Wordle 475 infuriates players with difficult word, 'I hate this game'

Wordle players have once again been frustrated by a tricky five letter word challenge posed by the game makers at the New York Times

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A particular word has infuriated a number of Wordle players who struggled to solve a particularly uncommon five-letter word on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Wordle players have been totally stumped by yet another tricky five-letter word as the game makers at the New York Times challenged players to solve an unfamiliar word.

While this isn't the first time players have been thrown a curveball - as words such as; leerycoylyquart, and agape have caused a lot of frustration for fans in the past - this challenge on October 7, posed a particularly hard challenge for fans.

Wordle starter words

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The five-letter-word that players were challenged to solve on October 7, was the word 'dandy.' This infuriated a number of fans who took to social media to complain about the difficulty of this challenge.

"I f**king hate this game. Wordle 475 X/6," said one player. "Don't want to talk about this! Wordle 475 X/6," said another fan who couldn't solve the puzzle.

"Wordle 475 X/6 Didn't even think of that word. Feel a bit robbed but I'll be OK," commented another.

"This is why phones get thrown out of windows Wordle 475 X/6," added another player who also failed to solve this challenge.

"I am sorry to report that today, for the first time, I lost a Wordle, Wordle 475 X/6" said yet another player who lost their streak for the first time.

dandy definition

Many players struggled with this challenge because they were simply unfamiliar with this term. The word is not particularly common and mostly appears in films or TV shows more than it does in everyday life. So what does the word dandy mean?

The Cambridge dictionary defines the word 'dandy' as, "a man, especially in the past, who dressed in expensive, fashionable clothes and was very interested in his own appearance."

Alternatively, the word can mean good and is often used in the phrase 'fine and dandy'. The dictionary adds, "this is often said as a joke when really something is not good or you are not happy about it." For example, "Well, that's just dandy if you happen to have half a million dollars to spare."


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If you struggled to solve this Wordle challenge, don't worry, you are not alone! This was a particularly tough challenge that stumped a lot of players. However, if you want to improve at this game, there are a number of Wordle hacks and Wordle tricks, that may help.

If you fancy something a little different instead, there are a number of Wordle alternatives that are just like Wordle, but with a slightly different twist to keep things interesting!

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