‘Wordle’ #1,068 clues, hints and answer for Wednesday, May 22 puzzle

Today’s Wordle is a bit difficult to solve so if you need help, you have come to the right place.

The word-based game took the world by storm after its creator, Josh Wardle, released it to the public in 2021. The New York-based software developer had perfected the puzzle during the coronavirus lockdown “for me and my partner to enjoy.” Little did he know that it would eventually become an international sensation.

After its public debut, Wordle exploded from 90 users on November 1, 2021 to 300,000 on January 2, 2022, according to figures by Statista. In January 2022, The New York Times purchased Wordle for an undisclosed low seven-figure sum, though the game remained free to play.

Part of the Wordle’s appeal is that there is a new puzzle to solve daily and it is simple to play.

A person plays “Wordle” in New York City on January 12, 2022. “Wordle” gives players six tries to guess a word correctly.

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Players need to solve a mystery five-letter word in six guesses or fewer and are guided by a color-coded tile system to let them know if they’re on the right track.

A green tile means the letter is correct, yellow tells you the letter appears in the word but is in the wrong spot and a gray tile means the letter doesn’t appear in the word at all.

WordsRated crunched some numbers and found the most common starting letter used by Wordle players is S, with 15.81 percent of answers beginning with it.

The next most common starting letter is C, with 8.58 percent of Wordle answers starting with the consonant, although S is the starting letter for 167 more words than its nearest rival. B is in third place with 7.49 percent.

If you need a hand solving today’s Wordle brainteaser, Newsweek has put together a few hints to help you out. The answer appears further down the article, so scroll with caution if you want to work it out yourself.

‘Wordle’ #1,068, Clues for Wednesday, May 22

Hint #1: Today’s Wordle is a verb.

Hint #2: The answer contains two vowels.

Hint #3: There are no repeated letters.

Hint #4: It begins with the letter “E.”

Hint #5: Synonyms include “elevate” and “promote.”

‘Wordle’ #1,068, Answer for Wednesday, May 22

The answer to today’s Wordle is “exalt.”

According to Merriam-Webster, it is a transitive verb and is defined as “to raise in rank, power, or character” and “to elevate by praise or in estimation.”

If you managed to figure out today’s answer, well done! If not, there is no need to worry, you can always play again when Wordle resets at midnight in your local time zone. Newsweek will be back tomorrow with more hints, so take a look if you find yourself struggling.

While you wait for the next game, why not give the geography guessing game Worldle or other word puzzles such as Typochondria a try?