‘Wordle’ Today #1,016 Hints, Clues and Answer for Sunday, March 31 Game

Struggling to work out the answer to today’s Wordle game? Need a helping hand? Look no further as Newsweek has compiled a few hints to get you over the finishing line.

The viral game, invented by Josh Wardle, a New York-based software engineer, has a simple premise. Players must guess one five-letter word per day and have six attempts to guess it. If a correct letter is in the right place, the tile will go green. If it is in the wrong place, it turns yellow. If it is not in the word at all, the tile goes gray.

Wardle invented it because he wanted a game “for me and my partner to enjoy” and refined it during the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020.

It then went public on November 1, 2021, and had 300,000 users on January 2, 2022, according to figures by Statista. The New York Times then purchased the game for an undisclosed seven-figure fee.

“Wordle” seen on a mobile phone in Arlington, Virginia, on May 9, 2022. Newsweek has provided all the hints you need to answer today’s tricky quiz.

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Speaking to Newsweek in January 2022, Wardle explained why he decided on five-letter words being the golden standard for the game.

“There is a reason that every word is five letters long and that you are allowed six attempts to guess it. That might seem arbitrary but, with the prototype version, I tested different word lengths and experimented with the number of tries that players were allowed,” he said.

“Through that process of refinement, I figured out that five letters and six tries was the ideal sweet spot. It’s just limited enough to feel challenging and to make you think, but most of the time people still manage to solve it. So, you feel a real sense of real accomplishment.”

The answer to today’s Wordle is revealed further down, so scroll with caution.

Wordle #1,016, Clues for Sunday, March 31

Newsweek has put together five clues to help you solve today’s Wordle brainteaser.

Hint #1: The answer contains three vowels.

Hint #2: There is one repeated letter.

Hint #3: The third letter is a “B.”

Hint #4: The second letter is a vowel.

Hint #5: The word relates to something forbidden.

Wordle #1,016 Answer for Sunday, March 31 Game

The answer to today’s Wordle is “taboo” which is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a prohibition imposed by social custom or as a protective measure.”

Did you guess it right? If not, don’t worry, the game resets every day at 7 p.m. so there will be plenty of more opportunities for success. While you wait for the next game, why not give the geography guessing game Worldle or other word puzzles a try?