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Wordle answer today for Wednesday, 21st September: What is the word today for 459?

How to narrow down and solve today's Wordle.
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Whether you wake up with Wordle or use it to wind down after a long day, we can help with the Wordle answer for today, 21st September.

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.

Interested in other word games once you have today's word? We have discussed the topic of authorship in the world of Cyptic crosswords and Sudoku, and 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 are no repeating letters in today's word.
  • There are two vowels that neither start nor end the word.
  • The consonant letter in the middle of the word is found near the start of the alphabet.
  • As for a clue to the word's meaning, it can be used to describe a summary of events.

Still not sure? Read on for the answer.

Looking for more word puzzles once you've completed today's answer? Our sister site RPS has some suggestions.

The Wordle answer for word 459 on 21st September, 2022

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

The Wordle answer today is RECAP.

Not an unfamiliar word, but could be tricky depending on the order you guess some of the letters. I got today's Wordle in four tries from guessing 'CHILD' and 'RANKE' after my starting word. Congratulations if you managed to guess today's in fewer attempts!

Sharing a Wordle answer
Don't forget to share your Wordle answer once you're done.

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?

Want to read more about Wordle ahead of the next answer?

A lot has happened with Wordle since it's whirlwind arrival in October 2021, which saw millions of players checking in each day within just a few months.

App stores were quickly flooded with clones to capitalise on its popularity. Elsewhere, one developer who had a similarly named game available previously donate their windfall to charity after players mistook it for the new five-letter guessing game, with (the modern) Wordle's creator Dan Wardle calling him a "class act" in response.

The most notable development in Wordle's history is its purchase by the New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, folding the game into the paper's umbrella of online games.

Today, Wordle remains free and the game itself unchanged, though there has been some minor behind the scenes developments.

The initial migration saw streaks reset for some players and rude words being deleted from the dictionary - which has led to the word list changing, resulting in some players being given a different word. The New York Times has also since shut down an "unauthorised" archive site of older Wordle puzzles.

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Jessica is a guides writer from Northern Ireland who likes screaming at her TV. Often at horror movies, occasionally at a Fortnite win. When not damaging her vocal cords, Jessica likes stressing over her inventory in RPGs, and getting lost in open worlds.

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