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 and fitness ever since he became middle aged and realised he could no longer rely solely on his boyish good looks. He 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."
Pre-lockdown Duncan was widely regarded as the best-dressed man ever to work for T3 – admittedly not saying much. Post-lockdown he is looking forward to wearing clothes other than shorts and hoodies again very soon, assuming he can still fit into them. He currently writes about cycling, fitness tech that isn’t too heavy, and all things kitchen and home related.