Updated Feb 1, 2022 - Technology

The most common letters in Wordle

Most frequent letters in <b style="color: #6aaa64;">Wordle</b> solutions compared to the <b style="color: gray">English language</b>
Reproduced from Christopher Ingraham, the Why Axis; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Ta-da! The most common letters used in Wordle are E R A O T, according to an analysis of 221 games from Christopher Ingraham, a former Washington Post reporter.

Context: Invented by Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, to amuse his friends and partner, Wordle has become a daily obsession for many ( 🙋). The New York Times just paid in the "low-seven figures" to acquire the game.

The intrigue: The letter N is much less common in Wordle than real life.

  • Orate could be a good starter word.

But: The deep dive didn't help Ingraham's gameplay.

  • "It didn't make the game any easier for me, but I'm glad I know this information."
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