Wordle 487 frustrates fans with impossible challenge, 'stupid stupid game!

Wordle players have once again been thrown through a loop with another hard challenge, but what is the meaning behind today's tricky word?

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Wordle 487 has stumped a number of players who struggled to work out the tricky challenge set by the New York Times on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Wordle has been known to throw players a few curveballs, and words such as; leerycoylyquart, and agape have caused a lot of frustration for fans in the past. Yet again on October 19, fans have been completely stumped by another tricky challenge.

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The Wordle answer on October 19 was 'quirk'. This word caused a lot of confusion and frustration for players who were not totally familiar with this word. Many took to social media to complain about the difficulty level of this challenge. 

"#Wordle 487 X/6 F**k you, also we had this word before, so f**k you again," said one very unimpressed player who failed to solve the challenge.

"Too many options today Wordle 487 X/6," said another. "Wordle 487 X/6 stupid stupid game!" another fan added in agreement.

"Well that was a bit tricky #11thhourinsomnia Wordle 487 4/6," said one player who did manage to solve the challenge. "Wordle 487 6/6* I'll put this one down to pure freeken luck (and having exhausted so many other letters)." said another fan who solved the challenge by the skin of their teeth.

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Quirk meaning

Many players struggled with this challenge because they were simply unfamiliar with this term. The word is not a particularly common word that appears in everyday life. So what does the word quirk mean?

The word 'quirk' is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as 'an unusual habit or part of someone's personality, or something that is strange and unexpected.' A good example of this could be a person's mannerisms or something eccentric about them. For example, if someone liked to collect gnomes or liked dressing up in a strange or peculiar way in public, they could be described as 'quirky'. 

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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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