Today’s Wordle answer: Tuesday March 8, #262 with tips, clues and solution

Stuck on today's Wordle? Here's the answer

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We got today’s Wordle answer in just 3 guesses. It was a sweet victory but perhaps undermined slightly by the fact that it was much easier than yesterday’s Wordle 261. That wasn’t all that hard, but compared to this it was like quantum mechanics.

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Today's Wordle hint

If you don’t get today’s Wordle, you may say ‘oh sugar!’ There was also a 70s band called this who had a big hit with the song Blockbuster.  

Is there any Wordle controversy today?  

Scientists finding Wordle solution

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There’s no controversy today around Wordle because everyone is now going mad for Heardle. In this, you are given six guesses to work out what a tune is, based on a gradually increasing number of musical notes. It seems much harder than Wordle to us, but that might be because the tunes chosen are all quite recent, rather than being from classic rock, 90s rave, Krautrock and obscure 80s indie.

Words with several vowels – which this is – often seem to confuse keen Wordlers but looking on Twitter, most seem to have triumphed today. 

Today's Wordle solution


Today's solution is cloth

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‘Impressive’. Not our words, readers; the words of Wordle itself. 

Sweet is a word meaning ‘sugary’. It’s… well come on, you don’t need us to explain what sweet means, surely? ‘Sweet’ is also what you might exclaim upon nailing this Wordle with your first ‘proper’ guess. The Candyman famously used the catchphrase ‘sweets for the sweet’, although one other thing he did that wasn’t so sweet was to appear behind victims who said his name five times, and eviscerate them with a big, pointy hook. That’s positively salty and sour, in our book! 

To achieve today’s 3-guess Wordle triumph, we started with our usual one-two punch of ALIEN and SHOUT and produced 3 letters in the right place. Seconds later, we arrived at SWEET. The results were, as you can see from the image above, hailed as ‘impressive’. 

Does anyone know the way? There’s got to be a way… 

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."

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