Today’s Wordle answer: Friday March 4, #258

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Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. It’s March 4 and Wordle 258 is very easy indeed, to the extent that we don’t even know why you need to look this up. At this point, we should probably be asking ‘has the New York Times made Wordle easier?’ If you read our Wordle guide you‘ll find we already debunked, refuted and rebuffed the notion they made it harder. 

As we’re in Europe, we’ve long since moved on to Wordle 259 – we have found the answer for America before it was even Saturday there. So head on over if you want more Wordle with your coffee and ‘grits’. 

You can still find the answer to Wordle 258 at the bottom of the page, although surely it’s no longer available to play, so I’m not sure what the point of that is. There's a hint just below here, should you be teetering on the brink of failure and wanting to, essentially, cheat, but not quite able to bring yourself to do it. According to some research we were sent today, Wordle cheating has shot up 196% so you’re not alone.

Today's Wordle hint

You‘ve got one of these, or you wouldn’t be able to read and understand this.

Is there any Wordle controversy today?  

Gazing at the internet we can find no evidence of controversy around today‘s Wordle so far BUT, as we said, some may now suspect that the New York Times is making the answers easier, for some nefarious reason. So expect online backlash followed by 1,500-word think pieces in the Washington Post, Guardian, etc. 

Those desiring to stress over what is, at heart, a pretty easy word game will be glad to know that some media outlets are still moaning about the result being ‘VIVID’ about a week ago. ‘No one could've predicted that the answer to #251 puzzle would have double letters,’ one plaintively cries. Yeah, that was bad. So few words use the same letter twice. 

Today's Wordle solution


Aced that one

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Today’s answer is AHEAD. As in, the thing on top of your shoulders. Okay, not that. As in, that which is in front of you, physically or temporally. 

As you can see, we abandoned our usual ALIEN/SHOUT technique for this one, and tried CHANG – a word that doesn’t even exist as far as we know, but which has some vowels in it. Then we tried WHALE as that has some more frequently-appearing letters in it – and it’s a fun word. By that point enough possible letters had been eliminated that we could fairly confidently guess that the answer ahead was AHEAD. And it turns out we were right. 

Until tomorrow then. Allez! Salut maintenant. 

Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."