Today’s Wordle answer: Wordle 277 will clean you out and we cleaned it up

Wordle 277 answer explained, with clues and solution

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Today’s Wordle answer – #277 – is another five-letter word. Well, it always is, let’s face it. Maybe it’s because it’s Tuesday, but it was hard to get excited about Wordle 277. It is neither an especially hard nor easy word for experienced Wordlers to get, and the winning word isn’t especially evocative – not of anything nice, anyway – or interesting. 

In fact, particularly after yesterday’s excellent word, today’s is a bit grim. Even so, we got it in 4 guesses, and it was an enjoyable enough 5 minutes. By the way, here are our Wordle stats to date. Nothing if not consistent! 

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Hints and clues for Wordle 277

Today’s Wordle answer is a violent movie franchise and a word that’s all about getting rid of something. It’s got two vowels and three consonants. 

Want more before we move on to the big reveal? Try our guide to Wordle 275 from two days ago and yesterday’s Wordle 276. Advanced students may then want to move to our Wordle archive and guide, where you can read about our 100% Wordling success rate and the winning strategies and tactics that got us there.

Wordle #277 answer

Wordle answer 277


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Today’s answer is PURGE, as in to get rid of something you don’t like, or to get rid of a bunch of people you don’t like. You could also purge tanks full of fuel or bowels full of… things other than fuel. The Purge is a successful movie franchise based on the conceit that on one day of the year, everyone is allowed to go out and kill anyone they feel like offing, for some kind of satirical reasons. It’s not a very cheery word, really. 

We got this in 4 goes, despite a not very successful return from our usual ALIEN/SHOUT opening duo of guesses. A lot of Wordle solutions end in E and there’s a limit to how many places you can put a U in a word ending in E so after PRUDE delivered most of the right letters, we were ready for the PURGE.

Let’s hope tomorrow is more fun. 

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's 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. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. 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."