle created wordle in collaboration with his partner Palak Shah. The couple started working on wordle in 2013 and later returned to the project in their spare time as the world went into lockdown during the pandemic.

In October 2021, Wardle released the game playing on his last name to the public, and wordle quickly became a global hit.

wordle #317 Tips for Monday, May 2

Hint #1 – Today wordle word is a noun.

Hint #2 – The answer starts with a mix of consonants, i.e. where two letters combine but they each produce their own sound. Such examples are “SL”, “ST”, “FL”, “SK”, “SW”, “GR”.

Tip #3 – You might want to choose “Strip” as the first word as it gives you two correct answers and one misplaced letter.

Clue #4 – Synonyms for May 2 wordle include “Tale”, “Story”, “Anecdote” and “Chronicle”.

Hint #5 – Merriam-Webster defines wordle #317 as: An account of incidents or events. It also defines it as a statement regarding the facts relevant to a situation in question.

wordle #317 Answer from Monday, May 2

Monday’s answer wordle is “History”. If you used our suggested seed word “Strip”, you hopefully didn’t need too many tries to figure it out.

The following wordle puzzle will be available at 7 p.m. ET, during the daily update. While you wait for this refresh, you might want to try the geography guessing game World or some of these alternate word puzzles instead.

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