Today’s ‘Wordle’ #1,020, Tips and Answer for Thursday, April 4 Brainteaser

With Wordle‘s global popularity, it’s hard to believe that it wasn’t a part of our daily lives just five years ago.

New York-based software engineer Josh Wardle worked on completing the development of Wordle during the COVID-19 pandemic—several years after coming up with the initial idea.

“I built a prototype of Wordle in 2013,” Wardle told Newsweek in 2022. “Functionally it’s almost the same as the one we have now, with the biggest difference being that the older version allowed endless play. In other words, you could just keep on going until you had your fill.

“The idea to impose a limitation came when my partner and I started getting into crosswords during the pandemic. In particular, The New York Times have this puzzle called ‘Spelling Bee,’ which has this once-a-day model that I thought was really effective.”

A person plays “Wordle” in Arlington, Virginia, on May 9, 2022. The online word game has become a viral hit after initially gaining momentum in late 2021.


After enjoying the game privately, Wardle decided to host it on a public website. Following its debut in October 2021, Wordle exploded from 90 users on November 1 of that year to 300,000 on January 2, 2022, according to figures by Statista. The New York Times purchased the game for an undisclosed seven-figure fee soon after.

A major part of Wordle‘s appeal is its simplicity. Players get six attempts to guess a five-letter word. Gray tiles behind each letter indicate that they’re not in the word at all; yellow means the letter features, but is in the wrong position, while green lets players know the letter is in the word and in the correct place.

“I liked the idea that everyone around the world was trying to solve the exact same word at the exact same time,” Welsh-born Wardle told Newsweek. “It created a shared communal experience. [If] there were multiple puzzles to solve and everyone was at a different stage, then there wouldn’t be that kind of conversation, which I think is the most fulfilling part of Wordle.”

Newsweek has supplied some helpful clues below for today’s Wordle puzzle. The answer will be revealed at the end of this article, so please scroll down with caution if you want to work it out for yourself.

‘Wordle’ #1,020, Clues for Thursday, April 4

Newsweek has put together five hints to help you figure out today’s Wordle puzzle.

Hint #1: Today’s answer contains one vowel.

Hint #2: “C” is the first letter of today’s answer.

Hint #3: There are no repeated letters.

Hint #4: Today’s answer is a verb and noun.

Hint #5: For today’s correct answer, think of going upward or increasing.

‘Wordle’ #1,020 Answer for Thursday, April 4

Today’s Wordle answer is “Climb.”

Did you get it? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Wardle admitted to Newsweek that he needed several guesses to crack each game.

“[My partner] and I play it on the couch together each morning,” Wardle said. “She will consistently get it in three goes, which is way, way better than I can ever hope to achieve. I normally need at least four or five attempts.”

Wordle is released at midnight in your local time zone. Newsweek will be back with another round of hints and tips for each new game.

Players who would like something to keep themselves busy while they wait can have a go at other word-based puzzles such as Typochondria and Spellspire.