Wordle is a game that’s easy to understand which has played a role in its viral fame. You can also try the hard mode available if you’d like an extra challenge. But there’s something that adds a bit of difficulty to the normal mode of Wordle and that’s double letters. Can the same letter repeat twice and what are the rules for that? How do the colors change in the hints? Here’s all you need to know about it.
Can Letters Repeat Twice in Wordle?
Yes, letters can repeat in Wordle. As found in the archive answers, there are quite a few words with double/same letters. This complicates things because the game does not tell you about a repeated letter unless you have attempted a word that has a repeated letter in it.
Let me explain. I will take “TRUSS” for example.
- I guessed TREES and it showed me that T, R and S are in the right spot. I tried using double E but both are greyed out.
- Based on this, I guessed TRUST and it showed me that T, R, U, S are in the right spot.
- Now, it is up to me to come up with TRUSS as the answer in the fewest tries possible. The game will not give you an extra hint to tell me about the “S” I am missing in the guess.
Another example is the word KNOLL. You might try a lot of variations of KNOWN, KNOCK, KNOWS, KNOTS. But getting to KNOLL can be tricky in 6 attempts.
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What are the Double Letter Rules if there’s Same Letter Twice?
The same rules apply in case of a word that has double letters in Wordle. If you manage to guess a word that has a double letter and the answer DOES have both letters in it, then it will show you the yellow and green hints as per the location of the letter. So, if you have one “L” in the right spot, you will see it in Green. But if you have one “L” in the wrong spot, you will see it in Yellow. And if you have one more “L” in your guess and there’s no triple repetition of the letter in the final answer, then the third L will be in Grey.
Hopefully, this clarified any doubts you might have! If you want to master the Wordle game, be sure to check out our guides on Gamer Tweak.