Wordle of The Day Hints & Answer for Word 423: August 16, 2022

Tuesday Wordle hints time!

It’s Tuesday and this is the Wordle of the day! August 16, 2022 is upon us and we’re solving Wordle 423. Someone just reminded me how long Wordle has been going earlier today. Time has really flown on by! It’s been a good ride so far, though, so we might as well keep those streaks going with some hints (and the answer down below if you’re still interested).

As usual, we’re going to give some hints first before sharing the answer. If you just want said answer, scroll to the very bottom of the article. It’s right there in bold text below the aforementioned “SPOILER WARNING.” For those of you who just want a tiny nudge in the right direction, the next section includes both some easy hints (whether the word is a noun or a verb, a very broad category of what it could be, etc.) followed by some more specific clues. The latter should all but tell you what the word is.

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Today’s Wordle Word Hints of the Day: #423

In this section, we try to keep things vague and only point you in the right direction. Hints at this stage will be more about the meaning of the word, rather than any specific letters that are used in the word itself. We also won’t use other methods like “rhymes with,” “sounds similar to,” and the like. More specific hints are included just after that — finally followed by the full solution after a Wordle spoiler warning. Figured we’d just warn you one last time!

Easy Hints

These first hints will steer you in a general direction without giving too much away!

  • Not considered very tasty.
  • When used as an adjective, often means something very difficult.

Even with those two hints, there are still plenty more possibilities to choose from. We’ll try to narrow things down in the next section!

More Specific Hints

You still totally get credit (and keep your streak) if you need these beefier hints. Let’s narrow it down and get a bit more specific.

  • Another phrase for bad, dull food akin to “slop.”
  • Soupy and slimy in texture.

Still drawing a blank? Think about it some more or scroll down for the final answer reveal.

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Wordle of the Day #423 Answer

Still having trouble? If you want to keep thinking about it, don’t scroll down just yet. We’re going to post the answer, in bold, below. It’s hard to miss and your eyes are naturally going to want to look at it so I highly recommend you go no further unless you want it spoiled. Really! It’s coming right after this… Last chance!

Okay, here we go.

The Wordle of the Day for August 16, 2022, #423, is:


Is gruel even a real food or is it just a made-up term for something not very appetizing. I’ve certainly never heard anyone go out for a bowl of gruel. I’ll have to look it up!

How’s that streak going? Looking to step up your Wordle game? Check out our other Wordle coverage! Our tips guide will help you choose some of the best starting words, if that’s your thing; for those who struggle with the “Not in Word List” error, we also explain what that means here. For those of you who are somehow playing Wordle, but don’t understand why it’s so darn popular, we’ve also got an explainer for it so you finally know why it’s grown so quickly.

Did You Know: We’d love to simply list our hints and give you the answer as soon as possible, but Google requires there to be so many words on the page which is why so many of these Wordle guides have intros that drag on and talk about nonsense. We try to avoid too much of that here, but we figured we’d give you a peek behind the curtain for a second.

Wordle History

Missed a few days and curious what words went by? Here’s a list of Wordles of the Day from the last week: