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Today's Wordle hint and answer on Wednesday 12th June for 1089

How to narrow down and solve today's Wordle.

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Wednesday is here! Let's celebrate the middle of the working week by using our time to entertain ourselves while trying to solve the Wordle answer for today, 12th June 2024.

For the uninitiated, the aim of Wordle is to work out a daily five-letter word within six guesses. The fewer the guesses, the better - and if you fail to guess it at all, you'll break your streak.

The latter is why working out today's Wordle answer is such a priority, as players pride themselves on keeping their streak going. So why gamble on a risky final guess when you can learn a few clues and, failing that, get the definitive answer? This page can help with that.

Once you have today's word, learn more about Wordle and how the New York Times became interested in games in this interview with Jonathan Knight, Head of Games for the NYTimes. In keeping with the word theme, we've also discussed why The NYTimes Mini Crossword is a reliable joy.

Clues for today's Wordle answer

Instead of going straight to the answer, you might only need a few hints to get you over the line:

  • There is one repeating letter in this word.
  • Today's word has one vowel in it.
  • This word starts with 'D'.
  • The word's meaning is the opposite of encourage.

Still not sure? Read on for the answer.

Wordle answer for word 1089 on 12th June 2024

Even with the above clues, still not sure and want to keep that streak going?

The Wordle answer today is DETER.

My first guess was 'BACON' since I felt it could give me a good start. Unfortunately, today was not the day. I followed my initial frustrating attempt with 'DREAM', which gave me one letter and indicated that there were at least one 'E' and one 'R' in this word. Following these tips, I decided to try 'DIVER', which was a good guess, but I was far from finding the final answer. After consulting my options, I decided to try 'DETER' since it's not uncommon to have words with repeating letters. To my surprise, I got the right word sooner than I was expecting!

Sharing a Wordle answer
Don't forget to share your Wordle answer once you're done. | Image credit: MichaelJBerlin -

Now you have the answer, do not spoil it for others! Remember, you can share your results spoiler-free in the form of a grid.

Of course, no one has to know you came to this page to work it out. Maybe put in two or three fake guesses first to throw them off the scent, perhaps?

Today's Wordle etymology

Etymologically, the roots of 'DETER' don't go too far back in history. This word has been borrowed from Latin where the word 'DETERRERE' means to discourage from. The sense of preventing an action comes from the 1590s.

Wordle past answers for this week

And now for our 'Previously on Wordle' segment! (I know 'in' works better, but let me have this...) Last week has seen the following words make appearance in Wordle so far:

  • TUESDAY 11th June - SWUNG
  • MONDAY 10th June - MANGA
  • SUNDAY 9th June - KAPPA
  • SATURDAY 8th June - HENCE

If you'd like to know all of the words which has graced Wordle in times gone by, check out our past Wordle answers archive.

What to play after Wordle

With your daily Wordle completed, the question is - what shall you play now?

You can, of course, try out the other word-based games offered by the New York Times, like Spelling Bee, the Mini Crossword and Letter Boxed. You can also take a crack at Connections, the daily Sudokus and Tiles - a rather additive motif matching game.

NYT games

There’s also a range of games which have put a twist on the Wordle formula. Squaredle challenges you to find a series of words by connecting letters in a four by four grid. Meanwhile Dordle, Quorodly, Octordly and Sedecordle all keep to the standard Wordle, while increasing the number of words you have to find. The challenge comes in how your guesses count for all of the words, so you need to decide whether you’re going to focus on a specific word or try to solve multiple words at the same time. Thankfully, the number of guesses you’re given increases alongside the amount of words you’re expected to solve.

If you want a break from spelling though, try GeoGuessr. Here you’ll be given a picture of somewhere, anywhere, in the world and have to place a marker on where you think that location is. There’s even an Old School RuneScape version.

Hope you enjoyed playing Wordle today!

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