It's that time again, word nerds! A new Wordle puzzle is here to give your brain a workout, and so are we to offer some tips and tricks to help you. Our first tip to remember: The New York Times recently added a new word list and updated the rules, so now plurals ending in S or ES will never be the solution.
If you'd rather have the answer to today's Wordle delivered straight, skip to the end of this article for November 25's solution revealed. Alternatively, if you prefer to do the work yourself, keep scrolling for tips, clues, and strategies to offer you a helping hand.
Wordle was originally created by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner, but soon spread internationally. Thousands of people around the globe now play this game each day, and fans have even created alternate Wordle versions inspired by the original. This includes battle royale Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once.
Unlike a maths equation, there is no single correct answer to what the best Wordle starting word is. However, there are more strategic options, and we have plenty of ideas that can help you choose. For example, try picking a word that includes at least two different vowels, as well as some common consonants such as S, T, R, or N.
The entire archive of past Wordle puzzles used to be available for anyone to enjoy when they had some spare time and no pressing responsibilities. Unfortunately it has since been taken down, which was done at the request of the New York Times according to the website's creator.
If you've been finding Wordle too easy, there is a Hard Mode you can enable to give yourself more of a challenge. But unless you activate this mode, we can assure you that Wordle isn't getting harder.
Usually, Wordle solutions are like Highlander: There can be only one. However occasionally the puzzle game will accept two different correct solutions on the same day, in apparent defiance of Wordle law. This aberration is due to changes the New York Times made after it acquired Wordle.
The Times has since added its own updated word list, so this should happen even less frequently than before. To avoid any confusion, it's a good idea to refresh your browser before getting stuck into a new puzzle.
To figure out today's Wordle, think discomfort. It is also the name of one of the dual protagonists in a fictional cartoon within a popular cartoon.
There aren't any double letters in today's Wordle answer, so that's one less complication to worry about!
Today's Wordle starts with the letter I, as in "Insomnia" by Stray Kids.
It's your last chance to guess today's Wordle! We're finally about to reveal the solution.
Are you ready?
The answer to Wordle #524 is...
When something is itchy it either has or is causing an itch. Itchy is also the name of the violent mouse in The Itchy & Scratchy Show, a fictional cartoon within The Simpsons.
Don't feel down if you didn't get it this time! There's always another day, and with it another Wordle. Come back tomorrow for more helpful clues and hints!