Today’s Wordle Answer & Hints for October 17, 2023 (Puzzle #850)

October Wordle words have been a decent challenge so far and today’s answer could cause a few players to lose their long-standing win streak.

The newest Wordle word is ready to be solved, and this Tuesday’s puzzle shouldn’t cause too much trouble for fans of the game, but without a good starting word, some people might have issues figuring it out. Solving today’s answer could go really fast if you use our hints below.



If you’re looking for a more challenging experience, Quordle is a popular Wordle copycat game where players tackle four puzzles at the same time. Every attempt you make is used on all four grids at the same time which requires the use of critical thinking to navigate each puzzle successfully without running out of guesses. It’s a great compliment to a morning routine filled with short, challenging puzzles.

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Today’s Wordle Hints (October 17th #850)

Before fully spoiling today’s Wordle answer we wanted to offer a few hints to help out those who may be struggling a bit but still wish to solve it for themselves.

Hint 1

There are no repeating letters.

Hint 2

The answer is used as a noun.

Hint 3

The vowel is in the 3rd position.

Hint 4

A fully grown person.

Today’s Wordle Answer (October 17th #850)

The October 17th Wordle word is ADULT.

For our starting Wordle word today we used POUND. This provided a great start with a correctly placed vowel and one incorrectly placed ‘D’. For our second attempt we shuffled the letters a bit and went with STUDY. This provided almost everything we needed with another incorrect spot for ‘D’ and a brand new letter.

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There really weren’t a lot of options to move forward with which helped out immensely and we scored our Wordle win-in-three with the correct answer ADULT.


Platform(s): iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows

Released: 2021-10-01

Developer(s): Josh Wardle

Publisher(s): Josh Wardle, The New York Times Company

Genre(s): Puzzle


Summary: Wordle is a web-based word-guessing game developed by Josh Wardle that took the world by storm in 2021. Players are given a five-letter word to guess and have six attempts to get the word correct. When they get a letter correct, it will mark itself as green if it’s in the correct position and yellow if it is the correct letter in the wrong position. A yellow letter also means that letter could appear more than once. Wordle was purchased by The New York Times Company in 2022 and added to their website and app, keeping the core game free to play as promised – with additional words and other bonuses available through subscription, and is available via browser, iOS, and Android.

How Long To Beat: 1h 25m

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