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Today's Wordle hint and answer on Friday 19th July for 1126

How to narrow down and solve today's Wordle.

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To celebrate the last working day of this week and get your weekend off to a good start, spare some minutes to figure out the Wordle answer for today, 19th July 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 only one vowel in it.
  • The word starts with 'R'.
  • You usually employ this term when mentioning something or someone.

Still not sure? Read on for the answer.

Wordle answer for word 1126 on 19th July 2024

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

The Wordle answer today is REFER.

For today's Wordle puzzle, my first guess was 'ARISE'. Always a solid option to start playing this game, although this time I didn't land the exact location of the letters. Considering that I just discovered that the word had 'R' and 'E', I tried 'RISEN' right after, which indicated where the two letters were positioned within the word. Finding the final answer wasn't easy, forcing me to use all my tries but I eventually found 'REFER'.

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

When it comes to the history behind the term 'REFER', we can trace it back to Latin, where we find the word 'REFERRE' which means to carry something back. This term is borrowed and transformed by the Old French into 'REFERREN', a word that in the 14th century would indicate the origin of something or assign.

Another common meaning this word carries nowadays is to indicate the source of information, like when we refer to books, a sense that only appeared in 1600.

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:

  • THURSDAY 18th July - NERDY
  • WEDNESDAY 17th July - QUITE
  • TUESDAY 16th July - DECOY
  • MONDAY 15th July - SWOON
  • SUNDAY 14th July - VIDEO

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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