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Today’s Wordle #427 Clues and Answer for Saturday, August 20

The answer to Saturday, August 20’s Wordle puzzle could be a little tricky for some avid players but Newsweek is here to offer some tips on how to solve the latest offering from the incredibly popular word game.

Wordle doesn’t have a calculated difficulty curve, unlike most games. Its designer, Josh Wardle, curated a list of over 2,500 daily brainteasers before launching the website but they’re not structured in any particular order.

The sequence for Wordle has been totally randomized so that Wardle can play along just like any other player without having an unfair advantage. He originally devised the game so he and his partner could play during lockdown.

Wordle‘s randomized nature means that one day’s answer could be difficult to guess, while the next day’s could be relatively easy. It’s not something you can predict.

That random nature means players are sometimes faced with a tricky puzzle and Wordle #427 could pose difficulties for some, but Newsweek is here to help.

Before diving into Saturday’s puzzle, it’s always worth noting the incredible popularity that Wordle has enjoyed.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, shows Wordle‘s rise in popularity.

Wordle Use Stats
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The game launched with just 90 active players in October 2021 and now it’s pulling in well over a million players every day.

Wordle has also helped spark a craze for guessing games and has inspired Dordle, Quordle, Worldle and even the mathematics-themed Nerdle. The game was so popular, it was acquired by The New York Times Company for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

If you’re one of those people who can’t get enough of Wordle, read on for Newsweek‘s tips on the latest puzzle.

‘Wordle’ #427 Clues for August 20

The final answer for Wordle #427 appears at the very end of this article. If you’d like to be nudged in the right direction, these clues should help you figure it out by yourself.

  • Hint #1: Wordle #427 contains two vowels
  • Hint #2: The answer begins and ends with the same letter
  • Hint #3: The word rhymes with “meet”
  • Hint #4: The word might be associated with Halloween
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #427 as a both a verb and a noun and one of the verb’s definitions is ” to provide with free food, drink, or entertainment”

‘Wordle’ #427 Answer for August 20

The answer to Wordle #427 on Saturday, August 20 is “Treat.” The August 19, Wordle #426 answer was “Shrug.”

Wordle refreshes every 24 hours at 7 p.m. ET. While you wait for the next puzzle to appear, you might want to check out some alternative word games.

Wordle Shown on a Mobile Phone
In this photo illustration, the word game “Wordle” is shown on a mobile phone on January 12, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Saturday’s “Wordle” is a pleasant surprise.
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

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