Despite its relative ubiquity across the world now, Wordle first came about fewer than two years ago, but quickly shot to prominence and spawned a whole new genre of brainteaser guessing games.
Invented by Josh Wardle, a New York-based software engineer, the online game came about as a way to entertain his partner during the coronavirus pandemic. The couple shared a love of crossword puzzles, so he developed Wordle as a way for them to spend quality time together.
Wordle was first released to the public in October 2021, and rapidly exploded from 90 users on November 1 that year to 300,000 on January 2, 2022, according to figures by Statista. The New York Times then purchased the game in January 2022 for an undisclosed low seven-figure fee.
As is to be expected with any brainteaser, some players may be stuck on Sunday’s answer, but you’re not alone, even the creator has said in an interview with Newsweek that he’s not the best player, usually taking “at least four or five attempts” to guess right.
As such, Newsweek has supplied some helpful hints below to help users on their way to those five green squares. But be warned, the answer to today’s puzzle will be revealed at the end of this article, so scroll with caution.
Wordle #848, Clues for Sunday, October 15
Newsweek has put together five clues to help you solve today’s Wordle puzzle.
Hint #1: The answer contains two vowels.
Hint #2: There are no repeated letters.
Hint #3: It has multiple meanings.
Hint #4: The third letter is a vowel.
Hint #5: It can be associated with both faucets and people.
Wordle #848, Answer for Sunday, October 15
The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle is “Leaky.”
Wordle updates every day at 7 p.m. ET, at which point the next puzzle will become available for players around the world to try to solve.
But players who would like something to keep themselves busy while they wait can have a go at these similar word-based puzzles.
What Does ‘Leaky’ Mean?
The Collins English dictionary defines “leaky” as “allowing the accidental entrance or escape of a fluid substance.” But it can also refer to someone who has a habit of giving away as before undisclosed information.
An example of its use may be: “I wouldn’t use that faucet, it’s a bit leaky.”