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‘Wordle’ #540 Answer, Tips and Hints for Sunday, December 11, Puzzle

Wordle has grown into a global phenomenon with millions of daily places in the space of a year, due in part to its simplicity.

But today’s Wordle puzzle could stump even veteran players, fortunately, Newsweek is on hand to share some hints and tips for those who want to solve today’s brain teaser.

The rules of Wordle are simple, players use a color-coded system to work out what the five-letter word is within six tries or fewer.

A green square indicates the letter is correct and in the correct place, while a yellow tile means the letter is right but in the wrong place and a gray square shows the letter is not in the word at all.

Woman playing Wordle on her phone
A friend of the photographer plays “Wordle” on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Wordle is a global phenomenon with millions of players.
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Creator software engineer Josh Wardle, originally from the U.K., created Wordle during the pandemic as a game for him and his partner to enjoy.

When the game was shared with the public in October last year, it had an intimate player base of dozens.

Within months, Wordle became a viral sensation which led the New York Times to make an undisclosed seven-figure offer for the game earlier this year. Despite having been bought by the outlet, the game remains free to play via its website.

Wordle has gone on to inspire a number of other online puzzle games, including the geography-based Worldle and Nerdle aimed at math enthusiasts.

The answer to today’s puzzle will be revealed at the end of this article, so scroll down carefully if you want to work out the word for yourself.

Newsweek has provided some hints and tips to help you solve the latest puzzle.

Wordle‘ #540 Tips and Clues for Sunday, December 11

Wordle players can use these five hints to solve puzzle #540.

Hint #1: Today’s Wordle answer is an adjective.

Hint #2: The answer contains three vowels.

Hint #3: Today’s Wordle puzzle starts with the letter N.

Hint #4: The word ends with the letter E.

Hint #5: Merriam-Webster describes the word as “marked by unaffected simplicity” or “deficient in worldly wisdom or informed judgment.”

Wordle‘ #540 Answer for Sunday, December 11

Today’s Wordle answer is “naive.”

That puzzle might have tested even some veteran players, despite being a relatively common word.

If you are wanting another Wordle puzzle to play, all you have to do is wait until the game resets at 7 p.m. ET.

For those eager to sink their teeth into more puzzles, you could give some of these other games a try.

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