If today's Wordle is proving too difficult, why not try our hints to help you reach the correct answer? Or have a look at the answer.

Wordle players must find a 5-letter word in only six attempts and they are given a new word to guess daily.

The game uses the same rules as Scrabble, where only real words are allowed both in guesses and the result.

If you get a letter in the right spot and form the correct word, the square turns green.

The Herald: Struggling with today's Wordle? Here's some tips to help you.Struggling with today's Wordle? Here's some tips to help you. (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

But if the guessed letter is in the word but not in the right spot, the square turns yellow.

Letters that are wrong turn grey to help the process of elimination for the six tries.

Hints for today’s Wordle Friday, August 18

If you’re still trying to save your streak, then don’t scroll down yet, maybe some hints will send you on your way.

Today’s word starts with the letter E and ends with the letter T. 

It has two vowels.

This word is something that is spot on.

Answer for today's Wordle Friday, August 18

If you have given up on today’s game, then we can save you the misery. But those still trying to crack the 5-letter code, look away now.






The Wordle for August 18 is EXACT.

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The game was created by software engineer, Josh Wardle, who sold the popular word game to the New York Times after it became a worldwide sensation.

In a statement on Twitter he wrote: “Since launching Wordle, I have been in awe of the response of everyone that has played.

“The game has gotten bigger than I ever imagined (which I suppose isn’t that much of a feat given I made the game for an audience of one).

“It has been incredible to watch the game bring so much joy to so many and I feel so grateful for the personal stories some of you have shared with me – from Wordle uniting distant family members, to provoking friendly rivalries, to supporting medical recoveries.

“On the flip side, I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been overwhelming."